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.
Live at the BBC Proms – Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, in music by Purcell, Blow and Matthew Locke.
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.
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.
This Sunday I will be performing in a concert dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II in the week of her 90th birthday with Ensemble Marsyas at the Wigmore Hall in London, in a programme about Irish culture in Britain.
More information can be found on the Wigmore Hall’s website here including a link to buy tickets online. There is a pre-concert talk at 3pm before the performance which starts at 4pm.
There is also an interesting article about one of the pieces here.
This evening, 8pm UK time on 22nd August, as part of the “Festival de La Chaise Dieu”, Handel’s Israel in Egypt will be broadcast live on Radio France Musique:
The lesser-performed and more doleful first part “The Ways of Zion do Mourn” will be performed as well as the more dramatic and descriptive 2nd and 3rd parts.
This is the last of three performances of the work here in France, with “Les Cris de Paris”, directed by Geoffrey Jourdain.