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David Hughes - baritone with John Bradley - piano

Wed Apr 2nd 2014, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

See David & John's biographies below


Handel:-  a) Revenge Timotheus Cries*  (Alexander's Feast)
b) Silent Worship

Haydn:- a) The Sailor's Song (One of 10 Canzonets)
b) She Never Told Her Love
(Part of the incidental music to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night)

Lully:- Bois Épais** (Amadis)

Hahn:-  Á Chloris
P i a n o   i n t e r l u d e:

Schumann:-  Arabesque in C Major, Op 18

arr Copland:- a) The Boatmen's Dance
  b)  At The River
     (Both pieces from Old American Songs)

McGill:-   Duna


Lamb:- The Volunteer Organist

Williams:-  My Little Welsh Home

Novello:-  Keep The Home Fires Burning

S Y N O P S E S  A N D  N O T E S:-

Handel: Revenge Timotheus Cries. The work describes a banquet held by Alexander The Great and his mistress Thais in the captured city of Persepolis, during which Timotheus sings and plays his lyre, arousing various moods in Alexander until he is finally incited to burn the city down in revenge for his dead Greek soldiers.

** Lully: Bois Épais Falsely accused of infidelity and enormously upset as a result, around midnight Amadis takes refuge in the woods to reflect. However, the surrounding darkness serves only to accentuate his sense of inner darkness. This being Opera, all ends well of course when the couple are eventually reunited.

*** Hahn: Á Chloris. From the outset, we are now in blissful territory. This achingly beautiful melody is set to a text in which the lover rejoices in his happiness. (Born in Venezuela, Hahn was brought up in France, where he was a one time pupil of Massenet; he composed a number of other songs but mostly earned his living playing and singing in Paris salons.)

**** Lamb: The Volunteer Organist. The storyline of this ballad is based on an actual 19th century incident which took place in The Christian Mission, in The Bowery district of New York.

Artist info:-

David Hughes began his vocal training at The London College of Music. Soloist arrival came c/o The Handel Opera Society Chorus and The Young Vic. David has presented recitals in many of the large Metropolitan churches (among them Southwark Cathedral and today, after a long absence, a return to this, The Musicians' Church here in Holborn); he has similarly appeared in various overseas venues, eg Hong Kong, The Netherlands and three performing visits to New York - including a concert given in The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. Repertoire spans Baroque, Lieder, British, French & Amercian Art Song, Sacred Music and Victorian Ballads.

John Bradley, born raised and trained in Canada, is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King's College London. He started playing the piano from the age of six and has performed in public chamber music concerts since his twenties. In London he is mainly heard as accompanist in ensemble works in The Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club; John recently embarked on a project with them which has him gradually presenting all forty-eight preludes and fugues from Bach's Well Tempered Clavier.

Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church

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St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holborn), is an Anglican church in the City of London. It is located on Holborn Viaduct, almost opposite the Old Bailey. In medieval times it stood just outside ("without") the now-demolished old city wall, near the Newgate. It has been a living of St John's College, Oxford, since 1622.

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