Monday 4 February 2019

Saturday 9th February 7pm   St. Mary’s Church, Pz. TR18 4AQ
Julien Van Mellaerts baritone  Tim Dean piano

‘In this programme we will perform Vaughan Williams’ characterful and moving ‘Songs of Travel’, and a selection of Britten’s Folksong arrangements. The Folksong theme continues with songs from Mahler’s ‘Knaben Wunderhorn’ collection; there are classic songs by Schubert and a colourful finale with Ravel’s touching and funny ‘Don Quichotte à Dulcinée'.’

New Zealand baritone Julien van Mellaerts is established as one of the top song singers of his generation. Recent winner of both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the Wigmore International Song Competition he is in demand all over the world for the finesse and detail of his ability to tell stories in song.   
Hot off the press, Julien has just been offered the principal role in Figaro in Salzburg in 2020!

 A beautiful voice … animation is what Julien van Mellaerts brought to his programme, alert to the detail of style, language and character in each miniature narrative’    The Times