QS: Music Night - Anna Huntley & James Baillieu


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 17:30
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Middle Temple Hall

17:30 ~ Doors Open

17:50 ~ Doors Close for Lecture

18:00 ~ Lecture

18:30 ~ Drinks Reception

18:50 ~ Doors Close for Dinner

19:00 ~ Dinner


The performance will follow the dinner


This event is expected to end at approximately 22:00-22:30


Hall tickets (for Student/Hall Members and their guests) for this event have now SOLD OUT.  To add your name to the waiting list please email education@middletemple.org.ukTickets for Benchers may still be available - please email benchers@middletemple.org.uk


Event Details: 

Two outstanding musicians return to Middle Temple on 22 May: mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley and James Baillieu, with an exciting programme of beautiful songs.


Anna has sung for us before, to general acclaim. She is a recipient of a Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Vocal Fellowship and is a laureate of the Das Lied Competition, Berlin and the London Handel Singing Competition. She was selected by YCAT in 2012. James Baillieu too has performed for us. In my view, he is the finest accompanist of his generation. He was described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’. He has been the prize-winner of the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Das Lied International Song Competition, Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber Competitions.


Their programme begins with the master of melody Dvorak’s Cigánské Melodie (Gypsy Songs). They include one of his most beautiful: Songs my Mother Taught Me. They are followed by Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). These wonderful songs were my introduction to Mahler: having heard them, I became an enthusiastic Mahlerian.


Anna has a special affinity with Mahler’s songs, and I greatly look forward to her performance. They are followed by songs by Ilse Weber, a Czech poet and composer whose life was tragically cut short. The lullaby Weigala will move the hardest of hearts.


Finally, back to Latin America for Braga’s Canções nordestinas do folclore brasileiro (Songs of North East Brazilian Folklore).


Come and you will enjoy.






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Students and transferring lawyers need to attend the lecture before dinner in order to claim a Qualifying Session. Members and Guests are of course most welcome to attend too.

Dress Code:

Business Suit. There will be no gowns worn for spring and summer events.

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Student/Hall Members: Guests welcome
Benchers: Guests welcome

Qualifying Session Details:

For Middle Temple students and transferring lawyers - this event counts as one Qualifying Session.  To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to arrive on time and attend all elements of this event (please see timings at the top of this page).  You must hand your ticket to the Front of House staff on arrival at the Hall.  Failure to do so will mean that the QS will not be awarded. Click here for more details on qualifying sessions.

For Middle Temple Benchers - this event counts as a Qualifying Session for Commons.

Please Note:

Times and details are subject to change.  Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.

There are certain rules and customs that members and guests are expected to observe when attending formal Qualifying Sessions at the Inn.  Click here for more details on dining rules and customs.

Dietary Requirements:

If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements please ensure that you provide this information when you book tickets.  If you did not do so, please inform the Inn no later than 14:00 two working days before the event.  When seated in Hall please make a member of staff aware of these requirements so that they can serve you accordingly.  

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Booking Tickets:

Hall tickets (for Student/Hall Members and their guests) for this event have now SOLD OUT.  To add your name to the waiting list please email education@middletemple.org.uk
Tickets for Benchers may still be available - please email benchers@middletemple.org.uk

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by Clicking Here.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office in person or by telephoning 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 14:00 two working days before the event.  

Please note: You cannot book a ticket online for another member of the Inn if that member needs the Qualifying Session assigned to their record. They must log in and book their own ticket, or alternatively contact the Treasury Office.

Ticket prices:

Student Member


Guest of a Student Member


Hall Member Concession


Hall Member


Guest of a Hall Member




Guest of a Bencher


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Student/Hall Members - To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800 (option 1) or email education@middletemple.org.uk.  A full refund will only be processed where a ticket is cancelled 2 clear working days or more before the event.

Masters of the Bench - are reminded that cancellations received after 17:00 on the day before the event will incur the full cost of the Event. To cancel please contact 020 7427 6385 or email benchers@middletemple.org.uk