11 Feb 2024


13:30 - 14:30

Afternoon Recital: Winterreise with Rachel Fenlon

The next instalment of the SCD Sunday recital series sees soparno Rachel Fenlon performing Schubert’s Winterreise from memory, self-accompanied on the piano.

Join us for a pay-what-you-can recital series at St Clement Danes Church, featuring up-and-coming artists and ensembles, on the second Sunday of every month.

Rachel Fenlon is a soprano and pianist who is finding a unique voice on the classical music stages of the world. Drawing from a singer-songwriter approach, Rachel performs song recitals as both singer and pianist accompanying herself. Praised for her “unusually shaped recitals in keeping with her extraordinary talent” (Places des Arts/Festival de Lanaudière), Rachel Fenlon performs internationally as a recitalist, as solo pianist and singer, and on the opera stage. Rachel was born in the UK, raised on the west coast of Canada, and is now based in Berlin.

In the 2023/24 season, Rachel performs self-accompanied recitals at Fundación Juan March, Pianosalon Christophori, Barokki Kuopo Festival, Klangwerk LIED, Lunenburg Academy of Music, Scotia Festival of Music and St. James’s Piccadilly, London, in varying programmes including Alban Berg’s Sieben Fruhe Lieder, Beethoven An die Ferne Geliebte, her own transcriptions of Dowland/Purcell, Bach/Busoni chorales, Claude Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées and George Crumb’s Apparition and Makrokosmos. On stage, Rachel performs Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, and Ne.Sans Dance Company.