This concert will be taking place online via Facebook Live.
Follow us on a journey through nine concerts taking in a range of musical genres, from the traditional to the unexpected. Over the course of the series, you will hear three different instruments presented in three different ways each. Every week we also ask our performers to respond to themes suggested by the collections in our world famous Library. For this concert, the theme is Nature.
The concerts will be streamed live from our Facebook page at 13:00 on the day of the concert, with details of their programme available on this webpage.
Music brings people together and offers comfort in difficult times, and our lunchtime concerts were first created as a way of raising morale during the Second World War. Learn more about the history of our lunchtime concerts and the legacy of Dame Myra Hess through our online gallery.
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Programme: Songs of Faith, Nature & Fellowship
Folk Song Arrangements
Ralph Vaughan Williams & Robert Louis Stephenson
Songs of Travel
Gerald Finzi & William Shakespeare
Let Us Garlands Bring
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Oh What A Beautiful Mornin'
Lerner & Loewe
If Ever I Would Leave You
Boublil & Schönberg
Meet the Artists
Operatic baritone Thomas Isherwood (BMus, MMus, ArtDip) began his formal vocal training in 2010 in Manchester, UK. He is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied with Stuart MacIntyre.
Thomas has worked as a freelance singer since 2015 and has performed small roles and chorus for Grange Park Opera (2015/16) and Longborough Festival Opera (2017/18). Most notably he performed multiple roles in Fiddler on the Roof with Sir Bryn Terfel which was performed as part of the 2015 BBC Proms.
Read Thomas' full bio on his website: thomas-isherwood.com
Pianist and conductor Erika Gundesen (ARCT, BMus, MPerf, ArtDip) began her initial studies in Calgary, Canada. She is a distinguished graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she studied with Jane Coop.
Erika was an assistant conductor fellow at the Guildhall in 2017. She has competed as a finalist in the Canadian Music Competition as well as the Knigge International Piano Competition. Erika works as a répétiteur and conductor for opera and theatre productions in London, with a particular passion for contemporary repertoire.
Read Erika's full bio on her website: erikagundesen.co.uk
Need to Know
- 13:00 – 13:55
- Bishopsgate Institute