Beyond excited to be part of the team for The Reckoning with The Art Of Change team!
We are going to be travelling across the country, visiting Liverpool, Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield and London. But before we go on tour we are doing a workshop of the production at the Iris Theatre in Covent Garden on May 4th. This will give us the space to rehearse the production and figure out if anything needs changing. We then hope to be able to reach even more venues once we have some images and photos from the workshop performance.
Your support will ensure that we are able to get the first phase of workshops off the ground. Your donation will help to fund, but not exclusive to: set/props, costume, stage manager, song composition, designer, and rehearsal venue. (Don’t forget the tea & biscuits!)
If you can help support us in this project, we’d be so grateful. We’ve got a fundraising page here – any assistance is hugely appreciated!
The Art of Change, launched in 2017, is a dynamic team of artists and project managers who are committed to bringing life to the often-neglected medium of art song. We use art song to bring a new perspective to current and historical socio-political events.
Our new political play THE RECKONING, written by Lila Palmer, combines dialogue with existing art songs, folk songs, and newly written songs, by composers Eve Harrison and Ella Jarman-Pinto. The piece covers three historic eras through the eyes of four women: the leveller Elizabeth Lilburne, the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, and two fictional modern MPs, interweaving their stories to explore how the voices of women have been heard over time.
Thrilled to be performing with three wonderful friends, baritone Graham McGregor-Smith, soprano Kirsty Taylor Stokes, and accompanist Jo Shepherd, in an afternoon of English art song in Ascot on April 15th.
Here’s a few more details, beautifully put by Graham!
We’ll be singing works by Britten, Butterworth, Finzi, Ireland, Lehmann, Vaughan Williams & Venables amongst many others, to include settings of works by Auden, Housman, Masefield, Shakespeare and many more. The programme is full of absolutely cracking stuff, which will completely blow you away, whether you’re already deep in the weeds of English Song or haven’t a clue what I’m on about.
Tickets are £10 and places are limited. Simply visit the Facebook event page for details on how to secure your place.
So please check your diaries and do come along for some fabulous English Song in the Spring sunshine on a Sunday afternoon.
There will be suitable refreshments available pre-show, during the interval and post-show too, and if the weather is good, we’ll be outside enjoying the garden.
If you have any questions or would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Delighted to be singing again with my fellow mezzo, Daniela Bailey – we last performed together as mother and daughter (Madam Larina and Olga) in Opera at Bearwood’s production of Eugene Onegin in 2011.
We’ll be performing a beautiful and varied programme of Spanish song and mélodie, with Geoff Burford at the piano, and I will be singing some of my absolute favourite Poulenc works.
Tickets are available now from South Hill Park’s box office – all are most welcome!
Caroline is delighted to say she will be stepping in to perform during Afternoon Tea tomorrow in the Royal Albert Hall’s Verdi Room, with Raya Kostova at the piano.
Tickets are available via the link below, and all are most welcome!
All the very best to the lovely Fleur, who is sadly unable to sing tomorrow – lots of WIAV love!
Not long to go before opening night – loving working on this show!
Directed by Mark Burns, conducted by Michael Thrift and with a cast including Roberto Abate, Samuel Pantcheff, Sofia Troncoso, Ailsa Mainwaring, Tony Baker, Stuart McDermott, Ian Massa-Harris and Rosalind O’Dowd, it’s shaping up to be a very exciting production indeed.
Show dates are:
December 2nd 7:30pm
December 3rd (matinee) 2:30pm
Tickets are on sale now, and are available here
Caroline is thrilled to be performing the mezzo solos for the Voices In London Festival Chorus in Rutter’s Feel The Spirit, conducted by Richard Harker.
Voices of London presents an evening of sumptuous English choral music, sung by the Festival’s very own massed choir. Featuring over 200 voices in the Musicians’ Church, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, this is an event not to be missed.
Jonathan Dove The Passing of the Year
George Shearing Songs and Sonnets
John Rutter Feel the Spirit
Voices of London Festival Chorus | Richard Harker & Helen Smee conductors
Music Makers of London | Hilary Campbell conductor
Tickets are available here – all are most welcome!
Caroline is very excited to announce that she will be returning to Ormond Opera in November to sing the title role in Bizet’s Carmen.
Director: Mark Burns
Musical Director: Michael Thrift
Performances will be:
Saturday 25th November, 7:30pm
Saturday 2nd December 7:30pm
Sunday 3rd December (matinee) 2:30pm
Further information and tickets will be available from https://ormondopera.co.uk/ in due course.