Bed and Breakfast at Ansells FarmAnsells Farm is a charming, characterful 16th century farmhouse in an idyllic rural position 5 miles south of Sudbury, an ideal base for exploring the villages and countryside of the Stour Valley.
- 9th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, June-July 2017
- Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, Saturday April 22nd 2017
- 8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, June 2016
- Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, 2nd April 2016: “The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la, breathe promise of merry sunshine…”
- Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, 7th November 2015: Written on Water
Author Archives: Tom Goskar
Our Ansells Song Day on September 15th, which will look at how to build a programme, is fully booked. The last time we had a day like this we were amazed at people’s resourcefulness in finding connections between songs which … Continue reading
On June 19 I fly out to Vancouver for the VISI extravaganza on English song. I shall be giving a recital with Graham Johnson on June 22, then a series of masterclasses and talks alongside other performers and academics, finishing … Continue reading
Welcome to the new Stephen Varcoe website.
As well as providing a chapter on European Art Song for the Cambridge Companion to Singing, Stephen has written an acclaimed work on the interpretation of English song – Sing English Song. There have long been books on German Lieder … Continue reading
Stanford songs volume 1: ‘Sung with exceptional sensitivity and intelligence…a pleasure to listen to’ (Gramophone) ‘Warmly recommended’ (Classic CD) ‘No praise can be too high for Stephen Varcoe…his warm, natural baritone, finely judged legato and sensitivity to words are a … Continue reading
T Armstrong A PASSER-BY London Philharmonic Orchestra/Paul Daniel Chandos CHAN9657 C P E Bach DIE AUFERSTEHUNG UND HIMMELFAHRT JESU Rheinische Kantorei/H. Max Capriccio 10 206/7 C P E Bach DIE ISRAELITEN IN DIE WÜSTE – MOSES Capella Coloniensis/W. Christie Harmonia … Continue reading
Concerts “serene baritone” (St Matthew Passion, Brooklyn Academy of Music) – New York Times “le baryton Stephen Varcoe s’est toutefois attire ma sympathie, ne serait-ce que parce qu’il était le seul a chanter de mémoire. Sa voix, tellement souple, pouvait … Continue reading
A few years ago, Stephen was invited to become a professor at the Royal College of Music in London, where he now leads classes in Performance Technique and in English Song, as well as individual coaching, and is becoming well … Continue reading
Stephen is well known for the imaginative nature of his recitals, and he has often been called upon to create programmes for special occasions or with specific themes in mind. As a regular performer with Graham Johnson’s Songmakers Almanac, he … Continue reading