Friday 18th June – Britten: The Five Canticles
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Friday 18 June, 8.00pm
Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall
Britten: The Five Canticles
Mark Padmore tenor
Joseph Middleton piano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Peter Brathwaite baritone
Olivia Jageurs harp
Ben Goldscheider horn
Tickets*: £27.50, £25.30 (conc), £5.50 (U26/students)
Livestream Tickets*: £13.20
Canticle I: My beloved is mine
Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac
Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus
Canticle IV: The Journey of the Magi
Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
“A masterclass in producing expressively direct and unaffected Britten” was The Guardian’s verdict on the sold-out Wigmore Hall concert featuring Mark Padmore’s performance of all five of the composer’s Canticles. It is the first time Leeds Lieder has presented a complete performance of these extraordinary works, and Leeds Town Hall provides the perfect backdrop for these five focal points of the composer’s output. Religious and secular themes are subtly blended with his distinctive sound-world to captivating effect.
*all ticket prices are inclusive of a Box Office booking fee.