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Manchester Vocal Weekend

23 Feb — 24 Feb 2019

It was at Chetham’s that the award winning baritone, Marcus Farnsworth, developed his passion for song. Beginning as a chorister in Nottinghamshire, he joined the School to study trumpet and Jazz piano before changing track to begin voice training with Martin Bussey. He returns to Chetham’s with the first Manchester Vocal Weekend – two days of vocal performances and events, led by Marcus alongside soprano Ruby Hughes and pianist Joseph Middleton.

Marcus founded the ‘imaginative, beautiful and creative’ Southwell Music Festival in 2014, and brings the same spirit of camaraderie, musical passion and exceptional artistry to Manchester in its inaugural year. We’re also working closely with Leeds Lieder Festival to bring its most successful elements ‘on tour’ across the Pennines, from superb performers to powerful participatory projects.

Supported by Stockport Recorded Music Club

Festival Pass

Enjoy discounted tickets, and free access to masterclasses, when you book for two or more Main Events across the Vocal Weekend

Main Events
Come and Sing: Haydn’s Nelson Mass
Songs for New Life and Love
Circle of Song: Vocal Weekend Closing Recital

20% discount, and free entry to any masterclasses, when you book two Main Events
30% discount, and free entry to any masterclasses, when you book all three Main Events

Masterclass entry is subject to availability. To guarantee your place, we recommend booking your masterclass tickets at the same time as your recitals; these will automatically appear in your basket as free events.