A week-long festival will take celebrate the return of music to NHO’s theatre. The five performances will be the first inside NHO’s award-winning theatre since the pandemic, following more than 2,000 people enjoying outside performances at Nevill Holt last summer.
Monday 21st June, 7pm: Sun and Light
A programme of choral music to mark the summer solstice featuring members of the BBC Singers conducted by NHO’s Artistic Director, Nicholas Chalmers, and special guests Judith Weir and Petroc Trelawny.
Tuesday 22nd June, 7pm: Nicholas Daniel and friends, Leicester International Music Festival
The celebrated oboist and artistic director of LIMF Nicholas Daniel is joined by musicians including violinist, Jack Liebeck, violist, Tetsuumi Nagata, cellist, Ashok Klouda, pianist, Danny Driver, and flautist, Momentum Now Artist Meera Maharaj. The programme will include Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending for violin and piano and Fauré’s 1st Piano Quartet alongside music by Clara Schumanna and Eleanor Alberga
Wednesday 23rd June, 7pm: Bounder and Cad
Troubadours of the Twitter age, musical-comedy duo Bounder & Cad have featured multiple times on BBC Radio, and were selected for BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club’s Pick of The Year for two years running.
Thursday 24th June, 7pm: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason
Exceptional brother-and-sister duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, from “Britain’s most musical family” (The Times), visit Nevill Holt Opera for the first time. In this intimate chamber programme, they reunite to perform a concert of beautiful music by Bridge, Britten and Rachmaninov.
Friday 25th June, 7pm: A Night at the Opera: Stars of our 2021 season perform some of opera’s most celebrated music.