SONGBOOK: FOLK SONGS FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND (YOUNGBLOODAFRICA CAPE TOWN)

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Thu Apr 21, 19:00 - Thu Apr 21, 20:30
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YoungbloodAfrica

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Join us as we explore and celebrate the humour, pathos and deep human feeling embedded in the folk songs of Great Britain and Ireland. Belying their value as historical and cultural records passed from generation to generation, folk songs are often pressed into service as encores rather than taking centre stage; we hope to set that right with this concert! Experience the range of emotions that bubble under the surface of these seemingly simple yet often deeply complex songs.


Brought to extraordinary life and elevated into the realm of art song by composers such as Britten, Hughes, Gurney, Vaughan Williams and Quilter, and poets such as Yeats, Joyce, Moore, Burns, Shakespeare and Stevenson, the programme contains gems such as The Stuttering Lovers, I Will Walk With My Love, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye!, Down by the Salley Gardens, The Last Rose of Summer, The Foggy, Foggy Dew, Little Sir William, The Ash Grove, The Miller of Dee, along with Ivor Novello favourites Waltz of My Heart, I Can Give You the Starlight and Glamorous Night.


The concert features internationally acclaimed opera star William Berger (baritone) and Cape Town Opera Soloists Brittany Smith (soprano) and Ané Pretorius (soprano), with Cape Town Opera Managing Director Alex Gabriel at the piano.


Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds

Location

SONGBOOK: FOLK SONGS FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND (YOUNGBLOODAFRICA CAPE TOWN)
YoungbloodAfrica
70, 72 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001
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