30 July: Update on today’s Dome Stage event
We are planning to go ahead with today’s event despite the forecast rain. Do check here again before you set off, and please come equipped for rain.

Hebrides Ensemble: Young Britten

Tue 24 Aug 7:30pm

Tickets | £10, £20, £25

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of August Concerts in Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Tuesday 24 August 2021 - 7.30pm

The world premiere of a new arrangement of an early Britten song cycle

The Hebrides Ensemble play Britten’s opus 1, the Sinfonietta, written when he was 18 years old and a music student, and the piece he wrote four years later which he described as ‘my real opus 1’, Our Hunting Fathers, with soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn.

This year we have featured several new arrangements of works by Britten. The last in the series is composer Joseph Phibbs’ arrangement of Britten’s orchestral song cycle Our Hunting Fathers, which we have especially commissioned for the chamber forces of the Hebrides Ensemble and Elizabeth Llewellyn. The piece is the first of his works to explore the theme of humans’ inhumanity, which later became a recurring theme in his music and his political commitment as a pacifist.

Hebrides Ensemble
Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano



This performance will last approximately 60 minutes.

Britten Sinfonietta (15’)
Britten Suite for Harp (9′)
Britten arr. Joseph Phibbs
 Our Hunting Fathers (world premiere, commissioned by Britten Pears Arts, 27’)


Update, 20 July: Additional tickets going on sale:

Following the government’s recent announcement, we are slightly increasing the capacity of August events in Snape Maltings Concert Hall, but not yet to full capacity. We will put an extra allocation of tickets on sale, but will make sure that you, or your party, have an empty seat on either side. We cannot guarantee that seats behind and in front of you will be empty.

These additional tickets for our indoor events will go on sale to Priority Bookers on Wednesday 21 July at 10am, and for General Booking on Friday 23 July at 10am.


Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP