All events until the end of June are cancelled or postponed, including Aldeburgh Festival, and the shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

CANCELLED: Joyce DiDonato: Songplay

Wednesday 24 June 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm)

From £5.00 to £60.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

In the light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, it is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.

In these difficult times, our critical focus remains maintaining our vital work supporting artists and communities, and we rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity. We are living in uncertain times, but we know that music and the arts has the power to make positive change in people’s lives. When we emerge from this lockdown period, this mission will be more important than ever.

If you can, we’d be enormously grateful if you would make a donation to our vital work, which makes a deeply positive impact on thousands of lives every year. Together, we can combat the lasting impact of this virus by bringing the joy of music into people’s lives once again.

All of us at Snape Maltings thank you for your generous support during this uncertain time and wish you and those closest to you strength for the days to come.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape again soon.



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Together they create their own musical language, finding surprising connections between 17th-century Italian arias and jazz classics. Working with her hand-picked band led by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, DiDonato draws inspiration from Cavalli and Chet Baker in equal measure. The languishing heart in Giordani’s Caro mio ben is as emotionally charged as Jerry Bock’s hopeful Will he like me?.

Joyce DiDonato mezzo soprano
Craig Terry piano
Chuck Israels double bass
Charlie Porter trumpet
James Madison double bass
Lautaro Greco bandoneon

Baroque arias and standards from the Great American Songbook

Venue Address:

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