St Bride's: Music - Louise Salmond Smith – recorder<br />David Butler – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Louise Salmond Smith – recorder
David Butler – piano

Tuesday, 31 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Louise Salmond Smith – recorder<br />David Butler – piano

Jacob van Eyck

Wat zalmen op den Avond doen

Leonard Bernstein

West Side Story Suite

1) I Feel Pretty - Allegro

2) Somewhere - Adagio

3) America - Moderato, Tempo di 'Seis'

                     - Tempo di Huapango

Nigel Hess

Ladies in Lavender

Christopher Ball

Pan Overheard

Ernst Krahmer

Variations Brillantes

Louise Salmond Smith took up the recorder whilst a scholar at Clayesmore School, Dorset. During her time as a student at the University of East Anglia, she was the holder of the Britten-Pears scholarship. Subsequently, she studied at the universities of Hull, Keele, Gloucestershire and Durham. She has performed at numerous festivals throughout the UK including the Cardiff Festival, the Wirksworth Festival and the Aldeburgh Festival. She has also performed Malcolm Arnold's Recorder Concerto in the presence of the composer.

Louise remains committed to education. An exponent of Community Music, Louise has also set up and run educational music projects in the UK, Chile and Canada. Louise is currently Head of The Prebendal School, Chichester Cathedral's choir school.

David Butler lives in South Wales. He was educated at Christ College, Brecon, before winning an Organ Scholarship to Peterhouse in Cambridge in 1995, where he studied the organ under Peter Hurford and Anne Page. Since leaving Cambridge David has pursued a varied musical life. He is currently organist and choirmaster of All Saints Rhiwbina, Cardiff and directs 'Voces Petrensium', a choir for former singers of Peterhouse.

When not playing or conducting, David can be spotted in the Bass section of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and Llandaff Cathedral Choir.

Louise and David have performed together in some of the most beautiful venues in the world including several Cathedrals, Boston's King's Chapel, and their debut performance in 1996 at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Hiding behind the apparently respectable image of a recorder and piano duo, Louise Salmond Smith and David Butler are on a mission to entertain. Through a programme spanning a variety of genres, they present highly charged performances of virtuoso showstoppers and unique arrangements for the recorder. Combining serious musicianship with a thoroughly infectious sense of fun, this recital is certain to delight.