Britten Sinfonia announces Serenading Lincs Tour with Mark Padmore

‘Serenading Lincs’ – Britten Sinfonia announces tour of Lincolnshire with Mark Padmore

Britten Sinfonia and Mark Padmore are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, Live and Local, and Orchestras Live, touring concerts and educational projects in Lincolnshire from this November.

‘Serenading Lincs’ tours three separate programmes of song, including performances of Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge as part of the Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival series of concerts, bringing a programme exploring 500 years of British song from Byrd to Britten to Nettleton Village Hall, also calling at Alford Corn Exchange. The tour also stops off at the historic Crowland Abbey for a performance of Britten’s iconic Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, where – in an exciting first for the venue – the performance will be broadcast by Britten Sinfonia’s broadcast partner, BBC Radio 3.

Mark Padmore (c) Ben Ealovega

Alongside bringing these world-class musicians to venues including village halls and churches, the orchestra’s Creative Learning team will present a series of educational events in some of the David Ross Education Trust network of academy schools in the county.

James Calver, Britten Sinfonia’s Concert Director comments “Britten Sinfonia has its roots planted firmly in the east of England, and transporting our unique flavour of artistry into Lincolnshire is a natural expansion of our work. Mark Padmore has been a regular and valued artistic partner for many years, working with us to produce some truly outstanding projects time and time again, and we are excited to be partnering with him on this new venture, which we hope will be the beginning of a lasting relationship with audiences across Lincolnshire. We are extremely grateful to the dedicated team at Live and Local, as well as the enthusiastic local promoters in Alford, Lincoln, Nettleton and Crowland for helping us organise this wonderful concert series.”

Britten Sinfonia and Mark Padmore will be appearing at Nettleton Village Hall (24 November), Crowland Abbey (25 November), Lincoln’s Blue Room (29 November) and Alford Corn Exchange (9 December).

Look out for further instalments of this exciting new venture, which continues in July 2019, with a performance at Grimsby Minster, engaging a multitude of local performers, presented by the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival. Don’t miss the radio broadcast of the performance from Crowland Abbey, due to air on 29 November as part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Live in Concert’ programme.