Live Broadcast of Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers’

Following ten days in Italy with Collegium Vocale Gent to give two performances and make a recording of Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers’ we have today travelled to Poland and will give another performance of the piece this evening at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall. There will be a live broadcast of this concert which starts at 20:30 BST for those who would like to listen online.  

Acis and Galatea: A masque

This evening as part of the Beaune International Baroque Opera Festival I will be singing the role of Acis in one of Handel’s masterpieces(!) “Acis and Galatea”.  A fabulously compact, varied and rich piece, combined with a very simple story makes for a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. The wonderful Damien Guillon is at the helm – directing the equally capable Le Banquet Céleste. It will be broadcast live on France Musique at 8pm uk time (9pm French time), for French speakers/sympathisers I will be interviewed at 7pm uk time. Please see for more details.

Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemoration Events

I am tremendously honoured to have been asked to sing at the commemorative events to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, at the Thiepval Memorial in France.  There will be a military vigil starting at 21:15 on 30th June 2016 where I will be singing ‘The Lads in their Hundreds’ (Butterworth) unaccompanied, and on 1st July 2016 I will sing ‘Abide With Me’ (Monk) for the main National Commemorative Event. There will be worldwide coverage provided by the BBC and both events will be broadcast live on BBC Two. For more details please see this article on The...

Live Broadcast tonight: Bach and Vivaldi with the Bayerischer Rundfunk

This evening, a fantastic programme with the excellent Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.  Some very atmospheric solo movements, funky Italian upbeat choruses and lush Bach arias and chorales – well worth a listen.  Live broadcast on BR Classic, 7pm UK time, 8pm German time. Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Conductor: Giovanni Antonini Soloists: Anna Prohaska, Katja Stuber, Sopranos; Marie-Claude Chappuis, Mezzosoprano; Samuel Boden, Tenor; Christian Immler, Bass Antonio Vivaldi: “Dixit Dominus”, R 594; “Nisi Dominus”, Cum dederit, R 608; Johann Sebastian Bach: “Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei”, BWV 179; Antonio Vivaldi: “Gloria”, R 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: “Erschallet, ihr Lieder”, BWV 172