‹ Back to What's On Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton

26 Nov 2016

At the heart of this programme, performed by leading British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton, are the characteristics of English song. 

These are a powerful sense of place, empathetic observation of nature and pure joy in language. Connolly brings all her richness of voice and depth of understanding to bear on a programme of Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, Roger Quilter, concluding with Benjamin Britten's Charm of Lullabies.

The recital also features the wonderful poems of Hans Christian Andersen from Schumann's Fünf Lieder op.40 and Ravel's song cycle Shéhérazade, based on the heroine of the Arabian Nights.

She is unrivalled: simply the best, most exiting, most galvanising performer we have today.

— The Independent

Schumann Vier Lieder op. 40:  
Der Soldat
Der Spielmann 
Ravel  Shéhérazade:
La flûte enchantée
Ireland Earth's Call
  Her Song
  If There Were Dreams to Sell
Gurney Sleep
  By a Bierside
  Most Holy Night
  The Fields Are Full
Britten A Charm of Lullabies

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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