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A recital of Shakespeare songs and arias

The recital includes works by Verdi, Gounod and Cole Porter, finishing with Brush Up Your Shakespeare! Performed by soprano Louise Wayman, accompanied by Tim Harper.

Louise, originally from Dorset, studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile. Previously she studied at Birmingham Conservatoire with Christine Cairns winning prizes for Oratorio, English Song, Lieder, Opera and Recitals. She has many solo opera credits with Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham Opera, Midland Opera, Northern Opera Group and Manchester Opera Ensemble as well as singing with the choruses of Wexford Festival Opera and Opera North. She has sung across Europe with ensembles such as Polyphony, Ex Cathedra, Collegium Vocale Gent and the BBC Singers.

Solo engagements have included Handel’s Messiah and Alexander’s Feast, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Exsultate Jubilate, Haydn’s Creation and Nelson Mass, Bach’s Passions, Cantatas including 199 ‘Mein Herz Schwimmt im Blut’ and 51 ‘Jachzet Gott in Allen Landen’ and Mass in B Minor, Poulenc’s Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony and modern works including the recent London premiere of Rick Birley’s Advent Carol Succession.

A Thursday Concerts event presented by Ripon Cathedral.

Refreshments provided from 12.30

A FREE event (retiring collection)

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