Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside
Thursday 7 June, 7pm
The renowned baritone and pianist give a recital featuring works by composers who served in the First World War. Programme to include George Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad together with Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as music by Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, and Gerald Finzi.
Tickets: £26 / £22
AFTER HOURS: Hugh Millington
Thursday 7 June, 9.15pm
Nottingham-born, Hugh Millington, takes a break from his third year at the Royal Academy of Music to give this 'after hours' recital.
Don't miss the sound of the classical guitar in the sublime acoustic of St Barnabas with music by J. S. Bach, Johann Kaspar Mertz, and Federico Moreno Torroba.
Tickets: Pay What You Can
(no ticket necessary for admission)
Papagena - Nuns and Roses
Friday 8 June, 7.30pm
From the chant of Hildegard of Bingen to Bach, Byzantine hymns to Norwegian lullabies, the all-female a cappella group Papagena present an exquisite musical cocktail of folk, medieval classical and contemporary styles, woven into a tapestry which is both sacred and profane, tender, witty and urbane.
Tickets: £15 / £10
Tobias and the Angel
Saturday 9 June, 3pm
The centre-piece to the festival is our performance of Tobias and the Angel, a community opera by Jonathan Dove and David Lan. Detailing the journey of the central character from ignorance to self-knowledge, Tobias and the Angel teems with supernatural creatures, dancing peasants and singing animals. The allegorical tale from the Book of Tobit is retold by a cast of professional opera singers, the Nottingham Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Youth Choir, Music for Everyone’s Youth Choirs, members of Streetwise Opera, and musicians from the Helix Ensemble. Among the themes explored are the nature of faith and the redemptive power of love.
Tickets: £10 / Pay What You Can