Nicky Spence, Tenor & Audrey Hyland, Piano

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6th August 7:30pm

Theatre Royal, DumfriesAdults £15, Under 26 Free


Programme:

Strauss Zueignung
Fauré Chanson d’amour, Mandoline, Lydia
Mozart An Chloe
Hahn A Chloris
Browne To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
Holst The Heart Worships
Britten The Choirmaster’s burial
Dove Song IV
Dunhill The Clothes of Heaven
Bridge Love Went A-Riding
Interval
Schumann
Hochländers Abschied, My heart’s in the Hielands
Jemand, My heart is sair
Hochländisches Wiegenlied, Hee baloo, my sweet wee Donald
Niemand, I ha’ a wife o’ my ain
Dem roten roßlein gleicht mein lieb, My luve is like a red red rose
Arr. Britten The Bonnie Earl o’ Moray
Trad The Coast of Northumberland
Arr. Liddell Ye Banks and Braes
Buxton Orr Songs of a Childhood
Aince upon a day, Auld Mrs Murdy ,
One-Man Band, Munebrunt, Shy
Geordie, The Boy in the Train

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Nicky Spence, Tenor
Dumfries born, Nicky trained at the Guildhall School and the NOS and progressed to become one of the inaugural Harewood Artists at the ENO in 2011. On the opera stage, Nicky created the role of Brian in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys at ENO, a role he reprised for his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2013.
Nicky was nominated by the International Opera Awards for Young Singer of the Year in 2015 and was also one of ten artists included in the Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrating the best up and coming young British talent from across the Arts industry.

Audrey Hyland, Piano
Audrey studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, winning all the major awards for accompaniment and chamber music. She completed further study at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and at the Britten Pears School in Aldeburgh, where she became a staff accompanist and coach.
In 1999 Audrey joined the coaching staff at the Royal Academy of Music and enjoyed almost two decades of teaching there. She was awarded an honourary ARAM in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the opera department, and was subsequently appointed Head of RAM’s prestigious Song Circle in 2011. As a guest coach, she works for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Royal Opera, Samling Foundation masterclasses, Solti repetiteur course in Italy, and regularly gives masterclasses in Denmark, Seoul and Canada. She has also conducted performances of Cenerentola, Magic Flute, Cosi, Semele and L’Elisir for Jackdaws Music Education Trust and La Boheme for Vivo D’Arte. In September 2017 Audrey was delighted to return to the Royal College of Music, where she started her coaching career, to take up the position of Deputy Head of Vocal and Opera.