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Clonterbrook Music Room Recital Series
George Reynolds, accompanied by Martyn Parkes
Premiere Sat 15th August, 7pm
‘Pay What You Feel’ Policy
Having presented our digital outreach programme for free thus far, sadly as this situation has gone on much longer than we thought, we now feel that we must adopt a mechanism that is helping keep the prospect of theatres reopening globally a possibility, and that is to ask that any future content is purchased on a ‘Pay What You Feel’ basis. This also enables us to offer this FREE to Friends and Patrons of Clonter.
Our profound apologies if you have tried to book onto this event, post the premiere on Saturday, but we have had a few teething problems, but we are confident that we are there now.
You are not too late to book to watch this. It will be on until midnight on Saturday 22 August.
We are absolutely delighted to be able to present the baritone, George Reynolds, who was due to come to take part in this summer’s opera production of the Barber of Seville (more of that later), following in the footsteps of Elsa Roux-Chamoux. George is accompanied by Martyn Parkes.
This recital series Clonter cites as the most productive initiative that it is able to offer emerging singers during this COVID-19 period. An opportunity to work towards a recital, give a recital, in a recital room, work with an accompanist, and to make recordings that may help them to perform in theatres around the world once the theatres are allowed to provide live entertainment once more.
The only thing missing is an audience! You!
We very much hope you will be able to find the time, with glass in hand, or whatever takes your fancy, to support this new venture.
As the performers will not be able to receive your live responses, if you have any positive feedback that we can supply to the performers, it would be most gratefully received.
“We’ve just spent a lovely Sunday evening watching the recital by George Reynolds. It was fabulous. It was lovely to hear some old favourites and some new music as well. Please take this as a huge round of applause and we’re looking forward to the next one.”
Mary and Ruth
George Reynolds Recital – Promo
Hai già vinta la causa – Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart
Silent Noon – Vaughan Williams
In Flanders – Ivor Gurney
Papageno’s Suicide Aria – Die Zauberflöte Mozart
To Lizbie Browne – Gerald Finzi
Aprite un po’ quegli occhi – Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart
Auf ein altes bild – Hugo Wolf
Deh, vieni alla finestra – Don Giovanni Mozart
Look through the port – Billy Budd Benjamin Britten
The Foggy, Foggy Dew – Benjamin Britten
George Reynolds is a 22-year-old English Baritone currently studying as an undergraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Gary Coward. George sang as the cover Figaro in Saint Paul’s Opera’s 2019 summer production of Le nozze di Figaro. George was due to work as a Chorus member for Opera Holland Park’s productions of Eugene Onegin and Rigoletto this summer, before going on to sing the role of Fiorello in Clonter Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia for their 2020 summer season. George was also due to play the role of Guccio and the cover role of Marco in the 2020 British Youth Opera production of Gianni Schicchi.
Since becoming a professional piano accompanist in 1997, Martyn Parkes has been privileged to work with some of the world’s best instrumentalists and singers, giving recitals at many prestigious venues including The Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St James’s Piccadilly, UK, as well as recitals and masterclasses in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. He has performed and recorded as orchestral pianist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. He has worked on projects for BBC television and radio, including Classical Star, The Kiri Prize and BBC Young Musicians. In January 2006, Martyn was appointed as a full time Accompanist at the renowned Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, UK. He combines his work there with freelance accompaniment work, which ranges from performing and recording to coaching singers and teaching piano. Martyn is also the founding member of Impromptu Opera and the accompanist for Art Song International.
E-Tickets £5, £10, £20, FREE for Friends and Patrons of Clonter
There is no booking fee applicable for these events.
The link to the performance will be detailed on your tickets which will be emailed to you.
This event will be available until Saturday 22nd August.
Until next week, take care!