Wednesday 5th July 2023
HOME: LAND AND HEARTH
A SUMMER BOUQUET OF MELODIES FOR VOICE & PIANO TRIO
AT ST JOHN'S, RIPE
WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY 2023
PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7PM
From classic interpretations of English folk songs to instrumentals evoking landscape and the importance of home and hearth.
The programme includes songs by Amy Beach, Butterworth, Dvorak, Quilter, Ravel, and Vaughan Williams, with instrumental interludes by Peter Maxwell Davies, Marx and Schumann.
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Catharine studied Music at the University of Durham, Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has worked at English National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and many other prestigious companies and festivals. She lives in Berlin and continues her studies with Gundula Hinz and Pamela Kuhn. She is a regular visitor to her parents in Ripe. Catharine made her debut in Wagner as Eva DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG with Fulham Opera in London. She was twice a live finalist in the Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition. In 2021 she was invited to sing „Starke Scheite“ Götterdämmerung in a gala at the Markgräfliches Theater, Bayreuth. She will perform her first Brünnhilde in London for Regents Opera in Die Walküre (May 2023), Siegfried (Feb 2024), & Der Ring des Nibelungen (Nov-Dec 2024). She appears on „Wagner By Arrangement Volume 3“ on Toccata Classics in excerpts of Brünnhilde & Isolde with 18 piece chamber orchestra lead by James & Alison. In concert, she has sung Isolde TRISTAN & ISOLDE (Act II) at the Tonhalle Zürich with Akademische Orchester Zürich conducted by Martin Lukas Meister. Other recent roles include Leonora La Forza Del Destino (Regents Opera), cover Aksinya LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK (Royal Opera, Covent Garden), Elisabetta DON CARLO and Alice Ford FALSTAFF (Fulham Opera). In recital, Catharine has performed Messiæn‘s Poêmes pour Mì and Harawi, among other more standard repertoire, and in January 2023 sang Villa-Lobos‘ Bachianas Brasilieras No.5 with the Highbury Players & Mark Prescott. She has not-so-secret love of pop music and was in several bands on double bass, ukulele and vocals, as well as a while spent fronting a function band (who played one of her own songs for the first dance at her wedding).
Yonder Stands a Lovely Creature & A Blacksmith Courted Me - Butterworth - SOPRANO & PIANO
Voyage to Fair Isle - Peter Maxwell Davies - STRING TRIO
A Mirage & Stella Viatoris - Amy Beach - SOPRANO & TRIO
June - Amy Beach - SOPRANO, PIANO & VIOLIN
The Cuckoo, A Brisk Young Sailor Courted Me, The True Lover‘s Farewell - George Butterworth - SOPRANO & PIANO
My Own Country -Peter Warlock - SOPRANO & PIANO
Cinq Melodies Populaires Greques - Maurice Ravel - SOPRANO & PIANO
3 Pastoral Songs - Roger Quilter - SOPRANO & TRIO
How Cold The Wind Doth Blow - RVW - SOPRANO, PIANO & VIOLIN
Clara Schumann Piano Trio First movement - STRING TRIO
Adagio - Joseph Marx - SOPRANO, CELLO & PIANO
Unser Haus - Magarete Schweikert - SOPRANO & PIANO
Songs My Mother Taught Me - Antonin Dvorak - SOPRANO & TRIO