The Glenarm Festival of Voice, our annual celebration of voice and song, is now in its eleventh year. Last year we temporarily relocated to Belfast from the Festival’s home in Glenarm on the beautiful north coast of Antrim and this year due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, we once again held the Festival in Belfast between 27-29 August.
This year we were able to have a socially-distanced audience for both the Competition Finale in First Church Belfast and for our event in the Orpheus Ballroom, ‘Puccini and a Pint‘.
Unfortunately this year we were not able to have audiences at the BBC Radio 3 recitals, but these were recorded in First Church Belfast and broadcast as four lunchtime recitals on BBC Radio 3 in the early Autumn featuring Ben McAteer (baritone), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), Elizabeth Watts (soprano) with Simon Lepper (pianist).
Listen until late November via these links:
- Harty, Boyle, Rachmaninov, Elaine Agnew
- Reynaldo Hahn, Gerald Finzi, Roger Quilter, Mahler
- Schumann, Delius and Strauss
- Copland, Ned Rorem, Britten
The 2021 Festival of Voice Competition Finalists: find out more about our finalists here.
You can watch our playlist featuring highlights from their performances in the Competition Finale in this link.
If you are an opera singer between the ages of 18 and 28, born on the island of Ireland, to find out why you should apply, click here.
Applications will open in Spring 2022.
The 11th Festival of Voice
A Celebration of Voice and Song