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Caroline Dowdle has been a key member of the Samling Institute team for the last twenty years – but do you know who she would invite to her fantasy dinner party? Find out in our Samling Shorts profile

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In November, we welcomed our new Samling Artists for a week at Marchmont House, led by Joan Rodgers CBE, Malcolm Martineau OBE and actor James Garnon.

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Jan 24 2022

Celebrating 25 Years

Our Samling Artist Showcase at Wigmore Hall brought together six Samling Artists celebrating the achievements of our global Samling family and looking to the future with new music.

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Jan 24 2022

Samling Academy 2021

In the almost complete darkness of Sage Two, the sound of 30 young voices coming together in Poulenc’s motet ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ was a truly magical moment. This was the start of our first live performance since the pandemic and for many of our Academy Singers the concert was also their first time back on stage.

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As well as our regular round-up of news, we look at what some of our newest Samling Artists have planned for 2022

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A Christmas television treat with Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu, news of agent signings and recordings, and two Wagner role debuts in one night for Claire Barnett-Jones

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Awards and nominations for Nicky Spence and Milly Forrest, new releases of song and opera by Samling Artists, including two recital debuts and a house debut in Berlin in September’s news round-up

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Sep 15 2021

New Beginnings

After more than a year of working online we are overjoyed that live activities are resuming and we couldn’t think of a better way to start than with our flagship Samling Artist Programme, held for the first time at Marchmont House in a new creative partnership.

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After rescheduling four times, our residential Samling Artist Programme went ahead in July under strict Covid protocols, with leaders Sir Mark Elder, Sir Thomas Allen, Yvonne Kenny and Alex Jennings and guest artist Jonathan Dove.

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Composer Jonathan Dove shares thoughts about composing for singers and tells us which of his opera characters he’d most like to have dinner with in our Samling Shorts interview.

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