4 Sep 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm Girton College Hall, Cambridge


A recital of music and readings by Benjamin Britten and WH Auden

Actor Alex Jennings
Tenor Andrew Kennedy
Pianist Iain Burnside
World première Tim Watts Six Songs to Orpheus



This is a very special opportunity to hear a recital of songs and poems by Benjamin Britten and WH Auden, before the programme is taken on a European tour. Cardiff Singer of the World, tenor Andrew Kennedy is joined by award winning actor Alex Jennings, fresh from playing Britten in Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art at the National Theatre, and pianist and Radio 3 personality Iain Burnside accompanies them. The programme includes a world premiere song cycle written for the occasion by young composer Tim Watts. 

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Andrew Kennedy


Andrew Kennedy was born in Ashington, and studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. He was also a member of the Young Artists Programme at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Andrew has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize. He is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award in 2006. He was also a member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme.
Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Iain Burnside


Iain Burnside enjoys a unique reputation as pianist and broadcaster, forged through his commitment to the song repertoire and his collaborations with leading international singers.  In recent seasons such artists have included Galina Gorchakova, Ailish Tynan, Lisa Milne, Rebecca Evans; Susan Bickley, Ann Murray and Sarah Connolly; John Mark Ainsley, Mark Padmore and Andrew Kennedy; Roderick Williams and Bryn Terfel.  Through his strong association with the Rosenblatt Recital Series Iain has appeared with outstanding artists such as Ekaterina Siurina, Ailyn Perez, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen Costello and Matthew Rose.
Image credit: Adrian Weinbercht



This recital is part of the conference Literary Britten that takes place during this weekend at Girton College, Cambridge. For more information on the conference, please click here


Administrative assistance: Helga Brandt (Conference Programme Manager, CRASSH)


Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk