26th November: Prison Inmate Orchestra, Opera Sinners List, and Tallis Scholars Tour

Monday 26th November 2012


Aldeburgh Music announces details of year-long Britten centenary celebrations

Special events pay tribute to the British composer and Aldeburgh Music founder

The Guardian

Jocelyn Pook: inspired by mental illness

‘Working on this piece I realised that the notion of hearing voices naturally lends itself to musical ideas and exploration’

Daily Mail

‘There’s pressure to show more flesh’: Soprano Laura Wright says classical music world wants to add wow factor by using risque outfits

Her stunning voice saw her hand-picked by The Queen to record a song.

The Telegraph

Pippa Middleton, the BBC and Lance Armstrong head up list of this year’s opera sinners

BBC executives, Pippa Middleton, and Sally Bercow are to be named as the sinners of the year the public would be glad to see the back of in the English National Opera’s production of the Mikado.

Carmen: It ain’t over till the nude lady sings

A lusty new production of ‘Carmen’ by Calixto Bieito embraces the growing trend for red-hot opera

Limelight Magazine

Peter Maxwell Davies talks “spooky” opera, Australian wine

Sydney Chamber Opera stages haunting work The Lighthouse by Master of the Queen’s Music.

Classic FM

Tallis Scholars announce 40th anniversary world tour

John Brunning talked Whitacre, Tallis, and 50 Shades of Grey with Tallis Scholars director Peter Phillips as the renowned choir prepare for their 40th anniversary world tour.

Alaska Public (found on Musical Chairs)

Inmate Orchestra Gets Ready for Concert

The all-female Hiland Mountain Orchestra is rehearsing for its annual concert in December.  The string ensemble has gained national recognition for being the first women’s prison inmate orchestra in the nation.

Classic FM