An Evening with Mr Handel: Celebrity Recital
Lucy Crowe & Laurence Cummings
7pm Grosvenor Chapel
Join us for a very special recital with soprano Lucy Crowe accompanied by Musical Director of LHF, Laurence Cummings for an evening of some of Handel’s best-loved works and others.
This concert is in collaboration with The Music Therapy Charity which was formed in 1969 to promote and support the activities of music therapists; its main funding is to music therapy research and bursaries for music therapists in training. It is the only funding body in the UK specifically supporting high quality research.
All proceeds for this concert will be donated to The Music Therapy Charity. To find out more about them, please visit their website.
1.) From Rodelinda HWV 19
Ho perduto il caro sposo
Ritorna, oh caro
Mio caro bene!
2.) Suite in G minor HWV 452
3.) From Alcina HWV 34
Credete al mio dolore
– Interval –
4.) From Agrippina HWV 6
5.) From Saul (HWV 53)
Author of peace
6.) Suite in F major HWV 427
7.) From Giulio Cesare HWV 17
Piangerò la sorte mia
Sinfonia from Act 3
£45, £20, £15 (please note, £20 & £15 tickets have restricted views)
Winner of the 2021 International Handel Singing Competition soprano, Lucy Crowe has performed at opera houses and music festivals around the world. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and won second prize at the 2005 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Her early operatic appearances included Susanna for Garsington Opera and Sophie for Scottish Opera, a role she has also sung for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Other engagements include the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne, Countess Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Adina, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Poppea (Agrippina) for English National Opera, Rodelinda for Frankfurt Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid, Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) on tour to New York, Paris, Hamburg, Basel and Edinburgh. She is a prolific recitalist and concert performer and has performed and recorded with conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Emannuelle Haïm, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Simon Rattle.
Crowe has performed charity recitals in support of Kids In Need Of Education (KINOE), a project providing education and music lessons for children in Mumbai. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
Laurence Cummings is one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historical performance both as conductor and harpsichord player. He has been Musical Director of the London Handel Festival since 1999 and Artistic Director of the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen since 2012. He is also Music Director of the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música in Porto.
He has conducted productions for English National Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, Royal Academy of Music, Garsington Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera Theatre Company, Linbury Theatre Covent Garden, Göteborg Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Opéra de Lyon, and Handel and Haydn Society.
He regularly conducts The English Concert and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has worked with the Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Wiener Akademie, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington), Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, and Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
His numerous recordings include the first recording of Handel’s newly discovered Gloria with Emma Kirkby, and Handel Arias with Angelika Kirchschlager and the Basel Chamber Orchestra for Sony BMG.