Sunday 23 October 2022 3:00PM

Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano; William Vann piano

The House of Life


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This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


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  • Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
  • William Vann piano

Following her successes in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, the British mezzo has won ever greater prominence on the operatic stage and concert platform. Her programme draws attention to Vaughan Williams’s pupils and also includes his own major cycle (1903) setting poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

  • Anon
      • The Willow Song
        • (arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
      • 3 Songs from Shakespeare
  • Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)
      • Ophelia’s Song
      • 4 Shakespeare Songs
        • Come away, death
        • King Stephen
  • Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
      • Take, O Take Those Lips Away
      • It was a Lover
  • Grace Williams (1906-1977)
      • The Lament of the Border Widow
  • Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
      • Binnorie
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
      • The House of Life

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