Louise de Bernières
Love is a Temporary Madness
Text: It was a lover and his lass.
Reading - Sonnet no.24
William B Yeats
Text: Salley Gardens
Reading - When you are old
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Text: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Reading of the translation of the text
Intermezzo in B minor, op. 119 no.1 - Brahms
Paul Verlaine Text: Mandoline
Reading of the translation of the text
Christina Rossetti Text:
Skylark and Nightingale John Ireland
The Green Cornfield Reading
The Lamb and the Dove Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
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
By 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: www.vocalissimo.org
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.