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Songs by Strauss and Wagner


14 March 2022

1pm

Free

lunchtime

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This is a free lunchtime concert and we welcome all. 

Set List

Meine Ruh ist hin - Wagner - Marrianne Town Smith

Wie erkenn’ ich mein Treulieb - Strauss - Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne

Wesendonck Lieder - Wagner - Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne

Der Engel

Stehe Still!

Im Treibhaus

Schmerzen

Träume

Vier Letzte Lieder - Strauss - Marrianne Town Smith

Frühling

September

Beim Schlafengehen

Im Abendrot

Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza. Please note there is no set seating or this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.

- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building. 

- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.

Marrianne Town Smith

Soprano

Lyric-dramatic soprano Marrianne Town Smith started to sing in 2007 as a hobby and distraction from a fast-paced marketing management role. In 2015 she successfully auditioned for a Postgraduate Vocal Studies Programme at Trinity Laban and graduated with distinction in 2017. Most recently Marrianne performed the role of Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco and was soprano soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah in Bart’s Great Hall London. She has also performed many roles in scenes at Trinity Laban and other educational courses including Lady Billows Albert Herring, Ariadne Ariadne auf Naxos and roles studied include Lady Macbeth Macbeth, Sieglinde Die Walküre, Leonora La Forza del destino. Marrianne's 2022 season includes an orchestral concert with St Paul’s Sinfonia of Chausson’s La Poeme de l’amour et de la mer.  

Please visit marrianne.co.uk for further information.

Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne

Soprano

British soprano Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne has been praised as having a "sensitive legato" and "an outstanding sense of poise and command". Alicia made her role debut last year as Female Chorus/The Rape of Lucretia with Opera Asteria. Roles in staged operatic scenes include First Lady/The Magic Flute, Fifth Maid/Elektra, Queen Elizabeth I/Gloriana,  Elettra/Idomeneo, Euridice/Orfeo ed Euridice, Countess/The Marriage of Figaro and Alice/Falstaff, the latter of which was performed with the Welsh National Opera and Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. Alicia graduated with a Distinction MMus from Trinity Laban and during her time there was a semi-finalist of the prestigious Soloist Competition and was selected twice to participate in masterclasses with David Gowland and perform in concert with the ROH Jette Parker Young Artists. Ensemble roles include Fulham Opera’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2019), Hampstead Garden Opera’s La bohème (2019) & Savitri (2020) and more recently, Alicia covered the role of Anna and was part of the small ensemble for Gothic Opera's Le nonne sanglante (2021), nominated for three Offie's including Best Opera Production 2021. Currently, Alicia is part of the small chorus for Regent Opera's La forza del destino (Feb-Mar 2022). For more info: aliciamallacegoulbourne.com

Chad Vindin

Pianist

Award-winning pianist Chad Vindin is one of the rising stars of the accompaniment world. Born in Australia, Chad studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before moving to London to study with Malcolm Martineau and Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music. From there, Chad was awarded the position of Lord & Lady Lurgan Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, which he held for two consecutive years. Chad performs regularly as a recitalist with the Royal Overseas League, The Tait Memorial Trust, and the popular Debut Opera series, based in Shoreditch. He has performed with Grange Festival Opera, Bury Court Opera, Opera UpClose, and recently toured with Manchester Collective, performing Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. He is regular staff pianist at Malcolm Martineau's annual Oxenfoord International Summer School for Singers and Accompanists in Scotland. Chad has been awarded many prizes, including the accompanist prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Ludmilla Andrew Russian Song Accompanist Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards Accompanist’s Prize at the Wigmore Hall. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Chad also maintains a full workload as a staff pianist and vocal coach at both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music, London.

Songs by Strauss and Wagner

14 March 2022

1pm

Free

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