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The Long Room Concert 2023

Join the Lord's Taverners for our fabulous annual concert and dinner in one of the world's most famous rooms at Lord's Cricket Ground on Friday 27 October.


Taking the stage this year in the famous Long Room is the sensational Baritone, Roderick Williams.


Roderick is one of the most sought after baritones of his generation, recently enjoyed by millions at the King's Coronation. He performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and is in demand as a recitalist worldwide.


He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and has sung opera world premieres by David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel.   Recent and future engagements include The Traveller / Death in Venice for Welsh National Opera,  the title role in Eugene Onegin for Garsington, the title role in Billy Budd with Opera North, Papageno for Covent Garden, and productions with Cologne Opera, English National Opera and Netherlands Opera.


Roderick sings regularly with all the BBC orchestras and all the major UK orchestras, as well as the Berlin, London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris,  Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Cincinnati Symphony, London Symphony and Bach Collegium Japan amongst others. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms (including the Last Night in 2014), Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, Aldeburgh and Melbourne Festivals.


Roderick Williams has an extensive discography. He is a composer and has had works premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio. In December 2016 he won the prize for best choral composition at the British Composer Awards. From 2022/23 season he takes the position of Composer in Association of the BBC Singers

Roderick is accompanied on 27th October by Susie Allan, one of today’s most perceptive collaborative pianists, has performed with international vocal soloists including Emma Bell, Susan Gritton, Rowan Pierce, Jonathan McGovern and Mark Padmore. She has accompanied masterclasses of Sir Thomas Allen, Elly Ameling and Roger Vignoles at the Britten-Pears School. She has held posts at the Royal College of Music and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and adjudicated for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s English Song Prize.

In a collaboration with baritone Roderick Williams that has spanned over twenty years they perform across the UK and internationally and have recorded for BBC Radio 3. In 2022 for the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birth the duo performed at The Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s, Bath Mozart Fest and Malvern Concert Club. Their third disc for the SOMM Recordings label comprising Arthur Somervell songs Gramophone magazine commented “Superbly partnered by Susie Allan (whose deft touch and ingratiating tone are a constant source of pleasure)”.


This event is kindly supported by The Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation.


Long Room, Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN


Reception - 6.30pm | Concert - 7pm


Table of 10 - £1350
Individual tickets - £135


Dress Code
Black tie