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Jacob Heringman and Clare Wilkinson: The Flower of England

Wednesday 07 June 2023 16:00 - 17:00

Event No: 42

World-renowned lutenist duets with stellar mezzo-soprano

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Low Row

A special concert of lute songs performed by the world-renowned lutenist Jacob Heringman, who lives in Richmond, and the outstanding mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson. The celebrated Elizabethan poet and courtier Sir Philip Sidney, who died heroically in battle at the age of 31, is celebrated in this programme of old and new settings of his poetry, along with music associated with his sister, Mary Sidney and his muse, Penelope, Lady Rich. We’ll hear compositions by John Dowland, William Byrd, Thomas Morley, Clare’s father Stephen Wilkinson, and the world premiere of a new song by Joshua Brown.

Adult £15, Under 25 £3

Generously supported by Alèxe Finlay and Jonathan Roberts.