Our second May lunchtime concert features tenor Jonathan Hanley, who last year performed for us as part of the Berridge Consort. Accompanying him on piano, in her first appearance at Tuesdays Till Two, will be pianist Nicky Losseff. Last year they performed Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin” here together at a Saturday lunchtime concert, and this concert features song cycles by two other great composers: Beethoven’s “An die Ferne Geliebte” and Schumann’s “Liederkreis” (Op. 24).
As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from the pop-up café team offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.
The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.
About Jonathan Hanley:
Born in Suffolk, Jonathan was a chorister and choral scholar at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich under the direction of Dr Michael Nicholas, before reading History at the University of York, where he was a choral scholar at York Minster. After graduating, he spent three years as a lay clerk at Peterborough Cathedral and has been a member of the ‘Genesis Sixteen’ programme for young singers (2016/2017). He has now turned to freelance singing and currently studies with tenor, Richard Edgar Wilson. Jonathan is also a Monteverdi Choir Apprentice for 2018/2019.
Jonathan has performed as a soloist in the UK and Europe, including at the Trame Sonore Chamber Music Festival in Mantua, the York Early Music Festival and the Malcolm Arnold Festival. He has appeared as a soloist with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Nevill Holt Opera, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and the Instruments of Time and Truth. Jonathan also enjoys performing English song and lieder, most recently performing Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin with pianist Nicky Losseff.
As an ensemble singer, Jonathan has worked with a variety of ensembles, most notably the Monteverdi Choir, Stile Antico, the Sixteen, the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Sansara, Chamber Choir of London, and the Oxford Consort of Voices, with whom he recorded Pelham Humfrey Symphony Anthems, released in 2018. He has also recorded with the choirs of York Minster, Peterborough Cathedral and The Sixteen.
This year, Jonathan will perform JS Bach St John Passion (Evangelist), Monteverdi Vespers (1610), and join the Monteverdi Choir for tours of Handel Semele and Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini in his role as a Monteverdi Apprentice. He will also appear in a contemporary opera performance and recording of Margaret Catchpole – Two Worlds Apart by Stephen Dodgson at Snape Maltings.
Find out more on Jonathan’s website.
About Nicky Losseff:
Nicky studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School as a child and then won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with a Distinction and the Lloyd Hartley prize. She spent some years teaching in Iceland and then India, after which she completed a doctorate in historical musicology at Kings College, London. She was a lecturer at the University of York for over 20 years, publishing books, articles, editions and reviews on subjects ranging through medieval polyphony, nineteenth-century cultural studies, psychoanalysis, the aesthetics of silence, and the music of Bartók. She has broadcast for the BBC as a pianist and presenter, performed at international music festivals, and made recordings of contemporary piano music for the NMC label. In 2016, Nicky left academia to return to a life centred on the piano and now accompanies, performs and teaches full time.