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Evening Closing Recital_ Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton – But I like to sing

 

Evening recital: but I like to sing…

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Joseph Middleton piano

Tickets:
£25
£23 (unwaged/disabled)
FREE (U30/students)

Praised in ‘The Guardian’ for the “crystalline beauty” of her “glorious soprano”, Carolyn Sampson has become a firm favourite of Leeds Lieder audiences, particularly in partnership with Joseph Middleton.

For this evening recital, Sampson and Middleton present a selection of songs entitled ‘but I like to sing…’ a witty line from Bernstein’s song written for children: “I hate music!”. Their programme ranges far and wide in celebration of music and all the possibilities it offers as consoler, inspirer, explainer of the human condition. Well-known repertoire by Schubert, Brahms and Wolf are placed side by side with evocative masterpieces by Paladilhe, Kaija Saariaho, Marx, Rita Strohl and Cheryl Frances-Hoad. The programme ends with a special prayer by Errollyn Wallen: ‘Peace on Earth’.

This programme marks the launch of Sampson’s 100th recording as a soloist and the CD, but I like to sing…, will be available for purchase after this recital.

Join us for a celebration of all song can do to uplift and inspire!

This event is part of the Evening Recitals Pass. Find out more about our Festival Passes here.

HUBERT PARRY
My heart is like a singing bird

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
From I Hate Music!
I Hate Music!

FRANZ SCHUBERT
An die Musik

HUGO WOLF
From Mörike Lieder
An eine Äolsharfe

JOHANNES BRAHMS
An ein Veilchen

JOSEPH MARX
Nocturne

CÉSAR FRANCK
Nocturne

RITA STROHL
From 12 chants de Bilitis
Bilitis
La nuit
Berceuse

FRANCIS POULENC
Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
C
Fêtes galantes

INTERVAL

CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD
Something More Than Mortal

ÉMILE PALADILHE
Psyché

HENRI DUPARC
L’invitation au voyage

KAIJA SAARIAHO
From Quatre Instants
Parfum de l’instant

DEBORAH PRITCHARD
Everyone Sang

SAMUEL BARBER
A slumber song of the Madonna

IVOR GURNEY
Sleep

ERROLLYN WALLEN
Peace on Earth


 

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