Schubert & Co. is an exciting new vocal ensemble, founded in 2018 by the pianist Sholto Kynoch and a company of renowned singers.
A Schubert & Co. concert recreates the spirit of the original ‘Schubertiade’, with an intimate and informal atmosphere of music making that was so close to the heart of Schubert and many other composers. With eight singers gathered around the piano, we are able to include partsongs for male and female voices and other combinations of voices that are rarely programmed, despite being some of the composers’ finest and most personal works.
As you enter the concert hall, expect to receive a warm welcome from the singers, while Ländler and other Schubertian dances are played on the piano. Solo and ensemble works are introduced from the stage, and the audience is warmly invited to chat with the performers before and after the concert, as well as during the interval (when an Austrian wine tasting can also be offered!).
Schubert is at the heart of our repertoire, but Schubert & Co. has a range of uplifting programmes, with works from Mozart and Haydn, to Rossini and Meyerbeer, to Schumann and Brahms. A balance of familiar works and an introduction to rarely-heard masterpieces is a trademark of our recitals.
With Sholto Kynoch at the piano, Schubert & Co. calls on a core of leading singers, all of whom work internationally at leading opera houses and concert halls. They share a love of the song repertoire and of singing together, and are passionate about bringing great music to audiences in a refreshing and illuminating way. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Schubertiade!