Lost Chord Dementia Charity Music Sessions - Sian Cameron and Dan Perkin
Lost Chord musicians performing a variety of favourite songs designed for people living with dementia in care homes. Sian Cameron Mezzo Soprano Dan Perkin Piano A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Summertime I Got Rhythm Singalong - Pack up your troubles, It's a long way to Tipperary, Daisy Daisy. The Trolley Song. If you would like to donate please visit our website www.lost-chord.org.uk For queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Woolf Letters - First Performance
First performance of a song cycle by Richard Barnard setting the letters of Virginia Woolf to her sister Vanessa Bell. Commissioned by the Virginia Woolf & Music project, with support from the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the University of St Andrews. http://virginiawoolfmusic.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/ Mezzo Soprano: Siân Cameron Piano: Nicola Rose Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds University. Text used with permission from The Society of Authors as the Literary Representative of the Estate of Virginia Woolf.
Woolf Letters: Songs from a new song cycle setting the letters of Virginia Woolf to her sister, Vanessa Bell. Composer Richard Barnard, singer Sian Cameron and pianist Nicola Rose introduce and perform three songs from the project. Here is more information about the project: http://richardbarnard.com/blog/2015/8/20/video-of-woolf-letters
Size Zero: Avant-Cabaret – 2010
Trains of Thought A hung-over music teacher, a gay businessman with a passion for interior decor, a highly-strung cocaine snorting Sloane Ranger, a stalker suffering from a severe bout of de Clérambault's syndrome and a clothe-less pole dancer share a tube from King's Cross to Turnpike Lane. All About Me A setting for countertenor and ensemble of an autobiographical 'book' of the same name by the composer aged 5. The music sometimes reflects and sometimes comments upon the naive, frequently surreal text. Five Settings of Tanya Gold These settings take fragments from the controversial Guardian journalist and set them to music which enhances and sometimes wryly exaggerates their innate theatricality. Un Cabaret Folâtre Settings for mezzo-soprano and alto melodica of Baudelaire's 'Bouffonneries' ('Buffooneries'), three minor poems first published in 'Les Épaves' ('Scraps'), 1866. Their satiric and conversational manner makes the poems ideal for a cabaret setting. mynewopera is your new opera. Subscribe here: www.myopera.com/signup ------------------ CREDITS Trains of Thought Music - Laura Bowler | Words – Lavinia Murray and Laura Bowler All About Me Music and Words – Joseph Davies Five Settings of Tanya Gold Music - Laura Bowler | Words – taken from articles by Tanya Gold Un Cabaret Folâtre (Three Settings of Charles Baudelaire) Music - Joseph Davies | Words – Charles Baudelaire Cast Credits Singers Countertenor - Joe Bolger Soprano - Janet Fischer Soprano - Sian Cameron Countertenor - John Lattimore Instrumentalists Flute - Rehana Browne Clarinet - Max Welford Violin - Alex Gilbert Viola - Jenny Wilkinson Cello - Clare Graham Piano - Alex Mayer With support from - Lavinia Murray for saving the day at the last minute and all of the musicians and singers for their time and dedication. ————————— ‘My New Opera’ is at Website | www.mynewopera.com Facebook | www.facebook.com/mynewopera Twitter | @MyNewOpera Instagram | www.instagram.com/mynewopera