Haydn Plus: Ashley Riches & Joseph Middleton


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 17 Sep 2021 6.00pm - 7.15pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Joseph Haydn O Tuneful Voice; The Spirit's Song; The Sailor's Song; Ein kleines Haus; Geistliches Lied; Das Leben ist ein Traum
Johann Nepomuk Hummel 
Zur Logenfeier; For the sake o' Somebody; Pibroch of Donhuil Du
Franz Schubert 
Die Sterne; Jagers Liebeslied; Wandrers Nachtlied; Fischerweise

Ashley Riches baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

> Digital programme notes


Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)
NB Unallocated seating; advance sales only

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys


Part of 2021/22 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Tickets for this concert must be purchased in advance – there will be no on the door sales.

In this series, soloists and ensembles tease out the wit, warmth and wisdom of Haydn's music, pairing his greatest chamber works with pieces that bear the traces of his influence.

Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton demonstrate the emotional power of the human voice. A selection of Haydn’s songs includes The Sailor’s Song whose jaunty rhythm evokes the rolling sea waves. Three songs by Hummel follow, including two inspired by old Scottish songs.

Schubert, often dubbed the master of the Lieder form, closes the programme with songs which range from the tender Die Sterne to the bracing Fischerweise.

Programme update
Please note that the selection of Hummel songs being performed has changed to those advertised in early listings.

Need to know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats at LSO St Luke's arranged?

The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

  • Staff and audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering inside LSO St Luke's at all times unless exempt.
  • The hall and each seat will be cleaned between performances.
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned at the entrance and around the building.
  • Programme notes are digital and donation points use contactless technology.
  • An official NHS QR code poster is displayed at the entrance to the venue, so visitors can 'check in' on the NHS Test & Trace app.
  • Audience members are asked not to arrive earlier than 30 minutes before concerts.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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