Recital: Olive Murray – soprano Christopher Foreman – piano

Tuesday 31st October, 2023, at 1:15 pm

Retiring Collection

The Programme

Olive Murray – soprano
Christopher Foreman – piano

Giovanni Bononcini

Per la gloria d’adorarvi

W A Mozart

from ‘La clemenza di Tito’
Non più di fiori

Sergei Rachmaninov


How fair this spot

Francis Poulenc

Voyage à Paris

Les Chemins de l’amour

Franz Liszt

S’il est un charmant gazon

Petrarch Sonnet II

Frank Bridge

Come to me in my dreams

Love went a-riding

Jonathan Dove

from ‘The Enchanted Pig’
Adelaide’s ‘Tiara aria’

The Artists

Olive Murray read history at Cambridge. She has sung a variety of operatic roles including First Lady and Queen of the Night (Magic Flute); Constanza (Il Seraglio); Frasquita and Micaela (Carmen); Female Chorus (Rape of Lucretia); Anna (Nabucco); Zerlina and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni); Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos); Margarita (Faust); Belinda (Dido); Fire, Princess & Nightingale (L’enfant et les sortilèges); Adele (Die Fledermaus); Angelina (Trial by Jury); Violetta (La Traviata). Giorgetta (Il tabarro). She has gained considerable experience as a recital and oratorio soloist in Britain and abroad singing with many choral societies – appearing at Southwark Cathedral, St James’s Piccadilly, Fairfield Halls, Croydon as well as in Germany and Montreal, Canada. Her oratorio and concert performances include the C Minor Mass, Coronation Mass and Requiem (Mozart); Nelson Mass (Haydn); Messiah (Handel); Solemn Vespers (Mozart); recitals at St James’s Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields, recently singing there the Pergolesi Stabat Mater. She made her debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall singing in Handel’s Dixit Dominus and the Bernstein Mass.

Christopher Foreman studied at the Royal Academy of Music specializing in piano, piano accompaniment and organ. There he won five prizes for piano and piano accompaniment, including the prestigious Tobias Matthay Award, as well as obtaining a 1st class diploma. He has given piano solo and duo recitals in London and elsewhere in the UK, including 11 concerts at St James’s Piccadilly with an international violinist as well as organ recitals in Thuringia, Germany and at various venues in North London. Christopher has been an organist and choirmaster at several London churches. Since 2012 he is the organist and choirmaster at St Paul’s, Winchmore Hill with a working repertoire of over 3,000 organ pieces. He is the leading authority on the music of Benjamin Dale, and the author of ‘Benjamin Dale — A Reassessment’, an extensive four-part essay.

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