Snape Proms announces artists performing at this year’s summer season
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The line-up for this year’s Snape Proms has been revealed, with thousands of tickets going on sale for just £6.50.
British jazz singer Clare Teal, accompanied by the Hollywood Orchestra and Guy Barker, open the season with a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.
One of a number of stars making their debut this year is two-time Grammy winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, who fuses elements of jazz, folk, trip-hop, classical, Brazilian music, a cappella, gospel and soul.
Among the returning acts are the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with classic big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
The folk, roots and world line-up see visits by Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson, American singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, Eliza Carthy and Seth Lakeman, The Jay Rayner Quartet, Joe Stilgoe and Alex Mendham and his Orchestra performing hot jazz and dance music of the 1920s and 1930s.
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The classical programme includes the first Snape Proms appearances by internationally renowned sopranos Renée Fleming and Danielle de Niese, pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja and Stephen Hough, the Nash Ensemble playing Schubert’s Trout Quintet, The King’s Consort playing an all Bach programme and violinist Alina Ibragimova with her Chiaroscuro Quartet.
There will also be performances by three contrasting choirs; The Sixteen, the legendary South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Europe’s largest gay choir, London Gay Men’s Chorus.
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This year the Snape Proms has a number of symphony orchestra concerts including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, New London Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Suffolk Youth Orchestra and the world’s first professional black and minority ethnic symphony orchestra, Chineke!.
The summer season ends with a special live edition of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, hosted by Len Goodman.
The festival runs from August 1-September 1. General booking begins May 16. Full line-up here.