Classic Schubertiad

One of the important aspects of the work of the Bristol Song Recital Series is in education. We want to open up the singing of songs - simple or advanced; classical, theatre, pop and jazz; new and old - to anyone of all ages. 

So our work involves

  • working with young people on writing songs
  • working with adults to provide performance opportunities
  • working with young trained singers in masterclass situations

and much more. 

Writing songs

We can schools and colleges to work with students on conceiving, creating and new songs and works for the same pupils to perform. We tend to work with an adult composer and singer to help build the pieces, but can find a librettist/lyricist too.  

Performance opportunities - 'Schubertiads'

For adults, we can arrange evenings called 'Schubertiads' when we bring together a number of singers and a top-class accompanist in a comfortable, small environment. Each singer performs to the others. The atmosphere is constructive, and proves a great way to find out exactly where you are in your performing progress. The name 'Schubertiad' recalls events in which Schubert introduced his songs to a close circle of friends.


Masterclasses are a superb way to learn more about your singing. We arrange masterclasses with some of the best singing experts from Bristol and around the country, focussing on technique, performance and other details. 

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Recitals coming up...

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17 June 2018 Pocket Opera

Pocket Opera - in the form of Martin Le Poidevin, Helen Roberts and Kathy Gibbs - return to Arnos Grove with a programme of songs for the Mystical and Magical Midsummer. And, of course, a Pocket Opera based on the arias, duets and trios of Mozart. All in the magnificent surroundings of Arnos Grove Anglican Chapel. 

Arnos Vale Anglican Chapel, 2.30pm
29 June 2018 My Heart's Sweet Desire

Italian and English music for soprano and lute with Roberta Diamond (soprano) and Sergio Bucheli (lute). Songs by Dowland, Caccini, Marenzio and more. Part of the Clifton International Festival. Tickets £10 (£5 students)

Redland Parish Church, 7pm
30 June 2018 The Lads in their Hundreds

An exploration of war in music with songs by Butterworth, Schumann, Vaughan Williams and more. With Edmund Danon (baritone) and Douglas Stevens (piano). Tickets £10 (£5 students). 

St Paul's Church, Clifton. 1.15pm
4 July 2018 Lunchtime Recital with Maya Colwell and Charlotte Bateman

Bristol-based singers Charlotte and Maya bring a selection of opera arias and other songs to this lunchtime concert, which opens our July series

1.10pm, Saint Stephen's Church
11 July 2018 Lunchtime Recital with Martin Le Ppidevin

Martin Le Poidevin and Sandie Middleton with a programme including Finzi's Earth and Air and Rain, plus some Faure and Shakespeare songsby Eric Wetherell

1.10pm, Saint Stephen's Church
14 July 2018 We are the Women

Eric Wetherell's song cycle to words by Elizabeth Major, focussing on the mothers and partners left behind in the First World War. Sung by Pamela Rudge and Hannah Coleman, with Christopher Northam accompanying. Plus other songs to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickets £10 (£5 concessions). 

Saint Stephen's, 7.30pm
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