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98. Songs of Innocence and Experience

22 October 2021, 17:45 - 18:45


Digital Concert Hall Click to access - watch on demand and view texts & translations

Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.


Regretfully, James Gilchrist has had to withdraw from this recital. Since the advertised programme included the world premiere of a new commission by Eric McElroy, we have decided to postpone this performance. In its place, we are delighted to welcome back New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts, Winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, with pianist Lucy Colquhoun. They perform some of Britten's most famous folksong arrangements and Gareth Farr's Ornithological Anecdotes, setting poems about New Zealand birds by Bill Manhire, and written for Julien in 2019. Their programme concludes with Britten's Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, which ranks among the composer's most poignant and potent works.


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

This performance will be in-person and livestreamed through our Digital Concert Hall. Livestreamed concerts will be available for two weeks after the end of the festival (one month for passholders).

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.


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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

Julien Van Mellearts

Julien Van Mellearts

Baritone

Winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, awarded a 2016 Kiwi Music Scholarship, a 2016 Countess of Munster Award, Winner of the 2016 Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition, the 2016 Joan Chissell Schumann Prize and Winner of the 2015 Maureen Lehane Vocal Arts Award, British / New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts studied at the University of Otago, before joining the International Opera School of the Royal College of Music. His studies have been supported by the... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Lucy Colquhoun

Lucy Colquhoun

Pianist

Lucy Colquhoun graduated from the Royal College of Music, studying with Roger Vignoles. During her time at the College she won all the major prizes for piano accompaniment, including the Alisdair Graham Prize for Piano Accompaniment (English Song), the Joan Chissel Schumann Prize and the Titanic Memoriam Prize in the Lies Askonas Singing Competition. Lucy was also recipient of the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award, the Kendall Taylor Award, and a scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table. This year she was wi... Read Full Biography

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