Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. P Foster Williams 043 - Hi resHelen-Jane Howells will be Sean Rafferty’s guest live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘ In Tune’ tomorrow evening previewing her performance or Charpentier’s Te Deum with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and the Academy of Ancient Music on Saturday, March 30.

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter TurnerNicholas Kraemer appears for the first time with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra conducting Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Performances March 25, 26 & 27.

Helen-Jane Howells - soprano - c. P Foster Williams 011 - Hi resSoprano Helen-Jane Howells sings the first UK performance of Vasco Mendonça’s Ping with Music Theatre Wales. Described by the composer as “a multi-media fantasy for voice, video and performers” the work is a setting of the Samuel Beckett monologue Ping. Partnered by Peter Maxwell-Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, the production opens on March 26 in Cardiff and tours to Aberystwyth and Mold.

Rupert Charlesworth - Tenor c.Paul Kolien 005Tenor Rupert Charlesworth is through to the final of the Handel Singing Competition. Held in Handel’s church, St George’s Hanover Square, London on April 11, the competition is part of the London Handel Festival.