About Songs from my Homeland

Credit: Charles Chiejina


Francesca Chiejina soprano
Jocelyn Freeman piano


Britten On This Island 13'
R Schumann
Romance in F sharp 4'
R Schumann
Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op 135 8'
Cocardes 6'
Novelette No 3 2'
Come Away, Death from Let Us Garlands Bring 3'
Crabbed Age and Youth 2'
Cecilia McDowall
Give Me My Robe 4'
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 17'
Lullaby 2'
Night; My Dream 6'
Three Yoruba Songs 6'

Francesca Chiejina and Jocelyn Freeman present a timeless musical journey depicting places and scenarios that echo a sense of belonging. Britten recalls the shingle of Aldeburgh beach and the intimacy of family life in On This Island, while homelands and longing are illustrated beautifully through the woeful tale of Mary Stuart in Schumann’s setting. Bankole’s arrangement of three traditional songs evoke such symbols as Yoruba talking drums, clocks and even the lion’s domain, whilst the dreamlike, nostalgic American South is described by a child in Barber’s iconic Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

St Martin’s pop-up café will be open for 30 minutes before and after the concert, and during the interval, serving hot & cool drinks and homemade cakes, including GF and vegan options.

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