The first week of this year’s Festival features many settings of the great German poet and polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Today’s study day examines his towering influence in all areas of culture and especially music. The two lectures and accompanying recital should be fascinating to all, both those familiar with Goethe’s work and those interested to find out more. The subsequent 8pm concert continues our exploratin of this remarkable man. Save by buying a Day Pass to all events on this day.
Dominic Harlan’s interactive family concert in 2012 was a spectacular event, which opened the excitement and pleasure of the song repertoire to a Holywell packed with children, all completely captivated (not to mention their parents and grandparents!). Dominic has devised an entirely new programme for us this year and will give two performances: today and on Saturday 19th. These concerts are completely free, but booking is essential. (Please don’t deprive others of the opportunity to come by booking if you’re not sure you will attend).
The Festival Chorus was established at last year’s Lieder Festival and proved a popular success, with an extremely high-quality recital. This year, Jonathan Williams conducts a wonderful selection of part songs, open to all to hear free of charge. Singers of all abilities are welcome to join and will take part in a series of workshops and rehearsals with Jonathan Williams and soprano Fiona Dobie prior to today.
For more information on taking part in the Festival Chorus, email firstname.lastname@example.org