Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper piano
Jonathan Dove My love is mine; Five Am'rous Sighs; Nights not spent alone; The Siren
Tarik O'regan Hold this city all night
Horovitz Lady Macbeth- A scena
Sally Beamish New piece
Richard Sisson The Silver Swan
Stephen Sondheim Could I leave you?
At the heart of this programme lie two works written especially for this award-winning mezzo: Jonathan Dove's Nights Not Spent Alone and a Three Choirs commission from Sally Beamish setting a new text on the subject of birds from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith. Accompanying these song cycles are tales of the heart's adventure and nocturnal contemplation.