17 - Under the hat! A celebration of the music of Donald Swann

17 - Under the hat! A celebration of the music of Donald Swann

16 July 2014 8:00 pm

Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire YO62 5EB, UK

17 - Under the hat! A celebration of the music of Donald Swann

Caroline MacPhie (soprano)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Christopher Glynn (piano)

Donald Swann
My love is like a red, red rose
Dark rose of my hear
I loved you once
Idle Tear
Miranda
Casos Sonne
The Shepherdess
The Valley

Flanders and Swann
Ill Wind
Have some Madeira m’dear
The Armadillo


Donald Swann
Six settings of William Blake
The Youth of the Heart
In Memoriam CXXIII
A time there wasWhen I am dead my dearestFive Colourisations of Emily Dickinson

Flanders and Swann
Misalliance
The Hippopotamus Song

Donald Swann
He wishes for the cloths of heave
Bilbo’s Last Song


Donald Swann will forever be remembered as one half of the popular comic song-writing duo Flanders and Swann, whose performances and recordings of such immortal numbers as The Hippopotamus Song and The Armadillo have delighted generations of listeners. Alongside some of their best-loved numbers this concert also explores the more serious and much less well-known side to Donald Swann’s composing career, especially the gift for melody and colourful harmony that is found in his songs – settings of poets such as Blake, Emily Dickinson and Tennyson which are full of charm and sensitivity, sometimes exotic, and always touching.

The ticket for this event includes the pre-concert talk.

(Pre-concert and interval drinks)

Ticket Prices

Full £30.00 Gold £24.00
Silver £27.00 Youth £15.00

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