CONCERT: The Bible in Song

26 June 2015, 18:00 - 19:00

Chapel, King's College London

Free and open to all.

NB: The Bible in Song: songs of Faith, Prayer and Devotion takes place in the Chapel, King's College London.

Recital programme

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Der gute Hirt, D449 (1816) (Johann Peter Uz, paraphrasing Psalm 23)

Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria), D839 (1825) (Walter Scott, trans. Philipp Adam Storck)

Die junge Nonne, D828 (1824/5) (Jacob Nicolaus Craigher)

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

Stirb’, Lieb’ und Freud’!, op. 35 , no.2 (1840) (Justinus Kerner)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Hear ye, Israel!, from Elijah, op. 70 (1845–6) (aria text: Isaiah; English version by William Bartholomew)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

From Five Mystical Songs (1911) (George Herbert)

ii. I got me flowers

iii. Love bade me welcome

iv. The Call

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

En prière (1890) (Stéphan Bordèse)

Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)

Gebet (1888) (Eduard Mörike)


John Findon (tenor)

Jennifer Witton (soprano)

Ceri Owen (piano)

This event is supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH)at the University of Cambridge; King’s College London; the CRASSH Bible and Antiquity in 19th-century Culture project (funded European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/European Research Council grant number 295463); and the King’s College London Music in London 1800-1851 project (European Research Council RCN 106939).