William Boyce (1711-1779)
Goddess of the dimpling smile
from The Shepherd's Lottery, a Musical Entertainment
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Sweeter than roses Z585 No 1 (1695) from incidental
music to "Pausanius, the betrayer of his country"
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Silent Noon (1903)
from The House of Life, No 2
Martin Shaw (1875-1958) text by Rudyard Kipling
Heffle Cuckoo Fair
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
O Waly Waly
Come you not from Newcastle ?
Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
from Five Betjeman Songs
A Bay in Anglesey
Song of a Nightclub Proprietress
Michael Head (1900-1976)
from Five Songs (1938)
When sweet Ann sings, text by Margaret Rose (b1936)
The Singer, text by Bronnie Taylor
John Ireland (1879-1962)
I have twelve oxen (1918)
Sea Fever (1915) text by John Masefield
Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
Thomas Nashe, Summer's Last Will and Testament (1600)
Lesley Gladigau started training at The Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she sang with the BBC Welsh chorus for 4 years, travelling and performing widely.
She moved to London and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, singing in many music ensembles, concerts and operas.
Lesley next worked in Tokyo, singing in concerts at the British and American Embassies.
She also spent 2 years in Cairns, Australia, where she performed regularly as a soloist for the Cairns Choral Society.
Lesley continues to perform in London and Surrey, singing in many different venues with a varied repertoire. She combines her concert work with teaching singing in several schools.
Lynda began learning the piano at the age of 3 with a German nun in Hong Kong. She was formidable (the nun, not Lynda) but gave Lynda an excellent grounding which eventually led to four years’ study at the Royal College of Music in London where she achieved a 1st class honours B.Mus. and was awarded the Tagore gold medal – RCM’s annual nomination for the most outstanding student of the year.
In addition to working with choirs and soloists, Lynda is a regular accompanist for the National Children’s Orchestra’s annual batch of Leverhulme scholars. She also enjoys her collaborations with Carole Boyd from The Archers, jointly performing programmes of words and music on cruises and at corporate / theatrical events.
Lynda is accompanist to both the Epsom Male Voice Choir and Mickleham Choral Society.