Wigmore Hall

September 23, 2018

Louise Alder soprano
Nicky Spence tenor
William Vann piano

A centenary tribute to one of the most distinguished of English musicians. His exceptional song settings are interspersed with other examples by friends, colleagues, pupils, and Johannes Brahms, whom Parry particularly admired. 3pm start.

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Handel House recital

September 25, 2018

Joanna Harries mezzo-soprano
William Vann harpsichord

Inspired by Handel’s experience as a German living and working in London, mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries and harpsichordist Will Vann explore a wealth of music from across 18th-century Europe. Composers include Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, and Scarlatti. 6:30pm start.

25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

Private Recital

September 30, 2018

Katie Bray mezzo-soprano
William Vann piano

Outlaws and Outsiders

October 4, 2018

April Fredrick soprano
William Vann piano

American soprano April Fredrick and pianist William Vann present a rich and dramatic programme of both familiar and obscure American song. This recital celebrates the figures who lie on the fringes of society, from reclusive Emily Dickinson to outlaw Billy the Kid to exiled poet Robert Graves to iconoclast Charles Ives. The programme also features the new song-cycle A Dead Man’s Ember’s by Eric McElroy, premiered by April Fredrick in January 2018 with the composer at the keyboard.

St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Vaughan Williams Birthday Concert

October 12, 2018

Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
William Vann
director and piano
Gareth John 

Celebratory Vocal and Choral Concert on the composer’s birthday and 60 years after his death

Launching two new recordings from Albion Records: Earth and Sky: choral premières and A Vaughan Williams Christmas
Works to include: Five Mystical Songs, Valiant for Truth, Greensleeves and many more songs and arrangements by Vaughan Williams.
All seats unreserved: £20 including a glass of wine or soft drink at the interval. 7pm start.

Saint Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RL

Oxford Lieder Festival: Parry Day

October 19, 2018

Mary Bevan soprano
Nicky Spence tenor
William Vann piano

Part of the Oxford Lieder Festival’s Parry Day, this lunchtime concert explores the songs of Parry, but also the music of those who influenced him – notably Johannes Brahms – contemporaries such as Stanford, and those who followed in his footsteps, including Vaughan Williams and Ireland. 1:05pm start.

The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street Oxford, OX1 3AZ

Oxford Lieder Festival: Le chat noir

October 24, 2018

Raphaela Papadakis soprano
William Vann piano

To round off an extraordinary day at the Oxford Lieder Festival, enjoy a cocktail and some Satie – who performed in the original club ‘Le Chat Noir’ – Poulenc and even Piaf, in the intimate setting of the Mad Hatter bar.

The Mad Hatter, 43 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1EA, UK

Judith launch concert

October 25, 2018

Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Julia Desbruslais cello
William Vann piano
Jeremy Dibble speaker

A private recital at the home of Elizabeth and Bob Boas to launch the London English Song Festival’s 2019 Judith project. Contact the LESF Administrator for further details.

Kristallnacht commemoration

October 29, 2018

A concert at the German Embassy in London to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.


November 9, 2018

English Chamber Choir
Elizabeth Weisberg soprano
Rebecca Taylor organ
William Vann conductor

Movements of the Requiem by different composers, interspersed with motets reflecting on the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

Temple Church, London EC4Y 1AF