Laura Coppinger (soprano) & David Palmer (piano)

Last edited by JdP on 11 April 2022

Venue, Timing and Cost

JdP Music Building, St Hilda's College
Friday, 29 April 2022
£20 Stalls / £25 Gallery / £5 Student

Soprano Laura Coppinger and pianist David Palmer perform Libby Larsen’s ‘Try me, Good King’, a song cycle setting the last known words of the wives of Henry VIII, amongst retrospective settings of poets and playwrights from the Tudor period.

Beginning with an introduction at 6.30pm by Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Hertford College, this event will delight the senses. The concert programme begins at 7.30pm.

Please note that the talk is free but you must buy a ticket if you wish to attend the concert afterwards. If you want to attend the talk but cannot stay for the concert, please email our Events Office to book your place.

Laura Coppinger (soprano)
David Palmer (piano)


Come, Oh Come, My Life’s Delight – Rebecca Clarke / Thomas Campion

Weep you no more – Rebecca Clarke / John Dowland

Philip Sparrow – David Palmer / John Skelton

Three songs: The words from old England – Samuel Barber
An earnest suit to his unkind mistress not to forsake him (Thomas Wyatt)

Darknesse Visible – Thomas Adès

Try me Good King - Libby Larsen
Katherine of Aragon
Anne Boleyn
Jane Seymour
Anne of Cleves
Katherine Howard


Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios – Joaquin Rodrigo / anon
¿Con qué la lavaré?
Vos me matásteis.
¿De dónde venís, amore?
De los álamos vengo, madre.

Ophelia’s Song – Jake Heggie / Heggie
La mort d'Ophélie – Hector Berlioz / Ernest Legouvé
Ophelia’s Song – Elizabeth Maconchy / William Shakespeare

Songs for Ariel – Michael Tippett / William Shakespeare
I. Come unto these yellow sands
II. Full fathom five
III. Where the bee sucks

6 Elizabethan Songs - Dominick Argento
Hymn (Ben Johnson)
Winter (William Shakespeare)

Further Information

Contact Details: 

JdP Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY
Tickets(phone): 01865 305305