Lewes Festival of Song
Blow Bugle, Blow, Set the Wild Echoes Flying
Britten: Les Illuminations and Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Holst: St Paul’s Suite
Ed Hughes: Flint
with The Corelli Ensemble, leader Maeve Jenkinson, conductor Sian Edwards, tenor William Morgan, soprano Alison Rose, and horn player Zachary Hayward
The Lewes Festival of Song features the third performance of Ed Hughes’s Flint for 11 solo strings. Flint is inspired by the Sussex Downs and includes direct and indirect references to a Sussex folksong collected by George Butterworth in 1912.
Guest conductor Sian Edwards was a pupil of the legendary Prof. Musin at the Leningrad Conservatoire. She has an illustrious conducting career, has conducted many world premieres, and is Head of Conducting at the RAM.
William Morgan is an ENO Harewood Artist and an avid chamber musician. He made his solo debut at ENO in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds at the Barbican and has performed at Snape Maltings, the Oxford Lieder Festival and for Radio 3.
Alison Rose won the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award.This summer she makes her Glyndebourne Festival début singing Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.