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71. Hark, Hark! The Lark

19 October 2021, 13:00 - 14:00



Ahead of this event there is a free pre-concert talk for ticket holders. Click here for more details.


This uplifting programme based on birdsong is full of surprises! The wonderful soprano Ailish Tynan sings songs by Schubert, Grieg, Handel, Judith Weir and others, with pianist Libby Burgess. Between groups of songs, recorder player Ian Wilson, a renowned soloist and chamber musician, punctuates the programme with birdsong quotes and references that echo around the building.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.


TICKETS AND PASSES

(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


Artist Portrait

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan

Soprano

Irish soprano Ailish Tynan won the 2003 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Ailish was a member of the prestigious Vilar Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist, where she recorded and performed prolifically with the BBC orchestras and in recital. Delayed due to COVID-19, Ailish will perform her first Mimì, La bohème in a much-anticipated return to Grange Park Opera in summer 2021. Other engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Car... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Libby Burgess

Libby Burgess

Pianist

Libby Burgess is a prize-winning pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, collaborating regularly with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Her diverse schedule ranges from song recitals in the UK’s major concert halls and festivals, to chamber music in obscure venues around the country or appearances on Radio 3. Libby is the founding Artistic Director of New Paths, a major festival of concerts and outreach events in Yorkshire, and is Co-Artistic Director with pianist Martin Roscoe of the... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Recorder

Ian Wilson is the principal recorder professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Head of Woodwind at Eton College and is the visiting recorder specialist at the North East of Scotland Music School in his hometown of Aberdeen. He studied recorder and clarinet at the Guildhall School where he won the woodwind prize twice (once on each instrument) and gained the Principal’s Prize upon graduation. Other prizes include the Skene Award, a LASMO Staffa Music Award and the Van Wassenaer Competition’s Musica Antica Pri... Read Full Biography

Tickets

Seating Area A
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area B
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Online Streaming Access
Digital Concert Hall - Live stream only
Under 35s: Digital Concert Hall - Live stream only

Festival Passes

Seating Area A
Full Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Week 2 Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Online Streaming Access
Digital Festival Pass - online only
Week 2 Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Week 2 Digital Festival Pass - online only

This event is part of a series:

Nature's Songbook

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