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NEXT EVENT (Facebook Live & YouTube):


7/8/9 August

"All My Heart In This My Singing"
A Weekend of Song with Jess & Dylan

Jess Dandy, contralto
Dylan Perez, piano

We are delighted to announce our upcoming weekend of song – "All my heart in this my singing" – coming live to you at 6pm this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (7/8/9 August).

Below, you can find 'events' for each evening, where you'll be able to see viewing platform details, repertoire lists, and programme notes:

I. Out of mingled air & sparkle: an evening of German Song
Friday 7th August 6-7pm

II. The Eternal Ephemeral: An Evening of French Song
Saturday 8th August 6-7pm

III. Dwell in possibility –– Songs of America
Sunday 9th August 6-7pm

This series is free of charge, but we are asking for your support in funding our first album with fabulous sound engineer, Bobby Williams. The funding link is here:

"Music transports us" they say, and whoever they are, we're taking them literally. In one sense, we'll be very much in my South Cumbrian living room; in another, we'll venture into the Black Forest, take a dip in the Bodensee, before embroiling ourselves in the raucous shenanigans of a French village fête, and crossing the Atlantic to, amongst other places, Amherst, Massachusetts with a certain poet-in-residence, ultimately finding our "latitude of home".

We haven't made live music since March, and we're overwhelmed at the prospect of doing so again in less than a week's time. Just before lockdown, we made some stunning videos with our long-time collaborator, Bobby Williams, a wonderfully attuned and sensitive sound and video engineer, who strives for sound as close to a live, embodied experience as possible. We would like to make our first album together, and need your help to make this happen. If you've enjoyed any of our videos, please consider giving to our first album fundraiser. Pennies found down the back of the sofa, the £2.50 you never spent on a flat white, the £100 you feel inexplicably compelled to give, we will be hugely grateful for whatever you feel able to share with us. We have taken the decision not to charge for next week's event, but music is worth so much, and we hope you'll support us in making more of it.

The following events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19: 

Ensemble x.y.


23 March 2020

Brunel Tunnel, London

Joseph Havlat, piano 

Songs from the Deep​

Ensemble 1637 


27 March 2020

St James’ Sussex Gardens

Joseph Havlat, piano 

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

With readings from The Dream of the Rood transl. Neil Curry 

Thames Philharmonic Choir 


28 March 2020

Cadogan Hall, London

Dir. Harry Bradford

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Solemn Vespers

Beethoven, Ludwig Van: Mass in C 

London Handel Festival 


1 April 2020

St George's Hannover Square

Dir. Leo Duarte


Handel, George Frideric: Fernando 

Merton College Choir 


3 April 2020

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Dir. Benjamin Nicholas

Bach, Johann Sebastian: St Matthew Passion 

King's College Choir 


7 April 2020

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

Dir. Daniel Hyde

Academy of Ancient Music

Bach, Johann Sebastian: St John Passion 

BBC National Orchestra of Wales 


9 April 2020

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

10 April 2020

St David’s Hall, Cardiff 

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Dir. John Butt

Bach, Johann Sebastian: St John Passion 

The English Concert 


18 April 2020

Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain 

20 April 2020

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

23 April 2020

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

25 April 2020

Barbican Hall, London

3 May 2020

Carnegie Hall, New York

5 May 2020

McCarter Center, Princeton

8 May 2020

LA Opera

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Dir. Harry Bickett

Handel, George Frideric: Rodelinda 

Monteverdi Choir 

16 May 2020

Barbican Hall, London

Orchestre révolutionnaire

Et romantique

Dir. Sir John Eliot Gardiner  

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 9 

Snape Maltings 

18 - 22 May 2020

Mills, Alex: Herculine

Recital with Martin Roscoe 

23 May 2020

St Mary’s RC Church, Barrow-in-Furness

A Furness Songbook: Songs of the North and Sea

London Choral Sinfonia 

28 May 2020

Cadogan Hall

Vox Anima London 

30 May 2020

Cadogan Hall

Arnesen, Kim André: Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World

Two Moors Festival 

7 June 2020

Schubertiade led by Roger Vignoles with pianist, Dylan Perez

North Cotswold Chamber Choir

13 June 2020


Northleach Church, Cheltenham

Dir. Sarah Tenant-Flowers 

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Magnificat

Vivaldi, Antonio: Dixit Dominus 

Ulverston International Music Festival

25 June 2020


Recital with Anthony Hewitt

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique 

27 June 2020



Dir. Sir John Eliot Gardiner 

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 9  

Dartington Summer School

1 - 8 August 2020


Teaching Bach Mass in B minor

Dartington Summer School

5 August 2020


Recital with Gavin Roberts 'The World of the Boulanger Sisters'

Lake District Summer Music 

8 August 2020


Recital with Malachy Frame & Duncan Glenday 

SongPath 2020: The Old Furness Way 

23 August 2020

South Cumbria


Wimbledon Choral Society 

14 November 2020

Southwark Cathedral



Dir. Neil Ferris 

Handel, George Frideric: Messiah 

Irish Baroque Orchestra 

3 December 2020: Wexford

4 December 2020: Dublin

5 December 2020: Cork


Dir. Peter Whelan  

Handel, George Frideric: Messiah 

Ulster Radio Orchestra 

10 - 12 December 2020




Handel, George Frideric: Messiah 

Mozarteum Orchestra 

16 - 18 December 2020

Festival Hall, Salzburg


Dir. Matthew Halls

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Weihnachtsoratorium

Dunedin Consort 

20 - 23 December 2020


Dir. John Butt



Handel, George Frideric: Messiah 

Dunedin Consort 

22 - 28 March 2021


Dir. John Butt



Bach, Johann Sebastian: St Matthew Passion

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

4 - 8 May 2021 (postponed until 2022)

Toronto, Canada



Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No. 2

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

15 - 17 July 2021

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Dir. Ed Gardner



Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No. 2



Ulverston International Music Festival (Home2Home Festival)


26 June 2020

Songs of the Sea 

Recital with Anthony Hewitt, piano 

Live from Home 

Recital with Martin Roscoe

14 March 2020

The Old Laundry Theatre Crag Brow, Windermere

Schumann, Robert: Dichterliebe (Heine) Op. 48

Liszt, Franz: Three Petrarch Sonnets

Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Four Last Songs


London Handel Festival

10 March 2020

Wigmore Hall

Handel, George Frideric: Parnasso in Festa HWV 73

Role - Calliope

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras

27 February 2020

Carnegie Hall

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras

24 February 2020

Harris Theater at Millennium Park

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras


14 February 2020

Palau de la Musica Catalana

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Dunedin Consort


17 December 2019: St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow

16 December 2019: The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

14 December 2019: Westmorland Hall, Kendal

7 & 8 December 2019: Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo

Handel, George Frideric: Messiah

Nevill Holt Opera


30 November 2019

Handel, George Frideric: Messiah

Lied Festival Victoria de los Angeles


16 November 2020

Museu de la Musica de Barcelona

Recital, 'French Fables'

Hampstead Arts Festival


2 November 2020

Hampstead Parish Church, London

Elgar, Edward: The Dream of Gerontius

Oxford Lieder


23 October 2020

The Holywell Music Room Oxford

Recital, 'French Fables'

Oxford Lieder


11 October 2019

The Holywell Music Room Oxford

Frances-Hoad, Cheryl: Beowulf

Kings Place


21 September 2019

Alex Mills: Dear Marie Stopes

Queen Elizabeth Hall


21 September 2019

Crouch End Festival Chorus

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Missa Solemnis​

Dunedin Consort / Edinburgh International Festival


24 August 2019

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Bach, Johann Sebastian: BWV 201 Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Der Zufriedengestellte Äolus BWV 205

Three Choirs Festival


31 July 2019

Gloucester Cathedral

Handel, George Frideric: Israel in Egypt

Ryedale Festival


12, 15, 17 July 2019

Purcell, Henry: Dido and Aeneas

Role: Dido

SongPath / Ulverston Music Festival


14 - 16 June 2019



Dunedin Consort / Boston Early Music Festival


10 June 2019

Jordan Hall, Boston, USA

Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244