Although it may not feel like summer right now, Irish Heritage are preparing for their Summer Recital at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU, on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30 pm.
The recital will introduce Dublin-born mezzo-soprano Máire Flavin who reached the final of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2011 and is on the threshold of a great career. Máire has worked with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne. You can read more about her career and performances on her website www.maireflavin.co.uk
Máire will be joined by one of the outstanding accompanists of his generation, Simon Lepper. Simon is Professor of Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music. He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. You can read more about Simon on www.simonlepper.com
The musical programme they have chosen in consultation with Irish Heritage Artistic Director, Ethna Kennedy, will include songs by Schumann, and Irish Composer Philip Martin and popular opera and light opera arias by Bizet, Puccini and Lowe.
St Bride’s Church is one of the most beautiful Wren Churches in London and for 500 years the spiritual home of printers and journalists and is a fine concert venue. It is also a major archaeological site as a result of discoveries made during restoration work carried out following its bombing during the Second World War. It is now one of London’s earliest known Roman remains. (See www.stbrides.com)
Tickets are available from Kathy O’Regan, e-mail: Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org , tel: 020 7226 4578. They can also be booked on-line through the ammado secure payment facility (no booking fee) on the website www.irishheritage.co.uk. We have reduced our ticket prices to reflect the difficult economic climate and we are charging £15 (or £12 for paid-up members) with a student price of £5.