Lewes Festival of Song

CLOSE TO NATURE

FRIDAY 1ST JULY 2022 AT 7.30 PM

Mark Padmore, tenor with Nancy Cooley, piano.

In a change to our original programme we present a group of Schubert’s Lieder which follow the changing cycle of the seasons through the year.

The early twentieth-century composer Rebecca Clarke was a superb word-setter: we have chosen three of her highly atmospheric songs which touch on the supernatural and the mythic.

Britten’s song-cycle Winter Words sets poems by Thomas Hardy that observe and reflect deeply on our place in the natural world. 

Mark Padmore, Patron, Lewes Festival of Song
Nancy Cooley

NANCY COOLEY

MARK PADMORE