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Kathleen Ferrier Award Winner's Recital

24 October 2010, 19:00 - 20:40


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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We continue our partnership with the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the UK’s most presitigious singing competition, and are delighted to welcome Sarah-Jane Brandon, winner of the 2009 competition. Of her performance at the finals, the Independent wrote, “almost certainly one of tomorrow’s great divas… a born recitalist”, and the Telegraph described “a purity of pearly tone that nobody else came close to matching”.

With pianist Gary Matthewman, her programme includes Brahms’ ferociously energetic Gypsy Songs, Poulenc’s colourful settings of Louise de Vilmorin (including the famed “Paganini”), and some of Strauss’ most popular songs, including “Cäcilie” and “Morgen!”. The evening begins with a selection of Mendelssohn lieder, and ends with some Rachmaninov songs, perfectly suited to Sarah-Jane Brandon’s extraordinary voice.

This concert is generously supported by the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund


Felix Mendelssohn:

Neue Liebe

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges


Johannes Brahms: Zigeunerlieder (Op. 103)

i. He, Zigeuner, Greife In Die Saiten Ein!

ii. Hochgetürmte Rimaflut

iii. Wisst Ihr, Wann Mein Kindchen

iv. Lieber Gott, Du Weisst

v. Brauner Bursche Führt Zum Tanze

vi. Röslein Dreie In Der Reihe

vii. Kommt Dir Manchmal In Den Sinn

viii. Rote Abendwolken Ziehn

Richard Straus: Four Songs (Op. 27)

Ruhe meine seele


Heimliche Aufforderung



Henri Duparc:

L'Invitation au voyage

Chanson Triste

Au pays ou se fait la guerre

Francis Poulenc: Métamorphoses

Reine Des Mouettes

C'est Ainsi Que Tu Es


Sergei Rachmaninov:

How Fair This Spot (Op. 21, no.7)

In The Silence Of The Secret Night (Op. 4, no.3)

The Waterlily (Op. 8, no.1)

A Dream (Op. 38, no.5)

These Summer Nights (Op. 14, no.5)

Sing Not To Me, Beautiful Maiden (Op. 4, no.4)

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