Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Soprano Mary O'Shea and Pianist John Scarfe Coffee and Music Broadclyst Parish Church 10.30am Saturday 24 March

What a treat to hear Mary O'Shea on the 'Classical Journey' again this morning.

Mary O'Shea has been working hard lately, singing with at least three choirs.
However, she has managed to prepare solo pieces for two concerts - on the same day. 
In addition to the guitar and song recital with Clive Betts at 1.30pm
in the Cathedral Chapter house this Saturday (see 'Romantic Guitar & Song' below - jump),
Mary is also performing a solo recital at the Church of St John the Baptist in Broadclyst
earlier that morning at 10.30am.

John Scarfe, the broadclyst organist, also prepares 'Coffee and Music' concerts
from time to time.

John will provide the piano accompaniment while Mary sings.

Mary reminded us of the programme for Saturday morning:

George Frederick Handel: ‘Semele’ 1743
Jupiter’s aria:‘Where e'er you walk’
Allessandro Scarlatti: ‘L’honestà negli amori’ 1680
Sandino’s aria:‘Gia il sole dal Gange’ (The Sun Rises in the East)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni 1787
Zerlina’s aria: ‘Vedrai carino, se sei buonino’ (Everything will be all right darling, you’ll see)
Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) 1786
Cherubino’s aria: ‘Voi che sapete che cosa è amor’ (You who know what love is . . . )
Franz Schubert: ‘Schwanengesang’ (Swan Song) 1828
Liebesbotschaft "Rauschendes Bächlein" (Message of love "Rushing creek")
Robert Schumann: ‘Myrthens’ (Myrtles) 1840
Es gr
ünet ein Nussbaum vor dem Haus (A walnut grows green before the house)
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem in D minor 1890
Pie Jesu Domine dona eis requiem (Dear Lord Jesus grant them rest)
Edvard Grieg: Six Songs 1876
En Svane (A Swan)
Roger Quilter: Seven Elizabethan Lyrics 1908
Fair House of Joy (Fain would I change that note ?Tobias Hume ~1600)
Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-94): Three Songs 1994
Ophelia's song 1926 (words from Hamlet 1600)

- and we have heard Mary sing ‘Ophelia’ before – at Glenorchy (9 Nov 2011)

More great soprano solos from the very talented Mary O'Shea
Admission FREE
(retiring collection in aid of the organ fund)

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