Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St James' Church
197 Piccadilly



Samuel Coleridge-TaylorAfrican Romances, Op.17: Love Song
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorAfrican Romances, Op.17: How shall I woo thee?
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSongs of Sun and Shade: You lay so still in the sunshine
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSongs of Sun and Shade: Thou art risen, my beloved
Charles Villiers StanfordA Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, Op.140: The bold, unbiddable child
Charles Villiers StanfordA Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, Op.140: A soft day
Edward ElgarLike to the Damask Rose
Edward ElgarCaractacus, Op.35: O'erarched by leaves
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSilent Noon
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsOrpheus with his lute
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSouthern Love Songs, Op.12: Minguillo
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorLife and Death
~ Interval ~
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor6 Sorrow Songs, Op.57
Gustav MahlerRuckert Lieder


Elizabeth Llewellyn – Soprano
Simon Lepper – piano

Programme Note

For the first time since her prestigious Rosenblatt recital in 2011, Elizabeth will be giving a recital introducing the songs of British composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.  The programme also includes songs written by his peers, Elgar and Vaughan-Williams, and his composition teacher at the Royal College of Music, Charles Villiers Stanford.

Coleridge-Taylor was once hailed by a New York critic in 1901 as the "Black Mahler", so the recital ends with a performance of Elizabeth's favourite collection of songs, Mahler's Rückert Lieder.

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