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Recollections of Summer in Words and Music at The Actor's Church

  • St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden Bedford Street London, WC2E 9ED United Kingdom (map)
Zeb Soanes and Carole Boyd

Zeb Soanes and Carole Boyd

In a joyous homage to the Great British summer, The Bibby Sisters: Nicola and Alexandra will perform an evening of sparkling piano duets with poetry and prose read by familiar radio voices Carole Boyd and Zeb Soanes.

The programme will include music by George Gershwin, Saint Saens, Piazzolla and Elgar with words by Dylan Thomas, Charles Causley and Willy Rushton.


Performed in the atmospheric setting of St. Paul's, Covent Garden.  Known as The Actors' Church, the walls are filled with tributes to the great British actors of stage and screen.

An uplifting evening of music and poetry in the heart of London's Theatreland.

The Bibby Sisters

The Bibby Sisters

A sister act with class, the British duo play with the uncanny intuition and precision that one might expect from shared genes...what comes through in their playing is ‘ the joy of music
— The Winnipeg Sun, Canada

The Bibby Sisters and Carole Boyd

Carole Boyd with Nicola and Alexandra Bibby

Carole Boyd with Nicola and Alexandra Bibby

Sisters Nicola and Alexandra (aka the Bibby Piano Duo) joined forces with Carole Boyd - perhaps best known for her creation of Lynda Snell in The Archers - to create programmes of words and music fifteen years ago and have been much in demand ever since at festivals, stately homes, universities, music societies and concert halls throughout the UK, including: Holkham Hall, the Cheltenham Festival, Houghton Hall, Blairquhan Castle, the Stratford Poetry Festival and the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank.

The brilliant Bibby Sisters were irresistible. Nicola and Alexandra sparkled with perfect rapport and a technique so fine.
— Daily News, New Zealand

The trio explore a wide range of themes in an imaginative and dynamic way. Music dovetails with words, combining the duo’s broad repertoire with poetry and dramatic literature from all periods in programmes that are expressive, stimulating and often hilarious.

They are delighted to be bringing Recollections of Summer to the Actor's Church and are especially thrilled to be joined by Zeb Soanes who collaborated with Carole recently on a new recording of Walton's Façade.

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