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Thursday 6th July 2023

Berwick Village Hall

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Sponsored by the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust





A relaxed, informal and interactive concert created for people living with dementia, their friends, family and carers – and anyone else who would like to attend. With plenty of opportunities for audience participation as well as a chance to relax and take in the performance, the music will last approximately one hour and be followed by tea and biscuits. Everyone is welcome to come and go as they please and respond to the music in whatever way is natural for them.


  Spaces can be reserved by emailing, or phoning 01323 811835  

Siân Dicker

‘Oozing characterful expression’ with ‘ample tones, gorgeously rich in the middle’ (Opera Today), spinto soprano Siân Dicker is in demand for her rich, full-bodied voice and dramatic flair. A regular on the competition platform, Siân won the Singers Prize in the 2020 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition as well as the 2020 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Siân is a City Music Foundation Artist and was delighted to be a 2021/22 Britten Pears Young Artist. Siân was recently awarded a special commendation in Boosey & Hawkes' Sing Finzi competition.

Siân is looking forward to joining Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist in 2023, covering the role of Mařenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride. She has recently worked with the Royal Opera House on Lost and Found; a project of newly commissioned operas premiered in St Pancras Station in March 2022. Siân’s recent roles include Flaminia Il mondo della luna (Bampton Classical Opera), Contessa Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Holland Park Young Artist Production), Amaranta La fedeltà premiata (Guildhall Opera), Venus Venus and Adonis (Guildhall Opera), Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte (Hurn Court Opera) and Observer 1 The Angel Esmeralda (Guildhall Opera – world premiere). 

Siân enjoys regular song recitals with duo partner, Krystal Tunnicliffe, across Europe and the UK. Recent performances include recitals at the International Lied Festival Zeist, Life Victoria Barcelona, Aldeburgh Festival, Ryedale Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Ludlow English Song Festival and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. 

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Krystal Tunnicliffe

Krystal Tunnicliffe

Australian pianist Krystal Tunnicliffe enjoys a varied career as a collaborative pianist and music educator. She works in both the Senior and Junior departments of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is a Samling Artist, Britten-Pears Young Artist, Ryedale Festival Young Artist, and an Oxford Lieder Young Artist. With duo partner Siân Dicker, she has performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival, LIFE Victoria Festival (Barcelona), International Lied Festival (Zeist), Aldeburgh Festival, Ryedale Festival, and opened St John’s Smith Square’s 2020 Autumn Season. In 2019, she won the prize for the best accompanist in the heats at Melbourne National Liederfest, and with Harriet Burns she was a finalist at the Maureen Lehane Awards.

Krystal completed Bachelor and Masters degrees (with distinction) from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Guildhall School respectively, before undertaking a Junior Fellowship at the Guildhall School. She is also a graduate of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien.

Krystal’s recent engagements include performances in London, Cornwall, Ireland, Wales, Belgium, Italy and France (Notre Dame de Paris, Disneyland Paris, La Madeleine), including recitals at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, and LSO St Luke’s. In the summer of 2021, she was the pianist for Waterperry Opera’s staged song cycles, Lili Boulanger’s Clairières dans le ciel, and Vaughan William’s On Wenlock Edge. In 2018 she performed Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles as a part of the BBC Total Immersion Day, later broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She was the concerto soloist for Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue and Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto for the Chorus of Dissent. In 2019/2020, she was the repetiteur/orchestral pianist for NI Opera/Lyric Theatre Belfast’s Sweeney Todd, and Kiss Me Kate. She has been a staff pianist at Arts Educational Schools, Guildford School of Acting, Millennium Performing Arts, the Victorian College of the Arts and Opera Scholars Australia.

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