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2. Pre-Concert Talk - Jeremy Summerly

14 October 2022, 16:15 - 16:45


Pre-concert Talks Song Connections - study events

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Convocation House

Bodleian Library
Broad St

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In the stunning setting of Convocation House, part of the Bodleian Libraries, Jeremy Summerly introduces our first lute-song recital, Battle Cry. In the first part of this talk, Jeremy will be joined by Helen Charlston and Toby Carr to discuss their concept for this fascinating programme, and their recent recording of the same title. They will illustrate the talk with a couple of songs, before Jeremy also sets the scene for the historical works in the programme.


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The event duration is approximately 30 minutes.


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Jeremy Summerly

Jeremy Summerly

Conductor and Speaker

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Helen Charlston

Helen Charlston


Hailed “a rather special mezzo” (Music Web International), Helen is a young artist increasingly in demand in the UK and abroad. Recent concert highlights include debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Handel Messiah/Stephen Layton), Royal Northern Sinfonia (Mendelssohn Lobgesang/Paul McCreesh) and at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona (Bach Matthew Passion/Gabrieli Consort and Players); a worldwide tour of Handel Messiah with the Seattle Symphony, the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphon... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

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