Mark Padmore – tenor
Joseph Middleton – piano
Iestyn Davies – countertenor
Peter Brathwaite – baritone
Olivia Jageurs – harp
Ben Goldscheider – horn
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.
This event is part of Leeds Lieder’s Festival 2021. If you are purchasing a livestream pass the link and password will be in the confirmation email you receive when you have completed your purchase.