Event: Summer Concert 2015
Sunday 12th July 2015 at 7:30pm, St Alban's Church, The Ridgeway, North Harrow HA2 7PF
We are delighted to be returning once again to St Alban's Church for this concert. It will be an interesting (we hope!) mix of secular and sacred music, including the wonderfully uplifting Gloria by Vivaldi and the beautifully evocative In Windsor Forest by Vaughan Williams.
We will also be performing three madrigals, all written in England around the end of the 16th Century: Never weather-beaten sail by Thomas Campion; The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons; and Fair Phyllis by John Farmer. In addition, Bernard Barker will perform the 1st movement from the lovely organ piece Concerto del Signor Meck by Johann Gottfried Walther composed about 100 years later.
SopranoGwendolen Martin was a choral scholar whilst studying music at Worcester College, Oxford. She gained a scholarship at TCM and now enjoys a career performing with The Monteverdi Choir, The Gabrieli Consort, The Tallis Scholars and The Marian Consort. Recent highlights include Dowland recitals alongside Dame Emma Kirkby at Brighton and Leeds Early Music Festivals, a broadcast at Leipzig's A Capella Festival with The Marian Consort, Handel's Dixit Dominus at St. John's Smith Square, recitals with Southwark Baroque at Handel House and ‘Angel’ in Harvey's Passion and Resurrection for the Voices of London Festival. Plans for 2015 include tours to the US and the Far East and Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the ROH. Gwendolen studies with Mary King.
Mezzo SopranoHailed as “truly exceptional” by The Observer for her performance of Bach at the Royal Albert Hall, Esther Brazil is in great demand as a concert soloist. After graduating from Oxford, where she was a choral scholar at The Queen’s College, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, receiving generous support in the form of full scholarships in both years from the Lucille Graham Trust and Kohn Foundation, and graduated with an MA with Distinction. Esther recently made her Carnegie Hall debut as Ninfa in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in a US-wide tour with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, with whom she also performed and recorded Bach’s spectacular solo cantata “Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut” (BWV 199) last year. She will appear as a soloist on the Monteverdi Choir’s forthcoming new recording of Bach’s B Minor Mass.
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