Christopher Purves (ST 1979) sings Songs of War and Refuge in London
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
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On tuesday 09 May 2023 at  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Christopher performs at St Martin in the Fields, London

In the last decade, Christopher Purves has emerged as one of the supreme dramatic baritones of our time – an interpreter of gripping theatricality and sense of character. That should come to the fore in this extraordinary recital – a passion project, inspired by the ideas of war and exile, and based around the powerful, politically charged music of Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler. Using specially-commissioned arrangements for cabaret ensemble, Purves weaves a narrative of “being a refugee in a strange land”, with songs by Bach, Schumann, Mahler and Strauss taking on a new, poignant and intensely personal relevance.