World of an­i­mals in songs and tales

Bangor Mail - - LONDON BEAT -

AN evening of art song that play­fully and se­ri­ously ex­plores the an­i­mal­is­ing (and hu­man­is­ing) that can arise un­der the sway of beasts and brutes, will be com­ing to the Welsh­pool Mu­sic Club on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 27.

The New York-based mu­si­cal en­sem­ble Mir­ror Vi­sions will present a con­cert called “Of Brutes and Beasts”, whose theme is the an­i­mal world in all its com­plex­ity.

The group was founded 26 years ago, and its pas­sion for sto­ry­telling has pro­duced the­matic con­certs on sur­pris­ing sub­jects, based on scholarly re­search and laced with hu­mour. Fea­tur­ing so­prano, tenor, bari­tone and pi­ano, MVE’s pro­grammes take au­di­ences on an imag­i­na­tive jour­ney through song, show­cas­ing well-known and of­ten-ne­glected pieces by com­posers both fa­mil­iar and new, set to texts by poets and his­tor­i­cal fig­ures that en­com­pass pub­lished works, cor­re­spon­dence and other anec­dotes. This pro­gram also in­cludes works by Tchaikovsky, Han­del, Poulenc and Hans Eisler.

The con­cert will take place at Welsh­pool Methodist Church, and be­gin at 7.30pm. Mem­ber­ship of the Welsh­pool Mu­sic Club costs £40 (£5 stu­dent), and tick­ets for in­di­vid­ual con­certs are avail­able at £10 adult and £2 stu­dent.

See https:// welsh­pool­mu­s­ic­club. com/ for more in­for­ma­tion about the club’s pro­gramme.

Mir­ror Vi­sions present their con­cert, Of Brutes and Beasts, at Welsh­pool Mu­sic Club (Pic: Harold Shapiro)

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