15 September 2021

Samling Artist Programme, July 2021

After the challenges of planning the residential Samling Artist Programme week during the pandemic, and having rescheduled four times over the last year, it felt like nothing short of a miracle when our artists and leaders arrived at Marchmont, with negative Covid tests and ready to go.

We held the week under strict Covid security protocols and thus were not able to hold public events. However, we filmed the final masterclasses and these were available to view online until the end of 2021.

We welcome our new Samling Artists sopranos Lauren Lodge-Campbell and Faryl Smith, mezzo-soprano Maria Hegele, tenors Michael Bell and Ted Black, bass William Thomas and pianists Lucy Colquhoun and Leo Nicholson.

‘Working with such wonderful leaders in the setting of Marchmont House was deeply inspiring and the intensity of the week brought me and the other singers closer together too.’

Samling Aritst Ted Black