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Lunchtime Concert - Friday 23rd October 2020, at 1.10pm

Shaun Aquilina baritone  Sally Goodworth piano

Three songs from Op. 48

 

I. Gruss (Greeting)


II. Lauf Der Welt (The Way of the World)

III. Ein Traum (A Dream)

 

 

E. Grieg (1843-1907)

 

Five Romances

 

I. None but the lonely heart (Nyet tolka tot kto znall)

II. O, if only you could op 38 no 4 (O yeslip ty magla hots na)

III. The love of one who has died (Pu skai hallodnayu zyemloyo zasypanya) op 38 no 5

IV. I opened the window op 63 no 2 (ratravill ya akno)

V. Don Juan’s Serenade op 38 no 1



 

P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Four Folk Song Arrangements

I. The Plough Boy

II. The Brisk Young Widow

III. There’s none to soothe

IV. At the mid hour of night

 

 

B. Britten (1913-1976)

Two Songs from Bridges of Madison County

 

I. Wondering

II. It All Fades Away

Jason Robert Brown (b.1970)

 

Shaun Aquilina teaches singing on some of the UK’s leading Musical Theatre programmes. As well as his work at Brunel University, he teaches at ArtsEducational, Laine Theatre Arts, and Bath Spa University. He has previously taught at GSA and Winchester University. He was recently made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As a baritone, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music. His operatic work includes covering the role of Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte, at Opera Holland Park, where he has also been a regular member of the chorus. He performed the role as part of OHP’s award-winning outreach programme Inspire. He has also sung in the chorus of Northern Ireland Opera. Operatic roles include Ned Travers (The Boatswain’s Mate, Grimeborn Festival), Figaro (The Mariage of Figaro) and Dandini (La Cenerentola), both for Kennet Opera, Leporello (Opera Loki), Masetto (Hampstead Garden Opera and Opera Seria), The Maestro (Salieri’s Prima La Musica, Lunchbreak Opera), Mr Gedge (Albert Herring, HGO), and Germano (La Scala di Seta, Opera Holloway). Shaun also enjoys being part of the professional singers scheme in the Philharmonia Chorus and is a bursary member of the chamber chorus group, the Ionian Singers.



Sally Goodworth has performed as an accompanist throughout the UK and Europe in venues including the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, Barbican and Windsor Castle. She has also toured in Spain, Italy, Germany and China with the Berkshire Youth Choir. She has recently been appointed to a full time position at Brunel University split between the Music and Theatre Departments and Brunel Arts Centre but continues to be a staff pianist for the RAF Central Band , London College of Music,, Berkshire Maestros and the Oxford Flute Summer School. Sally was also piano tutor, accompanist and lecturer in keyboard skills and piano pedagogy at Reading University for many years. Sally has played for masterclasses given by eminent musicians including Tasmin Little, Raphael Wallfisch, David Owen Norris, Jennifer Pike , John Wallace, Martin Owen, Michael Collins, George Caird , David Campbell, Laurence Perkins and many orchestral principals.She has also accompanied many leading flautists including Robert Winn, Wissam Boustany, Kate Hill, Ian Clarke, Katherine Kemmler, Paul Edmund Davies and Jonathon Snowdon. Sally has performed numerous reduced orchestra operas in Stately Homes including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, La Boheme and La Traviata and has been Musical Director for numerous Musical Theatre productions at Brunel University. She played in the film ‘’ She’s Been Away’’ directed by Sir Peter Hall and was a hand double playing Chopin in the last ever Poirot episode ‘’Curtains’’. She has recently recorded a CD entiltled ‘’Elgar’s Trombone’’ with Sue Addison and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is head of piano for MTB exams.

 

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