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Wednesday, 24th OctoberIX Annual BSS Concert: Zarzuela EveningGuildhall School of Music, Music Hall

We are delighted to announce the magnificent Annual BSS Concert IX Edition with Guildhall School of Music, supported by the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Spanish Embassy and the British Spanish Society on Wednesday 24th October.


A one-hour illustrated performance with Guildhall singers celebrate the Spanish Zarzuela tradition, featuring works by great masters such as Arrieta, Caballero, Chapí, Giménez, Guerrero, Serrano, Sorozábal, Moreno Torroba and Vives, in a concert curated by Ricardo Gosalbo and Charlie Morgan.
The Zarzuela is a Spanish-derived musical theatre in which the dramatic action is carried through an alternating combination of song and speech. Topics of the libretti vary widely, ranging from stories derived from Greco-Roman mythology to tales of modern-day life in Madrid, in former Spanish colonies, or in other areas with a large Hispanic population. Most zarzuelas incorporate vocal ensemble numbers (such as trios and duets), lyrical solo songs known as romanzas, various types of local folk musics, and dance.


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


Date: Wednesday 24th October

Time: 7.30pm followed by a short drinks reception for ticket holders

Venue: The Guildhall School Music (School main building), Music Hall, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DT (street map)

Tickets: BSS members £16, non members: £26

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

Limited tickets available. Book early to avoid disappointment.




Romanza de María (Sierras de Granada) La tempranica Gerónimo Giménez Aida Gimeno García (soprano)
Canción de Paloma (Como nací en la calle de la Paloma) El barberillo de Lavapiés Francisco Asenjo Barbieri Shakira Tsindos (mezzo)
Tango de la Menegilda (Pobre chica) La gran vía Federico Chueca y Joaquín Valverde Nancy Holt (mezzo)
Jota (Te quiero morena) El trust de los tenorios José Serrano Andrés Presno de León (tenor)
Romanza de Fernando (Por el humo se sabe) Doña Francisquita Amadeo Vives Andrés Presno de León (tenor)
Romanza de Enrique (Bella enamorada) El último romántico Reveriano Soutullo y Juan Vert James Beddoe (tenor)
Sasibill, mi caserío


El caserío Jesús Guridi Jonathan Eyers (baritone)
Dúo de la Tempranica y Don Luis (Yo no sé al verte) La tempranica Gerónimo Giménez Aida Gimeno García (soprano) + Jonathan Eyers (baritone)
Dúo de Socorro y Pepillo (Me han dejado libre al campo) El barquillero Ruperto Chapí Nancy Holt (mezzo) + James Beddoe (tenor)
Dúo de Aurora y Fernando (¡Escúchame!) Doña Francisquita Amadeo Vives Shakira Tsindos (mezzo) + Andrés Presno de León (tenor)
Mazurca de las sombrillas Luisa Fernanda Federico Moreno Torroba SATB

*Possible programme changes will be announced in advance.



All profits 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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