A celebration of love in its many forms and intensities.
Anando Mukerjee tenor
Eric McElroy piano
Grevel Lindop poet
Cherished song-cycles by John Ireland and Gerald Finzi are placed alongside four masterful settings of John Addington Symonds by Ian Venables, ‘Britain's greatest living composer of art song’ (Musical Opinion), and the premiere of Eric McElroy's new cycle of three poems by Grevel Lindop.
A pre-concert talk at 7:15pm with Grevel Lindop considers the effect of song-setting on our understanding of poetry.
Ian Venables Venetian Songs, Op. 22
Gerald Finzi O Fair to See
John Ireland Songs Sacred and Profane
Eric McElroy Tongues of Fire (premiere)
This concert is generously supported by Merton College and the John Ireland Charitable Trust.