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July 6th to 8th 2018
A Weekend of Five Concerts

Friday 2018

Friday 6th July at 7.30pm

Youth & Dreams
Mahler, Berg, Caplet and English songs 
with mezzo Louise Winter and pianist Nancy Cooley

Louise enjoys concert work with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, at the Proms and for the BBC. She has numerous operatic roles to her name at ENO, Glyndebourne and Frankfurt opera. Last year she sang Gertrude in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and will be singing The Governess in The Queen of Spades for the ROH in the New Year.


Nancy is Artistic Director of the Lewes Festival of Song: she is a prize-winning accompanist, chamber music player and coaches singers at the Royal College of Music.

There will be an interval with refreshments.

Lousie Winter - mezzo

Louise Winter

Nancy Cooley

Nancy Cooley

Picture © Pennie Withers

Saturday PM 2018

Saturday 7th July at 1pm

Nocturne: Celestial Music
by Schubert and Debussy
with guest clarinettist David Campbell, soprano Raphaela Papadokis and pianist Nancy Cooley

Raphaela made her song recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014, won the National Mozart Competition in 2015 and is a regular artist at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

David has an international reputation as a soloist with leading orchestras around the world, and in chamber music.

There will be refreshments after the concert.

Raphaela Papadokis - soprano

Raphaela Papadokis

David Campbell - clarinettist

David Campbell

Saturday Evening 2018

Saturday 7th July at 7.00pm

Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch
A battle of the sexes in 46 miniatures
with soprano Lorena Paz Nieto, baritone Julien van Mellaerts and pianist Keval Shah

Lorena is currently at the National Opera Studio and won the Oxford Lieder Young Artists’ Programme in 2016.

Julien won both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 2017.

Keval played for us in 2017, since when he has won the Oxford Lieder Young Artists’ Platform and the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers Competition.

This performance will be followed by a discussion between the performers, open to the floor.

There will be an interval with refreshments.

Lorena Paz Nieto - Soprano

Lorena Paz Nieto

Julien van Mellaerts - baritone

Julien van Mellaerts

Keval Shah - pianist

Keval Shah

Sunday Afternoon 2018

Sunday 8th July at 1pm

'If words be made of breath'
Songs with guitar including Dowland, Britten, De Falla and ‘Gertrude Fragments’
by Brett Dean
with mezzo Lotte Betts-Dean and guitarist Andrey Lebedov

Performing at last year’s Buxton Festival, this Australian duo drew high praise from the Guardian: "an unexpected highlight… an irrepressible sense of drama and extraordinary self-assurance". Lotte recently won the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award in London and was subsequently named Associate Artist with London’s Southbank Sinfonia. Andrey is the laureate of top international competitions including the 2017 ARD Competition and the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America.

There will be refreshments after the concert.

Lotte Betts-Dean - mezzo

Lotte Betts-Dean

Andrey Lebedov - Guitarist

Andrey Lebedov

Sunday Evening 2018

Sunday 8th July at 7.30pm

Sacred raptures: sanctuary and solitude
A site-specific finale to celebrate St. Anne’s and its 12th century anchorite, with songs by Barber and Britten, and choral works to include Weir, Macmillan, Ed Hughes and Pärt, and a new commission from composer Orlando Gough
with tenor Paul Austin Kelly, pianists Carol Kelly and Nancy Cooley and The Baroque Collective Singers conducted by John Hancorn

Paul has sung leading roles in opera houses including La Scala, the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne. Carol is a frequent recitalist with a prestigious background leading training programmes here and abroad. John is music director of The BREMF singers, The Baroque Collective Singers, The East Sussex Bach Choir and directs chamber choirs at Dartington. Orlando’s recent work includes Imago for Glyndebourne and Road Rage for Garsington opera.

There will be an interval with refreshments.

Paul Austin Kelly - Tenor

Paul Austin Kelly

Carol Kelly - Pianist

Carol Kelly

John Hancorn and Baroque Collective Singers

John Hancorn and Baroque Collective Singers

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