Sunday 5 January 2020 3:00PM

Julien Van Mellaerts baritone; James Baillieu piano

Mahler, Farr, Britten, Poulenc and Sherwin


  • Julien Van Mellaerts baritone
  • James Baillieu piano

Winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, the New Zealand baritone brings a group of songs from his homeland that celebrate its wildlife: composer Gareth Farr has set four texts by Bill Manhire extolling the country’s birds.

  • Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
        • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
  • Gareth Farr (b.1968)
        • Ornithological Anecdotes (UK première)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Sally in our Alley
        • The Plough Boy
        • The Salley Gardens
        • O Waly, Waly
        • Oliver Cromwell
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • Chansons gaillardes
  • Encore
  • Manning Sherwin (1902-1974)
        • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

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