Lockdown Concerts

This page features three self-accompanied concerts made during the South African Lockdown. The first two were filmed in April and June. The third concert of coloratura arias will be filmed in August.


April: Lockdown Concert to replace ‘Musicians for the Sarjeant’ fundraising concert in Whanganui, New Zealand

Welcome
This concert was filmed in the Art Gallery of the Grande Provence Wine Estate, Franschhoek, South Africa.
1.09mins

Aria from Linda di Chamounix
Ah, tardai troppo…O luce


5.19mins

Aria from Lucia di Lammermoor
Regnava…Quando


6.48mins

Ave Maria – Schubert
This has an authentic 19th Century accompaniment
4.21mins

La Serenata – Tosti
This is fun to play on the guitar.

2.44mins

Interlude
The wine estate is featured in this Qantas video.

FINALE

June: Lockdown Concert to replace ‘St Andrews on the Terrace Lunchtime Concert’ in Wellington, New Zealand

Aria from Carmen
Filmed amongst hundreds of thousands of wine bottles!
3.08mins

Aria from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Filmed in the wine cellar in front of the oak barrels.
3.33mins

Aria from La Traviata
Filmed in the wine tank room at Grande Provence, South Africa.
6.05mins

Aria from Rigoletto
This must be the hardest of all the arias to self accompany!
4.52mins

Original Song
This was filmed inside the 300 year old Manor House.
3.05mins

Peace Song by Dorothy Buchanan
I love to include a New Zealand composer in every concert.
3.05mins

FINALE – authentic 19th Century guitar accompaniment

August: Concert of Coloratura Arias

Aria from The Barber of Seville
Una voce poco fa is a fabulous aria by Rossini that can be made as easy or difficult as the singer wishes.
5mins

Aria from La Sonnambula
Ah, non credea and ah, non giunge. Bellini can write a good tune!
6mins

Parla by Arditi
This charming waltz is perfect with guitar accompaniment.
4mins

Aria from Carmen
I am going to give ‘Pres des remparts’ a flamenco guitar approach…
3mins

Arias from Lucia di Lammermoor
As well as reworking Regnava/Quando, I will be adding the cadenza of the Mad Scene.
10mins

Aria from Rigoletto
I will rework Caro Nome.
4mins

The Finale will be Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix with a Hawaiian twist…


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