Journal of Music Writer Marc Gregg Hosts New BBC Series

Marc Gregg (Photo: Press Eye/Darren Kidd)

Journal of Music Writer Marc Gregg Hosts New BBC Series

The eight-part 'Soap Opera' series explores the voice and song and opera on BBC Radio Ulster.

Tenor Marc Gregg, who took part in the Journal of Music/Arts Council of Northern Ireland Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, will present an eight-part radio series called Soap Opera exploring the voice and song on BBC Radio Ulster.

Soap Opera was selected from a recent call by the BBC for new presenters. It will be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesdays beginning tonight, 30 October 2018, on the new broadcaster showcase slot, New Voices. Each episode of the series will cover a different theme through operatic storytelling, and attempts to ‘demystify the complexity of opera’. 

Gregg is from Lisburn, and studied at Goldsmith’s, University of London, where he specialised in French mélodie and Russian art song. He was the host of the BirdMix podcast, curating playlists of music from outside the US and Great Britain.

Gregg was also one of four writers selected for the JM/ACNI Northern Ireland Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, which supported emerging writers in Northern Ireland to develop their skills in writing about music. Read his review of Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble’s ‘Involute’ concert as part of the scheme here: Ireland Past, Present and Future?

Listen live to Soap Opera on the online BBC Radio Player. Episodes will also be available to stream from the New Voices site shortly after broadcast. 

Published on 30 October 2018

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