Monday 31 October 2011

Prince Consort

On Thursday we went to a recital by the Prince Consort, a group of young singers who met at the Royal College of Music, hence the name.Pianist Alisdair Hogarth, soprano Anna Leese, alto Tim Mead and baritone Jacques Imbrailo not only sang but introduced the songs from the platform, aided by broadcaster Sarah Mohr-Pietsch who is one of the group's trustees.

After a lovely duet, 'On an echoing road' by Ned Rorem, we had a group of Schubert songs from Anna Leese, Tim Mead singing more Ned Rorem and Jacques Imbrailo giving a simply beautiful account of Butterworth's Shropshire Lad. It was the first time I've heard these Rorem songs and it makes me think that we will have to investigate the group's CD of Ned Rorem songs on Linn Records.

Encores included a lovely account of  Music for  While from Tim Mead and Jacques Imbrailo treating us to 'Billy in the Darbies' from Billy Budd, a role he has sung at Glyndebourne.

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