JOIN US FOR MAGICAL MUSICAL EVENINGS AT STANSTED HOUSE
Thursday 10th March 2022 at 7.30 pm.
Los Ladrones, a Local Vocal Quintet (est. 2013)
Musical Director: Geoff Porter
Pianist: Nigel Smith
Narrator: Marion Porter
Extracts from “Tom Jones” (1907) Music by Edward German Lyrics by Chas. H. Taylor
Tom Jones (a Foundling) Mr Simon Cooksey
Mr Allworthy (a Somersetshire Magistrate) Mr John Butt
Benjamin Partridge (a Village Barber) Mr John Butt
Squire Western (a fine Old English Gentleman) Mr Michael Powell
Gregory Mr Michael Powell
Honour (Maid to Sophia) Mrs Irene Cooksey
Sophia (Squire Western’s Daughter) Mrs Jane Marett
Extracts from “The Arcadians” (1909) Music by Lionel Monckton & Howard Talbot
Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis
Simplicitas (an Arcadian) Mr John Butt
Peter Doody (a Jockey) Mr Michael Powell
Jack Meadows Mr Simon Cooksey
Time Mr Michael Powell
Eileen Cavanaugh Mrs Irene Cooksey
Sombra (an Arcadian) Mrs Jane Marett
The Vocal Quintet, Los Ladrones, was formed by Geoff Porter in 2013 from members of Havant Light Opera to revive concert versions of Victorian and Edwardian British Musical Theatre and especially the lesser known works of Arthur Sullivan.
It has since performed at Stansted House, Holy Trinity Church Gosport, St.Michael’s Church Chalton, Oving Village Hall, Titchfield Parish Room, East Marden Church, Blendworth Church Centre and The Bognor Regis Music Club.
Works performed include The Contrabandista, The Zoo, Cox & Box, The Foresters and extracts from Kenilworth, The Beauty Stone, The Chieftain, On Shore and Sea and The Emerald Isle by Arthur Sullivan; Extracts from Gilbert & Sullivan; Curtain-Raisers: Cups and Saucers, Captain Billy & Mr Jericho and extracts from ‘Dorothy’ & ‘The Mountebanks’ by Alfred Cellier.
Future plans include The Spectre Knight by Alfred Cellier and The Miller & His Man by Arthur Sullivan.
Tom Jones (1907) by Edward German Lyrics by Charles H. Taylor
Act 1 Song Squire Weston (Mike)+ "On a Januairy morning"
Song Tom (Simon) + "West Country Lad"
Madrigal (Jane, Irene, Simon, John) "Here's a paradox"
Act 2 Song Partridge (John) + "A person of parts"
Song Sophia (Jane) "Dream o'Day Jill"
Song Honour (Irene) "As all the maids"
Song Tom (Simon) + "A soldier's scarlet coat”
Song Sophia (Jane) “Love maketh the heart”
Act 3 Song Honour (Irene) + "The Green Ribbon"
Song Tom (Simon) “If love’s content”
Song Sophia (Jane) "For Tonight"
Trio (Irene, John & Mike) "Says a well-worn saw"
Chorus Company “Hark! The merry marriage bells”
The Arcadians (1909) by Lionel Monckton & H.Talbot Lyrics by A. Wimperis
Act 1 Chorus Company "Arcadians are we"
Song Time (Mike +) "Since the days"
Song Sombra (Jane) "The Pipes of Pan"
Song Simplicitas (John+) "Sweet Simplicitas"
Act 2 Song Eileen (Irene+) "The Girl with a Brogue"
Song Sombra (Jane) "Arcady is ever young"
Song Simplicitas (John) "Somewhere"
Duet Eileen/Jack (I & Si) "Charming weather"
Act 3 Song Simplicitas (John+) "All Down Piccadilly"
Duet Eileen/Jack (I & Si) "Half-past Two"
Song Doody (Mike) "My Motter"
Song Sombra (Jane) “Light is My Heart”
Chorus Company "All Down Piccadilly"
Pieces by 3 composers in the second half of the C19th
Hubert Parry: 2nd movement from Violin Sonata in D major
Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Melodie Op.16-2
Gabriel Faure: Sicilienne Op.78
Schubert's music and influences by composers in previous generations
Franz Schubert: 1st movement from Violin Sonata No.1 Op.137
Maria Theresia von Paradis (arranged by Samuel Dushkin): Sicilienne
Christoph Willibald Gluck: ""Melodie"" from ""Orfeo and Euridice"
Fumi Otsuki: Piano Sonatina No.1 (The 1st theme is the variation of "The Lark Ascending" while the 2nd theme is the variation of one of the Japanese folk song, "Soran-bushi" by fishermen, and I placed 2 development sections, one in Andante and the other one in Allegrofor one movement sonatina in 3 sections.)
Hills in Gloucestershire and seaside in Yorkshire
Herbert Howells: Pastorale Op.28-1
Ralph Vaughan Williams: No.2 ""Spurn Point" from "6 Studies in English folksong"
Claude Debussy (arranged by Gaston Choisnel): En Bateau
Jules Massnet: "Meditation" from Thais
Hubert Parry: 1st movement from Violin Sonata in D major
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Frederick Delius: 3rd movement from Violin Sonata No.3
Edvard Grieg: 2nd movement from Violin Sonata No.1 Op.8
Claude Debussy:(arranged by Leon Roques): La plus que lente L 121
Ralph Vaughan Williams: No.1 'Lovely on the water" and No.3 "Van Diemen's Land" from "6 Studies in English folksong"
Fumi Otsuki was born in Sendai, Japan, and studied the violin with Gerhard Bosee and Masayoshi Kumai there, and Shizuko Ishii in Tokyo. He then moved to the U.K. to study violin with Jill Thoday, piano with Antonietta Notariello and composition with Nigel Clarke at The Royal Academy of Music, and then violin with Kun Hu and piano with Raymond Banning at Trinity College of Music in London. Further to this he has attended masterclasses in Dartington and Couchevel/private violin lessons in London with Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tomotada Soh, Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Andrea Jacobs-Gajic and Winifred Roberts.
He has given many concerts at cathedrals and churches, including the cathedrals of Southwark in London, Guildford, Portsmouth, Leicester and Newport, St Pewter in St Albans, Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon, St Nicholas and Unitarian in Brighton, St Mary’s in Portchester and of course Holy Trinity in Gosport!
Sarah graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2001 with a first class degree in piano. She was particularly recognised for her skills as an accompanist and has worked extensively with singers and instrumentalists all over the world in both classical music, and also musical theatre and the pop world. Venues she has appeared at include The Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican and also at The Brighton Theatre Royal accompanying cabaret artist Meow Meow. She has also performed on cruise ships for Cunard and P &O with a flute player for several years.
THURSDAY 12TH MAY 2022
A Light Exists in Spring: Violin and Piano
Fumi Otsuki accompanied by Sarah Kershaw
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