St Bride's: Music - William Smith - tenor, Simon Bate - piano

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St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

William Smith - tenor, Simon Bate - piano

Tuesday, 22 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

William Smith - tenor, Simon Bate - pianoWilliam Smith - tenor, Simon Bate - piano

H Purcell

If music be the food of love

Sweeter than roses

Music for a while

F Schubert

Der Zwerg

Auf dem See

Die Sterne

Lied des Florio

Erlk├Ânig

Alan Lees

And wilt thou leave me thus?

An expostulation

Cakes and ale

British tenor William Smith sings internationally in opera, oratorio and recital. He graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in 2009 and continued his studies in Paris with Glenn Chambers. He is now working from London and studying with David Pollard. The recent lockdown period has been a positive opportunity to explore more fully the world of art song. From the stage songs of Purcell, the classic lieder of Schubert through to contemporary songs such as those of composer Alan Lees, this recital gives a taste of the repertoire.
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Simon Bate graduated in Music from Clare College, Cambridge in 2011. During this time, he performed with most of the university's major ensembles, as well as developing strong academic interests in medieval music and English song. He then pursued postgraduate studies at Cambridge and King's College London, before moving back to his native Cheshire, where he is now based. Along the way, he has worked as a music librarian, editor and occasional orchestral trumpeter. Simon began playing the piano at an early age, having been taught principally by Jo Fawcett and Michael Williams. As a pianist, he works mainly with singers, and has recently accompanied recitals in the North West and in London.

British tenor William Smith sings internationally in opera, oratorio and recital. He graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in 2009 and continued his studies in Paris with Glenn Chambers. He is now working from London and studying with David Pollard.
Simon Bate began playing the piano at an early age, having been taught principally by Jo Fawcett and Michael Williams. As a pianist, he works mainly with singers, and has recently accompanied recitals in the North West and in London.