Matthew Rose and Friends

Tuesday 30 April 7pm, Temple Church

£20.00 — £35.00

Tickets £20 £35  (includes post concert drinks)

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David Bruce Out of Hours for soprano and bass
Kate Whitley Full cycle of settings of Charlotte Mew poems for bass and strings
Martin Suckling Songs from a Bright September for bass and piano trio
Jordan Hunt Songs Without for soprano and piano trio
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen for string septet

Matthew Rose bass
Katherine Broderick soprano
Jan Schmolck violin
Anna Tilbrook piano

Matthew Rose, Britain’s leading bass singer, brings together a group of distinguished musicians to perform music for voice composed in the last five years and commissioned by the Michael Cuddigan Trust. This concert will include two world premieres, the new work by David Bruce and the full cycle of Kate Whitley’s settings of the Charlotte Mew poems. These will complement Richard Strauss’s hauntingly beautiful Metamorphosen written for string septet and widely regarded as his finest work.

Matthew Rose is among the most musically illuminating of the new generation of basses, alert and perceptive in performance.” The Guardian

In association with The Michael Cuddigan Trust

We are delighted that Kate Whitley will be presented with the Critics Circle 2018 Award for Emerging Composer at our concert on 30th April. On announcing Kate as the winner Fiona Maddocks, Chief Music Critic for The Observer, said, “Out of a crowded field we chose Kate Whitley, a composer with a strong, distinctive voice who, without compromising, communicates directly to a wide audience … She has the gift of spanning this diverse range while remaining true to herself. She believes in the social power of music, and in the composer’s responsibility to engage with the issues of the day… She combines these qualities through the expressive and varied medium of her composition. She is our unanimous nomination for the award of Emerging Composer“.