Mary’s Music

Classical Concerts

Mary has extensive experience of performing in individual recitals and as a soloist with choral groups such as operatic societies and male voice choirs.  She has a varied repertoire of classical concert items.

Mary singing the Letter Aria by Tchaikovsky. Photograph courtesy of Alan Clements.

Mary has also performed in a number of themed concerts such as Burns Nights, Great Show Songs, An Evening with Sigmund Romberg, Songs from 20s and 30s musicals, A Tribute to Deanna Durban, and An Evening with Ivor Novello.

Oratorio

Originally trained as an oratorio soloist, Mary has performed with numerous choral societies, chamber choirs and other groups in the Midlands, the North East and Murcia, Spain.

Mozart is a particular favourite for Mary and more recent performances have included ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ with Billingham Oratorio Choir and the ‘Requiem’ and ‘Sicilian Vespers’ with Darlington Choral Society. While Mary never tires of singing the large-scale oratorios such as Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Haydn’s ‘Creation’ and Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ she is also equally at home with smaller-scale works such as Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’, Faure’s Requiem and with more modern works such as Karl Jenkins’ ‘Requiem for the Armed Man’.

Further examples of Mary’s extensive oratorio repertoire are listed below. She is always happy to learn new works and to sing with smaller groups and societies.

Repertoire

Classical Concert Items

Nun’s Chorus (J. Strauss, Casenova)
Come, Come I love you only (The Chocolate Soldier)
Vilia (Lehar, The Merry Widow)
O mio babbino caro (Puccini, Gianni Schicchi)
Song to the Moon (Dvorak, Rusalka)
Waltz Song (German, Tom Jones)
Juliet’s Waltz Song (Gounod, Romeo and Juliet)
Vissi d’Arte (Puccini, Tosca)
Je suis Titania (Thomas, Mignon)
Ah, fors ‘e lui (Verdi, La Traviata)
Il Bacio (Arditi)

Duets and Ensembles

The kindly voice of mother nature (Mozart, Magic Flute)
Barcarolle (Offenbach, Tales of Hoffman)
The Letter Duet (Mozart, Marriage of Figaro)
Brindisi (Verdi, La Traviata)
O soave fanciulla (Puccini. La Boheme)
Love what has given you this magic power (F. Lehar, Land of Smiles)
The Music of the Night (Lloyd Weber, Phantom of the Opera)

Oratorio

Vesperae solemmes de confessore (Mozart)
The Messiah
(Handel)
The Creation (Haydn)
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Hymn of Praise (Mendelssohn)
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (Gounod)
Exsultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Mass in C Minor (Mozart)
Requiem Mass (Mozart)
Mass in C (Beethoven)
Te Deum (Bruckner)

Listen to tracks

Here are some excerpts of tracks from the CD ‘Ave’. Click the play button on the track you would like to listen to to begin.

All of these tracks can be heard in full on Mary’s new CD ‘Ave’, along with two additional arias, Bach Gounod’s ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Vilia’ by Franz Lehar.

cdAve is available to buy now, simply contact Mary by email, [email protected] Cd’s cost £5 plus postage and packing.

Ave Maria:

Santo di Patria:

La Canzone di Doretta:

Let the Bright Seraphim:

My Hero: