, Start Time: 11:00, End Time: 12:30 Stromness Town Hall Church Road, Stromness KW16 3BA


Joseph Middleton makes a welcome return to the Festival creating a programme that surveys music and text on the subject of war and peace by composers and poets from across Europe and the USA in a powerful and emotional recital. From the simplicity of Debussy’s Christmas song despairing at the occupation of France to the galloping aggression of Barber’s ‘I hear an Army’ the programme shines a light on many reflections on conflict and resolution. For this concert Joseph Middleton is joined by two of the younger generation of great British singers who are very at home in the intimate world of recital.

Mary Bevan                Soprano

Neal Davies                 Bass

Joseph Middleton        Piano

Programme to include:

Mahler                         Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Wolf                             Der Tambour                          

Schumann                  Gebet                                                            

Fauré                           Les Berceaux                          

Ravel                           La-bas, ver église

Granados                    La maja dolorosa                             

Debussy                      Noël des enfants                             

Barber                         I hear an army

Rachmaninov              The Soldier’s Wife

Mussorgsky                The Field Marshall 

Ireland                         Spring will not wait

Finzi                             Channel Firing

Butterworth                 The lads in their hundreds             

Tickets £17, £10 Concessions £13, £8

Duration 90 minutes

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Stromness Town Hall

Church Road KW16 3BA

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