Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Promoted by: St. Leonard’s Church, Seaford
Time: Saturday, 5 August 2017, at 1:00pm
Place: St Leonard’s Church, Seaford
Description: Alexandra Kidgell was born in Southend-on-Sea and currently a resident of Lewes, Alexandra Kidgell read music at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge where she was Senior Choral Exhibitioner. She completed her post-graduate studies with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music, where, among other prizes, she was awarded the prestigious DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. She was a finalist in the 2013 LBS Bach Singers’ Prize, and in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition. She is also a Britten Pears Young Artist.

Alexandra has appeared as a soloist throughout the UK and Europe. Recent and forthcoming highlights include Bach Magnificat on a national tour with The Sixteen, Durante Requiem and Pergolesi Stabat Mater in the Oxford Early Music Festival, a recording of Durante Requiem with the choir of Christ Church College, Oxford, Mozart Exultate, jubilate and Mass in C minor in Chelmsford Cathedral, Bach Mass in B minor at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with The Feinstein Ensemble, Handel Messiah in Wells Cathedral, Christchurch Priory and Bath Abbey. In summer 2014 and autumn 2015 Alexandra appeared on stage at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of the small cast of Thomas Tallis, a new play with music, to wide critical acclaim.

Alexandra is a member of The Sixteen, and continues to enjoy working with many of Europe’s other leading ensembles, including the The Tallis Scholars and Gabrieli Consort.

Matthew Fletcher is an award-winning accompanist, and performs at many of the UK’s major venues. Recent highlights include performances on BBC television and radio with Danielle De Niese, an appearance with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on Sky Arts, Wigmore Hall debut recitals with Sam Furness, Gareth Brynmor John and Keri Fuge, and recitals with Sir Thomas Allen. His competition successes include the accompanist prize at the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Matthew has worked as a répétiteur at Glyndebourne since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2012. Highlights include working on Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (2014 Festival), the Ravel Double Bill (2015 Festival) and Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen (2016 Festival). Matthew is a vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Music.
Tickets: The Concert lasts approximately an hour has free admission with a retiring collection
Contact: John Baker

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