Presented by Newbury Spring Festival

Songs My Father Taught Me

Sunday 14th May 2017, Combe Manor Barn, RG17 9EJ

Full Price £45 (Honesty Group picnic £25 for 2 people)

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From The Great American Songbook

Internationally renowned soprano Susan Bullock explores the Great American Songbook – Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers, Arlen and Sondheim. 

Susan calls her programme Songs My Father Taught Me, having known these glorious standards all her life. During the evening BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny will talk to her about what these great 20th-century classics meant to her growing up in England. At the piano is one of the country’s most admired cabaret pianists, Richard Sisson, adding to a magical evening of sophisticated elegance. 

To add to the occasion, you can pre-order a delicious picnic from Honesty Group to enjoy in the grounds of Combe Manor prior to the show – details on the Festival website.

'Susan Bullock, always profoundly musical, brings tears to one’s eyes with a tenderness of phrasing that seems second nature to her.'

Opera Magazine

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes approx.

6.00pm - grounds open for picnics

Susan Bullock - Soprano
Richard Sisson - Piano
Petroc Trelawny - Compere

Sponsored by Mrs Katalin Landon By kind permission of Jason and Sybille Russell