Will has just arrived at the Dartington International Summer School where he is looking forward to a week of accompanying the Big Choir and taking rehearsals for the Big Choir Plus.
The flyer for Kingston Choral Society’s concert on 28 March can be viewed here:
Cue newspaper has published a very nice review of Njabulo Madlala and William’s recital on Friday night, part of the South Africa National Arts Festival. The programme will be repeated tonight at 8.30pm.
William was awarded the Accompanist’s Prize at the 2014 Association of English Singers and Speakers competition (www.aofess.org.uk) last night at the Royal College of Music. The three singers prizes (from left to right) went to Alexei Winter, Raphaela Papadakis and Heather Caddick.
Booking for the London English Song Festival 2014 (of which William is the founder and Artistic Director) opens later today (on Thursday 13 March) from this website and from the Cadogan Hall box office: four recitals run from 5 to 11 June in the central London churches of St James’s, Piccadilly and St George’s Hanover Square plus a bring-a-song workshop at the Forge on Sunday 8 June. Artists this year include world-renowned mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, Allan Clayton and the Navarra Quartet, Katie Bray, Johnny Herford, Gareth John and Alexander Sprague. There are concerts to celebrate the 60th birthday of composer Judith Weir and to commemorate the outbreak of WW1. Don’t miss a note!
Tune in to Radio 3 shortly (after 6pm) to hear us perform extracts from our new CD.
Johnny Herford (baritone) and Will were awarded the Jean Meikle Prize for a Duo in the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition on Tuesday night. We’re both hugely grateful to the Jean Meikle Trust, Wigmore Hall and the panel for the award and looking forward to many more performances together – starting on 26th September with Die schöne Müllerin!