03 November 2016
The encore from The Prince Consort's Wigmore Hall recital on 28 October 2016.
This version of Danny Boy was pianist Alisdair Hogarth and The Prince Consort’s encore in their Wigmore recital on 28 Oct of Stephen Hough’s major vocal works.
The concert included the world premiere of Stephen’s new song cycle Dappled Things which was dedicated to Wigmore director John Gilhooly. It also featured Stephen’s cycle written for The Prince Consort – Other Love Songs – written for SATB and piano 3 hands (!). Stephen joined Alisdair Hogarth at the keys for this, hence writing a duet piano part for the Danny Boy.
They received a 4-star review in the Financial Times!
The video also features an alumnus of The Prince Consort’s Side-by-Side project, soprano Verity Wingate. This is a project that the Prince Consort run with Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Wigmore Hall – the last project featured Stephen’s Other Love Songs - and helps to give performance experience to outstanding young artists from Guildhall (including pianists too – they worked with four pianists last year). As part of the project, the artists get a Wigmore debut with The Prince Consort, performing side-by-side and the Prince Consort try to support them professionally in whatever way they can.