From the Northern Ireland Festival of Voice 2016, works by Poulenc, Schumann, Walton and Muriel Herbert, with performances by Aoife Miskelly (soprano) and Ilker Arcayurek (tenor).
John Toal presents the third in our series of Lunchtime Concerts from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice, recorded at St. Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co. Antrim. Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly is joined by pianist Will Vann to perform music by Poulenc, beginning with 'C' from 'Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon', followed by 'Fêtes galantes' then 'Non Monsieur mon mari', the first aria in Act I of 'Les Mamelles de Tirésias'. New Generation Artist, tenor, Ilker Arcayürek then performs Schumann's song-cycle 'Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner'. The recital finishes with music by William Walton and Muriel Herbert. Walton's setting of Three Poems by Edith Sitwell, the words taken from the poet's 'Façade' series. Two of the pieces will be heard here - 'Through Gilded Trellises' and 'Old Sir Faulk'. Following this, Muriel Herbert's Children's Songs - six short movements in total: Merry-go-round, The Gypsies, The Tadpole, Jack Spratt, Acorn and Willow and The Bunny.
Poulenc: C (from Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon)
Poulenc: Fêtes galantes
Poulenc: Non monsieur mon mari* (from Les Mamelles de Tirésias)
Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Aaron O'Hare* (baritone), Will Vann (piano)
Schumann: Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner, Op 35
Ilker Arcayürek (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano)
Walton: Through Gilded Trellises; Old Sir Faulk (from Three Edith Sitwell Poems)
Muriel Herbert: Children's Songs
Aoife Miskelly (soprano), Will Vann (piano).