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3 pm Sunday 21st February

Our next concert is a welcome return by the charismatic young singer Raphaela Papadakis, accompanied by Alessandro Ruisi on the violin.  Raphaela first sang for us in Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire –  she is a very strong interpreter of twentieth-century music.  They are offering a fascinating all-English programme with songs by Vaughan Williams – Along the Field and Two English Folksongs – set alongside other English works for this unusual voice-and-violin combination:  Holst’s Four Songs for Voice and Violin, a song by Ivor Gurney and a new piece by George Arthur.  Along the Field is based on two sets of poems by A. E. Housman – “A Shropshire Lad” and “Last Poems” – and is a reflection on the themes of love and death.  The Two English Folksongs – “Searching for Lambs” and “The Lawyers” – deserve more regular performance, but are rarely heard because of this unusual scoring.

Please go to the This Season page for further details of all the concerts in this season.

7 pm Sunday 15th November 2015: Fitzwilliam String Quartet

6 pm Sunday 13th December 2015: Wing-It Singers

3 pm Sunday 21st February 2016: Raphaela Papadakis (soprano) and Alessandro Ruisi (violin)

3 pm Sunday 20th March 2016: Nicola Meecham (piano)

3 pm Sunday 17th April 2016: Roskell Piano Trio

7 pm Sunday 15th May 2016: Tamsin Lewis with members of Passamezzo and John Newton (narrator)

7 pm Sunday 5th June 2016: Fitzwilliam String Quartet