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  • Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020

    Twelfth Night

    1500

    Menuhin Hall, Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey

    A celebratory concert exploring the themes and significance of Twelfth Night.

    With Peter Medhurst, Maciek O’Shea, Phillip Salmon, Helen Sempel, Jeremy Limb and Linda Howarth

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020

    CANCELLED Over My Shoulder

    1930

    King's Lynn Music Society

    Over My Shoulder is the story of two singers – Elisabeth Schumman, darling of the opera and recital stage – and Jessie Matthews – “the English Ginger Rogers” and the highest-grossing female artist of the 1930s in the UK. Although they never met, their lives contain many symmetries and at one point they worked at neighbouring theatres in Covent Garden. Through a quirk of fate they now lie in neighbouring graves in a West London cemetary. 

     

     

    Over My Shoulder

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    CANCELLED Live at Lunch - Royal Opera House

    1300

    Royal Opera House free lunchtime concert series

    An abbreviated version of my narrated recital documenting the lives of singers Elisabeth Schumann and Jessie Matthews, who worked at neighbouring theatres in Covent Garden in the 1930s.

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020

    POSTPONED Noye's Fludde - Benjamin Britten

    1800

    Bridport United Church, DT6 3LJ

    With Jamie W Hall as Noye and the children of Symondsbury C of E VA Primary School, conducted by Matt Kingston.

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020

    CANCELLED Mary's Hand

    1515

    New Paths Music Festival

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

  • Tue
    28
    Apr
    2020

    CANCELLED Mary's Hand

    1930

    Mayfield Festival, East Sussex

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    CANCELLED Harmoniemesse - Joseph Haydn

    1930

    St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School, 1 Langley Road, SLOUGH SL3 7AF

    Slough Philharmonic Society conducted by David Wilson 

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020

    POSTPONED Summer recital - Eye, Suffolk

    1930

    With Paul Sheehan (baritone) and Paul Turner (piano). Part of Eye Open Garden weekend.

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020

    POSTPONED Mary's Hand

    1930

    Aldeburgh Parish Church (St Peter & St Paul), Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

    Tickets will be available via the Snape Maltings Box Office.

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

     

     

     

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2020

    POSTPONED Mary's Hand

    1930

    Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

    Check back for details of re-scheduled performance.

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2020

    POSTPONED Mary's Hand

    1930

    Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

    Check back for details of re-scheduled performance.

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble.