Sep
8
Wed
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 8 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
9
Thu
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 9 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
10
Fri
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 10 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall
Sep 11 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Pierre Lafitte: Cabildo @ Wilton's Music Hall

High summer in New Orleans: a battlefield tour group has waded through swamps and hurricane damage to see where notorious pirate Pierre Lafitte was imprisoned in 1814. Captivated, one tourist imagines the story of Lafitte’s escape. Could it be that love was his key to freedom? Or is that just wishful thinking from Mary, whose honeymoon is turning out to be less romantic than she’d hoped…?

Incorporating folk and Creole influences, Cabildo is the only opera from pioneering composer Amy Beach, written in 1932 and not performed until after her death. Beach’s repertoire and article ‘To the Girl Who Wants to Compose’ have inspired women in music for over a century.

In this production from director Emma Jude Harris, Cabildo is thrillingly re-conceived for the present to uncover the dark underside of the American Dream. It asks, can we ever memorialise the past without bringing back the things we would rather not remember?

Cabildo arrives at Wilton’s Music Hall after an acclaimed run at Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival.

Pierre Lafitte: Kieran Rayner
Lady Valerie: Julieth Lozano

Music: Amy Beach
Libretto: Nan Bagby Stephens
Director: Emma Jude Harris
Musical director: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Set and costume designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Producer: Jessie Anand
Associate producer: Tanya Truman
Featuring the Del Mar Piano Trio
Piano – Yshani Perinpanayagam
Violin – Francesca Barritt
Cello – Morwenna Del Mar

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office

Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Mozart: Requiem @ St Albans’ Church Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Catherine Black leader

Esther Mallett soprano
Annie Gill mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Kieran Rayner baritone

Conducted by David Ogden

W.A. Mozart Requiem
W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
Elgar Sospiri

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s, available from City of Bristol Choir’s online box office

Nov
19
Fri
2021
VIARDOT200: Preview Concert @ 1901 Arts Club
Nov 19 all-day

Claire Lees – soprano

Katy Thomson – soprano

Kieran Rayner – baritone

Susanna Stranders – piano

A preview concert to celebrate the launch of VIARDOT200, a festival in Dorset next year celebrating the composer Pauline Viardot.

Dec
3
Fri
2021
London Song Festival: An Obsessive Relationship @ Hinde Street Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
London Song Festival: An Obsessive Relationship @ Hinde Street Church

Lotte Betts-Dean: Mezzo-Soprano
Kieran Rayner: Baritone
Nigel Foster: Piano

A concert exploring the 40-year long relationship between Pauline Viardot, composer and celebrity opera singer whose bicentenary falls in 2021, and the Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, telling their story through her songs. The programme touches on Viardot’s friendships with Chopin, Liszt, Gounod, Berlioz and Tchaikovsky and shines a light on her extraordinary life at the centre of the international musical world of the 19th century, moving from St Petersburg to Paris, their château at Courtavenel, Baden-Baden and back to France.

Apr
1
Fri
2022
Baron Duphol: Viardot’s Cendrillon @ Dorset
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Kieran will perform the role of Baron Duphol in Viardot’s Cendrillon, as part of VIARDOT200, a celebration of the composer Pauline Viardot. The weekend festival will also feature an art song concert, which Kieran will sing in. Full cast and other details to follow.