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New Paths 2017

The second New Paths festival – in Beverley, Yorkshire – has been every bit as successful as the first, with forty musicians performing in thirty events in five days, all of it spearheaded (and much of it performed) by Artistic Director Libby Burgess. From family events to late-night Bach, from chamber music and song to […]

New Paths 2017 programme announced

Absolutely delighted that the 2017 New Paths programme has been announced. Under Libby’s Artistic Directorship, New Paths has quickly established itself as one of the most important and exciting new festivals in the land. 2017 sees our trademark combination of world-class concerts and feet-on-the-ground community involvement, reaching out to children, to old people, and to […]

New disc: ‘Airs, Blues & Dances’

Libby’s latest disc with oboist James Turnbull has been released and is available for purchase here. ‘Airs, Blues & Dances’ includes works by Michael Tippett, Judith Weir, John Tavener and Richard Rodney Bennett. James and Libby’s previous disc, ‘The English Oboe: Rediscovered’ was extremely well reviewed: ‘There is no disputing the technical facility of James Turnbull […]

New disc ‘Notes from the Asylum’ released

‘Notes from the Asylum’, with mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin, is released on Champs Hill Records today. It features songs by Purcell, Abrams, Brahms, Wolf and Rorem, chosen to complement the central themes in Stephen McNeff’s Vivienne, premiered by Clare and Libby in 2013 and recorded here for the first time. The disc is available on Amazon […]

First New Paths festival a roaring success!

April 2016 saw the first New Paths festival taking place – a feast of performances by some of the country’s finest young musicians at venues across Beverley. The festival, of which Libby is Artistic Director, immediately established itself as a major new event in the region. There were 22 events during the four days of […]

Radio 3 broadcast

Libby will appear on today’s BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ programme, in songs with baritone Mark Stone. Tune in!

New Paths Music

Extremely excited to announce the launch of New Paths Music, a new festival of song and chamber music taking place in Beverley, Yorkshire, in April 2016. Have a look at our website, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, put our dates in your diaries, and get ready to buy your tickets when they […]

Workshop opera

Thrilled to announce two brand new one-day courses, in November and January, for professional and training singers. Led alongside director Joe Austin, the workshops will focus on the development of character in arias, and how this plays out in musical and dramatic terms. Joe and Libby have worked together as Director and Musical Director for […]

Summer festivals

Back from an inspiring summer playing for various summer festivals – such a rich and important part of the British musical calendar. From the rural and picturesque Etchingham Festival – playing Brahms, Bridge and Schumann piano quartets with the Wieck Ensemble – to the heart of the City of London with St Lawrence Jewry Summer […]

Petros Singers

Happy to be guest conducting the Petros Singers next term for their autumn rehearsal season and their Christmas Concert. Having previously undertaken similar projects with the Renaissance Singers and the Nonsuch Singers, it proves to be a rewarding way of working with new choirs! Full programme details to be announced in due course.