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Louise de Bernières

Love is a Temporary Madness 


William Shakespeare

Text: It was a lover and his lass. 

Thomas Morley  


Roger Quilter 

Reading - Sonnet no.24 


William B Yeats

Text: Salley Gardens 

Benjamin Britten
Reading - When you are old 

Ivor Gurney 


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Text: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt  

Reading of the  translation of the text 

​Franz Schubert 

Piotr Tschaikowsky

Robert Schumann 

Intermezzo in B minor, op. 119 no.1 - Brahms 


Paul Verlaine Text: Mandoline   

Reading of the translation of the text 

Gabriel Faure 

Claude Debussy 

Reynaldo Hahn 



Christina Rossetti Text:
Skylark and Nightingale                              John Ireland 

The Green Cornfield                                   Reading 

​The Lamb and the Dove                             Cecil Armstrong Gibbs 

Macleod Text:   

The White Peace                                        Arnold Bax 

The Lonely Hunter                                      Reading 

Shieling Song                                             Arnold Bax 


To the Spring, op.43 no.6                           Grieg 


Francis Ledwidge Text:   

A Black Bird Singing                                   Michael Head 

The Singer’s Muse                                      Reading 

Beloved                                                       Michael Head 

A Celebration of
Poets and Song


Monday 1st August
at 1.00pm


By Trio Cavatina

Trio Cavatina

Carol-Anne Grainger (Soprano)
Roles performed include: Amor (Coronation of Poppea), Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro), First Geni & Papagana (Magic Flute), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Hansel (Hansel & Gretel) Tuptim (King & I), Young Sally (Follies), Yum Yum (Mikado) and she created the role of Lucie Drefus, in Drefus, by Bryan Kessleman for the London International Jewish Music Festival.

Carol - Anne has been a member of the John McCarthy Singers, Ambrosian opera Chorus, London Voices, Classical Productions, The G & S Company, and the Geoffrey Mitchell Singers for Opera Rara and deputised on a regular basis at the West London Synagogue.

Oratorio performances include, The Christmas Storey (Schutz), St John’s Passion (Bach), Requiem (Mozart) Maria Theresa Mass (Hayden), Messe Solennelle (Rossini) and in Terra Pax (Finzi).  
With Vocalissimo (formally Not Pavarotti) she has performed at various festivals and venues including, Wandsworth Arts Festival, Mole Valley Arts Alive and the Lake District International Music Festival, The Sinden Theatre and Rottingdean Arts.

Recital performances include programmes such as “If Music be the Food of Love” which has been performed at venues including St Brides, Lauderdale House, Southwark Playhouse, The Bletchingley Centre, Mandeville Place and the Bosendorfer Concert Series.  

In the past couple of years Carol-Anne has returned to her love of art song with performances of “A Celebration of Poets of Song” which she has performed at various venues including the NPL Music Society, Westminster Central Music Library, The Axion Concert Series and the St Mary’s Battersea’s Winter Music Festival. This in turn has led to the formation of Trio Cavatina (voice, piano and spoken word) For further information please see:

Carol Mounter (Spoken Word)
Carol studied singing at The Calcutta School of Music, India and then with Ellis Keeler (Trinity and Guildhall).  She enjoyed a career of opera, recital, musical theatre and cabaret, whilst bringing up four reasonably sane and successful children.  She also decided at one point to audition for a straight acting role, and was amazed to get the part!  Having a love of poetry from an early age, Carol has developed this part of her career and loves the challenge of reciting.  She feels unbelievably blessed by having a career with which she is totally in love. Carol is delighted to be a part of the Trio.
Andrew Charity (Pianist)
Andrew Charity is a conductor, pianist and composer. He trained at the Royal College of Music and the London Opera Centre, and won prizes for conducting. He was the Musical Director for OperaUpClose’s first production of La Boheme, and has played and conducted a wide and varied repertoire for various small touring companies. His work also encompasses a large choral repertoire, work with historical dance, and a long-standing association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, for whom he has written and directed music for over 150 plays, and for whom he now directs madrigal singing for their Shakespeare courses.

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