Directed by Robert Sells
- A varied selection of a cappella choral music.
The choir performed a selection from several centuries of western music at the recent North Wales International Music Festival.
Robert Sells has carved out a second career in his “retirement”. His time as a transplant surgeon is well documented although he had originally wanted to study music.
I believe the pancreas was one of his specialties but now I suppose you could say that through music he “operates” on the human heart.
Wednesday 4 November 2015
- Songs by B Britten, C Debussy, O Messiaen,
- R Schumann, R Strauss, K Weill
- Sponsored by the Oxford Lieder Festival
Alison is a Young Artist prizewinner at the Oxford Festival; this Festival won a special award in 2015 and has become a major musical event featuring some of the world’s finest singers. Alison has been an understudy as Frasquita in Carmen at Glyndebourne this past summer so her career is progressing well.
Matthew is primarily known as an accompanist and has won many awards in this context. His interests extend to opera and he also has a conducting background. He is currently the Director of Music at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead. He was the accompanist for Alison at Oxford and therefore a joint winner of the duo prize.