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Words and Music for Valentine’s Day

Created especially by Di, this hour-long event combines poems by WB Yeats with the songs of Schumann and Wagner in a seamless conversation between words and music. Yeats’ poems are read by Di with Clare McCaldin (mezzo) with Libby Burgess (piano) providing the music.

The programme reflects on nineteenth-century Romantic notions of Love and Beauty. Frauenlieben und -leben and the Wesendonck Lieder are counterpointed by selected poems from Yeats, including Prayer for my Daughter, The Wild Swans at Coole and When You Are Old, plus sung settings of The Salley Gardens and The Cloths of Heaven.

The concert is at St Paul’s Church, 32a Wilton Pl, London SW1X 8SH.

Tickets £10 (£5 concessions) on the door.