The Grange Festival: Singing Competition Final
The Grange Festival is pleased to announce the second Grange Festival International Singing Competition; and AAM are delighted to be working alongside them this year, following 2019’s acclaimed production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
Different periods of music give singers a variety of opportunities and require diverse strengths. Earlier repertoire lays great store in skills of rhetoric, declamation, improvisation and imagination, where later music focusses on legato line, colour and power. To quote the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt, “…. music prior to 1800 speaks, while subsequent music paints”
The final concert will be a high-profile event taking place in London at the historic Merchant Taylor’s Hall.
The repertoire will be finalised at the choice of selected singers as the final draws closer, and can incorporate anything composed up until 1830 – to no doubt include Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart and Beethoven; composers at the heart of the baroque and classical periods.