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Music, Tue 3 Oct 2017, £12

James Newby and Joseph Middleton

James Newby and Joseph Middleton


Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field, most recently becoming the first accompanist to be the recipient of the Young Artist Award at the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. He is director of Leeds Lieder, musician-in-residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge and a professor at his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music. He is a frequent guest, alongside internationally established singers, in the world’s major music centres and has an award-winning and fast-growing discography.

Recent highlights include his debut BBC Prom with Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson; three US recital tours with Kate Royal, Sarah Connolly and Carolyn Sampson taking him to New York (Park Avenue Armory and Alice Tully Hall), San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre and Atlanta’s Spivey Hall; as well as recitals with Christopher Maltman in Strasbourg and deSingel Antwerp, Katarina Karnéus in Gothenburg; and European Myrthen Ensemble débuts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musée d’Orsay, Paris and Wigmore Hall. He has also programmed a fourpart Mahler series for BBC Radio 3.

The 24-year-old British baritone James Newby is the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award. That same year he was the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, and in 2015 was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize and overall third prize at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn International Song Competition. He won the Trinity Gold Medal in 2017 and has also been awarded the OAE Rising Stars prize for the 2017–18 season.

James enjoys a busy schedule as a recitalist. Recent and future highlights include appearances at Leeds Lieder Festival with Joseph Middleton, and a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. Last season he sang the role of Mercurio in La Calisto with La Nuova Musica and David Bates, and made his BBC Proms debut in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music conducted by Sakari Oramo. James is a 2017 Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and appeared in La Traviata, Hamlet, La Clemenza di Tito and Don Pasquale during the 2017 Festival. James and Joseph appear tonight thanks to the kind support of Philip and Gillian Broadley.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 3 Oct 2017 18:45


Tickets £12

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 4 Sep - Fri 20 Oct Best of the Art
Tue 26 Sep Informal Concerts
Tue 3 Oct James Newby and Joseph Middleton
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Nov Coastal
Tue 7 Nov Informal Concerts
Thu 9 Nov Tom Sangster -ABRSM Diploma Recital


The Birley Centre

01323 452300


The Birley Centre,
Carlisle Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4EX



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Map reference: OA 610835  Lat: 50.76243 Long: 0.28262

Eastbourne is entered from the north via the A27 or the A22. If approaching from the A22, at the large roundabout just north of Polegate, follow the signs to Willingdon (3rd exit) through the traffic lights at Polegate, until you reach the Willingdon roundabout.

If approaching Eastbourne from the A27, at the junction with the A2270 traffic lights, turn right (signposted Polegate and Willingdon) and follow the A2270 until you reach the Willingdon roundabout.

At the roundabout take the second exit directed to the town centre (west). Follow straight on the A2270 until you come to a roundabout with the railway station on your left and the Prezzo restaurant on your right. Then turn right into Grove Road, keeping the library on your right and go past the police station, following signs for Devonshire Park, which is adjacent the College. The College will appear on your left in Grange Road. Old Wish Road is at the far end of the pitch which is in front of the school.

From other directions, head for the seafront and turn inland opposite the Martello Tower (the Wish Tower) joining Carlisle Road. Turn right into Grange Road and immediately right into Old Wish Road.

The Birley Centre is a 10 minute walk (or 5 minute taxi ride) from the station. Follow Gildredge Road to the end, then cross over South Street and Furness Road to College Road. The Birley Centre is situated at the end of the road on the right, at the junction between College and Carlisle Roads.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


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