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Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Saturday 18 December 2021, 7.30pm

"But I like to sing..." A celebration of beautiful songs

 Parry. My Heart is like a Singing Bird

Bernstein. I hate Music!

Schubert. An die Musik

Wolf. An eine Aeolsharfe

Brahms. An ein Veilchen

Joseph Marx. Nocturne

Franck. Nocturne

Lili Boulanger. Il etait descendue au bas de la prairie

Debussy. Beau soir

Duparc. L’invitation au voyage

Britten. Il est quelqu’un sur terre

Paladilhe. Psyche


Bach/Gounod. Ave Maria

Poulenc. Deux poemes de Louis Aragon

Mompou. Damunt de tu nomes des flors

Peterson-Berger. Aspakers-polska

Peterson-Berger. Langtan heter min arvedel

Grieg. To brune ojne

Tchaikovsky. Nur, wer die Sehnsucht kennt

Rachmaninov. Spring Waters

Barber. A Slumber Song of the Madonna

Gurney. Sleep

Strauss. Morgen


Carolyn Sampson's website

Joseph Middleton's website


Tickets for this concert will be available for priority booking for NCM Season ticket holders and Members from 15 November 2021. Please ensure you have your membership number to hand when booking tickets.

General sales will begin on 29 November 2021.

Standard ticket price £25 (£5 discount for NCM Members).

We cannot guarantee ticket availability on the door for this concert: please book in advance to secure a seat.

Concert arrangements

We are pleased that under current Government guidelines we are now able to stage full-capacity concerts at the John Innes Centre. 

We remain, however, mindful of your comfort and safety. We therefore ask you, as a courtesy to each other and to help provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone, to observe the following:

  • Bring proof of either double vaccination or same-day negative lateral flow test as you may be asked to provide them;
  • Wear a face covering at all times in the auditorium and the foyer except when having refreshments;
  • Use the hand sanitiser available at the venue;
  • Be mindful of others and their space;
  • Bring a contactless card for programmes and refreshments (or pay for programmes in advance online). We will not be taking any cash on the day;
  • You will be asked for your ticket on entering the auditorium through any of the four doors;
  • You may sit in any unreserved seat.