Friday, 19 July 2019

Come into the garden

The current crop of Samling Academy Singers will be presenting their programme, Come into the Garden in a series of concerts at The Witham in Barnard Castle (20 July), Saltburn Community Theatre (24 July) and the Sage Gateshead (26 July). 

Accompanied by Samling Artist pianist Ian Tindale, the performances will be semi-staged directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright and follows an imaginary garden through the natural cycle of the days and seasons, with songs by Fauré, Mahler, Schumann, Wolf, Grainger, Walton, Richard Rodney Bennett, Frank Bridge, Orlando Gibbons, Walton, Howells and Bernstein. The music will be interspersed with readings and poetry, including extracts from Katherine Swift’s best-selling garden book The Morville Hours which contributed to the vision behind this programme.

With no conservatoire between Manchester and Glasgow, talented young singers in the North East of England had previously been unable to access to high-level vocal training. The Academy was established to fill that gap and encourage young people in the region to nurture their musical abilities. The Academy provides training and performance opportunities for 30 young singers each year who are growing up or studying in the North East. Samling Academy is led by international professional artists and coaches including Samling Artists who return to teach the next generation.

Full details from the Samling website.

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