Recitals

Art songs mean something to everybody, they talk about ordinary human emotions that we all experience, but don’t always talk about. Christine creates stories and atmosphere that offer a moment to pause and reflect.

On the recital platform Christine has performed at venues including: Close-Up Series at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Mill Hill Music Society, Proms at St Jude’s, the Late Shift at the National Portrait Gallery with ENO, Blackheath Halls and Southwark Cathedral. Christine was  also selected to take part in an intensive week of masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau.

Current Projects

Songs of Nature, Songs of love

Hidden in the flowers are words of love written over the centuries by poets and brought to life by composers. The journey of love told through favourite art songs and poems, including Robert Burns, Heinrich Heine, Christina Rosetti and Victor Hugo with music by Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Faure, Britten, Rachmaninoff, interwoven with the atmospheric background of Debussy’s piano “Preludes”. Find out more here.

Liebe und Leben – A Woman Speaks

Schumann’s most loved female song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben is echoed by a reimagined song cycle of works by female composers including Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Rebecca Clarke. Although a female narrative, Frauenliebe und Leben comes creatively from the voices of men. The aim is to follow the same emotional journey of a woman’s life and love, but now with the musical voices being those of women  Find out more here.


A clip from Le Papillon et La Fleur by Gabriel Faure
A clip from Du bist wie eine Blume by Robert Schumann

Argento
Six Elizabethen Songs

Britten
Folk Songs – Volume 1: British Isles
On this Island

Dvořák
Gypsy Songs

Cecilia McDowall
What ‘tis to love – four Shakespeare songs

Poulenc
Metamorphoses

Schumann
Frauenliebe und Leben

Strauss
Drei Lieder der Ophelia

Vaughan Williams
The House of Life

As well this Christine has sung a large amount of song repertoire, in particular by:

Respighi,  Schubert,  Strauss and Wolf

A clip from Verborgenheit by Hugo Wolf
A clip from C’est ainsi que tu es – Metamophoses by Francis Poulenc
A clip from Er, der Herrlichste von Allen – Frauenliebe un Leben by Robert Schumann

The above audio is wonderfully accompanied by Ashok Gupta and produced by David Meldrum.