West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival

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Church of St Lawrence, West Wycombe, 7.30pm

Héloïse performs her piece Mixed Phrases with violist Lawrence Power alongside Barbara Strozzi’s ‘Che si puo fare’ (new arrangement for string quartet and soprano), Machaut, Brett Dean & more.

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Vic Hoyland 75th Birthday Concert

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St Michael le Belfrey Church, York, 7.30pm

Heloise will be reciting poetry alongside Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis

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SONG

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The Hermes Experiment

Kings Place, London, 6.30pm

Following the critical acclaim of their debut album HERE WE ARE, award-winning contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment release their second album, SONG, this Autumn on Delphian Records. The disc is an eclectic collection of song commissions written for the quartet and songs newly arranged by members of the ensemble from different styles and eras. This concert celebrates the launch of SONG, with pieces from the album as well as two new commissions by Laura Moody and Tom Coult.

Barbara Strozzi (arr. Werner), Tradimento 
Clara Schumann (arr. Pashley), Liebst du um Schönheit 
Philip Venables, A Photograph 
Laura Moody, Rilke Songs (world premiere)
Tom Coult, I Find Planets (world premiere)
Robin Haigh, Kalimotxo 
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam 
Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Draw the Line 
Emily Hall (arr. Pashley), Befalling 
Olivia Chaney (arr. Schofield), Roman Holiday 
Anna Meredith (arr. Schofield), Fin like a Flower 
Oliver Leith, Uh huh Yeah

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Album Recording

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Héloïse will record her debut album with Delphian Records in Oxford 5-7 October

Oxford Lieder Festival

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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford, 10pm

Mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston & baritone Michael Craddock perform Héloïse Werner’s The Orange Vendor

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Oxford Lieder Festival

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The Hermes Experiment

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford, 10pm

Lili Boulanger (arr. Schofield), Reflets & Attente 

Nicola LeFanu (arr. Denholm), The Bourne 

Jeremy Thurlow, Quiet Songs

Tom Coult, I Find Planets  

Errollyn Wallen (arr. Werner), Tree

Eleanor Alberga, Deep Blue Sea 

Josephine Stephenson, tanka

Kerry Andrew (arr. Denholm), Fruit Songs 

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SONG – album release

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Release of The Hermes Experiment’s second album SONG on Delphian Records

Cheltenham Music Society

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The Hermes Experiment

Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham, 3pm

Philip Venables, A Photograph

Laura Moody, Rilke Songs

Jeremy Thurlow, Quiet Songs

Clara Schumann (arr. Pashley), Liebst du um Schönheit

Kerry Andrew (arr. Denholm), Fruit Songs

Barbara Strozzi (arr. Werner), Tradimento

Nicola LeFanu (arr. Denholm), The Bourne

Hannah Peel (arr. Pashley), The Almond Tree

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree

Lili Boulanger (arr. Pashley), Prelude in Db

Peter Maxwell Davies (arr. Pashley), Farewell to Stromness 

Robin Haigh, Kalimotxo

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Blackheath Halls

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The Hermes Experiment

Blackheath Halls, London, 5pm

Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Draw the Line

Eleanor Alberga,  Deep Blue Sea

Raymond Yiu, Written at Sunset

Ravel (arr. Schofield), ‘Rigaudon’ from Le tombeau de Couperin 

Errollyn Wallen (arr. Werner), Tree 

Misha Mullov-Abbado, The Linden Tree

Laura Moody, Rilke Songs

Tom Coult, I Find Planets

Kate Whitley, My Hands

Hannah Peel (arr. Pashley),  The Almond Tree

Debussy (arr. Schofield), Fantoches

Debussy (arr. Werner),  Mandoline

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Wigmore Hall

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The Hermes Experiment

Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm

Josephine Stephenson, tanka 
Clara Schumann (arr. Pashley), Liebst du um Schönheit 
Lili Boulanger (arr. Schofield), Attente 
Nicola LeFanu, (arr. Denholm), The Bourne 
Sylvia Lim, new commission
Lynne Plowman (arr. Pashley), Pedalling Man 
Soosan Lolavar, Mah Didam 
Stevie Wishart, Eurostar – a journey between cities in sound 
Mira Calix , DMe 
Freya Waley-Cohen, We Phoenician Sailors 
Errollyn Wallen, gun gun gun 
Caroline Shaw (arr. Denholm) Plan & Elevation
Ayanna Witter-Johnson,  Draw the Line 
Laura Moody, Rilke Songs 
Hannah Peel (arr. Pashley), The Almond Tree 
Emily Hall (arr. Pashley) Befalling
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