18 October | 12.00 (Coffee from 11.00) | £12 / £8 (under 16)
Rachel Godsill - Soprano
Marie-Noelle Kendall - Piano
Les nuits d'été - Berlioz
Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer op19 - Chausson
Les nuits d'été composed by Berlioz in 1841 to poems by Théophile Gautier. This delightful song cycle describes the progress of love, from youthful innocence through loss to renewal.
- Le Specre de la rose
- Sur les Lagunes
- Au cimetiere
- L’isle inconnue
Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer op19 composed by Chausson during the years 1882-1892 to poems by Maurice Bouchor. This work, with extended interludes for solo piano, charts a bleaker course of love through ecstasy to oblivion
- La fleur des Eaux
- La Mort de l’Amour
Rachel Godsill - Having performed in major concert venues throughout the UK and Europe, Rachel’s concert repertoire spans Bach and Handel through Mozart and Rossini to Tippett and Orff.
Concert platform includes recitals of Elgar, Britten, Brahms, Wolf, Fauré, Debussy and Kodály. She has performed Handel’s Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music in China
Marie-Noelle Kendal - Since being a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year, she has played at the major London venues including the Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, St.John's,Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall. She has given concerts in the U.K. with the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Birmingham Ensemble, Cardiff Philharmonic and with several ABC orchestras in Australia.