St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Alice Bishop - soprano and Simon Marlow - piano

Friday, 10 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Alice Bishop - soprano and Simon Marlow - pianoAlice Bishop - soprano and Simon Marlow - piano

Schumann
    Marienwürmchen
    Dein Angesicht
    Erstes Grün
    Mondnacht
    
Strauss    
Mädchenblumen Lieder
    Kornblumen
    Mohnblumen
    Epheu
    Wasserrose
    
Wolf    
    Auch kleine dinge
    In dem Schatten meiner Locken
    Verschwiegene Liebe
    Elfenlied

Biographies

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 many other European countries as well as performances in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Sri Lanka and Iceland. 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 for violin and piano. Last year Simon took part in a Dutch project to perform and record music composed by Nietzsche which also included works by other composer who were inspired by his philosophy. In addition to his musical interests, Simon worked for ten years with the Lucis Trust, an educational charity, and has made (for his sins!) several forays into local politics.