Upcoming Concerts

Film Classics for Families

Trinity Orchestra

A fun-filled concert for children and adults of all ages

Programme to include:

Coates Dambusters' March
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Williams Star Wars Suite
Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean Suite

Trinity Orchestra
Mark Austin conductor 

Royal Opera: 'Coraline' by Mark-Anthony Turnage

Royal Opera

The world première of Mark-Anthony Turnage's new opera 'Coraline' with a libretto by Rory Mullarkey based on the novella by Neil Gaiman.

Cast: Mary Bevan, Kitty Whately, Alexander Robin Baker, Gillian Keith, Frances McCafferty, Harry Nicoll, Dominic Sedgwick

Britten Sinfonia

Sian Edwards conductor
Mark Austin assistant conductor

Performances 27 March - 7 April

Apr 19, 2018

Recital with Anna Harvey

Opera Prelude

'Touched by the Divine'

A recital of songs by Schubert and Schumann

Anna Harvey mezzo soprano
Mark Austin piano 

Recital with Anna Harvey

Faust Chamber Orchestra Chamber Series

'Touched by the Divine'

A programme of songs by Schubert and Schumann

Anna Harvey mezzo soprano
Mark Austin piano 

May 14, 2018

Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony


Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

Ella Taylor soprano
Paul Grant baritone 

Mark Austin conductor

The Grange Festival: Il barbiere di Siviglia

The Grange Festival

April-July 2018

Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia

Performances 9,15,17,22,27,30 June

Cast: John Irvin, Jose Maria Lo Monaco, Charles Rice, David Soar, Riccardo Novaro, Jennifer Rhys-Davies, Toby Girling

David Parry conductor
Mark Austin assistant conductor 

The Bach Choir Outreach Project

The Bach Choir

The culmination of a year-long education project involving hundreds of children from seven primary schools and members of The Bach Choir

Rice/Webber Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Mark Austin conductor

Aug 13, 2018

Dartington Festival: Le nozze di Figaro

Dartington International Summer School

A two week advanced course at Dartington Festival culminating in semi-staged performances

Mozart Le nozze di Figaro

Mark Austin course director

Past Concerts

Feb 03, 2018

Brahms Requiem: Come and Sing

A Come and Sing for Harpenden Choral Society

Brahms Requiem

Mark Austin guest conductor


Nov 25, 2017

Vivaldi Gloria


Vivaldi Magnificat
Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D
Austin New Work
Vivaldi Gloria 

Catrin Pryce-Jones soprano
Milly Forrest soprano
Emma Stannard mezzo soprano
Imogen Hancock trumpet
Mark Austin conductor 

Nov 11, 2017

The Grange Festival: Granados 'Goyescas'

The Grange Festival

A unique performance of Granados one-act opera 'Goyescas' in the Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection

The Grange Festival
Mark Austin conductor 

Aug 18, 2017

Sweeney Todd at Dartington

Dartington International Festival

Sondheim/Wheeler Sweeney Todd

Mark Austin conductor

Jun 25, 2017

The Grange Festival: Albert Herring

The Grange Festival

Opening night of The Grange Festival's new production of Britten's comic masterpiece

Cast: Richard Pinkstone, Orla Boylan, Clarissa Meek, Anna Gillingham, Kitty Whately, Tim Nelson, Alexander Robin Baker, Andri Björn Róbertsson, Kathleen Wilkinson, Adrian Thompson, Emily Vine

John Copley director
Steuart Bedford conductor 
Tim Reed designer 
Prue Handley costume designer
Kevin Tracey lighting designer 
Mark Austin repetiteur


Jun 23, 2017

Champs Hill

A vocal recital at Champs Hill

programme to include:

Strauss Four Last Songs

Lauren Fagan soprano
Luis Gomes tenor 
Mark Austin piano 


Jun 03, 2017

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius


Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Hannah Poulsom mezzo soprano
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Nicholas Mogg baritone 

St Cecilia Orchestra

Mark Austin conductor 

May 05, 2017

LSO St Luke's: Schumann and Brahms

Faust Chamber Orchestra

Schumann Overture: Hermann und Dorothea
Schumann Cello Concerto
Brahms Serenade no. 1 in D major

Guy Johnston cello
Mark Austin conductor 

Apr 29, 2017

Brahms with Anna Harvey

Faust Chamber Orchestra Series

A vocal recital containing some of Brahms' greatest Lieder

Anna Harvey mezzo
Mark Austin piano 

Apr 22, 2017
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Come and Sing: Mozart Requiem

A choral training day with Cambridge University Musical Society

Mozart Requiem
Mozart Ave verum Corpus
Sussmayr Ave verum Corpus

Mark Austin conductor 

Apr 13, 2017

Verdi Requiem

The Bach Choir

Verdi Requiem  

The Bach Choir (chorus master: Mark Austin)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conductor 


Mar 25, 2017

Mozart and Brahms Piano Quartets

Faust Chamber Orchestra Series

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor op. 25

Jenna Sherry violin
Guy Button viola
Jonathan Rees cello
Mark Austin piano 

Mar 24, 2017

Mozart and Brahms Piano Quartets

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor op. 25

Jenna Sherry violin
Guy Button viola
Jonathan Rees cello
Mark Austin piano 

Jan 31, 2017

Wagner and Beethoven

Opera Prelude

An illustrated lecture exploring Wagner's obsession with Beethoven and his music

Mari Wyn Williams soprano
Mark Austin piano/speaker



Jan 07, 2017

Opera South: New Year Gala

Opera South

Opera South presents its annual glittering New Year Gala

Alison Rose soprano
Katie Stevenson mezzo soprano
Barnaby Beer baritone 

Mark Austin piano