Earlier this month, I had the delight of reuniting with friends from Musique Cordiale for a weekend of fabulous music making.
Mozart and Handel with Musique Cordiale Orchestra (11.11.23)
It was a delight to share our 're-run' of orchestral repertoire from the summer with a delightful Kentish audience. Mozart's 'Coronation Mass' is already a certain favourite of mine to sing (especially the final 'Angus Dei'). However, it was made all the more special to sing it alongside fabulous colleagues, including our marvellous conductor, Graham Ross.
The evening also saw Mozart's beautiful 'Laudate Dominum' (performed by myself and the Musique Cordiale Choir & Orchestra), and also Handel's rarely performed 'Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne'). The latter work, recognised for it's stunning opening aria for countertenor ('Eternal Source of Light Divine'), was a great success in Seillans, and it was a joy to revive it once again in Faversham.
English Song Recital in the Faversham Assembly Rooms (12.11.23)
Sunday saw my first visit to the stunning 'Faversham Assembly Rooms'. Myself and tenor Aidan Coburn performed a recital named 'English Song through the Ages' - with repertoire including works from Dowland to Britten. I adore singing this repertoire and enjoyed sharing it with such an appreciative audience.
I loved my time in the assembly rooms and hope to return for a recital there in the future!
It was a joy as always to meet and make music with this incredible, kind, talented bunch of people! Very much looking forward to seeing what next summer brings when we return to Seillans, Provence!