Saturday 19 June 2021 12:00PM

In Focus: Errollyn Wallen

In association with RNCM


Ticket includes a free post-concert talk at 2:15PM with Errollyn Wallen and Jessica Duchen

Download the PDF programme here and song sheet/translations here. Reproduction and distribution is strictly prohibited.


  • Giulia Contaldo piano
  • Rafael Onyett guitar
  • Sinéad O'Halloran cello
  • Maria Luc piano
  • Philip O'Connor tenor
  • Eleni Georgiou voice
  • Amy Webber voice
  • Misha Tyshkul piano

The Royal Northern College of Music and Wigmore Hall are delighted to present a day of music to celebrate the work of internationally renowned Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen CBE. Described as the ‘renaissance woman of contemporary British music’ (The Observer), Wallen writes works that effortlessly move between musical genres. Whether through pop-influenced songs or large-scale orchestral works, Wallen draws inspiration from a broad palette of genres and styles.

Today’s music features chamber and vocal works performed by students from the RNCM. The programme includes Greenwich Variations, whose first performance was in 2000; Dervish, first premièred at Wigmore Hall in 2001; the opera for tenor and piano Another America; and a group of Wallen’s many songs.

  • Supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund at the London Community Foundation
  • Errollyn Wallen (b.1958)
      • Greenwich Variations for solo piano
      • Red (Homage to Rodrigo) for solo guitar
      • Dervish for cello and piano
      • Another America: Air for tenor and piano
      • The Errollyn Wallen Songbook

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