25th February 2003

 

SOPRANO TO SERENADE AT

INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES

 

Internationally recognised soprano, Emma Kirkby, will entertain the audience at the University of Lincolnís International Concert Series at The Lawn in Lincoln this Sunday (2nd March).

 

In this, the fourth concert in the series, Emma Kirkby joins pianist James Lisney to exploit her versatility in a wide-ranging repertoire including the songs of Amy Beach and William Walton.

 

Haydnís Canzonettas, Schubertís Klavierstucke in E Flat D946 and Lieder and Enescuís Toccata and Pavane from Suite Opus 10 will complete the programme.

 

Known throughout the world as the voice of Baroque music, Miss Kirkby originally sang for pleasure in choirs and small groups.She joined the Taverner Choir in 1971 and in 1973 began her long association with the Consort of Musicke.

 

In 1974 she made her debut in London and has since made well over 100 recordings of all kinds, from sequences of Hildegarde of Bingen to madrigals of the Italian and English Renaissance, cantatas and oratorios of the Baroque, and works of Mozart and Haydn.

 

The International Concert Series 2002/3 Ė directed by Graham Oppenheimer, one of the UKís foremost and respected violists Ė comprises six concerts featuring a number of internationally recognised musicians.

 

The event will begin at 2.45pm with a pre-concert talk by the artists who will discuss the selected pieces of music.The concert will begin at 3.30pm.

 

Tickets cost £8.00 full price, £7.00 concession, £3.00 students and under 16s.

 

For further information or to book a place please contact the University of Lincoln Events Office on 01522 886106.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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