St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Eleanor Hemmens - soprano, Oliver Lallemant - piano

Friday, 2 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Eleanor Hemmens - soprano,  Oliver Lallemant - piano



Formons les plus brilliant...Aux langueurs d'Apollon'


Here the Deities Approve                                                           

Cupid, the slyest rogue alive                                                              


From Midsummer Night's Dream

Be kind and courteous                 

Come now a roundel    


The Fairy


Nixe Binsefuss



The Mystic blue


Trois Melodies 1916

Eleanor Hemmens is a soprano living in London and has studied on the prestigious ENO Opera Works programme. During this time she performed at Sadler's Wells in the Lilian Baylis Studio, the National Portrait Gallery and Banqueting House. Eleanor studies with Joy Mammen, and trained at the Associated Studios and Morley College Opera. Highlights include Serpina, La Serva Padrona (Islington Proms); Adele, Die Fledermaus (Somerset Opera); Patron, The Daisy Chain (Tête à Tête); Frasquita, Carmen (Guildford Opera); Belinda, Dido & Aeneas (King's Opera). In scenes she has portrayed such characters as Norina, Don Pasquale; Sister Constance, Dialogues des Carmelites; and Lucia, The Rape of Lucretia. Eleanor is also a keen oratorio soloist and has performed at venues including St-Martin-in-the-field, Romsey Abbey and Southwark Cathedral.

Forthcoming performances include Anna Reich Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor for Weimar Lyric Opera Studio in June.

Oliver Lallemant was an Organ Scholar at Trinity College Cambridge, and has since enjoyed a busy freelance musical career that takes him all over the world. A Fellow of The Royal College of Organists, he is now Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Holy Trinity Sloane Square. In addition to his role as Musical Director of Sloane Square Choral Society, Oliver also conducts Chelsea Chamber Choir and The Chelsea Arts Club Singers.

Oliver has performed on television and radio as pianist, organist and conductor. He has appeared many times on BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong and In Tune. Among recent engagements as a conductor, Oliver was at the podium in the summer of 2013 for the première recording of Thomas Hewitt Jones' Incarnation.

In another guise, Oliver is a jazz pianist who appears in a wide variety of exclusive events, in locations as far-flung as Bermuda, both as a soloist and with his group, The Lallemant Trio. The trio has a residency at The London Sketch Club in Chelsea, a unique private venue conceived originally as an artist's studio. To discover more and to find out where Oliver and The Lallemant Trio can be heard, please email and visit