We look forward to hearing Imogen Garner (mezzo-soprano) and John Gough (piano) performing their WACIDOM today. They will be playing:
Edward Grieg (1843-1907) Lauf der Welt – Op 48. No.3
Die verschwiegene Nachtigall – Op.48 No.4
Zur Rosenzeit – Op.48 No.5
Ein Traum – Op. 48 No 6
Michael Head (1900-1976) Over the Rim of the Moon
The Ships of Arcady
A Blackbird singing
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960) The Witch
A Song of Shadows Op 9 No 5
Silver Op 30 No 2
Five Eyes Op 9 No 3
Joan Trimble (1915-2000) My grief on the sea
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.