24. Ian Bostridge & Imogen Cooper: Over Silent Lands

11 October 2021, 8:15pm - 9:30pm

All evening concerts this year are performed twice, at 5.30pm and 8.15pm. This 8.15pm performance is a repeat performance of Event 22. This performance will be in-person and livestreamed.


Ian Bostridge and Dame Imogen Cooper perform a glorious programme of Beethoven and Schumann. They perform An die ferne Geliebte (‘To the Distant Beloved’), often cited as the first true song cycle, in which the protagonist sits surrounded by nature and reminded by it both of his love and his separation. In the end, it is song itself that overcomes distance. Some of the same themes of nature, separation and longing are also taken up in Schumann’s settings of Eichendorff, his Liederkreis Op.39, one of Schumann’s great masterpieces of 1840, his Annus mirabilis of song.


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This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and there will be no interval.


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Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

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Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and to keep audiences safe, our venues this year will be socially distanced, and our main seating areas have a reduced capacity. We have added two additional seating areas with a limited view of the stage, to allow you to experience our live concerts at a reduced price.

Seating area A (£35): Centre aisle seats, with a clear view of the stage.

Seating area B (£22): Side aisle and back section seats. Some seats may have a reduced view of the stage.

Seating area C (£13): At the back of the church with a reduced view of the stage.

Seating area D (£5): Side chapel or back corner. Please note these seats have no view of the stage.

  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
  • Neue Liebe (1830) Op. 19a no.4 from Six Songs
  • Schilflied Op. 71 no.4 from Sechs Lieder
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805 - 1847)
  • Italien (1825)
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08 October 2021 | 10:00am

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11 October 2021, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
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25a. Wandering Winter Poets: Heine & Müller
12 October 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm

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