The food writer, critic and Masterchef judge William Sitwell (great-nephew of Edith Sitwell) joins Zeb Soanes to recite William Walton's witty and irreverent Façade, preceded by the world premiere of Ben Palmer's new composition, Eggs or Anarchy, based on Sitwell's account of how Lord Woolton achieved the impossible task of feeding the nation during the Second World War.
Zeb will host an evening of words and music for the turn of the season at the ancient Norfolk church of St Mathias, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe. Joined by friends from the world of music, theatre and broadcasting.
Tickets limited, early booking advised.
St Martin in the Fields presents the most complete live performance of Sir John Betjeman's Banana Blush for over 30 years, performed by Zeb Soanes and Carole Boyd.
In a special concert for Remembrance The Lacock Scholars will preview a major new project pairing Duarte Lobo's magnificent six-voice requiem mass with World War One poetry and the haunting music of Peter Cornelius, a little-known and overlooked 19th century German composer.
Zeb joins the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leo Geyer for an imaginative retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol for children of all ages with music from John Adams, Prokofiev, Berlioz, and some familiar Carols.
Venue and Times TBC.
One of Opus Anglicanum's most popular annual concerts: thoughtful texts interweaved with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit quire of Wells Cathedral. Early booking advised.
Fun festive readings from Saki, Dickens, John Masefield, Joyce Grenfel mixed with carols, music-hall and folk songs to make the fire crackle and warm the heart of every Scrooge.
Opus Anglicanum bring their most popular Christmas concert to London for the first time after many sell-out years at Wells Cathedral. Thoughtful texts interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of St James' Church, Spanish Place, Marylebone, London.
Early booking advised