Thursday 15 February 2018 7:30PM

Ruby Hughes soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Songs for New Life and Love

Additional notes

There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this evening concert.

Booking information

This concert is part of Chamber Zone, a free ticket scheme for young people aged 8-25 years old. Please call the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 and quote “Chamber Zone” to book


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 administration fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Ruby Hughes soprano
  • Joseph Middleton piano

Explore love, lullabies and the bond between parent and child in a programme crowned by the world première of a song cycle by Composer in Residence Helen Grime, setting poems from Fiona Benson’s Bright Travellers, a remarkable and moving collection of poetry which explores the pain, passion, beauty and joy of becoming a parent.

Helen Grime, Wigmore Hall's Composer in Residence, is supported by The Marchus Trust

  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Prelude from Jugendlieder 1827
        • Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42
  • Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
        • Kindertotenlieder
  • Interval
  • Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)
        • Serenity
        • The Housatonic at Stockbridge
        • Memories: a. Very Pleasant, b. Rather Sad
        • Songs my mother taught me
  • Helen Grime (b.1981)
        • New work (world première) [1]
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • Ca' the yowes
        • At the mid hour of night
        • Come you not from Newcastle?
        • O Waly, Waly
  1. Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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