Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm / Main House


JAMES NEWBY (baritone) and JOSEPH MIDDLETON (piano)


Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2023-24 season


Britten                       I wonder as I wander; There’s none to soothe

Schubert                    Der wanderer; Auf der donau; Abendstern

John Casken              Lines from a wanderer

Beethoven                 Maigesang; Adelaide; An de ferne geliebte

Jonathan Dove          All you who sleep tonight

Errolyn Wallen         About here

Lori Laitman             Being happy

Britten                       At the mid hour of the night; Sail on, sail on


James Newby is a former BBC New Generation Artist and part of the European Concert Hall Organisation Rising Star scheme. The release of his debut solo CD I Wonder as I Wander on BIS Records in 2020 with pianist Joseph Middleton was the winner of the Diapason d’Or Découverte and described in Gramophone Magazine as “a performance that sets the tone, announcing Newby as an impressive artist”.

Pianist Joseph Middleton has been described in Opera Magazine as “the rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore”.

Their recital includes the second performance in Alnwick of the work Alnwick Music Society commissioned from John Casken in 2016.


Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm


Standard £16 | 19-30 years: £6 |18 and under: Free


Running Time: TBC

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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