8th December, 2021 / 16:00 - 17:00
27th October, 2015
Grace Davidson soprano
Judy Brown soprano
Christian Forshaw saxophone (Professor of Saxophone)
Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble
Guildhall Percussion Ensemble
The Masque Collective
Richard Benjafield conductor
Christian Forshaw Songs of Solace
Michael Nyman Six Celan Songs
Songs of Solace is a musical response to Julie Nicholson’s book, A Song for Jenny, which relates the tragic death of her daughter in the 2005 London bombings.
The music was featured in the BBC dramatisation of the book, which starred Emily Watson and aired in July this year to mark the 10th anniversary. It contains settings of text by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Wheeler Wilcox and from the book of Ecclesiastes, as well as a number of powerful songs without words.