Saturday, January 22, 2022 | 8:00 p.m.
Taube Atrium Theater, Wilsey Center for Opera

An English Songbook

A RECITAL WITH ROWAN PIERCE & CHRISTOPHER GLYNN

PBO presents an evening of English song spanning the 17th to 20th centuries, with music by Purcell, Howells, William Walton, Sir Richard Rodney Bennet and Karl Jenkins. From the fresh blossom of spring to dreams, dances and flowers, and ending in some twilight delights, this program is sure to enchant and entrance. We are thrilled to welcome the Grammy Award-winning pianist and artistic director of the UK’s Ryedale Festival Christopher Glynn and rising star Rowan Pierce.

PURCELL Morning Hymn
WALTON Holy Thursday
PURCELL Sweeter than Roses
HEAD Sweet Chance that led my steps abroad
GURNEY Spring
HEAD Foxgloves
PURCELL Celia had a thousand charms
QUILTER Go, lovely Rose
WD BROWNE To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
BRIDGE Go not, happy day
J ECCLES I burn, my brain consumes to ashes
HOWELLS King David
Sir RR BENNETT The Bird’s Lament
GURNEY Sleep
HOWELLS Come, Sing & Dance
IRELAND If there were dreams to sell
D BAKER Someone is sending me flowers
WALTON Rhyme
K JENKINS The cloths of heaven
PURCELL Evening Hymn
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Christopher Glynn, piano
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