7:30 pm BST
St George's, Hanover Square
St George's Church
The opening concert of the London English Song Festival 2015 explores the world of the folksong: it was here that Vaughan Williams seemed to find himself most at home, whether travelling across the country collecting its native tunes, or back at home setting those texts in the form of something closer to art-song. We also hear the folk-song settings of George Butterworth and Cecil Sharp, both composers with whom he worked closely.
Louise Kemény is the 2014 Joaninha Trust Award winner and Gareth John won the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award.
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm on the subject of RVW and folksong by Roderick Swanston. The talk is included in the ticket price.