– A meditation in music
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Angelynne Hinson – soprano
Amy Lieberman – mezzo soprano
Emmanuella Reiter – viola
Matthew Morley – piano
Robert Bryan – narrator
This programme will last approximately 55 minutes.
Presented with generous support from the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Tuesday 31st January.Prologue: M Gelbart
Di Nakht (The Night)Yehuda Karni
An den kleinen Radioapparat (To the little Radio)
translation Eric Bentley
My Heart is in the EastJennifer K Sweeney
from In FlightR Schumann
Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär (If I were a bird)L Yampolsky
Dremlen Feygl (Birds are dozing)M Milner
Viglid (Cradle Song)J Harbison
Autumn SongF Mendelssohn
Herbstlied (Autumn Song)Traditional Welsh
All through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos)M Gelbart
Di Nakht (The Night)Avrom Sutskever
Who will remain, what will remain?M Ravel
KaddishRose Duman Holm
Address to the House of CommonsH Eisler
Reprise of An den kleinen Radioapparat
This concert was a commemoration, in January 2023, of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recalling the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. The songs and poetry were chosen to reflect themes of life interrupted and loss as well as transformation and resilience. This encore performance recognizes Yom HaShoah, Israel’s official remembrance of the Holocaust. As a place of worship and its ministry to those who inform us and document our world, St Bride’s was an ideal venue for this extended experience of contemplation through music and words. This concert was sponsored by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation.
Musical colleagues Angelynne Hinson, soprano and Amy Lieberman, mezzo soprano, have been creating original concerts uniting words, music and storytelling for ten years. Each has extensive teaching and performance experience. Singing in regional theatres, churches and synagogues throughout New England, Angelynne performs in many styles including a cappella jazz, music theatre, oratorio and art song. As former Director of Choral Activities at New England Conservatory and current Head of Vocal Arts at Hebrew College, Amy is a sought-after guest conductor of various chamber ensembles, choruses and orchestras throughout the greater Boston area. Graduates of Harvard University and Stanford University respectively, Angelynne and Amy bring curiosity and passion for literature, theatre and music to the recital format, creating performances that are immediate, accessible and meaningful.
Violist Emmanuella Reiter joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2017, after eight years as a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She plays chamber music internationally as well as on the Jigsaw Player’s Concert Series in Wimbledon which she founded in 2008. Born into a family of musicians in Jerusalem, Emmanuella studied violin and piano at the conservatory in Nice, France, violin at the Longy School, eventually earning Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in viola from Boston’s New England Conservatory.
As an actor and singer, Bob Bryan has worked in Radio, TV, Film and the West End. He founded the vocal group Cantabile at Cambridge, and with them gave over 3,000 performances worldwide including in Buckingham Palace and Carnegie Hall, along the way championing the music of Mischa Spolianski, Werner Richard Heymann and the Comedian Harmonists. Bob has also recorded with Schola Hebraeica, New York for the Milken Archive.
Matthew Morley studied piano accompaniment on a Meaker Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly, Geoffrey Pratley and Paul Hamburger. He won all the Academy’s accompaniment prizes and was awarded its Advanced Certificate in Piano Accompaniment. He is also Organist of St Bride’s.
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