A Celebration of Anthony Payne & Jane Manning

Sun 27 Nov 2022, 7pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Classical music
From £25
past event
past event
Soprano Jane Manning and composer Anthony Payne sitting together in a room full of books

Pay tribute to the extraordinary partnership between soprano Jane Manning and composer Anthony Payne in a concert and talk by Jane’s Minstrels and friends.

Soprano Jane Manning and composer Anthony Payne were married for over 50 years, and both died in 2021.

This celebration is a tribute to the extraordinary partnership of these great musicians and their profound, enduring impact on the domestic and international scene.

Including works by Anthony Payne, music championed by Jane Manning, and collaborations with young composers inspired by the artistic visions and boldness of this artistic couple, the evening is a mix of things well known and new. It honours the ambition and passion of this musical partnership for 20th-century music in Britain.

This event is supported by the RVW Trust and the Susan Bradshaw Composers' Fund (RPS).

  • Jane's Minstrels
  • Roger Montgomery conductor
  • Mimi Doulton soprano
  • Lutyens: The Valley of Hatsu-Se
  • Colin Matthews: Exodos (World premiere)
  • Thea Musgrave: Chamber Concerto No.2
  • Interval
  • Payne: Hollows, (Abyss), Cliffs, Troughs, Fells, Gullies, Ravines compl. Colin Matthews (World premiere)
  • Bridge: Poem No.1
  • Dallapiccola: Piccola musica notturna
  • Payne: The Undiscover'd Country

Need to know

Queen Elizabeth Foyer at 5pm: A panel discussion chaired by Southbank Centre Artistic Associate Gillian Moore CBE, including unique documentary footage of Anthony Payne from film-maker Barrie Gavin. Free

Dates & times

Sun 27 Nov 2022, 7pm
Approximate run time: 2 hours.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


  • Standard entryFrom £25*
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

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