Brain Jar Session #1

4 April 2018

A relaxed concert of new music

In rehearsal with Russell Plows, Ben Newton, Poppy Shotts and Rosie Middleton


The first in a series of informal quarterly concerts at Hull’s friendly Brain Jar. Session 1 included works by five composers in or from Hull.

Including music by:

Tom Armitage

Isperanza, Scenes 4 & 6 – sung by Rosie Middleton & Poppy Shotts

Michael Betteridge

Human from #echochamber – sung by Rosie Middleton
Browning Songs – sung by Rosie Middleton

Sandy Clark

The Water Fairy, Episode 4 (1st performance) – sung by Poppy Shotts

Russell Plows

Christmas Meeting (first half) – sung by Joanna Gamble
Janet from Gaudete (1st performance) – sung by Charlotte Coggin

Omar Shahryar

Do not go gentle into that good night – sung by Rosie Middleton


Performed by:
Rosie Middleton, Mezzo
Poppy Shotts, Soprano
Joanna Gamble, Mezzo
Charlotte Coggin, Soprano

Accompanied by :
Ben Newton (keyboards)
Stephanie Halsey (harp)
Daniel Thompson (flute)

Russell Plows – Director
Ben Newton – Music Director
Lucy Thomson-Smith – Assistant

This production was made possible with the generous support of Patience and Michael Vince.
Hull Urban Opera