Wednesday 2 December 2020 7:30PM

Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano; Simon Lepper piano

‘Careful the tale you tell...’


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Change of Artist and Programme
Due to travel restrictions, Stéphane Degout is no longer able to take part in the above concert.

We are grateful to Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) for stepping in at short notice to perform. She will be joined by Madelaine Newton and Kevin Whately (narrators) and Simon Lepper (piano) in the following programme:

  • Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
  • Simon Lepper piano
  • Kevin Whately narrator
  • Madelaine Newton narrator

Mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately and pianist Simon Lepper present a programme of English, Irish, Scottish, Canadian and American stories in song and spoken word, with music interspersed by readings performed by Kitty's parents.

  • Jonathan Dove (b.1959)
      • All the Future Days
        • The Siren
  • Margaret Atwood
      • Reading: Siren Song
  • Traditional
      • Reading: The Great Silkie
  • Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
      • The Seal Man
  • John Masefield
      • Reading: Sea Fever
  • W B Yeats
      • Reading: excerpt from The Stolen Child
  • Judith Weir (b.1954)
      • Songs from the Exotic
        • The song of a girl ravished away by the fairies in South Uist
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
      • La Belle Dame sans merci
  • W B Yeats
      • Reading: The Song of Wandering Aengus
  • Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
      • King David
  • Wendell Berry
      • Reading: The Peace of Wild Things
  • John Clare
      • Reading: In Hilly Wood
  • Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
      • Hermit Songs Op. 29
        • St Ita's Vision
  • Colm Toibin
      • Reading: The Testament of Mary (extract)
  • Samuel Barber
      • Hermit Songs Op. 29
        • The Crucifixion
  • Tennyson (1809-1892)
      • Reading: Lady Godiva
  • Juliana Hall (b.1958)
      • Godiva: monodrama for mezzo-soprano and piano on a libretto by Caitlin Vincent
  • Carol Ann Duffy
      • Reading: Music
  • Stephen Sondheim (b.1930)
      • Passion
        • I read
      • Into the Woods
        • Moments in the Woods
  • Carol Ann Duffy
      • Reading: Little Red Cap
  • Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
      • Reading: Glass Slipper Sonnet
  • Stephen Sondheim
      • Into the Woods
        • On the Steps of the Palace
  • Glynn Young
      • Reading: Red Whistles at the Wolf
  • Stephen Sondheim
      • Into the Woods
        • Children Will Listen