14th June: Lunchtime Concert – “Rise Heart! An Offering of French and English Song”

fb_event_buttonIn the final concert of our Spring season baritone Robert Haylett and his piano accompanist Jeremy Jepson will perform a mix of French and English songs.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade cakes,scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.


‘Cinq Mélodies “de Venise”’ – Fauré
‘Five Mystical Songs’ – Vaughan Williams
Two songs from ‘Trois Ballades de François Villon’ – Debussy
‘The Foggy Foggy Dew’ and ‘O Waly, Waly’ – Arr Britten

About Robert Haylett

Robert HaylettRobert Haylett obtained an undergraduate music degree from Girton College, Cambridge, in 2014. During his study period he sang the roles of the Traveller in Britten’s Curlew River and created the role of Israelite Father in Rhiannon Randle’s Temptations. Frequently working as a soloist, he performed numerous Bach cantatas, early and Renaissance works with His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, liturgical solos including Fauré and Duruflé requiems, and songs by Beethoven, Eisler and Britten, amongst others.

Robert is currently a lay clerk at Peterborough Cathedral, and performs and teaches singing across the country. Recent work includes a European tour of Bach’s St John Passion with Musica Saeculorum and Phillip von Steinaecker, and a recording of new choral works in Finedon. A devotee of modern and contemporary music, Robert has created the roles of Dudley Ward and Frederick Kelly in David Earl’s Strange Ghost, given the world premiere of Rhiannon Randle’s Kalthertzige as baritone soloist and the UK premiere of Jeremy Thurlow’s Over the Frost as a soloist and consort singer, and performed the role of Doctor P in Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat. Robert has performed as a soloist and choral singer across the UK, and in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Israel/Palestine, Poland, Hong Kong, several locations in the USA, and Canada. He has also featured on broadcasts from the BBC, France Classique and RTHK (Hong Kong). Future engagements include a September recital in Peterborough featuring Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson and Eisler’s Hölderlin-Fragmente, performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs For A Mad King with the Façade Ensemble, and training with British Youth Opera.