Britten Pears Arts Launches Capital Program & Receives £750,000 From Arts Council England

Britten Pears Arts announced the launch of a three-year, £13.4 million capital program helping the organization maintain and further its mission. The endeavor ensures Britten Pears Arts’ buildings and sites have improved accessibility for everyone, starting with moving forward with updates to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Other uses for the investments are to ensure financially sustainable, and aid the {…}

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards Announces Shortlist

A shortlist of this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Award recipients has been released. For the purposes of this article only opera related nominees are included. The full list can be found here.  Chamber-Scale Composition Nilufar Habibian – “Az nahāyate tāriki” (“From the deep end of darkness”) Conductor Alice Farnham; Alpesh Chauhan; François-Xavier Roth Ensemble BBC Singers; Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective Impact {…}

Chiltern Arts Presents Excerpts from Britten’s ‘Saint Nicolas’ Via Free-to-Watch Short Film

Chiltern Arts presents excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s “Saint Nicolas” cantata via a free-to-view 20-minute video celebrating the story of Santa Claus. Director Bill Barclay has created a powerful, spiritually uplifting film that anticipates the time when we will once more come together to celebrate musicmaking. The film features Royal Opera House tenor Nick Pritchard and British choral and orchestra conductor, {…}