WHAT'S ON

 

PRIZEWINNERS RECITAL

Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

kindly sponsored by Nigel Beale

Saturday 24 September 2022, 7.00pm 

St Thomas's Church, Salisbury, SP1 1BA

Sunday 25 September 2022, 5.00pm

Merley House, Wimborne, BH21 3AA

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Johannes Moore

Annabel Kennedy  Photo: Helen Lisk

Prizewinners in the 2021 HCO Singer of the Year Competition deliver an atmospheric recital inspired by Keats' To Autumn, tracing through song the poem’s themes of fruitfulness, love and labour, and dusk.

Annabel Kennedy, mezzo-soprano

winner of the John Harding Second Prize and the Wendy Blamire Award

Johannes Moore, baritone

winner of the Rosalind Armstrong Prize and the Anthony Lowrey

Audience Prize

Ana Manastireanu, piano

Tickets £18; under-18s and those in full-time education free

www.ticketsource.co.uk/hurn-court-opera

Programme: 

Hahn                                       

L’automne                                                             

Douglas Moore (Ballad of Baby Doe) Warm as the Autumn Light                                      

Berg                                        

Im Zimmer                                               Liebesode                                                                 

Strauss                                    

Traum durch die Dämmerung               Schlagende Herzen                                                    

Armstrong Gibbs                     

The Fields are Full                                                        

Vaughan Williams                    

Love’s Minstrels

Silent Noon                                     

 

Ireland                                    

Earth’s Call                                                                    

Fauré                                      

Pleurs d’or                                                                  

Muriel Herbert                        

Autumn                                                                       

Fauré                                      

Autumone

 

Brahms                                    

Herbstgefühl                                                                

Schubert                                 

Herbst                                                                         

Britten                                    

Chanson d’autuomne                                                

Debussy                                  

Les Cloches                                                                  

Dring                                       

Frosty Night                                                                 

Barber (Vanessa)

Must the winter come so soon?                                

Vaughan Williams                    

Whither must I wander                           Bright is the ring of words    

 

Mendelssohn                          

Herbstlied                    

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HCO SINGER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2022

FINALS DAY

in collaboration with

Sunday 20 November 2022, from 11.00am

Kimmeridge Hall, Bournemouth University

Semi-finals and finals of this national competition for singers aged between 20 and 29 years, held before a public audience. For further details and entrant information, click here.

 

Judging panel:

Joan Rodgers CBE, international operatic soprano (Chair)

Michael Chance CBE, CEO and Artistic Director, The Grange Festival 

Scott Cooper, Director of Artistic Administration, The Grange Festival

Audience day tickets on sale later in the year.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday 4 December 2022, 4.00pm

Church House, Wimborne, BH21 1HT

Our ever-popular concert of  Christmas music from HCO young artists, guaranteed to set the mood for the festive season.

LA BOHEME

by Giacomo Puccini

Tuesday 11 April 2023, 7.30pm

Regent Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AS

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 7.30pm

Blackledge Theatre, Salisbury, SP1 2RA

Saturday, 15 April 2023, 7.30pm

Theatre Royal, Winchester, SO23 8SB

Puccini's  opera about friendship, love and passion within the Parisian young artists' community never fails to touch audiences the world over.  With a cast of emerging vocal stars, this production will feature the Hurn Court Opera Orchestra under Lynton Atkinson. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Further information about our 2023 programme will be released soon. For updates, join our mailing list (see below). Or to get ahead of the crowd, consider becoming part of our Friends scheme, which gives you advance notice and booking opportunities.