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A week of Lunchtime Concerts from the 2019 Ludlow English Song Weekend. Today, the singers are joined by guitarist Sean Shibe in music by Britten, Tippett and Nicholas Maw.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts come from the 2019 Ludlow English Song Weekend, recorded at St Laurence's Church in Ludlow. Artistic director Iain Burnside is joined by singers from the Harewood Young Artists Scheme run by English National Opera: Rowan Pierce, Soraya Mafi, Elgan Llyr Thomas, William Morgan, David Webb and Alex Otterburn and guitarist Sean Shibe.

Today's concert features soprano Soraya Mafi and tenors William Morgan and Elgan Llyr-Thomas with guitarist Sean Shibe in music by Britten, Tippett and Nicholas Maw.

Britten – Songs from the Chinese
William Morgan (tenor) / Sean Shibe (guitar)

Tippett – Songs for Achilles
Elgan Llyr-Thomas (tenor) / Sean Shibe (guitar)

Nicholas Maw – Six Interiors (selection)
Soraya Mafi (soprano) / Sean Shibe (guitar)

Britten – Folksongs (selection)
Soraya Mafi (soprano) / William Morgan & Elgan Llyr-Thomas (tenors) / Sean Shibe (guitar)

Presented by Ian Skelly

21 days left to listen

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Songs from the Chinese

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: William Morgan.
  • Michael Tippett

    Songs of Achilles

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: Elgan Llŷr Thomas.
  • Nicholas Maw

    Neutral Tones

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: Soraya Mafi.
  • Nicholas Maw

    At Tea

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: Soraya Malfi.
  • Nicholas Maw

    Inscriptions for a peal of eight bells

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: Soraya Mafi.
  • Benjamin Britten

    2nd Lute Song of the Earl of Essex

    Performer: Sean Shibe.
  • Benjamin Britten

    I will give my love an apple

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: William Morgan.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sailor Boy

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: William Morgan.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Of Bonney at Mourn

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: Soraya Mafi.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Of a Soldier and another Sailor

    Performer: Sean Shibe. Singer: William Morgan. Singer: Elgan Llŷr Thomas.

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