St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Lucy Goddard - mezzo soprano and Michael Waldron - piano

Friday, 17 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Lucy Goddard - mezzo soprano and  Michael Waldron - pianoLucy Goddard - mezzo soprano and  Michael Waldron - piano


      Er ist's Op.79 no.23

      Leid der Suleika Op.25 no.9

      Die Lotosblume Op.25 no.7


Cuatro madrigales amatorios:

        ¿Con qué la lavaré? 

         Vos me matásteis 

        ¿De dónde venís, amore?

        De los álamos vengo, madre



      Das Rosenband Op.36 no.1 

      Epheu Op.22 no.3

      Meinem Kinde Op.37 no.3   

      Freundliche Vision Op.48 no.1



Lucy Goddard graduated with distinction for her Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2011.  She previously read Modern Languages at Cambridge University where she held choral and instrumental scholarships, and spent a year studying violin at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy. A keen interpreter of contemporary music, Lucy is a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, and of Opera Erratica, a company focusing on improvisation and physical theatre.  She has performed as a soloist with groups including the Academy of Ancient Music, in such venues as the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall. Recent solo performances include Bach Mass in Mass Minor at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, and Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Seastar Opera, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito with Midsummer Opera, Triptych with Opera Erratica at Wilton's Music Hall in the Spitalfields Festival, and The Little Match Girl Passion, also with Opera Erratica.  Future engagements include Telemann Die Tageszeiten and Bach Singet dem Herrn with Solomon's Knot in the London Handel Festival and also in Switzerland, and a Wigmore Hall recital with EXAUDI, live on radio 3.  Lucy is grateful for the generous support of the Kathleen Trust and the Seary Trust.

Michael Waldron began his musical training as a chorister at St Ambrose College, Hale Barns. After a gap year as Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral, Michael went on to spend four years as Organ Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, under the direction of Stephen Layton. During this time he was involved with the Choir's numerous international tours, concerts, broadcasts and Gramophone award-winning recordings. In 2009 he was winner of the Cambridge University Edith Leigh piano competition.

Having graduated in 2010, Michael now works as a conductor, accompanist and répétiteur. As a continuo player he has performed with many of the leading orchestras and instrumental ensembles, recently including the City of London Sinfonia at St John's Smith Square, Academy of Ancient Music in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, and the Britten Sinfonia as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, and Orion Orchestra at the Barbican.

As an accompanist Michael had performed across the world with many of the leading vocal and instrumental soloists. He has worked for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera, Bayreuth Festival Opera, Ryedale Festival Opera, Les Arts Florissant and the BBC Proms. Michael is musical director of GO Opera and London Lyric Opera. He is founding director of the Pinnacle Ensemble.