Nicky Spence tenor
Christopher Glynn piano
Britten The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs
Britten Fancie, Poulenc Fancy, Schubert An Sylvia, Tippett Songs for Ariel
Purcell If music be the food of love, Haydn She never told her love
Byrd Caleno Custore Me, Schubert Trinklied, Argento Dirge Wolf Song of the ousel cock, Geoffrey Bush It was a lover and his lass, Mervyn Horder Under the Greenwood Tree, John Dankworth Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?, John Dankworth Dunsinane Blues, Schubert & Peter Dickinson Hark, hark, the lark
Winner of the BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year 2022 and one of Scotland’s proudest sons, Nicky has earned a place as a singer-actor at the top of his profession. This unmissable performance contrasts the darkness of Britten’s searing settings of poems by John Donne with the magical world of Shakespeare’s clowns, in music from William Byrd to Johnny Dankworth.
‘a tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away’ The Times
£30 • £25 • £20 • £5 (UNDER 25)
A pre-concert and an interval bar will be available.