This week's Lunchtime Concerts come from the 2012 Mananan Festival and Manchester Pride Fringe. The concerts were recorded at the Erin Arts Centre in Port Erin on the Isle of Man, and at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall in Manchester. Today you can hear soprano Ruby Hughes singing Britten's realisations of songs by Purcell, The Heath Quartet playing Britten's 3 Divertimenti, and baritone Roderick Williams' performance of a song-cycle by Ian Venables - "The pine boughs past music".
Ireland We'll to the woods no more
Roderick Williams (baritone) / Susie Allan (piano)
Purcell arr. Britten Fairest Isle
Purcell arr. Britten The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
Purcell arr. Britten So when the glitt'ring Queen of Night
Purcell arr. Britten I attempt from love's sickness to fly
Purcell arr. Britten Evening Hymn
Ruby Hughes (soprano) with Julius Drake (piano)
Britten 3 Divertimenti for string quartet
Ian Venables The Pine boughs past music
Roderick Williams (baritone) / Susie Allan (piano).