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Catherine returns to sing at St Benedict’s

Mezzo-Soprano Catherine Bench (OP15) shared her Finals Recital with pupils and staff at St Benedict’s, before giving her Music degree performance at Durham University later this month.

St Benedict's School former pupil returns to give stunning song recital
Catherine Bench, Old Priorian 2015

This was the first public performance Catherine’s programme -  The Faces of Love -  before the final performance which will go towards her degree on May 31st. The recital explores the spectrum of love songs, reflecting the seven types of love defined by the Ancient Greeks.

We were delighted to welcome her back to St Benedict’s. A supportive audience, which included some of Catherine’s former teachers, enjoyed her beautiful, highly professional and expressive recital, performed in the Heritage Room on May 21st. Catherine was accompanied by the Director of Music, Chris Eastwood.

St Benedict's School former pupil returns to give stunning song recital

Catherine said: “Thank you all so much for coming. Your support means so much to me.”

We wish her well for her Finals Recital at the end of the month.

The Faces of Love

Programme

Non So Piu Cosa Son. Marriage of Figaro                              Mozart

Prendero quel brunettino. Cosi Fan Tutti                              Mozart

Récit Air de Lia. L’enfant Prodigue                                         Debussy

Socrates, II. Bords de L’IIissus                                                  Satie

The Sun shall be no more                                                        Greene

Myself I shall adore. Semele                                                    Handel

Seven Poems by James Joyce                                                    E.J. Moeran

 

 

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