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

Songs of the Sea

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

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

Duration: c. 2 hours (including interval)
Note that immediately after the event there will be NNF staff outside St Andrew's Hall to direct you towards the Festival Launch procession - you will be able to enjoy that event after this concert.

Simon Russell Beale’s appearance at this event is now confirmed.

Mark Padmore

Franz Schubert: Der Wanderer and den Mond


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.