Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
Vaughan Williams
5 Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Gurney arr. Finzi
Four Elizabethan Songs
Let us Garlands Bring
Walton arr. Arnold
Sonata for Strings
Bach arr. Roderick Williams
Butterworth Arr. Roderick Williams
Six Songs from a Shropshire Lad

Roderick Williams baritone
City of London Sinfonia

Journey through England’s Elizabethan age and the Shropshire countryside as baritone, Roderick Williams joins us for a celebration of English song from the early 20th century. English composers including Vaughan Williams, Finzi and Butterworth set about creating a new language of English song, re-imagining earlier times of pastoral idyll as the First World War and clamour of industry continued to destroy their lives and the cities around them.

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.45pm-7.15pm
Southwark Cathedral Retrochoir

We are pleased to offer a FREE pre-concert talk featuring British folk singer and traditional music specialist, Sam Lee. Sam will be joined by baritone Roderick Williams to talk about what defines Englishness in music.

Free, Booking required (you will be prompted to book tickets once you have selected your tickets for the main concert).


020 7621 2800/


£25, £15, £5* (*restricted view)

In a new partnership with Amelia Singer, the writer and presenter of Jamie Oliver’s popular and Founder of Amelia’s Wines, we are pleased to offer an add-on wine experience for this programme. For an additional £22 enjoy an aperitif and tasting session featuring three wines carefully selected and paired with the evening’s musical journey. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase these featured wines at a discount. Please note the wine tasting will be running at the same time as the pre-concert talk and you will not be able to attend both.

We rely on the generosity of charitable trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals to bring exceptional music experience to people of all ages and backgrounds. This concert event has been made possible by:

Arts Council England