KITTY WHATELY, mezzo soprano, and WILLIAM VANN, piano
Purcell: Music for a while; The fatal hour comes on apace; From silent shades (Bess of Bedlam); There's not a swain
Mahler: Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
Schubert: Gretchen am spinnrade; Gretchen's bitte; Der König in Thule
Horovitz: Lady Macbeth - a Scena
Jonathan Dove: 5 Am'rous Sighs
Samuel Barber: Sure on this Shining Night; Sleep now; Crucifixion; Nocturne
Jonathan Dove: Nights not spent alone
Stephen Sondheim: Could I leave you; Send in the Clowns
Kitty Whately and William Vann (also Bedford Music Club's Artistic Director) both hail from Bedfordshire. An award-winning mezzo-soprano, Kitty Whately sings on concert, opera and recital stages in the UK and internationally. Currently a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, she is also an HSBC Laureate for the Aix-en-Provence Festival and was the winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2011; William Vann is a multiple prize-winning pianist of international renown. They will give an engaging recital of music by an eclectic mix of composers throughout the ages, from the Englishmen Henry Purcell and Jonathan Dove through Mahler and Schubert to the Americans Samuel Barber and Steven Sondheim. We also hear Joseph Horowitz's stunning scena Lady Macbeth.