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Roderick Williams (baritone) and Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano)

Thursday April 11, 2019 at 19:45
Bedford Girls' School, Bedford
£18, student (18-25) £5, under 18 £2
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Baritone Roderick Williams needs no introduction. One of the finest baritones in the world, and an exquisite song performer he won the Singer of the Year Award in the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and was awarded the OBE for services to music in June 2017. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge was nominated in the Young Artist category of the prestigious RPS Awards 2016. They are joined at the piano by Bedford Music Club Artistic Director William Vann.

" [Williams] proved a natural and expressive communicator, conveying the drama and anguish of these [Schubert] miniatures without ever resorting to excessive vocal or theatrical gestures. He imbued each song with myriad colourful nuances, his rich, burnished baritone lovely throughout the evening. " Vivienne Schweitzer The New York Times

"It doesn’t take long (five notes maybe) to hear why people are excited. [Kathryn's] mezzo-soprano voice already has tremendous reserves of power, impeccable intonation, the capacity for a gloriously sustained legato and, most interesting of all, a distinctive vocal quality. The timbre has white-hot intensity that extends undiminished through all of two octaves." Richard Morrison The Times

Bedford Girls' School
Cardington Road
MK42 0BX
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