Simon Keenlyside (baritone) with Roger Vignoles (piano)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone) with Roger Vignoles (piano)

7:30pm Monday 15 July

St Mary’s Church, Petworth


Adults £34/£25/£15/£10 (18 & under £5, FREE in adult £10 seats)

Sir Simon Keenlyside (photo: Robert Workman)

Please note, this is a change to the previously advertised programme due to the indisposition of Alice Coote.

One of the finest operatic baritones of our time in combination with a well-near legendary pianist/collaborator – Simon Keenlyside and Roger Vignoles: a very special night in prospect for Petworth. Sir Simon is one of Covent Garden’s most admired performers who this year returns to the Royal Opera House to reprise his acclaimed performance as Verdi’s Rigoletto. We see a different side of him in Petworth as he performs a wide-ranging programme of song; the finest of Schubert to the elegance of English song by Vaughan Williams and Butterworth via Poulenc, Duparc and Ravel.

He performs alongside Roger Vignoles, himself one of the supreme accompanists of our time, his many stage partnerships having included Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Angelika Kirschlager, Christoph Pregardien and Mark Padmore.

SCHUBERT    (1797-1828)   
Die Sterne
Freiwilliges Versinken
An den Mond in einer
Im Walde (Waldesnacht)

POULENC     (1899-1963).     
From Chansons Gaillardes
La Maitresse Volage
Chanson à boire
Invocation aux Parques

Priez pour Paix
Carte Postale
Avant le Cinéma


VAUGHAN WILLIAMS     (1872-1958)  
The Vagabond
Youth & Love

IRELAND      (1879-1962)           
The Three Ravens

BUTTERWORTH     (1885-1916)        
A Shropshire Lad
Loveliest of trees
When I was one and twenty
Look not in my eye
Think no more, lad
The lads in their hundreds
Is my team ploughing?

DUPARC          (1848-1933)  
Le Manoir de Rosemonde

RAVEL         (1875-1937)                 
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Chanson Romanesque
Chanson Épique
Chanson à Boire