List of News Articles

  1. A group of people singong on stage

    Vox Pop: A Verbatim Musical

    A verbatim musical which follows the people of Cardiff in the days before, during, and after the general election in December 2019...
  2. The School Britten & Pears Built

    Britten and Pears founded a special kind of Music School. This year it celebrates its 50th year, and an important project is underway…
  3. Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarman's War Requiem, 1989

    The Anti-War Art of War Requiem, Sixty Years On

    May 2022 marks the sixtieth anniversary of War Requiem, ‘Perhaps the most important work I have yet written’ as Britten described it in his…
  4. Queen Elizabeth II opening Snape Maltings  in 1967

    10 things you may not know about Benjamin Britten and the Royal Family

    1. Benjamin Britten composed four works for the Royal Family, and arranged the National Anthem specially for Queen Elizabeth II (his version is often…
  5. Making Music at HMP Warren Hill

    Britten Pears Arts has an over 20-year relationship with HMP Warren Hill, a male adult prison situated only a 15-minute drive from Snape Maltings. The…
  6. portrait of Alice Birch

    Alice Birch has Written an Opera

    Britain's most talked about new writer, Alice Birch, has written the libretto for a brand new opera. We reveal an exclusive extract of the text, and…
  7. Something in the Water: Aldeburgh Festival moments that made it famous

    Towering silent sentinels afloat on the Alde. Projections on a nuclear power station. Night walks and alfresco piano recitals at dawn. Aldeburgh…
  8. Rapasa: Nyatiti Master

    Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno is from Kenya and based in Newcastle upon Tyne. His main…
  9. Archive Treasures: The Birth of a Music School

    This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (previously the Britten-Pears School for Advanced…
  10. SECRETS: The Last Five Days of Sandra

    Leon Clowes is a conceptual artist who compassionately and unflinchingly explores lived trauma. His award winning artworks have been selected for…
  11. boats on the pond for the original performance of Music on the Meare

    The Festival Spirit

    What makes a festival so magical? How can we enrich our musical life with a touch of this special formula? Britten Pears Arts' CEO, Roger Wright,…
  12. Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition

    Press Release: 11 April 2022 Remains To Be Seen: Paul Benney, Laurence Edwards and Kiki Smith co-curated…