Part of the ‘Friday lunchtime in the Cathedral’ series
Last year the Festival began a project to support the development of emerging singers and players, and this concert will be a showcase for the youngest members of the 2018 ensemble. The young string players will be some of the most talented undergraduates from leading UK conservatoires while the singers will be graduates of The Sixteen’s Genesis programme: this opportunity to sing alongside some of the UK’s most experienced consort singers is the result of an initiative with our Patron Harry Christophers. Mendelssohn’s sublime Octet was the first work to be played at the inaugural Festival. This performance to mark the Festival’s fifth anniversary will be given by four string apprentices and four professional players.
Programme to include:
Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20
Download and read more about the String Apprentices here.