Friday 13 September 2019 7:30PM

Louise Alder soprano; Christine Rice mezzo-soprano; Allan Clayton tenor; James Newby baritone; James Baillieu piano

Britten Gala

Additional notes

Change of Artist
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Christopher Maltman (baritone) is no longer able to perform in the above concert. We are very grateful to James Newby (baritone) for stepping in to sing Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74. The programme & running order remain the same.


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Louise Alder soprano
  • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
  • Allan Clayton tenor
  • James Newby baritone
  • James Baillieu piano

Four leading singers explore Britten’s extraordinary range as a song composer in cycles dating between 1937 and 1965, and taking in such poets as Robert Burns and WH Auden, as well as the great Italian visual artist Michelangelo.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • On this Island Op. 11
        • A Charm of Lullabies Op. 41
        • Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22
        • Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74

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