SMITF Lunchtime Concert – Jonathan Eyers: A Celebration of Birds in Song


Friday 17th March, 2023


1:00 pm

2:00 pm


St Martin in the Fields


Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

Jonathan Eyers performs a specially curated programme of music inspired by birds and drawing from a wide variety of composers. At the centre of the recital is Ornithological Anecdotes, by the New Zealand composer Gareth Farr – a setting of four poems about New Zealand birds by Bill Manhire.

This Friday Lunchtime Concert is programmed in partnership with St Martin in the Fields. Tickets for students and under 16s only £5.


Howells from ‘A Garland for de la Mare’ – King David
Ravel from ‘Histoires Naturelles’ – Le Paon, Le Cygne, Le Martin-pêcheur, La Pintade
Chausson Le Colibri
Chabrier Villanelle des petits canards
Viardot Sinitsa
Schumann from Liederkreis, Op. 24- Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen
Rihm Der Wandrer (I)
Venter New commission
Farr Ornithological Anecdotes
Mitchell The Urge for Going


Jonathan Eyers baritone
Weng Soon Tee piano

Jonathan Eyers is a baritone from Hamilton, New Zealand, and has recently completed his second year of the Opera Studies Course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Robert Dean. Jonathan holds a Master of Performance with Distinction from Guildhall, and a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the University of Waikato where he studied with Dame Malvina Major and was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar.