St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Emily Kyte - mezzo soprano and Lana Bode - piano

Tuesday, 28 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Emily Kyte - mezzo soprano and Lana Bode - piano

Emily Kyte - mezzo soprano
Lana Bode - piano

Dvořák - Inflammatus et Accensus (from Stabat Mater)
Schubert - Gretchen am Spinnrade
Clarke - The Seal Man
Saint Saens - Si vous navez rien a me dire              
                       Vogue, vogue la galére
Mozart - Non so piu cosa son (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Emily Kyte is in her fourth year of undergraduate training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she studies under Susan Waters. She has performed as an oratorio soloist on several occasions, performing the Alto solo in works such as Mozart's Requiem in D Minor and Dvorak's Mass in D (both with the Merchant Taylor's Choral Society), Haydn's Harmoniemesse with the Orchestra of the University of the Third Age and the Harmonie Choir, and, most recently Handel's Te Deum for the Peace of Utrecht and Jubilate for the Peace of Utrecht at St Paul's Cathedral with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Toonkunstkoor Utrecht, as part of the 2013 City of London Festival.  For the 2012 City of London Festival, she performed Walton's Song for the Lord Mayor's Table at St Olave's, Hart Street to great acclaim.  Opera roles include Nancy in a reduced version of Britten's Albert Herring at the Guildhall School, and Chorus and Cover Second Wild Goose in Britten's Paul Bunyan with the British Youth Opera.  She is a member of the Alma Mater Ensemble, a vocal group formed at the Guildhall School who has performed in such venues as the Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's and Christ Church Spitalfields.  She is also a member of the Guildhall Consort with whom she has performed at the Barbican as part of the Illuminating Britten weekend, and at the Guildhall School. She has performed solo recitals at the Church of St James, Bushey and the Church of St George, Beckenham, and later this year will perform recitals at St Olave's, Hart Street, and St Botolph without Aldgate, and will perform at the Wigmore Hall this May as part of the Wigmore Voiceworks project.
This lunchtime recital will consist of a wide variety of repertoire which Emily has handpicked from several recent and upcoming projects in order to demonstrate a selection of some of her favourite music.
Emily is generously supported by the Music Students' Hostel Trust.

Lana Bode is a prize-winning American pianist who is a scholarship student on the MMus Piano Accompaniment course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where her teachers are Andrew West and Rolf Hind. She has previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she received her BMus magna cum laude in 2008. Her teachers were Edward Auer, Lisa Emenheiser and Patsy Toh. In addition to solo piano concerts, Lana is sought after for performances as a chamber musician and accompanist. She was recently awarded the Paul Hamburger Prize for song accompaniment. She has performed throughout Europe and the United States, recently appearing in the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall. Upcoming engagements include a song recital at the Barbican on 23 February. Lana teaches a number of talented students in her own private studio and also works as a peripatetic piano teacher at several schools in London.