Cheltenham Music Festival unveils 2022 season

Opera song

The UK-based Cheltenham Music Festival has announced its 2022 season.

For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal and lyrical performances.

The “Evensong Festival” will feature the Cheltenham College Chapel Choir under the direction of David McKee. The showcase will feature music from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells.

Performance date: July 8, 2022

Contralto Hilary Summers and pianist Andrew West will perform “What’s So Great About Opera?” They will feature music by Bizet, Puccini, Mozart and Purcell, among others.

Performance date: July 9, 2022

Soprano Juliet Fraser and the Talea Ensemble will team up for Laura Bowler’s ‘Distance’.

Performance date: July 10, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston and pianist Kunal Lahiry will perform music by Benjamin Britten, Madeleine Dring Gustav Mahler, Olivier Messiaen, Henry Purcell and Judith Weir.

Performance date: July 12, 2022

The Tenebrae Choir and conductor Nigel Short will feature music by Roderick Williams, Philip Moore, Josephine Stephenson, Rudolf Mauersberger and Francis Poulenc.

Performance date: July 12, 2022

Soprano Anna Dennis and The English Concert will perform music by Händel and Bononcini. Tom Foster directs.

Performance date: July 15, 2022

Soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Anna Tilbrook will present a program of music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn, Alban Berg and William Walton.

Performance date: July 16, 2022

Wild Plum Arts and Musicians de Psappha will feature music by Mitchell, Claire Victoria Roberts and Odetta. The singers will be announced later.

Performance date: July 16, 2022

Adrian Partington will lead the British Sinfonietta, the South Cotswold Big Sing Group and the Gloucester Cathedral Choristers in a performance of Mahler’s 8and Symphony. Soloists include Gweneth Ann Rand, Katherine Broderick, Robyn Allegra Parton, Claire Barnett-Jones, Hilary Summers, Thomas Elwin, Benedict Nelson and James Platt.

Performance date: July 16, 2022