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The women of English song
May 10, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
To book tickets visit The Forge website.
Preceded at 6.45pm by a pre-concert talk given by Rhian Samuel.
Aoife Miskelly (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Robert Rice (baritone) and William Vann (piano)
Some of the finest English songs were written by female composers, yet their work is often overlooked. Tonight’s concert highlights the work of Rebecca Clarke, Muriel Herbert, Liza Lehmann and Rhian Samuel, who begins the evening with a pre-concert talk on the subject of English song-women.
World-renowned tenor James Gilchrist, who needs no introduction, is joined by soprano Aoife Miskelly, winner of the 2011 Hampshire Singing Competition among many other prizes and the masterful baritone Robert Rice.
The Lake Isle of Innisfree – Muriel Herbert (1897-1984)
The Crimson Rose
Summer Songs – Rhian Samuel (1944-)
I. In Summer
II. A Dragonfly in the Sun
Evensong Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
Magdalen at Michael’s gate
When I am dead, my dearest
The Hare and the moon – Rhian Samuel
Tiger, tiger – Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
God made a tree
From Spring Diary - Rhian Samuel
A clearer memory
The cloths of heaven – Rebecca Clarke
Down by the Salley Gardens
The Seal Man
Cradle Song – Rebecca Clarke
Children’s songs – Muriel Herbert
II. The gypsies
III. The tadpole
IV. Jack Spratt
V. Acorn and willow
VI. The bunny
Fountain Court – Muriel Herbert
From Four cautionary tales and a moral – Liza Lehmann
I. Henry King
V. Charles Augustus Fortescue