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The Bristol Song Recital Series Lunchtime Concerts in St Stephen's in the heart of the City of Bristol.

Bristol Song Recital Series brings sung music of the highest quality to Bristol and its surrounding areas. 

The concept is based around a set of lunchtime concerts which take place in St Stephen's during the spring and summer, on alternate months. But on top of that we also run evening events, education experiences and more. 

All the singers who have performed in the Series have Bristol connetions, and have performed a wide range of songs, arias and pieces - from medieval plainsong to new works by local and not-so-local composers.  


7th March


14th March


21st March


28th March



Hall on the Hill

Martin Le Poidevin, creator of the Bristol Song Recital Series, and Esther Mallett, who appeared in our first ever series of recitals, are singing the main solo roles in Mark Lawrence's new Community opera The Hall on the Hill, to be premiered in St George's on Brandon Hill in February and March 2018. The opera, which has been written to celebrate the opening of St George's new education facility, tells the story of the church-cum-concert-hall through the ages and through the eyes of the people of Bristol. 

More details on the St Georges website at https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/hall-hill-show-one/. Get your tickets soon.

Opera in a Box's Traviata

Our friends Opera in a Box have announced that their next production will be La Traviata. It will be staged in Bristol's Bierkeller, on February 11th, 15th and 18th 2018. 

Previous Opera in a Box productions have won awards, and they are noted for bringing well-known operas to life in small, appropriate spaces.

Opera Box provided one of our recitals in our July 2017 series. 

Tickets for La Traviata are available from ticketsource.com. More information on the production on the Opera in a Box Facebook page

Message from Guy

We've received a message from Guy Withers, who sang for us as part of the September series. You may remember that at the time, Guy was looking for funding for his place at the Royal Academy and used the recital as part of his funding drive. Happily, he has taken up his studies at RAM:

"In September Bertie Baigent and I were very honoured to perform as part of the Bristol Song Recital Series. I would like to thank Martin and Bristol Song Recital Series for the opportunity, and the wonderful audience that joined us on that day. The recital was part of my fundraising endeavors to pay for my master at The Royal Academy of Music, and I must thank the generosity of those attending and Martin for helping me successfully take up my place. I hope to return and perform as part of the series again in 2018."

Guy is currently lined up to be part of our March 2018 series. 


Laura Curry joins March line-up

We are delighted to announce that Laura Curry, who sang for us in last year's March series, will be returning again this March to join the line-up. 

The other singers in the March series include Bryony Soothill, Guy Withers and Rachel Cawte. 

We are taking a break from live recitals during the winter, but to ensure that you keep your song intake up during the cold months we'll be posting links to YouTube videos of great singing here.

Short and sweet: Fritz Wunderlich and Rolf Reinhard (piano) sing Brahms' Minnelied in this 1956 classic recording.

Recitals coming up...

View more upcoming Song Recitals in the Bristol area by clicking here

BryonySoothill2.png 23 Jan 2018 Bryony Soothill at Bristol Music Club

Bryony (who is singing for us in March) is joined by Clare Wilding and clarinettist Julia Holmes for a concert including music by Wolf, Strauss and Schubert (including his Shepherd on the Rock for soprano, clarinet and piano). Also the Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor

Bristol Music Club, 7.30pm
AngharadandDavid.jpg 20 Feb 2018 Bristol Cathedral Lunchtime Recital

Angharad Watkins and tenor Lee David Bowen perform arias from Puccini to Wagner alongside German Lieder and French Melodie. Accompanied by Nicki Rose

1.15pm, Bristol Cathedral
SaintGeorges.png 09 Mar 2018 Mark Padmore and Julius Drake

Leading tenor Mark Padmore comes to St Georges with a programme of songs by Brahms, Mahler and Schumann, including the latter's Kerner Lieder. 

St Georges, Brandon Hill. 7.30pm
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