Temple Song 2019 – A Rachmaninov Drama

Thursday 4 July 7pm, Middle Temple Hall

£5.00 — £45.00

Tickets £5 £15 £20 £25 £35 £45 (includes interval drinks)

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Programme

Rachmaninov
The Solder’s Wife
I was with her
Oh, do not grieve!
Oh, never sing to me again
A ring
She is as beautiful as midday
Before an icon
In the silence of the night
Upon death of Chizhik
Oh, no, I pray, don’t leave!
Christ is risen
How fair this place is
To children
Fate
The sounds are man
It cannot be
Music
Yesterday we met
Two partings
Letter to K.S. Stanislawski 

Sofia Fomina soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Julius Drake piano


Rachmaninov composed over seventy songs and they all reflect an emotional, romantic temperament and the spirit of his homeland. Julius Drake has assembled a collection of these marvellous songs for two superb singers, the young Russian soprano Sofia Fomina and the British baritone Roderick Williams.

Williams’ rich, expressive tone was matched, for variety of tonal colour and rhythmic nuance, by Drake’s admirable accompaniments. Diction was crystal clear.” The Evening Standard

The music-making was a wow with the fresh gold of Sofia Fomina’s soprano. She’s a true rising star.” The Times