On Saturday 16th October, at the URC, three faces familiar to Sinfonietta audience will be performing for us. Lynne Rogers has sung for us both in solo recitals and also with the orchestra in the Interconnections concert last year. Each time we have been struck by the special quality in her singing, which is quite beguiling.
Jackie Howard is a long-standing member of the Sinfonietta and has also treated
us to some excellent oboe and oboe d’amore recitals, whilst Brenda Redmond has
been a sensitive accompanist to a number of soloists. Here they come together to
celebrate the British musical tradition with a nicely varied programme.
The concert centres around Vaughan Williams’ Ten Blake Songs, inspired by
William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. Scored for tenor or soprano
voice and oboe, it was written in 1957 for the 1958 film The Vision of William Blake,
made to commemorate the bi-centenary of Blake’s birth. The great beauty of this
music ensured that it quickly became a staple feature in the chamber music repertoire.
The programme will also feature other pieces for voice and oboe and some solo
pieces, including folk songs from Lynne, accompanied by Brenda at the piano.
“A nice, light-hearted, enjoyable programme” that will be a ‘celebration of the British Musical Tradition’ is what Lynne promises us and, if her previous performances are anything to go by, it will contain more than a little
Members and Patrons: £11
Children under 16: £1
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