A world premiere where they filmed All Creatures Great and Small! (Sorry, but that bit of trivia does excite me) Composer Michael Brough has been commissioned to set three texts by local poets and I’m the lucky one to sing them, with Lucy Downer on the clarinet. They’re imaginative and express the mood of the terrain amazingly. Think of the last couple of pages of Britten’s Peter Grimes. That atmospheric. It’s to be on the 1st of June, in Arkengarthdale, north Yorkshire. St. Mary’s Church at 5pm.
More information HERE.

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  1. Jo Hammond Says:

    I see you’re going to be singing there again this year? Perhaps I should be there?

  2. Elaine Frances Says:

    Yes, don’t miss this one in an even lovlier church in Middleham, Wensleydale, the childhood home of Richard III and the horse racing centre of the North.
    Thursday 31 May at 8.00pm with tenor Anthony Brown and Michael Gough, with another new commission, on piano.

  3. Malcolm Creese Says:

    Just to correct Ms Frances’s comments above:

    the tenor is STEPHEN Anthony Brown, the excellent pianist and composer is Michael BROUGH, and the Swaledale Festival web site is swalefest.org

    She is right about one thing: this concert shouldn’t be missed! It’s a lovely venue, with a first class Yamaha grand piano, and what a thrill to hear the gorgeous voice of Patricia Hammond again. Can’t wait…!

  4. Felicity Manning Says:

    And it was a wonderful concert! A delightful recital of songs – solos, duets, including the world premiere of Michael Brough’s Bacchus and the Pirates. An exhilarating evening as part of the Swaledale Festival.

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