Paul Sheehan sings song cycles

Where: Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

When: Wednesday May 4th, 2022, 1.05 pm

Swindon Recital Series brings its current season to an end with two concerts in early May, one at each of our two theatres.

The final Lunchtime Concert of the Swindon Recital Series showcases Beethoven’s ground-breaking and Schumann’s masterful song cycles in a moving and emotional recital.  Beethoven’s six songs ‘To the Distant Beloved’ were composed in April 1816 and are often regarded as the first song cycle to be composed.

They tell of a solitary lover seated on a hillside who uses the natural world around him to express his longing for his object of affection. Schumann’s Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love), written in 1840 is a darker look at the progression of a love affair.  Paul Sheehan baritone, who appears by kind permission of English National Opera, is a highly skilled recitalist with a wide-ranging career in opera and oratorio.  He will be accompanied by Paul Turner piano.


£7 + 50p admin fee

Student tickets £3

Accompanied children aged 14 and under are admitted without charge

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Wyvern Theatre box office, which is open Monday-Friday 11am-3pm or on the door prior to the recital.

Telephone 0343 310 0040