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Hebrides Ensemble at the Lammermuir Festival

Categories: Festivals, Women musicians
Tags: bax, britten, debussy, emily hoyle, joshua ellicott, lammermuir festival, macrae, ravel

Wednesday 19th September at 3.00pm, Lammermuir Festival – Pencaitland Parish Church
Emily Hoyle - harp / Joshus Ellicott - tenor
Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane
Bax Harp Quintet
MacRae New Work (Lammermuir Festival Commission, World Premiere)
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Britten Canticle V: The Death of St Narcissus
Ravel Introduction and Allegro

Joshua Ellicott Tenor
Emily Hoile Harp

This superb programme commemorates the 100th anniversary of Debussy’s death while we also premiere the festival’s second commission from Stuart MacRae in his Prometheus series, with leading British tenor Joshua Ellicott as soloist in this and in Britten’s late Canticle V. Former Lammermuir Festival artist in residence, Emily Hoile makes a welcome return in gorgeous masterpieces by Ravel and Debussy.


Hebrides Ensemble at Lammermuir Festival

Categories: Choral, Concerts, Festivals
Tags: Das Lied von der Erde, hebrides ensemble, lammermuir festival, roderick williams, Schoenberg

Monday 13 September 2021, 8.00pm – 9.10pm at St Mary’s Church, Haddington


Mahler arr. Schoenberg Das Lied von der Erde

Joshua Ellicott, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Hebrides Ensemble
William Conway, Conductor

Lammermuir Festival returns with live audiences in September 2021 – and Hebrides Ensemble are delighted to be part of it performing Schoenberg’s chamber arrangement of this Mahler masterpiece, in the company of two exceptional singers: Joshua Ellicott and Roderick Williams.

The impetus for Mahler’s composition of The Song of the Earth came from a period of personal tragedy including the diagnosis of a potentially fatal heart defect. For him, said Bruno Walter, “The world and life now lay in the sinister shadow of [death’s] nearness”, and this moving allegory of transitory human existence merging into eternity proved to be his final testament.


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