About Song In The City
Song in the City is an inventive series of concerts that brings talented young singers and pianists to the heart of the Square Mile.
Our concerts profile both well-known and lesser-performed repertoire in the inspiring surroundings of the Hall at St Botolph without Bishopsgate. We now have two series running in tandem - Thursdays at 1pm (45 mins) and Tuesdays at 6.30pm (60 mins). Either escape from work at lunchtime or beat the rush hour at our evening concerts.
The Thursday lunchtime series draws a few concerts around a central theme, often with several singers performing in each concert taking the audience on a week-by-week journey. The evening series profiles talented artists who are establishing themselves professionally on the classical music scene, each concert with an engaging theme.
This Summer, we explore the various ways in which women are represented in song, be they a royal queen, a mother, a wife, or an unsung heroine such as Nadia Boulanger, conductor, composer and teacher of many of the 20th century's greatest composers. We also celebrate the two anniversaries of Benjamin Britten (his100th birthday) and Francis Poulenc (50 years since his death), and examine the parallel creativity of these great song composers.
Song in the City is a registered charity No. 1147050
Patrons: Sarah Walker CBE, Iain Burnside