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Two cherished British singers round off 2016’s Proms Chamber Music series with a joint recital at Cadogan Hall, celebrating English song with an extended stopover in Germany for songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn.

Either side, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton present Benjamin Britten’s touching ‘realisations’ of songs by the composer’s theatrical predecessor Henry Purcell, and works by the doyen of English song, Roger Quilter.

Programme

Songs by Purcell (arr. Britten), Mendelssohn and Quilter, including settings of Shakespeare

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
Joseph Middleton piano

There will be no interval