This is the 11th year of Crundale Music. Last year many of us were enthralled by the performance of Sean Shibe, the classical lutist and guitar player, and the tenor voice of Ben Johnson. Following popular request, I have asked them to return and perform a programme of lute songs and folk songs from their new CD which will shortly be released.
An Intimate Evening of Music for Voice and Guitar,
Ben Johnson is a tenor who won the Audience Prize representing England in the Singer of the World Competition in 2013. Highlights of his 2017/18 season include performances with English National Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Last year he performed at the Last Night of the Proms and will do so again this year. He is Professor of Singing at the Royal College of Music and has released 8 recorded works.
Sean Shibe was the first guitarist selected for the BBC Radio Three New Generation Artists scheme. Over the last year he has given recitals at Wigmore Hall and recorded solo works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and performed with BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has been described as ‘one of the foremost guitarists of his generation.’