Concert 1

Chagford Church Friday 10th September 2021

Solo Voice Recital

The Festival’s opening concert features the brilliant young voices of Anglo-Venezuelan soprano Sofia Kirwan-Baez and Scottish tenor Matthew Mckinney, accompanied by virtuoso pianist Harry Baker.

In addition, the concert will feature a performance by a choir of local schoolchildren. They sing songs prepared earlier in the day during a group singing workshop at Chagford Primary School, led by Festival Director Freddie Crowley and members of the Corvus Consort.


Performance - 6:00pm

 
Online booking for this concert is now closed. Remaining tickets will be available on the door.

Programme

Performance by choir of local schoolchildren.

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Sofia Kirwan-Baez (soprano) and Harry Baker (piano)

Claude Debussy | Ariettes oubliées, L. 60
 - I. C'est l'extase
 - II. Il pleure dans mon coeur
 - III. L'ombre des arbres
 - IV. Chevaux de bois
 - V. Green
 - VI. Spleen

Francis Poulenc | Banalités, FP 107
 - I. Chanson d'Orkensie
 - II. Hotel
 - III. Fagnes de Wallonie
 - IV. Voyage à Paris
 - V. Sanglots

Lili Boulanger | Clairières dans le ciel
 - IV. Un poète disait

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Piano improvisation based on Clairières dans le ciel

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Matthew Mckinney (tenor) and Harry Baker (piano)

Lili Boulanger | Clairières dans le ciel
 - I. Elle était descendue
 - II. Elle est gravement gaie

Robert Schumann | Liederkreis, Op. 39
 - I. In der Fremde
 - II. Intermezzo
 - III. Waldesgespräch
 - IV. Die Stille
 - V. Mondnacht

Edvard Grieg | Ein Traum, from Sechs Lieder, Op. 48

Sergei Rachmaninov | Spring Waters, from 12 Romances, Op. 14

Sergei Rachmaninov | How fair this spot, from 12 Romances, Op. 21

Gerald Finzi | The dance continued ('Regret not me'), from A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14

Practicalities

Minimum 1m social distancing will be ensured between household bubbles in the audience.

—Accessibility—
Step-free wheelchair access.
Enter churchyard via gate on south side of church, then enter church through north door.
We recommend any wheelchair users are accompanied on arrival and departure (including powered wheelchairs), since access is via a fairly steep incline.

—Parking—
There is short-term parking available throughout the village, as well as a pay-and-display car park to the east of the church.

Concert 1

Programme

Performance by choir of local schoolchildren.

———

Sofia Kirwan-Baez (soprano) and Harry Baker (piano)

Claude Debussy | Ariettes oubliées, L. 60
 - I. C'est l'extase
 - II. Il pleure dans mon coeur
 - III. L'ombre des arbres
 - IV. Chevaux de bois
 - V. Green
 - VI. Spleen

Francis Poulenc | Banalités, FP 107
 - I. Chanson d'Orkensie
 - II. Hotel
 - III. Fagnes de Wallonie
 - IV. Voyage à Paris
 - V. Sanglots

Lili Boulanger | Clairières dans le ciel
 - IV. Un poète disait

———

Piano improvisation based on Clairières dans le ciel

———

Matthew Mckinney (tenor) and Harry Baker (piano)

Lili Boulanger | Clairières dans le ciel
 - I. Elle était descendue
 - II. Elle est gravement gaie

Robert Schumann | Liederkreis, Op. 39
 - I. In der Fremde
 - II. Intermezzo
 - III. Waldesgespräch
 - IV. Die Stille
 - V. Mondnacht

Edvard Grieg | Ein Traum, from Sechs Lieder, Op. 48

Sergei Rachmaninov | Spring Waters, from 12 Romances, Op. 14

Sergei Rachmaninov | How fair this spot, from 12 Romances, Op. 21

Gerald Finzi | The dance continued ('Regret not me'), from A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14

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