Britten, Song, Sea & Nature

Britten, Song, Sea & Nature

Monday June 17 2019

Every month we highlight the gems from Britten and Pears’ book collection in their Library. Britten-Pears Foundation Librarian Nicholas Clark talks about the latest display for June. Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth… Alfred Tennyson, The Kraken Tennyson’s brooding […]

The Red House wins the public vote in Tesco’s community grant scheme

Tuesday June 4 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded over £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme. Voting ran in their Aldeburgh, Saxmundham and Diss stores throughout March and April. Benjamin Britten wanted music to engage with and be enjoyed by all, especially children. This grant will go towards developing or Mini Music […]

Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings merger update

Friday May 24 2019

The Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings are continuing to plan for the proposed merger of our two charities next year. The news has been positively received and we will keep you informed as our ideas develop. It is a very exciting time for us as sister charities. There has been considerable discussion about the proposed […]

Britten, Pears and John Milton

Monday May 20 2019

Every month we highlight the gems from Britten and Pears’ book collection in their Library. Britten-Pears Foundation Librarian Nicholas Clark talks about the latest selection that celebrates the month of May.  Now the bright morning star, day’s harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her The flow’ry May, who from her green lap […]

Heather Harper, soprano (8 May 1930-22 April 2019)

Thursday April 25 2019

Soprano Heather Harper holds a significant place in the history of Britten’s music. Perhaps best known for accepting at short notice in 1962 the part in War Requiem that was originally written for Galina Visnevskaya, she maintained from then on a lengthy association with the composer, with Aldeburgh and also with the Britten–Pears School. The […]

Peter Collymore, Architect (1929-2019)

Friday April 5 2019

Peter Collymore, who designed and oversaw the building of the Britten–Pears Library has died, aged nearly 90. Peter and his sister Gill, who survives him, had a lifelong friendship with Britten and Pears, and Peter’s connection with the Britten-Pears Foundation is quite literally written in stone. Peter was the son of Eric Collymore, Physics Master […]

Tracking humidity at The Red House

Friday March 29 2019

Visitors to The Red House and its associated public areas may have spotted, in corners or inside display cases, small white objects with display screens and aerials, looking like old-fashioned mobile phones. You may never have noticed them: they’re not meant to be obtrusive.  But these little devices are a key element in how we […]

Box of Delights: March 2019

Thursday March 28 2019

During the open season at The Red House the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Archive is open to the public. Once a month we select a box of interesting items from our collection to show to visitors, known as the ‘Box of Delights’. Anyone is welcome to see this box in the Archive, Tuesday to Friday at 2.30pm, […]

Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings announce their intention to merge to become the Benjamin Britten Foundation

Friday March 22 2019

The Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings are delighted to announce their intention to merge to create one organisation, the Benjamin Britten Foundation. The visions of these two charitable, sister organisations stem from the same founders – Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears – and bringing them together as one will significantly enhance their impact, reach, influence […]

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