Jane Shuttleworth

Jane lives in County Durham and sings in amateur chamber choir The Durham Singers. She has sung in choirs large and small for most of her life and also plays the recorder. She will happily listen to absolutely anything, but particularly enjoys Renaissance and Baroque music.
Prom 27: RSNO bring clarity to Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Three large-scale works from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra made up Prom 27, with conductor Peter Oundjian making his Proms debut. The intelligence and sensitivity of his approach shed new light on familiar works by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky – and also played was a new piece by Naresh Sohal.

Monday 5th August 2013 Read more...
Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Sarah Connolly and Britten Sinfonia's magnificent, terrifying passion

Britten Sinfonia and conductor Sian Edwards brought this programme of British music to the Proms Saturday Matinee series at Cadogan Hall, in an unforgettable performance. Sarah Connolly's singing in Britten's cantata Phaedra was fiery, magnificent, terrifying.

Monday 5th August 2013 Read more...
Prom 29: A joyful Tannhäuser from Donald Runnicles

Continuing this year's Proms' focus on Wagner, Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performed his epic tale of love Tannhäuser. It featured some strong soloists and a chorus whose final contribution was a fittingly climactic end.

Monday 5th August 2013 Read more...
Prom 2: Woo woo! The Doctor visits the Royal Albert Hall

This year's Doctor Who Prom featured the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and was presented by the Doctor himself, in the form of Matt Smith, with many special guests besides. It was great to hear a selection of music from across the show's 50-year history, and eight-year-old Edmund Smith was duly impressed.

Monday 15th July 2013 Read more...
Prom 26: An unforgettable B minor Mass with The English Concert

J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor is the culmination of one man’s great life of musical creativity, and a great personal statement of faith. Such an important and well-loved work as this places huge extra demands on performers, and Harry Bicket and The English Concert rose admirably to the challenge with a stellar performance last night at the BBC Proms.

Friday 3rd August 2012 Read more...
Prom 23: A varied menu of early 20th-century English music
Prom 23 served up a menu of English music from the first half of the 20 century in all its variety, with impressionism by Delius, the lush strings of Vaughan Williams, heroic brass from Ireland, and jazzy, sophisticated excitement from Walton.The programme opened with a warmly affectionate performance of Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. The theme in question comes from Tallis’ setting of a metrical version of Psalm 2 (“Why Fum’th In Fight”). Tallis puts his melody in the ten
Thursday 2nd August 2012 Read more...
Prom 21: Death and dances from the Aldeburgh World Orchestra

The Aldeburgh World Orchestra has been created as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, and brings together young people from 35 countries across all five continents for a few intense weeks of rehearsal, tutoring and performances under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. And what a programme: all of it musically and emotionally challenging.

Monday 30th July 2012 Read more...


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