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Performances from soprano Gemma Summerfield, mezzo Kitty Whately and bass-baritone Stephan Loges, from the Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice 2018 at Glenarm, Co. Antrim.

John Toal presents a series of recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice 2018, recorded at St Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim.

Simon Lepper accompanies former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, British soprano Gemma Summerfield - winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 2018 Chilcott Award - and Dresden-born bass-baritone Stephan Loges, in a programme including song by Purcell, Korngold, Finzi and Quilter.

Purcell:
Music for a while Z583
The fatal hour comes on apace Z421
There’s not a swain Z587

Arne:
Where the bee sucks
Under the greenwood tree

Korngold:
Shakespeare Songs op.31 -
Desdemona's song
Under the Greenwood tree
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
When birds do sing It was a lover and his lass

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)/Simon Lepper (piano)

Finzi:
Let Us Garlands Bring (5 Shakespeare songs) Op.18 -
Come away, Death
Who is Sylvia?
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
O mistress mine
It was a lover and his lass

Stephan Loges (bass-baritone)/Simon Lepper (piano)

Quilter
7 Elizabethan Lyrics Op 12 -
Weep you no more sad fountains
My life's delight
Damask roses
The faithless shepherdess
Brown is my love
By a fountainside
Fair house of joy

Gemma Summerfield (soprano)/Simon Lepper (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Music for a while from 'Oedipus'

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Henry Purcell

    The fatal hour comes on apace

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Henry Purcell

    There's not a swain from 'Rule a wife and have a wife'

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Thomas Arne

    Where the bee sucks from 'The Tempest'

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Thomas Arne

    Under the greenwood tree from 'As you like it'

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    4 Shakespeare Songs, Op.31

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Stephan Loges.
  • Roger Quilter

    7 Elizabethan Lyrics, Op.12

    Performer: Simon Lepper. Singer: Gemma Summerfield.

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