St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Alice Bishop - soprano & Simon Marlow - piano

Tuesday, 27 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Alice Bishop - soprano &  Simon Marlow - piano

Debussy

        Fêtes galantes

        En Sourdine

        Fantoches

        Clair de lune

Respighi

        Cinque liriche

        Tempi assai lontani

        Canto funebre

        Par les soirs

        Par l'étreinte

        La finees, op. 55 

Alice Bishop graduated in music from the University of Surrey (BMus (Hons)) and completed the Diploma in Performance Studies at Abbey Opera.  Recent solo engagements have included Strauss'  Four Last Songs, Handel's Dixit Dominus, Mozart's Ch'io mi scordi di te?, Bruckner's Mass in F Minor,  Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Haydn's Little Organ Mass, Nelson Mass and Salve Regina,  Rutter's Requiem, Mass of the Children and Feel the Spirit, Vivaldi's Gloria and a recording of a new oratorio by Joe St Johanser.   But songs and song recitals have always been at the centre of her interest in singing.  Her repertoire ranges from 16th century to contemporary music and she has given many well-received recitals in and round London. 

Simon Marlow enjoys a busy career with frequent concert appearances in Britain and abroad. He has appeared with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, broadcasted and made several recordings. Simon has worked for many years with the Medici Quartet violist, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, with whom he has toured and recorded - most recently a disc of Britten's Lachrymae and the Shostakovich Sonata. Simon has also established a recital and recording partnership with the violinist Shulah Oliver, with a particular emphasis on the many marvellous works by English composers. Recently Simon took part in a Dutch project to perform and record music composed by Nietzsche which also included works by other composers inspired by his philosophy.