Thursday, 28 December 2017

Nicola Howard & Patrick Taylor Soprano Recital "Classical Journey" Phonic FM 2-4pm Friday 29 December 2017

Nicola Howard

Very special news for us at Christmas this year. Nicola Howard has made a special journey from Shanghai to be with us in Devon. On Saturday 30 December Nicola will join soprano Christine Marsden and mezzosoprano Carolyn Harries for a celebratory concert of 'Dartmoor Divas' at St Mary's Church in Dunsford - accompanied by Patrick Taylor.

In the meantime Nicola and Patrick will be in the Phonic FM studio on Friday 29 December at 2pm for the "Classical Journey". They have prepared a selection of live numbers for us to enjoy on air - details below:

1. Cole Porter: “Kiss Me Kate” (1953) “So In Love
Fred Graham sends flowers and card to Lois Lane – but they’re delivered to Lilli Vanessi
Lilli reprises the love song from the opening scene – how togetherness makes her feel.
(Kathryn Grayson is Lilli Vanessi – Kate)

2. John Betjeman / Madelaine Dring : “Five Betjeman Songs”
V “Song of the Nightclub Proprietress

3. Dominique Bonnaud & Numa Blés / Erik Satie: “La Diva de lEmpire” (1903)
A ‘Cakewalk’ – Early European take on American Jazz – inspired by John Philip Sousa
’The Empire’ was the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square – Paulette Darty

4. Alan & Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand: Yentl (1983) “Papa, Can You Hear Me?”
Barbara Streisand - Best Original Song.

5. Sheldon Harnick / David Baker Someone is Sending Me Flowers” (1931)

6. Henry Pacory / Erik Satie: “Je Te Veux” (La Scala 1902) – for Paulette Darty

7. Robert Lopez / Jeff  Marx: “Avenue Q” (2002) “There’s a Fine, Fine Line
Kate Monster (kindergarten teacher) to Princeton (graduate)
Première: National Music Theatre Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Waterford Connecticut

8. Randy Newman: “Toy Story 2” (1999) “When She Loved Me
Best Original Song – Sara McLachlan (Jessie about former owner Emily)

9. Bertolt Brecht / Kurt Weill: “The Treepenny Opera” (Berlin 1928) “Pirate Jenny
Polly Peachum OR Jenny Diver – “Seeräuberjenny” will flatten London

10. William Butler Yeats / Karl Jenkins: “He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
(1955) ‘He’ is Aedh (with Michael Robartes & Red Hanrahan) the ‘Principles of Mind
Aedh is besotted with ‘La belle dame sans merci

11. Margaret Rose / Michael Head: “Star Candles” (1942)
 ‘Star Candles’ is The Southern Cross (Five gifts to the Christ child)

The Dartmoor Divas
St Mary's Church Dunsford
Saturday 30 December 3pm
Soprano: Nicola Howard
                   Christine Marsden
Mezzo Soprano: Carolyn Harries
Piano: Patrick Taylor
Tickets: £5
Refreshments provided

Running Order for Saturday's concert:

1. Piae Cantiones: "Gaudete" (1582) - a cappella TRIO with Patrick

2. Margaret Rose/Michael Head: "The little road to Bethlehem" DUET (Carolyn & Nicola)

3. 15th Century Processional of St Mary's Chester: "Song of the nuns of Chester" TRIO a cappella

4. Margaret Rose/Michael Head: "Star Candles" SOLO (Nicola)

5. Paul Verlaine/Reynaoldo Hahn: Sept Chansons Grises (1891) - V "L'Heure Exquise" SOLO (Christine)

6. Robert Burns/Felix Mendelssohn: "Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast" (1859) DUET (Carolyn & Christine)

7. William Shakespeare/Ralph Vaughan Williams: "When Icicles hang by the wall" SOLO (Carolyn)
     (Love's Labour's Lost Act V Scene 2 - Hiems, The Winter 1597)

8. Bob Wells/Mel Tormé: "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting 1945) DUET (Nicola & Carolyn)
      Nat King Cole 1946

9. John Dryden/Henry Purcell: Six Vocal Duets "Let Us Wander" DUET (Christine & Carolyn)
       "The Indian Queen" (1695)

10. Théophile de Viau/Reynaldo Hahn: "À Chloris" (Paris 1916) SOLO (Christine)

11. Christina Rossetti/ Bob Chilcott: "My Heart is like a singing bird" (tradional Scottish ballad) TRIO

12. Cole Porter: Kiss Me Kate (1949) "So in Love" SOLO (Nicola)

13. Felix Mendelssohn: The Shower of  Pearls "I would that my love" (1859) DUET (Christine & Nicola)
        I would that my love could flow in a single word . . .

14. Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été (1841) "Villanelle" SOLO (Carolyn)

15. Giovacchino Forzano/Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (1918) "O Mio Babbino Caro" TRIO

16. Jules Barbier/Jacques Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann, Barcarolle DUET (Nicola & Christine)
      "Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit d'Amour"

17. King Henry VIII: The King's Ballad" "Pastime With Good Company" - TRIO a cappella

18. George Gershwin: Porgy & Bess (1935) "Summertime" (1934)) SOLO (Carolyn)

19. Paul Verlaine/Reynaldo Hahn: "Offrande" (1891) SOLO "Christine"

20. Sheldon Harnick/David Baker: "Someone's Been Sending Me Flowers" SOLO (Nicola)
          Arranged by Roger Vignoles

21. Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne: "Let It Snow!" (Hollywood 1945) SOLO (Nicola)

22. Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart: The Boys from Syracuse (1938) "Sing for your Supper" TRIO

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