Cambridge Song Fetive February 2019 H600px
sean street actor poet

Seán Street

actor and poet

As a poet Seán Street has produced nine collections, the latest of which -- Camera Obscura -- was published in 2016 by Rockingham Press. He collaborated with the composer Cecilia McDowall to write texts for Seventy Degrees Below Zero, performed by tenor Robert Murray. This was jointly commissioned to commemorate the Scott Centenary of 2012 by the City of London Sinfonia and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. Previous writings include prose works on Gerard Manley Hopkins and The Dymock Poets. Between 2013 and 2018 Seán wrote a sequence of four books on the aesthetics of sound, the most recent being Sound at the Edge of Perception (Palgrave).

Having worked as an actor in professional theatre for some years, he has written a number of works for the stage, including for the Salisbury Playhouse, Northampton Royal Theatre, and the Royal National Theatre. In the field of radio production he has been involved as a programme maker and presenter of documentary features, and is to be heard on BBC Radios 3 and 4. He holds an Emeritus Professorship at Bournemouth University.


What's on at Cambridge Song
Contralto Jessica Dandy Cambridge Song Festival
15 Feb 2019
Jesus College Chapel, 8.30pm

A Cambridge Songbook

In a celebratory opening recital three award-winning young singers perform a book of songs by Cambridge composers past and present.

Pianist Andrew West Cambridge Song Festival
16 Feb 2019
Sidney Sussex College Chapel, 2pm

Lessons in Songmaking

Student musicians explore song performance in an open class with acclaimed pianist Andrew West.

Tenor Robert Murray
16 Feb 2019
St John’s Old Divinity School, 8.30pm

Winter Journey

Internationally-renowned tenor Robert Murray and pianist Andrew West are joined by actor and poet Seán Street in this unique performance of Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey).

Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker Cambridge Song Festival
17 Feb 2019
Sidney Sussex College Chapel, 8.30pm

Folklore and Fairytales

Two Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden perform songs from Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook.

Stay in touch

Add your name to our mailing list