Event Details


Kate Royal soprano

Christine Rice Mezzo-Soprano

Julius Drake Piano

Saturday 8 January 2022, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

£30 (£15 under 25s)

£50 to include post-concert drinks & buffet supper

For further details and booking please contact [email protected]

Songs and Duets

Brahms  –  Zigeunerlieder

            1. He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten ein! 

            2. Hochgetürmte Rimafluth, wie bist so trüb 

            3. Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen 

            4. Lieber Gott, du weisst, wie oft bereut ich hab 

            5. Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze 

            6. Röslein dreie in der Reihe blühn so rot 

            7. Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn 

            8. Rote Abendwolken ziehn 

Brahms  –  Four Duets

Die Schwestern

Die Meere



Schumann  –  Four Duets


Erste Begegnung


In der Nacht

Weill  –  Songs and Ballads

Es Regnet 


Wie lange noch 

Buddy on the night shift 

Berlin im Licht 

Je ne t’aime pas 

Alabama Song 

Kate Royal studied at Guildhall School and the National Opera Studio. Her awards include the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award, the 2004 John Christie Award, and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. She has appeared in concert with many of the world’s finest orchestras and most eminent conductors. She has also sung in opera across Europe and in the United States, including major roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the English National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, and multiple seasons at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Among Kate’s recordings is a series released under an exclusive contract with EMI Classics, and she was the featured artist in Volume 10 of Hyperion’s Complete Songs of Robert Schumann, together with Guildhall’s very own professor of piano accompaniment, Graham Johnson.

Christine Rice is an English operatic mezzo-soprano. She was born and educated in Manchester and read physics at Balliol College, Oxford before entering the Royal Northern College of Music to study with Robert Alderson. She has performed across Europe at venues including the Royal Opera House, the Bavarian State Opera, the Frankurt Opera, the Teatro Real and the English National Opera. From 2004 to 2006 she was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist

Julius Drake, described by The New Yorker magazine as the ‘collaborative pianist nonpareil’ lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. Julius Drake holds a Professorship at Graz University for Music and the Performing Arts in Austria, where he has a class for song pianists and also teaches at the Guildhall School of Music in London. He is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music. He is regularly invited to give master classes worldwide; recently in Aldeburgh, Brussels, Utrecht, Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor, Vienna, and at the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien.


For further details and booking please contact [email protected]