barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Celebrating 75 years with Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton

Premiere on Friday 20 November at 1pm

Join us for a special performance by two University of Birmingham alumni, for a special Barber Concerts 75th celebration. Here you will be joined by Carolyn Sampson (BMus Music, 1995) and Joseph Middleton (BMus Music, 2002; MPhil Music, 2005), with works by Purcell, Schumann, Bridge and more.

Carolyn Sampson has performed internationally both on the concert and opera stages to critical acclaim, as well as releasing numerous recordings. Joseph is a recitalist and accompanist who has performed all over the world. He is also Director of Leeds Lieder and musician in residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Digital programme for the concert

To accompany their performance, here is a short video of Sampson and Middleton sharing their memories of the Barber Concert Hall as alumni:

GĂ©rard, Marguerite (1761-1837)

The Reader

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Selection of Barber Concerts Posters

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Concerts Programmes 1945/46

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Celebrating 75 years Introduction

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