Natalie Murray Beale conducts 'A Sheen of Dew on Flowers' by Joby Talbot, Britten Sinfonia, 11 April, Barbican

'Celebrating the bi-centenary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s birth, Britten Sinfonia and Independent Opera present the first public performance of Joby Talbot’s new cantata, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers. For this major new commission from Independent Opera, Talbot sets rare and sensual poetry from across several different millennia. A radiant and lyric score, inspired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s devoted partnership, brings to life the story of one of the greatest marriages in history whilst reflecting on the tender themes of love and loss.'  

Pre-concert talk with Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall
Anne-Marie Minhall interviews Joby Talbot, Natalie Murray Beale and curator at Historic Royal Palaces Matthew Storey about the music.

Natalie Murray Beale

Tobias Greenhalgh

Kelley O'Connor

Eamonn Dougan 
Britten Sinfonia Voices Director

Germán Clavijo
assistant conductor