Imogen Garner (mezzo-soprano) and John Gough (piano) WACIDOM Concert Saturday 7th October

Imogen Garner (mezzo-soprano) and John Gough (piano) WACIDOM Concert Saturday 7th October


Brahms (1833 -1897)                                    Zigeunerlieder 1-8

Thiman (1900 -1975)                                     The Silver Swan

                                                                           I wondered lonely as a cloud

                                                                           New sleeps the crimson petal

Richard Hageman (1881 – 1966)                Do not go my love



Gilbert and Sullivan (1836-1911)                Alone and yet alive (The Mikado)

                                                                           On the day when I was wedded (The Gondoliers)

Murray Grand (1919 – 2007)                       What’s a lady like me?


Mezzo-soprano Imogen Garner studied Economics at Sheffield University, then following a year’s teacher training changed career and studied at the RNCM. Chester-based, Imogen has covered several roles with English National Opera and has enjoyed a long association with the Buxton Festival, where she has covered roles and has sung as a soloist in concerts and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 4. Imogen has also performed with Scottish Opera, Birmingham Opera, Heritage Opera and Swansea City Opera. Her roles include Carmen, Orlofsky, Marcellina, Florence Pike, Dorabella, Orfeo, Mrs Grose, Third Lady and Berta. Imogen enjoys giving song recitals at venues throughout the North West with her accompanist John Gough and is a regular oratorio soloist with choral societies.

John Gough was born and bred in Chester. He enjoys a busy career combining solo playing, accompaniment and teaching at the RNCM. He has broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3 and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, London, and as soloist with the RLPO and Northern Chamber Orchestras. Overseas, he has performed at the Carnegie Hall, New York, and on Danish Radio.