Northern Chords Festival

Northern Chords: Serenade

Sage Two

Sean Shibe guitar
Ben Johnson tenor
Northern Chords Festival Ensemble
Benjamin Baker leader
Jonathan Bloxham conductor

DOWLAND Songs for tenor and guitar
ARNOLD Serenade for guitar and strings
WALTON Pieces from Henry V
ELGAR Serenade for strings
BRITTEN Nocturnal after John Downland
BRITTEN Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

We’re delighted to welcome back festival favourite, tenor Ben Johnson, for the final concert in the 9th Northern Chords Festival.

In a programme that explores English composers’ takes on this year’s theme of Night, we bring together all the festival artists from solo guitar to string ensemble.

This year’s festival concludes with a performance of the Britten’s incredible Serenade conducted by the Festival’s Artistic Director and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Jonathan Bloxham.

Part of Northern Chords Festival

Northern Chords Festival is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting North East musical events of the year. Bringing the best young and dynamic talent from across the world to the banks of the Tyne, to perform eclectic and exciting programmes, the festival offers a refreshing...

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