Category Archives: Music

Walking with Shalott by the Light of Tabor, Noor, Nirvana, Ner Tamid, Diwali: A Response to Terrorists


Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode led me to – a different approach entirely.  It happens. Still, there is a connection, in that I am yet again drawn; drawn to let recent work inform me of my onward … Continue reading

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I am London – Requiem


Poem to the rhythm of Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu I am London – Requiem I am London I am Westminster there yesterday yesterday plans changed today I am alive I am alive I am alive I am alive I am … Continue reading

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Sumi Jo: Ave Maria (Caccini)


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Singing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


A couple of nights ago I made my way to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to take part in one of the ROH’s Insights events. Insights include open rehearsals, in-conversations, pre-performance talks and participatory workshops. My event was a … Continue reading

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Joy to the World! Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Christmas Glow with Renee Fleming


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Singing in the Royal Opera House


Yes, I am. Doesn’t it sound grand? I shall be singing Christmas carols in the Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, alongside The Big Sing on 15 December. It will be filmed. For what I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Nature Journal 3: Red Campion


    Alfred Deller:  “Shall I Come, Sweet Love, to Thee” – Thomas Campion Shall I come, sweet Loue, to thee When the eu’ning beames are set? Shall I not excluded be? Will you finde no fained lett? Let me … Continue reading

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Singing In Trafalgar Square


Other than that, I’m singing at three other venues before Christmas, the last of which is under the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square on 22 December. Continue reading

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Snowflakes Keep Falling on my Screen, Britten and Pears


It’s turned midnight. It’s now December first. WordPress has switched on its snowflakes. They’re teeming down my screen. It’s officially the Christmas Season then. Here’s Britten’s There is no Rose, from his Ceremony of Carols.  I’ll be singing Ceremony (as well as … Continue reading

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Singing: In St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square


Yesterday I joined a bunch of other singers in the famous St Martin-in-the Fields church at Trafalgar Square for a morning singing workshop on three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems, followed at 12.30 by a public performance.  (That’s me – soprano … Continue reading

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