Friday, 25 August 2017

- - "Diva On Your Doorstep: Access All Arias" - - Claudia Álvarez Calderón & Simon Dunvaband Lusteligh, Staverton, Holne, Stoke Gabriel, & Ugborough September-November 2017

Diva on Your Doorstep: Access all Arias!” will include opera arias and solo piano pieces from Baroque to Bernstein. Join Claudia & Simon for a fun filled evening of song - on your doorstep!

Tickets to each concert are £10 and free for under 16's and they can be booked in advance from the 1st of September. There will also be a licensed bar.

Dates and venues are:

15th September 7:30pm – Lustleigh Village Hall
29th September 7:30pm - Staverton Court House
13th October 7:30pm – Holne Village Hall
20th October 7:30pm - Stoke Gabriel 
10th November 7:30pm - Ugborough Village Hall

Claudia will be accompanied by the wonderful Simon Dunbavand,
click here to find out more about him.

Why "Diva on your Doorstep"?
Since Claudia started her collaboration with "Gli Amici di Fritz", an international opera company based in Italy, she has found that some of her favourite performances have been the ones put on in small villages and towns, where opera isn't normally performed.

That's why she decided to do the same for villages in Devon as it's something she is sure people will enjoy! You'll be able to have a lovely evening of thrilling and beautiful music, not far from home and without thinking about having to drive far or worry about parking.

Claudia and Simon hope to be able to bring their show to more villages in the future, so stay tuned for more!

More Details:

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Nicola Howard & Patrick Taylor: 20th Century Songs - Live on Soundart Radio "Classical Journey Redux" Friday 4 August - AND - Coffee Concert with Val Howels at St Mary's Church Totnes Saturday 5 August 2017

Nicola Howard
Soundart Radio 9.00-10.30am Friday 4 August
St Mary's Church Totnes 10.30-12.00am Saturday 5 August
On Friday 4 July, Soundart Radio's "Classical Journey Redux" welcomes Nicola Howard and Patrick Taylor to Studio 4 of Dartington Space for a live performance of memorable songs of the twentieth century. The programme starts at 9am, when Patrick will set up his piano in the studio, ready for a live on-air concert.

Below is a list of numbers Nicola has sent in, in advance of the show. We can hear some tomorrow morning on the programme - and a more classical/romantic recital (with Nicola Howard AND Val Howels) will be performed at St Mary's Church on Saturday morning (5 August) at the regular 'Friends of St Mary's' Coffee Concert. Coffee/tea and cakes at 10.30am. Music at 11am. (Details in the poster below.)

Songs for "Classical Journey Redux" Friday 4 August:

Hilaire Belloc/Peter Warlock: "My Own Country"
                       (3 Belloc Songs 1927)

Hilaire Belloc/Graham Peel: "The Early Morning"
                      (The Country Lover 1910)

Alfred Lord Tennyson/Frank Bridge:
                      "Go Not Happy Day" (1903)

Victor Hugo/François Coppée/Reynaldo Hahn: 
                (20 Mélodies, 1er recueil 1888/89)
                      1. "Rêverie" - 3. "Mai"

Jacques Demy/Michel Legrand: "I Will Wait for You"
        ("Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi"
               Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, 1964
                  English Lyrics: Norman Gimbel 1966)

Alan & Marilyn Bergman/Michel Legrand:
                "Papa, Can You Hear Me" (Yentl 1983)
Cole Porter: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
                         (Leave It to Me! 1938)

Richard Adler and Jerry Ross: "Whatever Lola Wants"
                         (Damn Yankees 1955)

Herbert Kretzmer/Charles Aznavour: "She"
          (7 Faces of Woman - British TV 1974)

Randy Crawford: "Almaz" (Diamond 1986)

Ray Davies: "Sunny Afternoon" (The Kinks 1966)

Jimmy Cox: "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" (1923)

Shelton Brooks: "Some Of These Days" (1910)