Since he joined BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs breakfast programme in 1987, John Humphrys’ name has become a byword for combative interviewing. His work on Today, and for many years on BBC1’s On the Record, has made him one of the organisation’s most respected journalists and presenters. John won the Journalist of the Year award in 2000 and is the current presenter of BBC’s Mastermind.
In this talk, John reflects on his career, notable interviews and the state of politics today.
Supported by Sharon Mann
* Tickets from the Theatre Royal Box Office 01962 840 440
The Waynflete Singers
Emily Dickens soprano Simon Irwin tenor
Andrew De Silva baritone
Roger Owens piano Francis Pott piano
The Percussion Ensemble of London
The Choristers of Romsey Abbey
Andrew Lumsden conductor
Bernstein arr. Huff West Side Story - Choral Suite
Bernstein arr. Beeckmans Overture to Candide
Orff Carmina Burana
Shakespeare seen through the eyes of New York’s teenage hoodlums and the earthy poetry of mediaeval scholars and clerics form this Waynflete Singers’ Summer Concert. Carmina Burana sets medieval Latin and German poetry, penned by nomadic clerics, in praise of drinking, gambling, Spring, Fortune, Venus and the physical delights of love. The strict orders of monastic life are thrown into disarray by this poetic rebellion. Shakespeare’s ‘star-cross’d lovers’ also create disarray and, through the vision of Leonard Bernstein, the teenage rebels of West Side Story form a landmark in the history of American musical theatre.
* Tickets: £20 for the concert only; £25 to include pre-concert drinks in the Warden’s garden from 7.00pm