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Mark Padmore, Christopher Purves, Julius Drake & Simon Russell-Beale

Songs of the Sea

Friday 11 May, 7.30pm

St Andrew's Hall

‘It’s hard to think of a singer more seriously dedicated to his art than the tenor Mark Padmore.’ The Telegraph

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Tickets: £10 to £28

Mark Padmore tenor
Christopher Purves baritone
Julius Drake piano
Simon Russell-Beale* actor

Songs by Ireland, Stanford, Finzi, Fauré, Tippett, Schubert, Brahms and Britten

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop

Artists have long drawn inspiration from the sea, to produce both poignant and turbulent works. Acclaimed singers Mark Padmore and Christopher Purves join Simon Russell-Beale in a journey across the ocean, exploring the tumultuous power and yet serene tranquillity of the water. The maritime programme features songs by Fauré, Tippett, Brahms and Britten and is interspersed with readings of poetry by Thomas Hardy, Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson, among others.

Important information

Venue: St Andrew's Hall

Duration: c. 2 hours

*Simon Russell Beale’s appearance is subject to availability and will be confirmed by 20 April. We will update information on this site as soon as we have confirmation.

Mark Padmore

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Tickets: £10, £16, £20, £24, £28

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands

Under 26: £7.50

Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.