SHREWSBURY AND DISTRICT ARTS ASSOCIATION
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS at the GATEWAY
Chester Street, Shrewsbury
Thursday 26th January at 1.00 p.m.
RICH MOORE - bass baritone
STEPHEN POWER - piano
- Orribile Lo Scempio
- Brutta Cosa e il far la spia
- Orribile Lo Scempio
- Se'il cor guerrierro
- I rage, I melt, I burn (recit)
- Oh ruddier than the Cherry (aria)
- Cease to Beauty to be suing (aria)
- How willing my paternal love
- Frondi Tenere (recit), Ombra Mai Fu (aira)
- Revenge Timotheus Cries
- Madamina il catalogo e questo (from Don Giovanni)
Caccini - Amarilli
Caldara - Come Raggio di Sol
Gluck - O del mio dolce ardor
Admission £4.00 on the door (£7.00 for evening concerts)
Friends of Gateway Arts £3.00
Carers with disabled and children free
To reserve tickets phone Muriel Williamson on 01743 850267
Rich Moore is a young Bass-Baritone living in Gloucester where he has been singing for a number of choirs including Gloucester Cathedral Choir, The St Cecilia Singers and Musica Beata. He was a chorister under Christopher Robinson at St John’s College Cambridge and studied at the University of Sussex and the Real Conservatorio de Musica Victoria Eugenia de Granada in Spain. He attends the Dartington International Summer School and studies with Maria Jagusz and Robert Dean.
He regularly appears as a soloist in Gloucestershire and has played Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Papagaeno in The Magic Flute Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera'r Ddraig in Cardiff, and sang in the chorus and covered the role of ‘Hypnos’ in Stephen Deazley’s new commission The Sleeper for Welsh National Youth Opera. Future engagements include Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea for Opera’r Ddraig, Mozart opera scenes at the Cheltenham Playhouse with MJUK, solo work with Stroud Choral Society and various choral concerts.
As a Choral Scholar at Gloucester Cathedral he regularly sings on BBC broadcasts, the Three Choirs Festival and has taken part in a number of overseas tours. He also sings for Chapter 8 – a Worcester based close harmony group. He hopes to study singing at postgraduate level and sing for professional consorts and on the opera stage.
Stephen is a Countertenor Lay Clerk at Glocuester Cathedral, and previously held a Lay Clerk position at Southwell Minster. He performs regularly both as an organist, accompanist, conductor and singer in Gloucestershire and the West Midlands.