St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Luci Briginshaw - soprano, and Eleanor Meynell - piano

Thursday, 6 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Luci Briginshaw - soprano, and Eleanor Meynell - piano

Peter Warlock

                   Rest Sweet Nymphs - The Lover's Maze

                   And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?

                   Cradle Song

 Antonin Dvorak

                   Rings ist der Wald

                   In dem weiten breiten luft'gen Leinenkleide

                   Als die alte Mutter

                   Darf des Falken schwinge

 Richard Strauss

                   Freundliche Vision

                   Ich schwebe

                   Winterweihe

                   Schlechtes Wetter

                   Waldseligkeit

                   Grossmachtige Prinzessin from Ariadne auf Naxos

Luci Briginshaw studied Music and Italian at King's College London, where she was both first-study piano and singing, and went on to gain a Distinction for the LRSM in Singing Performance. Future engagements include: First Lady and The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) for Opera UpClose, Autumn 2016; covering and playing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience for ETO, Spring 2017; and several roles in Vehicles by Martyn Harry, a brand new children's opera, which will tour the UK during Autumn 2017.

Other recent professional roles include: Zerlina (cover) (Don Giovanni) for ETO, Mimì (La Bohème) for Opera Loki, Die Königin der Nacht/Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) for Pavilion Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for HGO, Gilda (Rigoletto) for Opera Loki, Leila (The Pearl Fishers) Opera South East, Violetta (La Traviata) for Opera Loki, and The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) for Opera Minima.

Luci has a keen interest in contemporary opera and toured the UK during Spring 2016 with ETO's education project, Laika the Spacedog. In 2012 she toured nationally in Martyn Harry's children's opera, My Mother Told Me Not To Stare and in 2013 she performed as The Grandma in the world premiere of Mario Ferraro's children's opera, Ahayiuta and The Cloud Eater.

Eleanor Meynell won a scholarship to Chetham's School of Music at the age of 11 where she studied with Heather Slade-Lipkin and Ryzsard Bakst. During her time there she was a prize-winner in several national and international competitions and she also gained both her ARCM and LGSM diplomas while still at school as well as performing several concertos.

Eleanor studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College, London and now plays for young instrumentalists and singers at the Royal Colleges of Music, National Opera Studio and Trinity College of Music where she accompanies and coaches. She plays for auditions and masterclass for John Eliot Gardiner and is a mentor to the apprentices of the Monteverdi Choir. She made her piano Wigmore Hall debut last year which received critical acclaim in The Times.

Eleanor has a duo with violinist Ofer Falk (former leader of the Allegri String Quartet) with whom she is recording a CD of Mozart piano and violin sonatas and she also recently founded Trio Elfin (clarinet, viola and piano).

As a singer, Eleanor has sung at Grange Park, Opéra Comique, Paris and the Royal Opera House, London. As a full-time soprano with the BBC Singers for 5 years, Eleanor broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3 and now sings regularly for TV and Film sessions.

Luci Briginshaw studied Music and Italian at King's College London, where she was both first-study piano and singing, and went on to gain a Distinction for the LRSM in Singing Performance. Future engagements include: First Lady and The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) for Opera UpClose, Autumn 2016; covering and playing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience for ETO, Spring 2017; and several roles in Vehicles by Martyn Harry, a brand new children's opera, which will tour the UK during Autumn 2017.

Other recent professional roles include: Zerlina (cover) (Don Giovanni) for ETO, Mimì (La Bohème) for Opera Loki, Die Königin der Nacht/Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) for Pavilion Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for HGO, Gilda (Rigoletto) for Opera Loki, Leila (The Pearl Fishers) Opera South East, Violetta (La Traviata) for Opera Loki, and The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) for Opera Minima.

Luci has a keen interest in contemporary opera and toured the UK during Spring 2016 with ETO's education project, Laika the Spacedog. In 2012 she toured nationally in Martyn Harry's children's opera, My Mother Told Me Not To Stare and in 2013 she performed as The Grandma in the world premiere of Mario Ferraro's children's opera, Ahayiuta and The Cloud Eater.

Eleanor Meynell won a scholarship to Chetham's School of Music at the age of 11 where she studied with Heather Slade-Lipkin and Ryzsard Bakst. During her time there she was a prize-winner in several national and international competitions and she also gained both her ARCM and LGSM diplomas while still at school as well as performing several concertos.

Eleanor studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College, London and now plays for young instrumentalists and singers at the Royal Colleges of Music, National Opera Studio and Trinity College of Music where she accompanies and coaches. She plays for auditions and masterclass for John Eliot Gardiner and is a mentor to the apprentices of the Monteverdi Choir. She made her piano Wigmore Hall debut last year which received critical acclaim in The Times.

Eleanor has a duo with violinist Ofer Falk (former leader of the Allegri String Quartet) with whom she is recording a CD of Mozart piano and violin sonatas and she also recently founded Trio Elfin (clarinet, viola and piano).

As a singer, Eleanor has sung at Grange Park, Opéra Comique, Paris and the Royal Opera House, London. As a full-time soprano with the BBC Singers for 5 years, Eleanor broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3 and now sings regularly for TV and Film sessions.