Baritone performs varied recital including less well-known ‘gem’

Local baritone Andrew Robinson will perform songs by Handel, Purcell, Poulenc, Mozart and Vaughan Williams at 3pm on Sunday at St Michael’s Church, High Street, Lewes.

The recital ranges from the familiar and well-loved ‘Messiah’ and Vaughan Williams ‘Songs of Travel’ to the unusual in Poulenc’s setting of Jean Cocteau’s ‘Miel de Narbonne’.

The programme also features a less well-known gem from a familiar composer in Purcell’s divine hymn ‘Lord, What is Man?’ a bravura setting of William Fuller’s prayer, with a keyboard realisation by Benjamin Britten.

Don’t worry if you missed Figaro at Glyndebourne - Andrew will also be giving his Count Almaviva in the Aria ‘Vedro’ mentr’io sospiro’.

Andrew will be accompanied by Nick Houghton (piano).

Andrew started singing as a chorister in the choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and has learned singing in Pavia, Italy and Paris. He directs the Brighton Early Music Festival Community Choir and the Schola Cantorum of St Pancras, Lewes.

Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of church repairs.