St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Harriet Burns - soprano and Ian Tindale - piano

Tuesday, 21 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Harriet Burns - soprano and Ian Tindale - piano Harriet Burns - soprano and Ian Tindale - piano



Lachen und Weinen


Gretchen am Spinnrade

Nacht und Träume



L'invitation au voyage

Chanson Triste


Poemes de Louis Aragon


Katherine of Aragon

Anne Boleyn


The Singer


The Sprig of Thyme


O waly waly

Oliver Cromwell


Harriet Burns is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Jennifer Dakin and Audrey Hyland on the undergraduate course. She now studies with Susan McCulloch.

Recent operatic roles have included Emmie (Albert Herring) with Hampstead Garden Opera, Lead Vocalist (Improvised History of the World) at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Mary 2 (The Passion and Resurrection) at the Voices of London Festival, Jove as Diana (La Calisto) and Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro) with Hampstead Garden Opera, principal roles with the Grim's Dyke Opera Company in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe and the Yeomen of the Guard, Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) and Tina (Flight) for the Royal Academy of Music opera scenes.

With a particular passion for contemporary music Harriet has premierèd numerous works; most recently Evan Kassoff's Memoir's of Transformation at the Royal Academy of Music. Notable contemporary performances include Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire with the Academy Manson Ensemble and Jane Manning, Samuel Bordoli's Monument for the City of London Festival's 50th anniversary and Alex Paxton's The Elephant's Lament at the Forge in Camden. She works regularly with Alex most recently recording his melodrama Woolf Music.  

Harriet also enjoys working with young voices and is the vocal coach for the choristers of St Mary Merton, SW19. In 2014 she became a member of Stephen Layton's renowned choir Polyphony.

Harriet is looking forward to joining the Masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in September 2015 where she will continue her studies with Susan McCulloch.

Ian Tindale graduated with Distinction from the Master of Performance course in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in 2013, where he was then Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment. Prior to his studies in London, Ian graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge, with a double First in Music, where he was also Organ Scholar. He studies with John Blakely, Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles.

In September 2012 Ian was named joint winner of the Gerald Moore Award, and he has since gone on to win accompaniment prizes at the RCM, the Royal Overseas League Accompanist's Prize, the Help Musicians UK Accompanist's Prize (Maggie Teyte Competition) and the Association of English Singers and Speakers Accompanist's Prize. Ian has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and the National Gallery, and most recently in the Oxford Lieder Festival and Wimbledon International Music Festival. As a répétiteur Ian has worked with Cambridge Handel Opera, British Youth Opera, Ryedale Festival Opera and English National Ballet. As an orchestral pianist Ian has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on BBC Radio 3 and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Ian is also a Samling Artist, and he is the grateful recipient of support from the Leonard Hancock Trust.