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Juwon Ogungbe - Songs from Operas and Shows

Wed Sep 21st 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


  1. Moreno Torroba: Amor, Vida De Mi Vida - from "Marravilla"
  2. Perez Soriano: Suena Guitarrico Mio - from "El Guitarrico"
  3. Verdi: Eri Tu - from "Un Ballo In Maschera"
  4. Rossini: Largo Al Factotum - from "The Barber of Seville
  5. Mozart: Deh Vieni Alla Finestra - from "Don Giovanni"
  6. Weill: Let Things Be Like They Always Was - from "Street Scenes"
  7. Weill: Complainte De La Seine
  8. Bricusse and Wildhorn: This Is The Moment - from "Jeckyll and Hyde"
  9. Porter: Miss Otis Regrets
  10. Porter: Begin the Beguine - from "Jubilee"
  11. Sondheim: Not While I'm Around - from "Sweeney Todd
  12. Weill: Youkali
  13. Gershwin: There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York - from "Porgy and Bess"
  14. Sorozabal: Madrilena Bonita - from "La Del Manojo De Rosas"

Artist info

Juwon Ogungbe

Juwon Ogungbe is an all round musician – Singer, Composer, Instrumentalist and Educator. His singing career encompasses music from several cultures, including Western Art Music, African Music genres, Jazz and Popular Music.

Principal roles he has performed from the operatic repertoire include the following: Macbeth (Verdi) Don Alfonso (Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart) Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni) Schaunard, Colline, Benoit and Alcindoro (La Boheme, Puccini), Escamillo (Carmen, Bizet). Juwon has performed many song recital programmes with repertoire from a diverse range of composers including 20th century artists such as Ives, Barber (USA) Guastavino, Ginastera and Lopez Buchardo (Argentina) Britten, Quilter, Vaughan Williams (UK) amongst many others.

In 2007 Juwon sang the songs of Ignatius Sancho – the first Black composer to have his music published, for a BBC London/British Library concert. The recording of this performance is still available on the BBC website – the first ever recording of Sancho’s songs to be archived online.

Juwon regularly performs his own songs and music theatre works. He currently leads a new group called The Vocal Ensemble of Africa, which performs his compositions. He also sings and plays piano in smaller combos, dedicated to performing his music.

Juwon Ogungbe’s first album of self composed songs will soon be available online and from other outlets.

Please visit Juwon’s website for more information about his work.

Wai-Yin Lee

Wai-Yin Lee was born in Hong Kong, and obtained her Degree in Piano from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2000, she was awarded a two-year Full Scholarship from the Royal College of Music in London. After completing her Masters Degree in Piano Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she continued her studies as repetiteur with Professor Caroline Palmer on City Educational Scholarship. The following year, she was awarded a fellowship at the GSMD. The same year she was also invited to join National Opera Studio as a part-time repetiteur trainee. Wai-Yin is currently working at the Royal College of Music as a repetiteur for the Opera School and as an official accompanist for the entrance exams. She was also an accompanist for the vocal department of GSMD and HKAPA, rehearsal pianist of the Opera Society of Hong Kong and senior pianist of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir. Since moving to Britain Wai-Yin has givin solo and chamber recitals at various venues across the UK, worked as a musical director of the European Chamber Opera, performing Rigoletto, Carmen, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata in South-east Asia, Japan and United Arab Emirates, and as a repetiteur on Cunning Little Vixen, Eugene Onegin and Cosi Fan Tutte for British Youth Opera (in which she played the continuo part in Sadler’s Wells – Peacock Theatre). Wai-Yin has also appeared on Hong Kong Radio 4 (Young Artist Programme) and BBC3 with singers from GSMD and BYO. She has also worked for Opera Holland Park, Grange Park Opera, English Touring Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Castleward Opera Company, European Opera Centre, English Pocket Opera, Pegasus Opera Company, Southgate Opera, Rhapsody Opera and the National Opera Studio.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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