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Shakespeare, Tennyson, The Brownings & The Rossettis
Wed 20 July 2016, 19:30 – 21:15 BST
WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY
7:30 – 9:15pm (with interval)
Tickets: £10 with a Wine Reception
SHAKESPEARE, TENNYSON & THE ROSSETTIS.
Amanda Pitt, soprano
David Owen-Norris, piano
Regular recital duo, Amanda Pitt and David Owen Norris - the acclaimed pianist, broadcaster and composer - bring together some of their favourite song composers in celebration of the anniversaries of Shakespeare and the Parish of St Marylebone. The programme will include Roger Quilter's charming Shakespeare Songs Op 23; Amy Beach's Browning Songs, written for the Browning Society of Boston; Edward Elgar's Sea Pictures in its original version for high voice and piano; a setting of Christina Rossetti by Elgar's 'Windflower', Alice Millais (Sir John Everett Millais's daughter); the modern premiere of songs (yes songs!) by Edward Lear, as well as songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Sullivan and Charles Villiers Stanford's marvellous setting of Crossing the Bar. Rarities abound!