Friday 5 July, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

An Evening of Chamber Music with Mezzo-Soprano, Piano, and Viola

performed by Imogen Garner, John Gough, and Benedict Holland

Time and Location:

5 July, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Forsyth Music Shop, 126 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GR


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About The Event:

Imogen Garner, Mezzo-soprano Imogen studied at the RNCM and performs opera, song and oratorio across the NW and nationally. Imogen has sung with ENO, Scottish Opera, Birmingham Opera and at the Buxton Festival. Roles she has performed include Carmen, Orlofsky, Marcellina, Florence Pike, Dorabella, Orfeo, Mrs Grose, Third Lady, Katisha and Berta.

John Gough combines solo work, chamber music, and his role as an accompanist. John has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Carnegie Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. John has been involved in many BBC broadcasts often featuring the works of John Ireland, and has also enjoyed giving live broadcasts of the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Dvorak and Fauré.

Benedict Holland, a versatile chamber musician, Ben was a founder member of the Matisse Piano Quartet and the Music Group of Manchester. He is currently a member of virtuoso chamber ensemble I Musicanti, and together with friends David Greed, Heather Wallington and Jen Langridge, of the Victoria Quartet. In addition, he pursues a busy recital programme throughout the UK with both piano and organ. He is a Professor of violin at the RNCM and a visiting artist at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

Recital Programme:

Two Shakespeare Songs Op. 9
Benjamin Dale (1885-1943)
O Mistress Mine
Come Away Death
Evening Song
Gounod (1818-1893)
Two Songs with Viola Op. 91
Brahms (1833-1897)
Gestillte Sehnsucht (Longing stilled)
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred Lullaby)
Three Northumberland Folk Songs for Viola & Piano
Margot Wright (1911-200)
Billy Boy
Blow the Wind Southerly
The Keel Row
Three Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano
Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Far, far from each other
Where is it that our soul doth go?
Music, when soft voices die
Three Songs
Winifred Bury (1897-1980)
Come to Me in My Dreams
Over The Sea
Go, Not Happy Day
Dansons la gigue
Charles Loeffler (1861-1935)

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