Monday, 4 March 2013

Chamber Music Series gets underway at Holkham Hall

The third series of chamber music concerts featuring an international line up of artists gets underway next month at Holkham Hall.
Marble Hall at Holkham

The first concert in the 2013 series takes place on Saturday April 13 at 7pm in the atmospheric venue of the Marble Hall at Holkham and features countertenor Iestyn Davies and Julius Drake on piano.  Their programme includes works by Purcell, Poulenc, Faure and also, in this centenary year of his birth, works by Britten.

Iestyn is one of Great Britain’s most internationally successful singers.  He won first prize in the 2004 London Handel Singing Competition and has gone on to sing major roles in operas around the world.  He is a particular favourite at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City where he stole the show in autumn 2011 in ‘Rodelinda’ alongside RenĂ©e Fleming.  He will return to the Metropolitan Opera in the 2013/14 season to sing Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Julius Drake, a regular performer at Holkham, works with leading artists both in recital and on disc, appearing at major concert venues worldwide.  In recent seasons he has played at the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh and Salzburg festivals as well as the Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Centre, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Philharmonie in Cologne, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Vienna and frequently at London’s Wigmore Hall.

For the first time this year regular concert visitors can take advantage of a new season ticket and enjoy all five concerts in the series for the special price of £110, a saving of £20.

Tickets for the concert on April 13 cost £25 and include a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the hall.

To book or for further information contact the Holkham ticket office on 01328 713111 or visit

1 comment:

  1. I had a beautiful time in this beautiful place. It reminded me of the Canon Center in Memphis, Tennessee. A beautiful, sonically wonderful place that had excellent music.
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