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Juwon Ogungbe (Bass / Baritone) with Wai-Yin Lee (piano)

Tue Feb 26th 2013, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ


1. Purcell - "Ye twice ten hundred deities" from "The Indian Queen"
2. Haydn - "Close as a loving brother" from "The Desert Island"
3. Verdi - "Eri Tu" from "Un Ballo in Maschera"
4. Rossini - "Largo Al Factotum" from "The Barber of Seville"
5. Offenbach - "Scintille Diamant" from "Tales of Hoffman"
6. Weill - "Let things be like they always was" from "Street Scenes"
7. Weill - "Complainte de la Seine" from "Cabaret Songs"
8. Weill - "Youkali" from "Cabaret Songs"
9. Porter - "Miss Otis Regrets"
10. Porter - "Begin the Beguine" from Jubilee
11. Gershwin - "There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York" from "Porgy and Bess"
12. Bizet - "Stand up and fight" from "Carmen Jones"

Artist info:-

Juwon Ogungbe

Juwon Ogungbe is a multifaceted singer, musician and composer. His singing career encompasses Opera, Recitals, Oratorio, Jazz, African music and many other genres.

Juwon’s repertoire of roles includes Don Alfonso (Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte), Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen), Alfio (Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana), Macbeth (Verdi’s Macbeth), Aeneas (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas) Shaunard, Colline, Benoit and Alcindoro (Puccini’s La Boheme) and most recently, Amonasro (Verdi’s Aida).

Apart from his career in opera, Juwon has composed many music theatre works, dealing with contemporary African themes, which he has performed in. He also leads The Vocal Ensemble of Africa — a group that comprises singers from several African countries that perform Juwon’s compositions, also extemporising in their mother tongues in featured moments.

In 2009 Juwon composed and performed in “Time and the Trickster’s Heart” — an oratorio commissioned by The London Lucumi Choir. This piece morphed into a dance cantata, when the choir and Juwon joined forces with Union Dance for several performances.

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: Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral (photo: Adrian Pingstone)

Bristol Cathedral is situated in the middle of the city at the bottom of Park Street. It was founded in 1140, but was built gradually over a period of 700 years. The Cathedral hosts numerous events and concerts throughout the year. Many of these are open to the public, and some are free, including the regular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.

Visit the Bristol Cathedral website.


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