Join Natalie Burch and Friends for an imagined evening at the Red House. This evening, the Britten Studio is transformed into The Red House, where guests hear sharings of the latest compositions, musical reminiscences and much cherished performances.

This programme is inspired by the characters and relationships that made up Britten and Pears’ circle and played a central role in the foundation and development of the Britten Pears Young Artist programme. Key amongst these were Imogen Holst and Viola Tunnard, celebrated musicians and creators whose legacies enable the course to thrive to this day.

Natalie is the Viola Tunnard scholar for this year’s Britten Pears Young Artist Programme – just one of the many ways Viola continues to make an invaluable contribution to the school and to future generations of collaborative pianists.

Part of Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at 50.

Joyce Grenfell & Norman Wisdom:
Narcissus
Gustav Holst:
Hymns from the Rig Veda
Benjamin Britten:
Calypso
Ernest John Moeran:
The Merry Month of May
Bernard van Dieren:
Dream Pedlary
Imogen Holst:
Fall of the Leaf 1
Imogen Holst:
As Lawrell Leaves, from Four Songs
Benjamin Britten:
Canticle II “Abraham and Isaac’
Priaulx Rainier:
Cycle for Declamation I+II
Benjamin Britten:
Funeral Blues
Henry Purcell:
Sound the Trumpet
Benjamin Britten:
Mother Comfort

Natalie Burch piano
Lotte Betts-Dean
mezzo-soprano
James Way
tenor

Natalie Burch is the 2021-22 Viola Tunnard Artist, supported by the Viola Tunnard Memorial Trust.

These concerts are made possible by a generous gift from Alan Britten (1938-2016). With the continued support of Judi, Tamara and Sophie, Alan’s dedication to championing young artists lives on.

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