St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Anna-Luise Wagner - soprano & Matthew Jorysz - piano

Friday, 11 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Anna-Luise Wagner - soprano & Matthew Jorysz - pianoAnna-Luise Wagner - soprano & Matthew Jorysz - piano

Robert Schumann,

                           Sechs Gesänge, Op. 89

                                                 No. 6 Röselein, Röselein!

                           Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 27

                                                 No. 4 Jasminenstrauch

                           Liederalbum für die Jugend, Op. 79

                                                 No. 26 Schneeglöckchen

                           Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op. 90

                                                 No. 2 Meine Rose

Gioacchino Rossini

                           La regata veneziana

                                                  1. Anzoleta avanti la regata

                                                  2. Anzoleta co passa la regata

                                                  3. Anzoleta dopo la regata


Claude Debussy

                           Fêtes galantes: Premier recueil, L. 80

                                                  1. En sourdine

                                                  2. Fantoches

                                                  3. Clair de lune


William Walton

                             Three Songs

                                                  1. Daphne

                                                   2. Through Gilded Trellises

                                                   3. Old Sir Faulk


Jonathan Dove

                             The Enchanted Pig

                                                  'It's my wedding'


Anna Wagner has just finished her MPhil in Italian Renaissance literature and culture at Cambridge, where she also completed her undergraduate degree reading Italian and French. She started singing at an early age in Germany and won third prize at a national level in the competition Jugend Musiziert at the age of fifteen. In Cambridge, she held a Clare College choral scholarship and took part in several opera and theatre productions. Previous roles include Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Marceline in Beaumarchais's Le Mariage de Figaro, Edith in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Papagena in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Cléone in Racine's Andromaque, Alison in Holt's The Wandering Scholar, Cosette in Schönberg's Les Misérables and Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. In her last year at university, she sang with the University Chamber Choir and won second prize at the Clare College Song Competition: a recital at St Bride's Church. With Clare College Choir, she performed on BBC Radio 3, recorded two CDs for Harmonia Mundi, and participated in numerous concerts in venues like King's College Chapel, the Royal Festival Hall, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, and Sydney Opera House. She has recently moved to London to take up the position of Concert Tour Operator for OneStage Specialist Concert Tours, and to continue singing with Nicola-Jane Kemp. When not travelling with her tours, or singing, she can be found planning her PhD, which will hopefully involve eating pizza and writing about Renaissance underwear.


Matthew Jorysz is the Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey for 2015-16. Before this he held the Organ Scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge, whilst studying for a degree in music. At Clare, he accompanied and occasionally directed the choir in its schedule of services, concerts, tours, broadcasts and recordings. This included tours of Europe and the USA, broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and four CD recordings for Harmonia Mundi. Prior to this, Matthew spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, where he accompanied the choir for the majority of services in the absence of an Assistant Director of Music. Matthew has studied under Anne Elise Smoot, James McVinnie and Gordon Stewart. As an accompanist, he has worked with singers extensively in Cambridge and beyond.