William Vann

Conductor | Pianist

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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs Volume 1

Featuring Mary Bevan (soprano), Nicky Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Jack Liebeck (violin) and me at the piano, plus some glorious moments with a superb, socially distanced chorus, we recorded this back in the height of lockdown, and the result will be a four disc series of the complete Vaughan Williams Folk Songs for voice(s) and piano. If you don’t know this music, and not many people do, you’ll be blown away by the incredible variety and inventive way in which Vaughan Williams set some of the most beautiful melodies in the English language. Pre-order your copies now! I’ve included a link to Presto Classical’s website so you can avoid giving even more money to Jeff Bezos.

Dulwich Choral Society – Musical Director

I was thrilled to be appointed Musical Director of Dulwich Choral Society in March, though sadly because of the ensuing lockdown, I haven’t yet been able to rehearse with the society in person. However, I’m delighted to have been working every week with them via Zoom, a series of podcasts and, shortly, a remote recording project, and am hoping it won’t be too long before we can all make music together!