Hear English song by composers including Parry, Elgar and Somervell from bass-baritone Ashley Riches at a concert commemorating the end of World War One.
One hundred years after the Versailles Treaty was signed, officially ending the First World War, hear music from several of Parry’s Royal College of Music pupils who served in the war. George Butterworth was killed, Ivor Gurney was injured and Vaughan Williams served in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Ashley Riches was a BBC New Generation Artist 2016 – 2018. He has appeared with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Berlin Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Robin Ticciati.
Ashley Richesbass-baritone Joseph Middletonpiano
Programme includes: Songs by Parry, Gurney, Butterworth, Moeran, Britten, a world premiere by Michael Berkeley & Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel