Wednesday 12 March 2025 7:30pm

Fauré  –  Cinq mélodies
Hahn  –  Venezia
Muriel Herbert  –  Children’s Songs
plus more songs by Herbert, together with Bridge, Barber and Herbert Hughes and traditional folk songs

Irish soprano, Ailish Tynan, has both a beguiling rich soprano voice and a stage presence which is enchanting and warm. She has won numerous accolades in her wide-ranging career and is perhaps best experienced, as here, in recital with one of her eclectic song programmes. James Baillieu is among the very best song pianists of the rising generation and senior
Professor of Ensemble Piano at the Royal Academy of Music.

Their programme starts with French songs by Gabriel Fauré and Reynaldo Hahn on Venetian themes and then turns to explore the children’s songs to poems by Ada Harrison of Muriel
Herbert, Sheffield-born protégé of Roger Quilter. The repertoire broadens to take in 20th century settings by Bridge and Barber, further songs by Murial Herbert and some of the Irish
folk song arrangements by Herbert Hughes with which Ailish Tynan can captivate any audience.