Sunday Afternoon 14th October 2012 at 2.30 pm

"Rend with songs the air above"

Celebrity concert by a great performer of Gilbert and Sullivan
Frances McCafferty (contralto)

accompanied at the piano by David Wheeler.


Professional engagements permitting.
Admission: members 5, visitors 7.

The Sheila Taylor meeting.


The 2012/13 season opened with a marvellous and very well-attended concert by the mezzo, Frances McCafferty.
Frances treated us to a range of pieces for mezzo/contralto from several of the operas, along with two items by Offenbach and two songs by Schumann.
All of the items were received warmly by the audience and the chapel rang to prolonged applause. Each song was perfectly interpreted, having received the benefit of Frances's considerable stage experience with the D'Oyly Carte and beyond.
The songs chosen by her ranged from dramatic to sentimental and were beautifully accompanied by David Wheeler at the piano.
Frances supplied erudite introductions to each item and also included some humorous reminiscences from her stage career. This was an invigorating, entertaining and most enjoyable start to the new season!

Paul Taylor


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