A unique opportunity to hear this wonderful tenor-guitar duo in the intimate setting of Benjamin Franklin House. Concert running time: 60 mins, followed by refreshments (included in ticket price).
Tickets: £25.00 available from Benjamin Franklin House:
36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF
ONLINE BOOKING link coming soon ( + £2.39 Eventbrite fee)
Fine Knacks for Ladies
Come Heavy Sleep
Say Love If Ever
In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Adagio and Allegro from BWV1005
from Die schöne Müllerin D.795
1. Das Wandern
4. Danksagung an den Bach
5. Am Feierabend
6. Der Neugieriege
Songs from the Chinese
JOEL WILLIAMS - TENOR
Joel Williams is a tenor at the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio. He studies with Tim Evans-Jones, and is the Kiri te Kanawa Scholar supported by the Independent Opera Scholarship. Joel spent much of his youth as a boy-treble in Europe's opera houses, in roles ranging from one of Die Zauberflöte’s Drei Knaben to Cobweb in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Joel went on to study History at King's College, Cambridge where he was a Choral Scholar. As a concert soloist he has performed a broad range of repertoire including Verdi's Otello (Roderigo), Haydn's Creation, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings. On stage, he has played Tamino The Magic Flute, the Mayor Albert Herring, and Count Belfiore La Finta Giardiniera. Joel was a Young Artist for Opera Holland Park Young singing Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera and a member of the Verbier Festival Academy. He is proud to be a Concordia Artist.
MICHAEL BUTTEN - GUITAR
Born in Berkshire, Michael Butten studied at Junior Academy, where he twice won the Lower Strings Prize, before being awarded a scholarship at the Academy to continue his studies with Michael Lewin. He is the winner of the 2016 Ivor Mairant’s Guitar Award and a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In his first year he won the Julian Bream Prize, adjudicated by Julian Bream. On completing his BMus degree with first class honours, he received from the Academy one of the Regency Awards and in June 2014, as a postgraduate, became the first guitarist to win the R.A.M. Club Prize.