A Shakespeare and Verlaine songbook

Barber Concert Hall
Arts and Law, Performance
Wednesday 9th November 2016 (19:30)
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Carolyn Sampson

  • Barber Evening concert

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Joseph Middleton piano

Programme includes:

  • Schubert
    Ständchen ‘Horch, Horch! Die Lerch’
  • Haydn
    She never told her love
  • Purcell
    An Epithalamium (A Wedding Song)
  • Schumann
  • R Strauss
  • Vaughan Williams
    Orpheus with his lute
  • Britten
  • Gurney
    Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Bush
    It was a Lover and his Lass
  • Debussy
  • Fauré
    La Bonne Chanson

We are delighted to welcome two University of Birmingham alumni to perform in this Barber Evening Concert. Carolyn Sampson has performed internationally both on the concert and opera stages to critical acclaim, as well as releasing numerous CDs. Most recently, she released her debut song cycle CD, accompanied by Joseph Middleton. Joseph is an in-demand recitalist and accompanist who has performed all over the world, as well as being Director of Leeds Lieder and musician-in-residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In this performance, they explore the works of English playwright William Shakespeare and French poet Paul Verlaine through song.

Venue: Barber Concert Hall

Admission: £18, £15 concessions, £12 Barber Friends, £5 students (Available from the Barber Institute reception on +44 (0)121 414 7333 or via the online shop)