St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

David Condry - tenor, and Dorothy Linell - lute/theorbo

Tuesday, 22 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

David Condry - tenor, and Dorothy Linell - lute/theorboDavid Condry - tenor, and Dorothy Linell - lute/theorbo

John Dowland

'Can she excuse my wrongs'

'Unquiet Thoughts'

Robert Johnson

'Have you seen the bright lily grow'

'Care-charming sleep'

Francis Cutting

'Divisions on Greensleeves'

John Dowland

'His Golden Locks'

'Now o now I needs must part'

'Mrs Winters Jump'

'Fortune my foe'

Claudio Monteverdi

'Tempro la Cetra' from the seventh book of madrigals (SV 117)

John Dowland

'Flow my Tears'

Robert Johnson

'Where the bee sucks'

David Condry began singing at an early age as a chorister in London. Singing in professional church choirs has been a constant feature of David's career having sung as a full time singer with Leeds Parish Church Choir and York Minster Choir and as a regular deputy with Ripon; Wakefield and Manchester cathedrals; and since moving to London, the choirs of Westminster Abbey; Westminster Cathedral; the London Oratory; St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle; St Brides, Fleet Street; St Mary's, Bourne Street; and Guildford and Winchester Cathedrals. David has sung with many of these choirs variously in live radio and television broadcasts and commercial CD recordings.  Current vocal studies are with Nick Powell and Ludmilla Andrew.

Beyond the world of church music, David has performed roles in operas, given song recitals (including a premiere of a song cycle at Opera North in Leeds) and sung as a soloist for many prestigious choirs. David appears as a soloist with the choir of Christ Church, Oxford on a recently released CD of music from the Eton Choirbook.  David also sings with a number of professional ensembles including Tenebrae and the Brabant Ensemble (most recently at the Wigmore Hall), and has worked with some of this country's finest conductors, including Trevor Pinnock, Paul Brough, Nigel Short and Stephen Layton.

David has performed internationally as a singer, most notably in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, several venues in Rome, Florence and Siena, the Netherlands and recently New York and Boston. Recent solo works have included Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah and Dvorak's Stabat Mater. David will be singing the part of Samson in Handel's oratorio of the same name in November in Leeds.

Dorothy Linell gave her London recital debut at the South Bank Centre's Purcell Room as a winner of a national Young Artists' Competition. Since then, she has played instruments ranging from baroque guitar to banjo in venues from Moscow to Memphis.Recordings and performances for international festivals, major concert halls and the opera theatre include work with James Bowman, Charles Brett, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Steven Rickards, Deller Consort, English National Opera, Glynde-bourne Opera, Kathleen Battle, Arleen Auger, and Simon Rattle with the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared alongside Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth at their Wavendon Festivals, with violinist Peter Fisher's Chamber Ensemble of London, and was also privileged to perform with Peter at Sir John's memorial concert.She played for Nigel Kennedy and the English Chamber Orchestra in Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" for TV and video and on several subsequent tours, including performances for members of the Royal Family at St. James's Palace.

Broadcasts include portraying the lute-playing Mary Queen of Scots for a BBC TV documentary, incidental music for Channel 4's two series on Queen Elizabeth 1st and King Henry 8th, and even performing in a sewer for the "Candid Camera" spin-off show "Game For A Laugh". She has performed in Words & Music programmes with Dame Judi Dench, recorded for Naxos Audiobooks alongside Sir Ian McKellen. She broadcast with James Bowman and the Chapel Royal Choir on Aled Jones' BBC Radio 3 "The Choir" and Radio 4's "Morning Service" as a "Musician Extra-Ordinary" - following in a tradition dating back to the fifteenth century of musicians employed on an occasional basis to perform with the monarch's own musicians. She has joined the Chapel Royal for two annual Ballroom Carol Concerts in Buckingham Palace, broadcast by Classic FM on Christmas Day, and also at Kensington Palace.

Recent work took her to Scandinavia (including a broadcast at Hamlet's Kronborg Castle), Israel, Lebanon and Ny Alesund, the world's northernmost inhabited town. Dorothy performed on several transatlantic crossings aboard the leg-endary Cunard flagship QE2, and other work on cruise ships (for Fred. Olsen) includes The Caribbean, Spitsbergen and Arctic Circle, Iceland, North Cape, Adriatic, Baltic States, The Canaries and Cape Verde Islands.

David Condry began singing at an early age as a chorister in London. Singing in professional church choirs has been a constant feature of David's career. He currently sings with, amongst others, the choirs of Westminster Abbey;  Westminster Cathedral; the London Oratory; St Brides, Fleet Street; St Mary's, Bourne Street. David has sung with many of these choirs variously in live radio and television broadcasts and commercial CD recordings. Beyond the world of church music, David has performed roles in operas, given song recitals (including a premiere of a song cycle at Opera North in Leeds) and sung as a soloist for many prestigious choirs. David also sings with a number of professional ensembles including the Brabant Ensemble (most recently at the Wigmore Hall), and has worked with some of this country's finest conductors, including Trevor Pinnock, Paul Brough, Nigel Short and Stephen Layton. David has performed internationally as a singer, most notably in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, several venues in Rome, Florence and Siena, the Netherlands and recently New York and Boston. Recent solo works have included Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah and Dvorak's Stabat Mater.

Dorothy Linell gave her London recital debut at the South Bank Centre's Purcell Room as a winner of a national Young Artists' Competition. Since then, she has played instruments ranging from baroque guitar to banjo in venues from Moscow to Memphis.Recordings and performances for international festivals, major concert halls and the opera theatre include work with James Bowman, Charles Brett, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Steven Rickards, Deller Consort, English National Opera, Glynde-bourne Opera, Kathleen Battle, Arleen Auger, and Simon Rattle with the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Or-chestra. She has appeared alongside Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth at their Wavendon Festivals, with violinist Peter Fisher's Chamber Ensemble of London, and was also privileged to perform with Peter at Sir John's memorial concert. She played for Nigel Kennedy and the English Chamber Orchestra in Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" for TV and video and on several subsequent tours, including performances for members of the Royal Family at St. James's Palace.