St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Benjamin Clark - tenor & Iestyn Evans - piano

Tuesday, 25 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Benjamin Clark - tenor & Iestyn Evans - pianoBenjamin Clark - tenor & Iestyn Evans - piano

Quilter

      Op. 3
           Love's Philosophy
           Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
           Fill a Glass with Golden Wine

Finzi

      Op. 8 (Dies Natalis)
           The Rapture
           Wonder
           The Salutation

Warlock

      A Prayer of St. Anthony

Head

      Limehouse Reach

Benjamin Clark is a tenor, conductor and animateur. He studied music in Durham, Vienna and London, and has sung with the Platinum Consort, Stile Antico, Tenebrae, and the Braband Ensemble and was a member of the inaugural Genesis Sixteen programme run by Harry Christophers. He currently studies with Sophie Grimmer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and is generously supported by the Trinity Laban Trust. As a soloist he has sung the role of the Evangelist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Platinum Consort in King's Place, Tamino in Mozart's Magic Flute alongside other oratorio and operatic solos. As a conductor he conducts two children's choirs and a choral society and as an animateur he runs the Westminster Cathedral Chorister Outreach Programme alongside running education project for the Platinum Consort and other education organisations. 

Iestyn Evans is Director of Music at St James's, Spanish Place, one of London's foremost Catholic churches, and of St Botolph without Bishopsgate in the city. In addition to this, Iestyn is school organist at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, one of the country's leading state schools, and for many years conducted the school orchestra in performances of works including Dvorak's Eighth Symphony, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, Borodin's Second Symphony, Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony. He has also directed performances of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Britten's Noye's Fludde.

Iestyn regularly performs as a soloist and accompanist in the UK and internationally, at venues which have included St John's Smith Square; Notre-Dame de Paris; St Patrick's, New York; Brussels Cathedral; Chartres Cathedral; Stephansdom, Vienna and St Peter's, Rome. His discography includes three CDs by the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School as well as recordings of works by Georg Schumann, a recording with the choir of St Etheldreda's and a recently released solo CD recorded at St James's.

He read music at The Queen's College, Oxford where he was organ scholar and studied with David Titterington at the Royal Academy of Music; past appointments have included organ scholarships at Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St David's Cathedral, and seven years as Organist of St Etheldreda's, Ely Place.