City Music Foundation Artists at Swaledale Festival

Lotte Betts-Dean

This year’s Swaledale Festival, – an annual festival of music and arts based in the three most northerly Yorkshire Dales: Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale – will feature City Music Foundation Artists Connaught Brass and Lotte Betts Dean.

Connaught Brass will perform at St Mary’s Church, Richmond on Tuesday 6th June. The dynamic quintet will perform music by Handel, Fauré, Rossini and more.

Lotte Betts-Dean, the sensational young mezzo-soprano makes her third appearance at the Festival, this time duetting with her famous composer father on viola on 9th June at St Mary’s Church, Arkengarthdale. Their delightful and varied programme will include a new Swaledale Festival commission – a setting by Brett Dean of a poem by Les Murray entitled ‘Performance’, as well as pieces by Arthur Bliss, Sally Beamish and Ralph Vaughan Williams. 


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