Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dorothy Ferrier (mezzo soprano) accompanied by Dorothy Worthington (piano) 'A Grab Bag of Songs' Sidmouth Parish Church Friday 20 April (12 noon)

a delightful performer -
Mezzo Soprano Dorothy Ferrier
While Glenorchy Church is being refurbished there is a temporary break in our wonderful series of Wednesday lunchtime concerts in Exmouth (until September, when we hope it will be 'business as usual'!)

We have enjoyed so many wonderful concerts at Glenorchy - including 'Autumn Leaves' by mezzo-soprano Dorothy Ferrier, with piano accompaniment by Dorothy Worthington (23 Nov 2011).

Dorothy Ferrier and Dorothy Worthington will be back in action this month in Sidmouth at the Church of St Giles and St Nicholas (the parish church right next to Kennaway House) on Friday 20th April at noon.

Their 'Grab Bag of Songs' will be just the thing for a spring day in Sidmouth:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 'Voi che sapete che cosa è amor'
('You who know what love is')
Cherubino's Aria from 'The Marriage of Figaro' (Vienna 1786)
Words by Lorenzo Da Ponte (after Pierre Beaumarchais, 'La Folle Journée' 1784)

Thea Musgrave: 'The Man-in-the-Mune'
(He's got a crick in the back; he's in a rage and won't come out to play!)
Written while studying under Nadia Boulanger in Paris
The first of five from 'A Suite O' Bairnsangs' (Scottish Festival, Braemar 1953)
Words, from a Scottish nursery rhyme, by Maurice Lindsay

Henry Purcell: 'Dear Pretty Youth'
Dorinda's Aria from Act IV of 'The Tempest' (London 1695)
Words by Thomas Shadwell (after William Shakespeare)

Henry Purcell: 'From Silent Shades and Elysian Fields'
('Mad Bess of Bedlam')
From 'Choice Ayres' (London 1683)
Words traditional/anonymous

Louis Armstrong: 'Nobody knows the trouble I've seen'
Recorded with the Russell Garcia Orchestra (Los Angeles 1957)
Traditional African American Spiritual

César Franck: 'Panis Angelicus'
From 'Messe a Trois Voix' (Paris 1872)
Words from 'Sacris Solemiis' for the Feast of Corpus Christi by Thomas Aquinas 13th century

Cleo Lane: 'He was Beautiful'
Cleo Lane Live at Carnegie Hall (New York 1973)
To the tune of Stanley Myers' 'Cavatina'
(which was played in guitar arrangement by John Williams)

Robert Schumann: 'Er, der herrlichste von allen'
('He, the noblest of all')
Second of eight songs in 'Frauenliebe und 'leben' ('A Woman's Love and Life') (Vienna 1840)
Words by Adelbert von Chamisso

Ernest Chausson: 'Le Vert Colibri'
('The Green Hummingbird')
Seventh of 'Sept Mélodies' ('Seven Songs') (Paris 1880)
Words by Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle

Stephen Sondheim: 'Green Finch and Linnet Bird'
Johanna's Aria from Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (New York 1979)
Words by Hugh Wheeler (after Christopher Bond's play, 1973)

Robert Wright: 'And This is My Beloved'
Caliph's Aria from 'Kismet' (New York 1953)
The tune is an arrangement of Alexander Borodin's String Quartet No 2, 1881
Words by George Forrest
(after Charles Lederer & Luther Davis' novel, based on Edward Knoblock's play, 1911)

Admission: £7 - which includes a light lunch

Well worth taking time out for an early lunch!

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