Everyone loves a song contest, from the Kathleen Ferrier Award to Cardiff Singer of the World. While they respectively entail recital and operatic repertoire, young singers find few opportunities to delve into the glories of the orchestral songbook. This is rectified by the biennial Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award, named after a treasured friend of Southbank Sinfonia who died in 2015.
Conducted by Simon Over, five finalists will compete live for their chance to win the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award, as judged by an expert panel. You too can have your say, casting a vote for your favourite performer to win the Audience Prize.
This celebratory concert features Southbank Sinfonia’s 2017 Fellowship performing at St John’s Waterloo for their final time.
Madeleine Bradbury Rance soprano
Emma Kerr mezzo
Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo
Patrick Terry countertenor
Jon Stainsby baritone
Simon Over conductor