Schubert, Mendelssohn, Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Britten will be amongst the works performed by Middlesex University student singers during an evening of song in Hampstead’s Burgh House on 25 April.
Some 17 student singers, including many from AR Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory in India, will perform a range of pieces from British and German composers. This includes works by Benjamin Britten in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The pieces will be performed by Middlesex University music students and is directed by Mark Oldfield with piano accompaniment by Laura O’Gorman. A new piece by student composer Nedyalka Dimitrova will receive its premiere.
Nedyalka Dimitrova, a Middlesex University music student from Bulgaria, said: “This is my first choral piece which is going to be performed, so I’m excited about it. It is about giving and sharing the positive good deeds of humans. In general the piece has a joyful character - it’s trying to make the audience smile when they hear the song.”
Director of the Middlesex University Singers’ Ensemble Mark Oldfield said: “Concerts like this are a big part of the development of our students. They have worked incredibly hard to bring together a fantastic show – it will be a great evening of song in an ideal setting.”
The historic grade I listed Burgh House is the setting for the concert which starts at 7.30pm on 25 April at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, NW3 1LT. Tickets are available on the door for £8 (free for all students and staff at Middlesex University). Contact Mark Oldfield for more information.