Classic songs in classic form

Anna Tilbrook is among the musicians performing
Anna Tilbrook is among the musicians performing

Three fine musicians will play some of classical music’s greatest songs in Luton next week.

The Music on Mondays series returns to Luton Library Theatre on Monday at 7.30pm with a tenor, viola and piano recital featuring James Gilchrist, Philip Dukes and Anna Tilbrook.

They will perform classic Schubert lieder, including Auf dem Strom and his Arpeggione sonata, along with e Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ever popular, quintessentially British settings of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems, Songs of Travel.

James Gilchrist began his working life as a doctor, turning to a full time career in music in 1996. He enjoys a busy international career as a concert singer, recitalist and recording artist, working with many major conductors and orchestras.

As a concerto soloist, Philip Dukes has appeared with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, The Hallé, The Philharmonia and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Since her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999, Anna Tilbrook has become a regular artist at all the leading concert halls and festivals, collaborating with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Ian Bostridge and Lucy Crowe, and she has also accompanied Jose Carreras, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.

Tickets cost £15 for adults (including seniors) or £8 for students/unemployed/disabled. Under-18s in education are admitted free of charge. Call 01582 878100 or buy tickets on the concert door.