The Songs of Sir Arthur Sullivan

with David Owen Norris and friends

The Songs of Sir Arthur Sullivan





Thursday 26 July, 2018

St Mary's Church, Petworth GU28 0AD

7.30pm (Ends approximately 9.20pm)

Adults £21, £13, £7 | 18 and under £5 or free in adult £7 seats

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR. Do join us this evening at St Mary's Petworth GU28 0AD at about 7pm to purchase yours.

A second 40th anniversary event featuring a former Petworth Festival Artistic Director – pianist and broadcaster extraordinaire, David Owen Norris. David is joined by two exceptional singers, tenor Ben Johnson and baritone Ashley Riches, in a celebration of one of Britain’s most loved musical sons, Sir Arthur Sullivan. Although best known for his collaborations with the great W S Gilbert, Sullivan’s range went way beyond the so-called ‘Savoy’ operettas. In addition to many larger-scale works he composed dozens of song settings with texts ranging from Shakespeare and Shelley to Tennyson. The Petworth performance includes Sullivan and Tennyson’s so-called Liederkreis, The Window.

David Owen Norris is a pianist, composer and broadcaster. He has performed all over the world since his appointment as the first Gilmore Artist in 1991. His compositions include a Symphony, a Piano Concerto, the oratorios Prayerbook and Turning Points, and the multi-media tribute to the passing seasons, Henge Music. His Chord of the Week programmes on BBC2 television are a popular feature of the Proms.

Generously sponsored by Jo & Peter Lavender

David Owen Norris (photo: Simon Weir)