Spivey Hall kicks off their 2020 programming with a performance by Roderick Williams (baritone), with Julius Drake (piano) and Alastair Boag (reader).
From the Spivey Hall website:
Trained as a choral scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, Roderick Williams is “an unfailingly intelligent singer” (Gramophone). “His sound radiates noble warmth” (The Independent).
“His eyes occasionally blazing with anger, at other times divulging a quizzical smile, he is the most engaging of performers...the arching melodic lines and the tonal coloring of the texts had one hanging on every word” (The Evening Standard).
As “one of the most sought after collaborative pianists,” Julius Drake is “an everpresent, dynamic partner” (The Washington Post).