Summer Music in City Churches Festival

In the magnificent setting of Wren’s most lavish restoration – the church of St Lawrence Jewry – husband and wife musicians Thomas Humphreys (baritone) and Raya Kostova (piano) perform an evocative and romantic programme in this early evening concert. The five English composers were direct contemporaries (1870s-1960s) and in this recital we hear their magically lyrical settings of Shakespeare songs along with poems by some of our favourite poets, including John Masefield and Rupert Brooke.


Vaughan Williams Silent Noon (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Finzi Let us garlands bring: Five Shakespeare Songs

Quilter​ Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Shakespeare)

John Ireland The Soldier (Rupert Brooke)

John Ireland Sea Fever (John Masefield)

Thomas Humphreys, baritone

Raya Kostova, piano