Carol Concert with the Stars
Please join us for this year’s Carol Concert with the Stars to get you into the festive mood, for all the family!
Doors open at 6.45pm with the concert starting promptly at 7pm.
We are delighted to announce the date of our annual Carol Concert with the Stars!
The evening will include popular carols led by conductor Nicholas Cleobury and the Holst Singers, a performance by decorated soprano Susan Bullock and international concert pianist Anna Tilbrook and festive readings from celebrity guests including much loved Sir Derek Jacobi, actor and presenter Timothy West, the wonderful Jenny Eclair and Seeta Indrani.
We are also very excited to announce the World Premiere of "All The Stars Looked Down" by the internationally acclaimed composer John Rutter, which he will conduct. To many, John Rutter IS Christmas! He will also join the stellar line up of readers.
Kindly sponsored by The Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation.
All are welcome!
John Rutter is an English composer and conductor, associated mainly with choral music and active internationally for many years. His larger choral works, Gloria, Requiem, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, The Gift of Life, and Visions, are widely performed around the world, and many of his shorter pieces such as The Lord bless you and keep you, For the beauty of the earth, Look at the world, and All things bright and beautiful have become ‘standards’. He has composed or arranged many Christmas carols.https://johnrutter.com/
Susan Bullock’s unique position as one of the world’s most sought-after dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a CBE in June 2014. Of her most distinctive roles, Wagner’s Brünnhilde has garnered outstanding praise leading her to become the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. Appearances as Richard Strauss’ Elektra have brought her equal international acclaim and collaborations with some of the world’s leading conductors including Fabio Luisi, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Mark Elder and Edo de Waart In the current season, Susan reprises the role of Mother in Missy Mazzoli’s award winning Breaking the Waves for Opéra Comique; and after a hugely successfully London premiere last season, she gives further performances as Judith in Daisy Evans’s production of Bluebeard’s Castle for Atlanta Opera, with subsequent performances at Edinburgh International Festival and with New Zealand Opera later this same season. Susan also returns to Oper Frankfurt as Klytaemnestra (Elektra) in Claus Guth’s new production, conducted by Sebastien Weigle.