SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2018 at 7:30pm
Upper Parish Hall, St. James Anglican Church, Stratford
The passion of German romanticism is generated in the reality that life is transient: that love is messy, joy is fleeting, and life passes quickly. With insights deepened in this knowledge, German poets paint vividly the beauty of the human experience on clouded canvasses.

Tenor Roger Honeywell makes a rare recital appearance in his hometown of Stratford to premiere Sylvia Rickard’s Birth, Death and Regeneration, a work he commissioned in 2003 in memory of his mother. This powerful statement on love, loss and hope on a text of Rainer Maria Rilke will be framed by songs of Richard Strauss, Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Lúa Descolorida and Jean Coulthard’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.
 Joining Roger are cellist Ben Bolt-Martin and pianist Emily Hamper.

Birth, Death and Regeneration for tenor, cello and piano
(based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke)
Lieder by Richard Strauss
Lúa Descolorida by Osvaldo Golijov
Cello Sonata by Jean Coulthard