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Thursday 19 September - Benjamin Franklin House Concert - Joel Williams (tenor) & Michael Butten (guitar)

  • Benjamin Franklin House 36 Craven Street London, England, WC2N 5NF United Kingdom (map)
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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).

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Tickets: £25.00 available from Benjamin Franklin House:

0207 839 2006

36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF

ONLINE BOOKING link coming soon ( + £2.39 Eventbrite fee)


Fine Knacks for Ladies
Come Again 
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
2.     Wohin?
3.     Halt!
4.     Danksagung an den Bach
5.     Am Feierabend
6.     Der Neugieriege 


Songs from the Chinese




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.


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.