This summer, audiences will be able to enjoy an open air concert and some quirky sculptures, as six outdoor events take place in Leicestershire.
The concerts will take place in the gardens of the Nevill Holt Estate, near Market Harborough, in August and September. Reflecting NHO’s commitment to nurturing the most talented up-and-coming young singers in the UK, each concert will feature at least five of NHO’s Young Artists.
During each visit, which will last for two and a half hours, audience members will be able to enjoy the 45-minute outdoor performance, explore the sculptures in the beautiful gardens and purchase locally-sourced food and drink.
The concerts will begin with An English Country Garden on Saturday 29th August. NHO Young Artists will entertain audiences with a selection of English Folksongs in arrangements by Grainger, Elgar, Parry and more.
Summer Shakespeare will follow on Saturday 5th September. NHO Young Artists, accompanied by double bass and piano, will sing the Birthday Madrigals by John Rutter and Songs and Sonnets by George Shearing. These works are written in the jazz style using some of Shakespeare’s most famous texts.
Choral Music from the Renaissance will be on Saturday 12th September. NHO Young Artists will sing a celebration of continental choral masterworks from the Renaissance period, featuring works from composers including Gabrielli, Palestrina and Monteverdi.
Each event will be carried out with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place, and carefully following up-to-date and official advice and guidance. These measures will be shared with all attendees in advance, and NHO is grateful to their guests for carefully observing these guidelines during their time at Nevill Holt. If guidance changes and it becomes necessary to cancel these outdoor concerts, all ticket buyers will receive a full refund.
When: 29th August – 12th September 2020
Where: Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8EG
£: Tickets cost £35+
More info: www.nevillholtopera.co.uk