English Classics Featuring Belshazzar’s Feast

Date(s) - Saturday 12th May 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Victoria Hall

Joint Concert with Bolton Symphony Orchestra and Bolton Catholic Musical and Choral Society

Baritone : Louis Hurst

Cockaigne Overture  Elgar

Fantasia on Greensleeves  Vaughan Williams 

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue  Walton

Belshazzar’s Feast  Walton

Louis Hurst

Louis Hurst started singing as a treble chorister at Manchester Grammar School before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music where he was supported by Michael Oglesby, the Drapers Guild and the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund. He went on to participate in the ENO Opera Works Programme.

His opera repertoire includes Yamadori and High Commissioner Madama Butterfly, Dr Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia, Re di Scozia Ariodante, Mr Peachum The Beggar’s Opera, Luka The Bear, Colline La bohème, Keeper of the Madhouse The Rake’s Progress, Father Hänsel und Gretel, Lion Pyramus and Thisbe (Lampe), King Ajax II La belle Hélène, Baron Douphol La traviata, and Sid and Billy Jack Rabbit La fanciulla del West.

Louis Hurst has worked with such renowned conductors as Sir Mark Elder, Martyn Brabbins, Stephen Wilkinson, Nicholas Kraemer and the late Richard Hickox, amongst others.

He has performed with Scottish Opera, Opera North, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, the Mastersingers and at the Aix-en-Provence and Grimeborn Festivals. He has performed opera scenes with British Youth Opera, the Royal Northern College of Music and Young Opera Venture.

Louis Hurst is a regular performer with several distinguished choirs at London’s Chapels Royal and in several cathedrals across the UK including the Savoy Chapel, Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace and St George’s Hannover Square.

Louis Hurst recently performed the role of Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor for Fulham Opera and the Jailor Tosca for Grange Park Opera.