Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: The Headley Trust

(c) Ben Mckee

Corn Exchange

James Newby

Young Artists Lunchtime Recital 6

Friday 25th May, Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD
12.30pm (ends approx 1.30pm)
£10 (series ticket for all 6 lunchtime recitals £48)




James Newby baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

Schubert  Im Fruhling D.882
Wolf        Frühlingsglocken
Schubert  Ganymed
Wolf        Frühlings uber jahr
Wolf        Im Fruhling
Wolf        Er ist’s
Beethoven  An Die Ferne Geliebte
Britten        If it’s ever Spring again
Britten        Little Sir William
Ireland        Spring Sorrow
Quilter        A London Spring Song
Rorem        Spring and Fall
Gurney       Desire in Spring
Finzi           It Was a lover and his lass

24-year-old British baritone James Newby is the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award. Other recent awards include: the Wigmore Hall/ Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, and the Richard Tauber Prize and Third Prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition. In 2017 he was awarded the Trinity Gold Medal by the board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the John Christie Award by Glyndebourne.


For today’s recital of spring-inspired songs by Schubert, Wolf, Beethoven and Britten, James is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton who specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music. He was the first accompanist to receive the Young Artist Award at the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.


"Newby’s free vocal line was beautifully lyrical and expertly phrased." Opera Today


Book a ticket to full Young Artists Lunchtime Series £48


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