Upcoming Philomel concert 4 May 2019

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Never work with…

…children or animals.

It was a beautiful christening at the Temple Church. Jimmy the corgi was pretty restrained on the whole. He only barked at the vicar once, growled but momentarily at the sleeping Knights, and while he did bite at his backside vigorously as I sang a bit of Mozart, he didn’t invade the performance space like little M. Nor did he try and join in, or do a little comedy routine, or dance a jig. Valiant efforts from others to encourage the mini-performer to vacate the stage were met with tenacity and evasion. She saw the spotlight and liked it. Like mother, like daughter. Oh well.

Listen

Après un rêve (Op. 7, No. 1), Gabriel Fauré

Sure on this shining night, Samuel Barber

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O Waly Waly, Benjamin Britten

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Ave Maria (extract), Bach-Gounod 

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Domine Deus, Antonio Vivaldi (live recording from Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome)

Pie Jesu, Gabriel Fauré