Hay Music presents a concert on Sunday, March 17 featuring soprano Milly Forrest and pianist Joseph Ramadan.

In July 2017 Milly made the national headlines after impressing critics when she stepped in at short notice for the last song recital of the Wigmore Hall season. Hay Music is delighted to welcome her to Hay to perform an appealing programme of songs and operatic arias.

The programme will include songs from Germany, from Italy, arias from Puccini, Mozard and Handel, and songs and opera from England including Britten, Howells, Vaughan Williams and Gilbert and Sullivan.

After completing her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Kathleen Livingstone, lyric soprano Milly Forrest is currently working towards her masters at the Royal College of Music where she studies with Alison Wells.

In July 2017, Milly was asked by John Gilhooly (director of the Wigmore Hall) to step in at short notice for the last song recital of the season, ‘A serenade to Music’, accompanied by Graham Johnson and Eugene Asti. She sang alongside Mary Bevan, Elizabeth Watts, Anna Huntley and many others and made national headlines after impressing critics.

Recent performances include singing ‘Exultate Jubilate’ by Mozart with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Joseph Ramadan began his music studies as a chorister at Chapel Royal St James Palace. After graduating from Durham University, Jo studied as a postgraduate pianist at the Royal College of Music (RCM) studying with John Blakely and Roger Vignoles. He has recently been the accompanist for a masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen and evening gala recital at Woodhouse.

Tickets for the concert on Sunday, March 17 at 3pm at St Mary's Church in Hay-on-Wye are available from Richard Booth’s Bookshop in person, by calling 01497 820322, or visit boothbooks.co.uk. They will also be available on the door.