Thursday, 16 February 2017

Pembroke College - Bliss series

Joseph Middleton in the Old Library, Pembroke College
Joseph Middleton in the Old Library
Pembroke College
As part of Pembroke College's Sir Arthur Bliss International Song Series which is curated by pianist Joseph Middleton, soprano Felicity Lott and Joseph Middleton are giving  recital in the college's Old Library on Friday 17 February 2017, when they will be performing songs by Faure, Duparc, Debussy, Hahn, Poulenc, Berners and Britten. Further ahead soprano Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton will be giving a recital on 8 May 2017, and on February 24, 2017 Sir Thomas Allen is giving a public masterclass.

The series is named for the composer Sir Arthur Bliss who studied at the collect. The singers who come to the college as part of the Bliss series also work with students. The Bliss series came about because the college wanted to encourage students involved in non-chapel centred music and Joseph Middleton was appointed in 2006. Since then the scheme has evolved into the song recital series in the college's Old Library, and young singers and pianists at the college get coaching from Joseph and the high profile singers work with them too. On May 1, 2017 the performers from the Pembroke Lieder Scheme give a showcase in the Old Library.

Full details from the Pembroke College website.

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