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Holy Cross Church

Christopher Maltman

The Soldier – From Severn To Somme

 

Thursday 12th May, Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury SN8 2QH
7.30pm (ends approx 9.40pm)
£20

 

 

 

Christopher Maltman baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

 

A selection of music on the subject of war by Butterworth, Gurney, Somervell, Mahler, Faure, Ives, Mussorgsky, Schumann, Wolf, Finzi and Poulenc.

 

In the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, this solo recital is performed by international British baritone Christopher Maltman, whose career since winning BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition 1997 has gone from strength to strength and led to his starring at the opening night of the 2015 BBC Proms.

 

Accompanied on piano by the highly acclaimed Joseph Middleton, Chris Maltman performs songs from the 19th and 20th centuries reflecting the poignancy of war, including Butterworth’s Loveliest of Trees, Somervell’s White in the Moon and Finzi’s Channel Firing.

 

Ramsbury is an increasingly popular venue with concertgoers and presents the perfect opportunity to experience the rich voice of one of Britain’s finest baritones.

 

“Maltman’s wide-ranging voice, offering a huge variety of colour and dynamics, sought out a new wealth of subtle meanings.” The Guardian

 

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