Saturday 6th 16.00 & Sunday 7th August, 14.00


…A Family Song Recital


Please tell Sarah and Phil how to act out the following dramatic scene:


Sarah- Huntsman, why do you hunt the little rabbit?


Phil- I have to hunt the little rabbit, it must be so!


Sarah- Huntsman, what have you got in your eye?


Phil- They’re tears…it must be so!


Sarah- Huntsman, what do you feel, deep down in your heart?


Phil- Love and sorrow, it must be so.


Sarah- Huntsman, when will you fetch your sweetheart home?


Phil- Never, never!


It must be so, it must, it must be so…



Dominic Harlan: Suburbia 1975


Pianist/presenter Dominic Harlan is one of his generation’s most gifted communicators. Joined here by two extraordinary singers for a song recital that needs to be seen to be believed. Following a recent Wigmore Hall concert, the much-loved tenor, Ian Bostridge wrote, ‘I would never, ever have believed that hardcore song repertoire could be conveyed so powerfully and enjoyably to an audience of children. An unmitigated triumph of the imagination’.

Suitable for 8-years old +



When Yesterday We Met

Charles Ives: Memories a) Very pleasant b) Rather sad


Franz Schubert:Der Atlas


Hugo Wolf: Ich hab’ in Penna einen liebsten wohnen


Franz Schubert: Erlkönig


Devised, directed and presented by: Dominic Harlan


Soprano: Sarah Gabriel Baritone: Philip Smith Piano: Dominic Harlan


Robert Schumann: Ich grolle nicht


Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris


Sergei Rachmaninoff: When Yesterday we Met…


Johannes Brahms: Jägerlied


Dominic Harlan: Suburbia 1975


Dominic Harlan

Dominic, studied at London’s RAM. Work as musical director includes Canticles (Tête à Tête/Streetwise Opera, Ain’t Misbehavin’-The Fats Waller Musical Show (OTTC), The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne Education/Brighton Festival. He has recorded for Naxos, Avie and Warner Sunset, and in recital has toured Europe, Japan and India. He is currently artistic director of Glyndebourne’s Opera Experience, and director/presenter of Glyndebourne’s Operaland website,

Sarah Gabriel


Soprano, Sarah made her acclaimed US debut as Lucy in Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera, conducted by Lorin Maazel at his inaugural Castleton Festival. Highlights in Europe this season include Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen/Théâtre du Châtelet’s My Fair Lady, Handel’s dramatic cantatas La Lucrezia and Armida Abbandonata, Adele (Die Fledermaus), Pierrot Lunaire and Jerusha in Gerald Barry’s The Intelligence Park.


Philip Smith

One time National Otter Surveyor of England, retrained as a singer and was released into the world of professional singing. Frequent sightings are made in the UK and across Europe and you can catch him later this year in Spain or Scotland. Keen enthusiasts will be able to see and hear him in Copenhagen next year.