7 - Double Concert - Sledmere House and Church

7 - Double Concert - Sledmere House and Church

17 July 2016 7:00 pm

Sledmere House and Church, Sledmere, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 3XH, UK

7 - Double Concert - Sledmere House and Church

Double Concert 1

Sledmere House and Church are the venues for two short concerts, both played twice, the audience changing places either side of a picnic interval.

Kathryn Rudge wLove’s Old Sweet Song
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo soprano)
James Baillieu (piano)

Howells – King David
Quilter – Seven Elizabethan Lyrics
Britten – The Salley Gardens
Britten – Brisk Young Widow
Britten – Oliver Cromwell
Eric Coates – Birdsong at Eventide
Ivor Novello – We’ll gather lilacs
Bridge – Thy hand in mine
Bridge – Where she lies asleep
Bridge – Love went a-riding

Mezzo-soprano and BBC New Generation Artist Kathryn Rudge presents songs and ballads written between 1923 and 1945 by British composers whose lives were affected by war. They include nostalgic gems by Eric Coates and Ivor Novello as well as Roger Quilter’s beautifully melodic Seven Elizabethan Lyrics and a lyrical masterpiece by Howells.

‘If you like exceptionally thoughtful music-making, this album is for you. Rudge’s voice is golden, rich, and even; her diction crystal clear, and her phrasing superb. Baillieu’s playing is warm and supportive. Outstanding performances of every piece; I loved every minute of it’ – American Record Guide


Rachel Podger (violin)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Mozart – Sonata for piano and violin
                in B flat major (K.454)
Mozart – Sonata for piano and violin
                in D major (K.306)

‘Britain’s finest period violinist’ (BBC Music Magazine) joins forces with ‘the finest living exponent of the fortepiano’ (The Herald ) to perform two of Mozart’s greatest sonatas for violin and piano, where the musical conversations between the two instruments are in turn majestic, intimate, profound and playful.

‘There is probably no more inspirational musician working today than Podger’ – Gramophone

‘an intoxicating combination of power and grace’ – Toronto Star

The grounds of Sledmere will be open from 5.30pm for concertgoers and there will be a further picnic opportunity during the 45 minute interval between performances when drinks will also be available

Please contact the box office if you would like to be put on the waiting list for returns.


Full - £30.00    Gold - £24.00    Silver - £27.00    Under 25s - £15.00


Please contact the Box Office to book tickets