June 18th 2022 Concert £6 (£8)
An Evening of Aria and Song
Rebecca Grove ~ soprano
Stephanie Peat ~ mezzo-soprano
Charlie Wood ~ tenor
Peter Allwood ~ piano
A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid (The Yeoman of the Guard)Arthur Sullivan
It is the Merry Month of May (Merrie England) Edward German
Waltz of My Heart (The Dancing Years) Ivor Novello
Sweet Chance That Led My Steps Abroad Michael Head
Silent NoonVaughan Williams
The Turtle Dove Folk song arr. by Vaughan Williams
Les BerceauxGabriel Fauré
Le ColibriErnest Chausson
Nell Gabriel Fauré
Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)Jacques Offenbach
Libiamo (La Traviata)Giuseppe Verdi
Soave sia il vento (Cosí fan tutte) W A Mozart
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) Giacomo Puccini
Micaela and Don José duet (Carmen) Georges Bizet
La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni) W A Mozart
Meine Lippen, sie Küssen so heiss (Giuditta) Franz Lehár
Notturno (Don Pasquale) Gaetano Donizetti
Dein ist mein ganzes Hertz (Das Land des Lachelns) Franz Lehár
The Flower duet (Lakmé) Léo Delibes
The Champagne song (Die Fledermaus) Johann Strauss II

Peter Allwood was a choral scholar in the choir of King's College, Cambridge. His subsequent teaching career involved running music departments at three schools, Leighton Park, Oundle and Christ's Hospital, and for ten years he was Head of Lichfield Cathedral School. He has wide experience as a conductor of operas and orchestral works, and has worked extensively with adult, youth and children's choirs. Choral compositions over the last ten years have included commissions for performance in India, the Dartington Festival, Winchester Cathedral and Chichester Cathedral. He has written a number of musicals for the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT), published by Weinbergers, of which Pendragon has had performances across the world, and it was featured on BBC TV and recorded on the TER label. He is now a freelance musician, conducting, composing and performing as a singer, organist and pianist. Since June 2017 he has been Chairman of the Cathedral Music Trust.

Rebecca Grove performs both as a soloist and as a member of a choir. Past performances include singing Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Abigail in Nabucco, and Mozart's Alleluia accompanied by Chichester Symphony Orchestra. Rebecca enjoys attending singing days and workshops. She is a member of the St Richard Singers and also performs at the Bognor Regis Music Club.

Before pursuing a career in music, Stephanie Peat initially trained as an actress, performing in theatre, television and film. After completing her music degree at Chichester University in 2000, Stephanie became a contemporary singing teacher at South Downs College. She enjoys singing both classical and contemporary music. Stephanie is currently playing guitar and singing in a three piece band and also enjoys teaching and recording in her home studio in Portsmouth.

Charlie Wood made his West End debut as Don José in Bizet's 'Carmen' and studied under Arthur Reckless at the Guildhall. He took part in a winning performance at the Waterford Light Opera Festival and was invited to sing in Rome with the English Imperial Players. He has taken most of the lead G and S tenor roles, several Mozart tenor roles, Vasek in 'The Bartered Bride' and has a wide oratorio repertoire. More recently, he has been performing with Singing Salon lead by Pippa Dames-Longworth where he is starting to enjoy more contemporary music.