The BIF Recital series offers an opportunity to take a journey through the musical traditions of some of our European neighbours. Members of the Buxton Chorus and the Young Artist Programme will present two lunchtime recitals exploring some jewels of the song and operatic repertoire. For the first recital we travel to Italy and to cities like Naples, Florence and Venice, and hearing works by composers such as Monteverdi, Tosti and Puccini. In our second recital we travel to Austria where we take in the spectacular scenery, and visit the cafés of Vienna, hearing works by composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Lehár. Artistic Director Adrian Kelly will be your guide, introducing the singers and accompanying them, along with other members of the Festival’s music staff.
Following the concerts, there will be an opportunity to meet the performers informally in the tea garden by St John’s Church.