Ludlow English Song Weekend
On Saturday 30th October 2021 it was an honour to perform a recital with Artistic Director Iain Burnside in memory of Christopher ‘Kiffer’ Finzi at St Laurence’s Church in the final recital of the Ludlow English Song Weekend.
We gave the premiere performance of Rhian Samuel’s song cycle “The Moon and I” and I was delighted to sing with Natalya Romaniw Lee Hoiby’s ‘The Bermudas’ as the final piece of the concert.
“Finally, the closing recital in memorial to Christopher ‘Kiffer’ Finzi was a standout moment. When Kathryn Rudge took to the stage, the audience knew they were in for a rare treat and her stamina and sheer, obvious joy handling Finzi and Elgar and Rhian Samuel’s ‘The Moon And I’ was just delightful. And then, Natalya joined her on stage for the finale ‘Bermudas’ and again, tears…. Katie and Natalya’s voices are a beyond perfect combination and we were left wanting so much more.” The Ludlow Guide