Britten Series

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As both a performer and a composer who made vital contributions to the genres of chamber music and song, Benjamin Britten and Wigmore Hall developed a long-lasting relationship early in the composer’s career, with Wigmore Hall being the venue of several important premières of his works.

Opening the season and inaugurating Wigmore Hall’s series focussing on Britten and his connections with the venue, Allan Clayton and James Baillieu commemorate the first performance of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, given by Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, on 23 September 1942, alongside a lineup of additional dazzling singers in further Britten works.

Later in the season, we commemorate both Britten’s birthday and the anniversary of his death.

Britten Series

Julia Sitkovetsky   © Christina Haldane

Julia Sitkovetsky soprano; Roger Vignoles piano

Sunday 23 February 2020 3:00PM

Debussy, Britten, Strauss and Rachmaninov

Allan Clayton   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Wednesday 22 April 2020 7:30PM

Rainier, Purcell, Croft, Humfrey and Britten

Vox Luminis © Tom Blaton

Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier artistic director

Thursday 14 May 2020 7:30PM

Britten, Tallis, White and more

Iestyn Davies   © Chris Sorensen

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Allan Clayton tenor; James Newby baritone; Alec Frank-Gemmill horn; Olivia Jageurs harp; James Baillieu piano

Thursday 21 May 2020 7:30PM


Allan Clayton   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Monday 13 July 2020 1:00PM


Spring 2020 Wigmore Series

Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for January - March 2020.

Summer 2020 Wigmore Series

Priority booking is now open for concerts and Learning events up to July 2020.