Proms at Bradshaw Hall
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£12 (£10 over 60s, under 18s)
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Chamber Music from Claire Barnett-Jones and Simon Lepper
Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper piano
Horovitz Lady Macbeth – a scena
Smyth Lieder, Op.4
R. Clarke The Seal Man
Vaughan Williams Four Last Songs
Errollyn Wallen new work BBC co-commission: world première
The sheer wealth and beauty of English poetry has been a continual inspiration to British composers. Since winning the Joan Sutherland audience prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021, mezzo-soprano and former RBC student, Claire Barnett-Jones has become one of the most sought-after voices on both the operatic stage and the concert platform – with one critic writing that she “stole the stage at every movement” in English National Opera’s recent The Cunning Little Vixen.
Today, with pianist Simon Lepper, she celebrates the songs of 2022 Proms featured composers Vaughan Williams and Ethel Smyth, brings all her theatrical flair to a Shakespeare sketch by the late Joseph Horovitz, and sings something entirely new from Proms favourite Errollyn Wallen.
This concert will broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.