'Ferrier Favourites' concert available to watch online

November 29, 2020

In mid November, John Reid and I gave a lunchtime recital as part of an initiative called 'Artists and Residents' - a scheme that provides live-streamed performances each week that can be signed into for free by Care Homes and Hospices across the country, and also friends and families of residents. To chime in with the theme of Remembrance Day, we decided to perform a shortened version of our evening recital dedicated to the Life and Music of Kathleen Ferrier - this time, focussing on the musical content but still featuring a short narrative. To hear the concert, visit the Artists and Residents Youtube channel.

The programme features:

What is Life? (Gluck), I know where I'm going' (Trad. arr.Hughes), Now sleep the crimson petal (Quilter), Go not, Happy Day (Bridge), Art thou Troubled? (Handel), Come you not from Newcastle (Trad, arr. Britten), O Waly, Waly (Trad. arr. Britten), An die Musik (Schubert), Der Musensohn (Schubert), The Keel Row (Trad), Ma Bonnie Lad (Trad), Blow the Wind Southerly (Trad.), Kitty my Love (Trad. arr. Hughes), Von Ewiger Liebe (Brahms).

As Holofernes, Diana Moore combined military grandeur and suave seductiveness into a superb portrait of a warrior at play on the fields of love.

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Diana Moore