This programme brings a woman’s perspective to the universal themes of love, joy, grief and betrayal. To mark the Foundling Museum’s First Amongst Equals exhibition, the recital focuses on two unjustly neglected composers in Rebecca Clarke and Madeline Dring, while celebrating the music of Judith Weir, the first female Master of the Queen’s Musicke, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad, who is making waves in the world of contemporary music.
Carris Jones studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. In 2017, she became the first woman to join the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral. On the operatic stage, Carris has performed and covered roles at English National Opera, Iford Arts and Garsington Opera and Bury Court Opera.
Performing alongside Carris is Libby Burgess, a prize-winning pianist dedicated to the fields of song and chamber music, collaborating regularly with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. She is the Artistic Director of New Paths, a major new festival of concerts and outreach events in Yorkshire, founded in 2016.