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Under the Starry Skies

Friday, 21st April 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

- £12

Night scenes 1
Debussy Nuits d’étoiles
Barber Sure on this shining night
Schumann Mein schöner Stern
Strauss Die Nacht
Schumann Mondnacht

Inspirations of the night
Schumann Fantasiestücke Op 73 (“Nachtstücke”)

Sleep and sleeplessness
Tosti Sogno
Schumann In der Nacht
Mendelssohn So schlaf in Ruh

Journeys at Night
Schubert Auf dem Strom

Strange characters of the night
Schubert Der Zwerg
Schubert Erlkönig
Strauss Notturno
Debussy Cello sonata

Night scenes 2
Strauss Nocturno
Quilter Now sleeps the crimson petal
Bellini Vaga luna
Schubert Nacht und Träume
Elgar Chanson de nuit

In celebration of the stunning starry ceiling of St Mary’s, join us for a feast of magical nocturnes. Songs by Schumann and Mendelssohn meet Schubert’s Auf dem Strom – for tenor, horn and piano – and Strauss’ very rare Notturno, the violin joining singer and piano as the voice of death. Night-time adventures with Debussy’s cello sonata, Schumann’s much-loved Fantasiestucke, and Strauss’ Nocturno for horn complete this stunning dream-filled programme. As pianist Graham Johnson writes, “It is only the greatest composers who can create the sound of starlight”.

We are teaming up with Pizza Express for a meal between ‘Italian Hour’ and this concert. Reserve a place by emailing us; we’ll ask you to pre-order your food, and this will ensure you have time to eat between concerts! Sure to be a sociable occasion with other festival-goers.

Cara Berridge cello | Libby Burgess piano | Johnny Herford baritone | Fenella Humphreys violin | Bethan Langford mezzo-soprano | Stuart Jackson tenor | Francesca Moore-Bridger horn


Friday, 21st April 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


St Mary’s Church, Beverley
North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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01482 869137