Elspeth Wyllie

Event - “Emotionally Volatile”

27 Oct 2018

A rare chance to enjoy an entire programme of music written by women. Critic George Upton wrote in 1880 that women were too emotionally volatile for the exact science of composition and should only serve as mothers and muses of great men. Against such opposition it is remarkable that so many songs of great quality and beauty exist and a shame that many remain on the fringes on standard repertoire. Mezzo-soprano Catherine Backhouse and Elspeth Wyllie have crafted a varied programme of their favourite songs by composers including Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach, Madeleine Dring and Pauline Viardot.

Free admission / retiring collection.

Refreshments available.



St Mary & St. John The Divine Balham, Balham High Road, London, UK