Spotlight Chamber Concert

Spotlight Chamber Concerts on 7th December 2020 – Schubert song recital with baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Susie Allen and bass Edward Hawkins. Presented by Bandstand Chamber Festival and St John’s Waterloo.

Venue: St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY

  1. Schwanengesang, ‘Swan Song’ D 957Franz Schubert

It was a wonderful feeling to meet an audience again after many months of postponed and cancelled events due to Covid-19. With huge thanks to Roderick Williams, Susie Allan for the opportunity to perform with them in their Schubert concert.  Thanks also to Momentum; our future, now  who are supporting artists particularly during this difficult time – and to Spotlight Chamber Concerts who looked after us all so well with various safety measures to keep us all safe.

It was the first time I have stepped onto a stage wearing a protective face mask,  and looked out into the audience to see everyone wearing their masks too – it was a very surreal – but also invigorating to know that so many people had been able to return to a concert venue to enjoy live music again.

Bandstand Chamber Festival brings some of the world’s finest classical musicians to the safely socially-distanced interior of one of London’s landmark churches, St John’s Waterloo. With dramatic lighting centred only on the performers, the audience is invited to focus solely on the immersive experience of live music in this series of concerts and recitals set to lighten up the winter months ahead. Tickets are strictly limited, and available from Spotlight Chamber Concerts website

 

MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now is an initiative driven by leading international artists supporting younger professional colleagues in the first substantial phase of their career. Created by Barbara Hannigan, the Momentum model is an urgent artistic and human response to the situation caused by the 2020 pandemic, yet devised with long-term staying power.

Momentum: Our Future Now, sees leading soloists and conductors supporting younger colleagues by bringing them onto main stage professional engagements, with immediate effect. 

Kathryn Rudge Spotlight Chamber concerts Roderick Williams

Photographs by Matthew Johnson