Thursday 7th October

Schumann Dichterliebe

8pm Copford Church

Mark Wilde tenor
David Owen Norris piano

Clara Schumann Three Romances Op. 11
Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann Op. 20
Robert Schumann Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love)

Mark Wilde, one of my favourite musicians of his generation, sings Dichterliebe in a brand new translation by one of our most eminent writers on opera, Amanda Holden.

David Owen Norris is a household name among classical music lovers, and we are very priviledged to have him appear at the festival.

Once again, Norris's pianism is past praise in its scrupulous poise, immaculate touch and attention to dynamic nuance. What's more, he displays an acute intellectual and emotional understanding ... artistry of a very high order. Gramophone 2009


St Michael and all Angels Church, Copford Green, Essex CO6 1DG

The stunning 12th century wall paintings are one of our national treasures.

Where to eat: The Barn Brasserie, Great Tey (3 miles)
Open from 6pm 01206 212 345

Late evening - for something a little different, The Alma in Copford Green will be hosting their regular open-mic night. School Road, Copford Green CO6 1BZ