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Les Arts Florissants ‘Messiah’ Tour

This December I will be performing with Les Arts Florissants for their Messiah tour 2016.  The tour visits Germany, France, Spain, Hungary and the UK.

Home turf supporters can see this Christmas classic in the Concert Hall at the Barbican on 19th December – visit barbican.org.uk for more information and tickets.  For more exotic destinations please see the Les Arts Florissants website for full details of the tour or check out my Performance Diary.

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 www.francemusique.fr/emission/le-concert-du-soir/2016-ete/festival-de-beaune-2016-acis-et-galatee-de-g-f-haendel-en-direct-07-30-2016-20-00 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 Guardian’s website.