LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Recital: ‘We’ll Meet Again’
Wind and Words

Tuesday 9th November at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Chris Hooker – clarinet
Valerie Fry – poetry
Dimitri Kennaway – piano

Ross Parker & Hughie Charles

We’ll Meet Again

Timothy Corsellis (killed in plane crash 1941 aged 20)

Newsreel of Embarkation

Park & Parr-Davies

Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

Kennedy & Carr

Siegfried Line

Adrian Henri

Autobiography

Glenn Miller

Moonlight Serenade

Anon.

Temporary Rules at Richmond Golf Club in 1940

Ross Parker & Hughie Charles

There’ll Always Be An England

Clemence Dane

Plymouth

Joe Garland

In The Mood

Lois Clark (ambulance driver)

Picture from The Blitz

Manning Sherwin & Eric Maschwitz

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

John Jarmain (killed in action 1944 aged 33)

El Alamein

Harry Parr-Davies

Sing As We Go

Spike Milligan

The Soldiers at Lauro

Art Noel & Don Pelosi

Kiss Me Goodnight

Alun Lewis (died 1944 aged 28)

Goodbye

Cole Porter

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Valerie Fry

Dear John

Sammy Fain & Irving Kahal

I’ll Be Seeing You

Keith Douglas (killed in action 1944 aged 24)

Vergissmeinnicht

Heinz Leip & Norbert Schultze

Lilli Marlene

Anon.

American Guidelines When In England

Harry Warren & Mack Gordon

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Noël Coward

Lie in the Dark and Listen

Robert Kewley & Fred Godfrey

Bless ‘em All

Tribute by veteran at Bayeux Cemetery 2019

Freddie

Cyril Crain

Normandy

Herman Hupfeld

As Time Goes By

Joy Trindle (served Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Service 1943-46)

Until Belsen

Walter Kent & Nat Burton

White Cliffs of Dover

The Artists

Wind and Words is a recital of clarinet, piano and poetry. Today’s programme ‘We’ll Meet Again’ is based on the Second World War which provides the link between the music and the words. It combines tunes of the period with a variety of poems, weaving them into one continuous performance. Also in their repertoire are: ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ about World War One, ‘Come Fly with Me’, and ‘Arrivederci Roma’ on the topic of travel, ‘Let there be Love’ on the theme of romance, ‘Singing in the Rain’ about weather, and ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’, in celebration of the festive season. Wind and Words performs regularly in libraries, churches, museums, WIs, care homes and lunch clubs. There is more information at www.windandwords.com Enquiries to valerie@windandwords.com or 07960 794737

As a poet, Valerie Fry has given readings with the poetry group Sound Crew across the country. Originally a Drama and English teacher, she now combines her interest in writing with performance. Her play ‘A Game of Two Halves’ won BBC Radio Five Live’s playwriting competition in 2006. In 2013, and again in 2015, she was commended in the Hippocrates Poetry Prize and has been a prize winner in other national competitions.

Chris Hooker’s career has been in Music Education both as a teacher and a manager. Now he devotes his time to playing, arranging and conducting. He is the leader of River City Saxes, a saxophone quartet in which he plays soprano sax and is a member of the Barnes Concert Band and the Thames TV Big Band. He also plays saxophone and clarinet in ‘Saxswing’, a programme of music of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. www.rivercitysaxes.com www.saxswing.com

Dimitri Kennaway studied at the Royal College of Music from 1977 to 1980 and gave his Wigmore Hall debut in 1986, and subsequently performed at the Purcell Room, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Fairfield Hall. Recently, composition for the commercial sector has been an extensive part of his musical activities in addition to teaching private pupils. www.kennawaymusic.com

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