Nardus Williams Headlines the 2024 Spitalfields Music Festival

By Afton Wooten
(Photo credit: Bertie Watson)

The full program of events has been announced for the 2024 Spitalfields Music Festival.

The festival is held at various locations in London’s East End from June 27 – July 10. This article only features vocal works.

Soprano Nardus Williams and lute-player Elizabeth Kenny open the festival with “In the Shadow of the Tower.” The program includes the works of Purcell, Dowland, Caccini, and the newly commissioned work by Roderick Williams and Rommi Smith.

Performance Date: June 27, 2024 (Tower of London – The Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula)

Mezzo-sopranos Amy J Payne and Anna Pool along with pianist Erika Gundesen present “Frau, That’s What I Call Music!” Works by Liz Swados/Mary Oliver, Laura Nyro, Marguerite Monnot/Georges Moustaki, and more are featured on the program.

Performance Date: June 28, 2024 (Vagina Museum)

“Cries of London” is performed by the Carice Singers. George Parris conducts.

Performance Date: July 2, 2024 (St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate)

“NMC Recordings at 35” celebrates the award-winning record label and arts charity, through a set of performances by the National Youth Choir Fellowship Ensemble, baritone Roderick William, and more.

Performance Date: July 3, 2024 (The Dutch Church, Austin Friars)

Soprano Stephanie Lamprea and the Hebrides Ensemble present “Pierrot Lunaire.”

Performance Date: July 9, 2024 (St. Mary-at-Hill)

“Sing Joyfully: Tudor and Jacobean Music for the Chapel Royal” is performed by the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London. Dr. Colm Carey conducts.

Performance Date: July 10, 2024 (Tower of London – The Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula)