Friday 29th September 2017 at 5pm
The final concert of the series exploring songs inspired by folk melodies, including settings by Britten. Performers are Jack Lawrence-Jones (baritone) and Kaoru Wada (piano). The concert will follow with a glass of fizz.
Friday 20th October 2017 at 5pm
A recital based around the poetry of Edith Sitwell, in association with Poetry in Aldeburgh. For a Festival concert in 1956 Britten composed three settings of Sitwell’s poetry entitled The Heart of the Matter, which were designed to complement the earlier Canticle III: Still falls the rain, and the programme included some poetry readings. Inspired by this recital we are reproducing the musical programme, interspersed with readings of Sitwell by poet Kathryn Maris, who will also include some of her own poetry in response to Sitwell’s works. With Mitch Raemaekers (tenor) and Lana Bode (piano).
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 5pm
A celebratory recital marking Britten’s 104th birthday. The programme will include a selection of his cabaret songs, and further music by Noël Coward. Join us after the recital for dinner and birthday cake at The Lighthouse. Make a reservation for dinner when booking your tickets online or by calling the booking line.
Friday 8th December 2017 at 5pm
Join us for a festive-themed recital in the intimate setting of Britten’s Library with harpist Olivia Jageurs who was recently shortlisted for a 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society award for her social media project 15 second harp. The Programme will include Britten’s Suite for Harp and the Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols.