Festival 2022

Lend An Ear: The Legacy of Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Carice Singers, conducted by George Parris

6th July 7:30pm (2022)

St John on Bethnal Green

A celebration of Vaughan Williams, alongside six new works heard for the first time in London

PRICE: £20

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Under their director George Parris, The Carice Singers are becoming well-known for superb performances and imaginative programmes. Here they perform six new works specifically composed for them by early-career composers who will each introduce their own piece. Two iconic works by Ralph Vaughan Williams frame the programme, marking the composer’s 150th anniversary and paying homage to his tireless efforts in supporting and promoting contemporary music throughout his life.


Ralph Vaughan Williams   O Vos Omnes

Aileen Sweeney                       Canntaireachd

Will Harmer                             Loneliness

Claire Victoria Roberts       Interlude 3

James Batty                              Waneth the watch, the weaker ones dwell

Electra Perivolaris                 If this island…

Michele Deiana                        A new center

Ralph Vaughan Williams    Mass in G minor


George Parris   conductor

The Carice Singers                 

Concert presented in partnership with Cheltenham Music Festival, with the support of The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust and the RVW Trust. 

RUNNING TIME:  60 minutes with no interval

Photo from Cheltenham Music Festival


Download the detailed programme notes here

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Venue information

St John on Bethnal Green

St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green
E2 9PA
United Kingdom

Underground & Overground

Bethnal Green Station (1 min)
Cambridge Heath overground 
(3 mins)
Bethnal Green  Overground (7 mins)
Walking times are given in brackets.


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