Internationally renowned alumni return for a performance at the University

Internationally renowned musicians, and University alumni, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton, return to campus for a performance at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

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Joseph Middleton (BMus Music, 2002; MPhil Music, 2005) and Carolyn Sampson (BMus Music, 1995)

We are delighted to welcome two University of Birmingham alumni back to campus to perform in the third Barber Evening Concert of the season. Carolyn Sampson (BMus Music, 1995) has performed internationally both on the concert and opera stages to critical acclaim, as well as releasing numerous recordings. Carolyn also performed at the inaugural concert in the Elgar Concert Hall, as part of the opening of the Bramall Music Building in 2012. Most recently, she released her debut song cycle recording, accompanied by Joseph Middleton (BMus Music, 2002; MPhil Music, 2005). Joseph is a recitalist and accompanist who has performed all over the world. He is also Director of Leeds Lieder and musician in residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

In this performance, they will explore the works of English playwright William Shakespeare and French poet Paul Verlaine through song featuring works by Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy and Henry Purcell to name but a few.

Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton will be performing 'A Shakespeare and Verlaine Songbook' on Wednesday 9 November 2016.