…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.
From Philomel’s recent concert at the Swiss Church, Covent Garden
Piangete occhi, Domenico Mazzocchi
Emily Peace, soprano Suzy Robinson, soprano
James Bramley, theorbo Michael Keen, harpsichord
Ahi possanza d’amor, Maddalena Casulana
Suzy Robinson, soprano, Michael Keen, recorder, James Bramley, theorbo
Folle cor, Domenico Mazzocchi
Suzy Robinson, Janet Oates, Emily Peace, sopranos
Michael Keen, harpsichord
James Bramley, theorbo
Io d’odorate, Maddalena Casulana
Sopranos Janet Oates, Emily Peace, Suzy Robinson, Felicity Hayward, Charlotte Bröker and Olivia Moss
Michael Keen, harpsichord, James Bramley, theorbo
from the plainsong Requiem
IN celebration of St Cecilia, patron saint of music, the six sopranos, accompanied by theorbo, harpsichord and recorder will present a concert on the theme of female power, passion and spirit threaded through with echoes of ancient bird mythology.
Text and artwork by students from Marylebone Girls’ School will illustrate newly commissioned works by Janet Oates (with new text by poet Euan Tait), Sheena Phillips, Dominic McGonigal and Joel Jårventausta.
The programme also includes expressive songs by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, virtuosic duets by Mazzocchi, and vibrant madrigals by Maddalena Casulana.
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The Swiss Church in London
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Après un rêve (Op. 7, No. 1), Gabriel Fauré
Sure on this shining night, Samuel Barber
O Waly Waly, Benjamin Britten
Ave Maria (extract), Bach-Gounod
Domine Deus, Antonio Vivaldi (live recording from Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome)
Pie Jesu, Gabriel Fauré