The Light of the World recording released
Dutton Epoch have released the new complete recording of Sullivan’s 1873 oratorio ‘The Light of the World’, sponsored by the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society. This magnificent recording is the latest in a series of works by Sullivan to be conducted by John Andrews with the BBC Concert Orchestra and includes Ben McAteer singing the rôle of Jesus and Natalya Romaniw as Mary. Read John Andrew’s blog ‘Arthur Sullivan, the serious composer’ here and his interview with Katherine Cooper of Presto Music here.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Anne Stanyon has accepted a Vice-Presidency of the Society. Her research into Sullivan and the Leeds Festival, for which she has recently been awarded a Doctorate by the University of Leeds, and continuing research into Sullivan’s role as a conductor has been truly groundbreaking.
Haddon Hall, Captain Billy and Mr Jericho will be recorded at Watford Colosseum from 6-11 January 2019. The BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers will be conducted by John Andrews. Details of soloists will be announced in due course.
Sullivan Ballads Recording
Plans are in an advanced stage for a recording of Sullivan’s Ballads to be issued on the Chandos label. The single CD will compliment the 2-CD set of Sullivan’s Songs issued in 2017. More details to follow.
We are delighted to announce that Alan Borthwick and David Lyle have both accepted Vice-Presidency of the Society.
Alfred Cellier’s The Mountebanks (1892), featuring the BBC Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by John Andrews, was recorded at the Watford Colosseum 18-22 January. Issue projected for the end of the year.
New 2-CD set of Sullivan’s Songs
The Society’s new 2-CD set of Sullivan’s songs is available to buy, and also to download from the Chandos website here.
Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches, David Owen Norris: 46 songs, including the Shakespeare songs and The Window complete.
New recording of The Light of The World
The Society’s new complete recording of The Light of The World was made at the Watford Colosseum from 21 – 25 April. Natalia Romaniw, Eleanor Dennis, Kitty Whately, Robert Murray, Ben McAteer, Neal Davies, the BBC Symphony Chorus, the Kinder Children’s Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Andrews.