Sir Willard White – Celebrity Song Recital

Experience the sublime artistry of singing legend Sir Willard White and pianist Anna Tilbrook as they weave a captivating tapestry of song.  From Schubert to Bernstein, with songs from the shows such as Ol Man River and modern classics enjoy a simply stunning evening.  Simply unmissable.

The programme opens with music by great composers – a set of dramatic and beautiful Schubert songs with a watery theme – including Die Forelle, Der Wanderer, and Das Fischer Madchen followed by masterpieces by Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber – Sure on this Shining Night.

The second half opens with a set of songs by Bernstein – best known for West Side Story before the second half takes flight with folksongs O Waly Waly, the spiritual Deep River, some fun Copland songs I Bought Me a Cat before finishing with Jerome Kern’s classic “Ol Man River”.

This remarkable programme is sung by legend Sir Willard White who is a regular at the great opera houses around the world from La Scala to the Metropolitan New York and of course the Royal Opera House. A Grammy award winner for his recording of Porgy and Bess, he has made countless recordings which are the pick of all interpretations and performs with the finest orchestras from the Berlin Philharmonic to the London Symphony Orchestra. In November 2023, he was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion D’honneur – the highest order of the French order of Merit.

“Tremendous performance from Willard White” The Telegraph

“When Willard White returns the temperature soars”  Financial Times

“Commandingly sung”  New York Times

The charity Music in Action is at the forefront of outreach projects in Jersey. In 2022, 5505 children and care home residents have taken part in the Music in Action outreach programme.

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To find out more about other concerts in the Liberation International Music Festival running from 6th May to 14th May see our website If you like this concert then you will also like the Coronation Concert starring the Jersey Chamber Orchestra with international soloists.

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