Baritone Alex Poulton will be accompanied by pianist Peter Rhodes in this concert presented by the Elgar Society Southern Branch on Saturday 26 January at 2pm at The Spring, Havant.
They will be performing a recital of very rarely performed songs by Edward Elgar.
The programme also includes a selection of Arthur Somervell and George Butterworth’s settings of A. E. Housman’s: ‘A Shropshire Lad’, a new setting of a poem by Maurice Carême by Alex Poulton, a piano solo by Percy Grainger and another by John Dowland; Gerald Finzi’s: Let Us Garlands Bring, arranged by Grainger, a collection of Britten folk song settings and some songs by Noël Coward.
Alex Poulton is a baritone who studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and at the Liszt Academy, Budapest. His career encompasses recital, oratorio and operatic performances both here and abroad. Alex also writes new operas and musicals.
Pianist Peter Rhodes studied at the Royal Academy of Music and is sought after as recitalist, accompanist, harpsichordist and conductor. He has performed abroad and accompanied leading artists including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Benjamin Luxon.