St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Michael Hickman – baritone, Richard Gowers – piano

Monday, 5 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Michael Hickman – baritone, Richard Gowers – piano

R Vaughan Williams

Songs of Travel

    i. The Vagabond

   ii. Let Beauty Awake

  iii. The Roadside Fire

  iv. Youth and Love

   v. In Dreams

  vi. The Infinite Shining Heavens

 vii. Whither Must I Wander

viii. Bright Is the Ring of Words

  ix. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope

J Ireland

Songs of a Wayfarer

  i. Memory

 ii. When Daffodils Begin to Peer

iii. English May

iv. I Was Not Sorrowful

 v. I Will Walk on the Earth

Michael Hickman began his musical education as a chorister in the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, London. Michael read for a BA in Music at Durham University, and subsequently became a Lay Clerk in the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He is a featured soloist on the choir's series of recordings of music from the Eton Choirbook. Several of these have been nominated for Gramophone Awards. Michael now sings frequently for many ensembles in London, including Westminster Cathedral Choir, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, the Temple Church Choir, the Choir of St. Brides, Fleet St, the BBC Singers and Armonico Consort.

As a soloist, Michael has performed at venues across the UK, Germany, Australia, the USA and China, including St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing and St.John's, Smith Square. Recent solo highlights have included performances of Pärt Passio in Cologne, Bach St Matthew Passion at St John's, Smith Square and Fauré Requiem for David Hill and the Southern Sinfonia. In opera, Michael has worked with Opera Holland Park and British Youth Opera, and recent roles have included Morales and Dancairo in Carmen (Bizet), Silvano in Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) for Windsor and Eton Opera, and Maximillian in Candide (Bernstein) for Kings Opera. Michael continues to study with David Barrell.

Michael Hickman read for a BA in Music at Durham University, and subsequently spent four years singing as a Lay Clerk in the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Michael now sings frequently for many ensembles in London, including Westminster Cathedral Choir, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, the Temple Church Choir, the Choir of St. Brides, Fleet St, and the BBC Singers. As a soloist, Michael has performed at venues across the UK, Germany, Australia, the USA and China, including St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing and St. John's, Smith Square. Michael continues to study with David Barrell.