Joseph Haydn O Tuneful Voice; The Spirit's Song; The Sailor's Song; Ein kleines Haus; Geistliches Lied; Das Leben ist ein Traum
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Zur Logenfeier; For the sake o' Somebody; Pibroch of Donhuil Du
Franz Schubert Die Sterne; Jagers Liebeslied; Wandrers Nachtlied; Fischerweise
Ashley Riches baritone
Joseph Middleton piano
Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)
NB Unallocated seating; advance sales only
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys
Part of 2021/22 season
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
Tickets for this concert must be purchased in advance – there will be no on the door sales.
In this series, soloists and ensembles tease out the wit, warmth and wisdom of Haydn's music, pairing his greatest chamber works with pieces that bear the traces of his influence.
Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton demonstrate the emotional power of the human voice. A selection of Haydn’s songs includes The Sailor’s Song whose jaunty rhythm evokes the rolling sea waves. Three songs by Hummel follow, including two inspired by old Scottish songs.
Schubert, often dubbed the master of the Lieder form, closes the programme with songs which range from the tender Die Sterne to the bracing Fischerweise.
Please note that the selection of Hummel songs being performed has changed to those advertised in early listings.
We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.
The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.