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Monday, 23rd OctoberBSS VIII Annual Concert: Murillo, Sacred and Secular in Spanish Art and SongGuildhall School Music Hall

We are delighted to announce the magnificent annual BSS Concert VIII Edition with Guildhall School of Music, supported by the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Spanish Embassy, on Monday 23rd October.


A one-hour illustrated performance, “Sacred and Secular in Spanish Art and Song”, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Murillo, in the Guildhall School Music Hall, curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and Professor Barry Ife.

A rich and varied programme of songs and images celebrating four hundred years of the birth of the Spanish painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in 1617. Guildhall postgraduate singers perform settings of Spanish Golden-Age lyrics by Joaquín Turina, Eduard Toldrá, Joaquín Rodrigo, Joaquín Nin, Amadeo Vives, Fernando Obradors and Frederic Mompou against a vibrant backdrop of some of Murillo’s finest drawings and paintings.


Soprano Erika Baikoff, Mezzo Soprano Olivia Sjöberg, Aida García, Soprano Evan Gheorgiu, Matthew Dixon and Soprano Alice Girle, currently studying at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama will be performing their unique voices accompanied by piano virtuoso Richard Hall, Michael Sikich and Soohong Park.


Following the stunning performance, guests will have the opportunity to have a small wine reception with the performers.


Date: Monday 23rd October

Time: 6pm to 7pm followed by a short reception

Venue: The Guildhall School Music Hall, Silk St, London EC2Y 9BH

Tickets: BSS members £15, non members: £25.

Tickets include a glass of wine in a small reception with the artists.

Limited tickets available. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Any benefits from ticket sales will go towards the BSS Grants which some of the Guildhall School of Music artists have won.

Click here to learn more about the BSS Grants Scheme.

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We thank you the support of Guild Hall School of Music and the Embassy of Spain making possible this unique cultural event:



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