Music on Thursdays
Alice Bishop, soprano
Simon Marlow, piano
2014 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Misera, dove son! K369 (1781)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
from the "English Canzonets"
My mother bids me bind my hair
(Text: Anne Hunter (née Hume) 1742-1821)
The mermaid (Text: Anne Hunter)
Fantasia (Capriccio) in C Hob XVII/4 (piano solo)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Nuits d'étoiles (1880)
Paysage Sentimental (1883)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Mädchenblumen Lieder Op 22 (1888)
Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Fair Daffodils (H51, 1905)
Come to me in my dreams (H71, 1906)
Love went a-riding (H114, 1914)
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
Alice Bishop graduated in music from the University of Surrey (BMus (Hons)) and completed the Diploma in Performance Studies at Abbey Opera. Recent solo engagements have included Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Mozart’s Ch’io mi scordi di te?, Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, Rutter’s Requiem, Mass of the Children and Feel the Spirit, Vivaldi’s Gloria and a recording of a new oratorio by Joe St Johanser.
But songs and song recitals have always been at the centre of her interest in singing. Her repertoire ranges from 16th century to contemporary music and she has given many well-received recitals in and round London. Recent recitals have included a concert for Guildford URC Music Society.
Simon Marlow enjoys a busy career with frequent concert appearances in Britain and many other European countries. He has also performed in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the US, Sri Lanka and Iceland. He has appeared with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, broadcasted and made several recordings.
Simon has worked for many years with the Medici Quartet violist, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, with whom he has toured and recorded – most recently a disc of Britten’s Lachrymae and the Shostakovich Sonata. Simon has also established a recital and recording partnership with the violinist Shulah Oliver, with a particular emphasis on the many marvellous works by English composers for violin and piano. Last year Simon took part in a Dutch project to perform and record music composed by Nietzsche which also included works by other composer who were inspired by his philosophy.
In addition to his musical interests, Simon worked for ten years with the Lucis Trust, an educational charity, and has made (for his sins!) several forays into local politics.