James Gilchrist in Recital with Nathan Williamson, piano
6pm Saturday 24th September
Wardens Main Hall
Music and all the arts have long been central to Wardens’ activities and we are delighted that the crowning glory of our current series of concerts will be a recital by world-renowned tenor James Gilchrist, with series director Nathan Williamson.
James is well known to Aldeburgh audiences for his extensive recital repertoire and outstanding interpretations of many concert works, and “James Gilchrist is simply sensational” (Guardian) is typical of the myriad glowing reviews he has garnered throughout his career.
James and Nathan will give a programme of French and English song, including the world première of a new work by Nathan, using poetry by the late Bryan Heiser, whose poetry was shaped primarily by his battle with polio and his refusal to bow to its effects.
Framed by songs by Fauré, Poulenc, Britten, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi and others, Williamson’s setting of Heiser’s ‘The little that was once a man’ will provide a moving centrepiece to what will be an evening of “superlative singing from James Gilchrist” (Guardian).
Tickets (unreserved) are £25
Or send your cheque to,
Bev Levett, Wardens Trust, Wardens Hall, Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4UB.