We are delighted to announce a new exciting development for Overtone Productions.
As part of our upcoming programme for BBC Radio 4, we are putting on a concert of music written for Samuel Pepys by composer Cesare Morelli, performed again for the first time since Pepys would have played and sung it nearly 300 years ago.
Where St Olave’s Church, Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB
When 15th February at 8pm
The concert will last approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session.
This is a FREE EVENT, with admission available on the day at the door. However in order to plan how best to record the event, it would be helpful to have some ideas of audience numbers, so please use the form HERE to register your interest in attending the event.
Pepys the Musician for BBC Radio 4 is currently scheduled for broadcast at 11.30am on Tuesday 4th April.
The concert will be performed by three very exciting, up and coming musicians
Operatic Bass Baritone
Singer David Ireland
Bass-Baritone David Ireland is currently a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio. He is also studying on the Artist Diploma course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Dean. Opera performances include King René – Iolanta, Collatinus – The Rape of Lucretia, Ottavio – Le donne curiose, Frank – I pazzi per progetto (UK Stage Premiere), L’Arbre – L’enfant et les sortilèges at the Barbican Centre and Simone – Gianni Schicchi. David also performed in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Royal Opera, covering Charon, and covered the roles of Zaretsky – Eugene Onegin and Neptune – Idomeneo as an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera in 2016. Opera scenes performances have taken him to Opera North, Budapest and Shanghai. Concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Fauré’s Requiem, Bach’s Mass
in B Minor.
A versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from medieval music to new collaborative compositions, Toby Carr is a guitarist and lutenist based in London. Having studied with the foremost exponents of these instruments at Trinity Laban Conservatoire followed by Guildhall School of Music & Drama, he works professionally as a soloist, chamber musician, continuo player and accompanist. A specialism in the music of 17th Century England and Italy has led Toby to work with groups such as English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Live Music Now and Dame Emma Kirkby’s Dowland Works, and to appear at Early Music Festivals in Greenwich, Brighton, Utrecht
Lute and Theorbo player
James Bramley performs throughout the UK and abroad on the lute, theorbo and Baroque guitar as a soloist and accompanist, in ensembles and as a continuo player. He was born in London and educated as a music scholar at Bristol Cathedral School, later reading languages and history at King’s College London and the London School of Economics. He is currently continuing his postgraduate studies with William Carter and David Miller at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, supported by the Guildhall School Trust. James has worked with artists and ensembles including Emma Kirkby, Evelyn Tubb, Rachel Podger, Academy of Ancient Music AAMplify and La Nuova Musica, performing at venues including Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, and St Martin-in-the-Fields. He has also given concerts and recitals for The Lute Society, the London Handel Festival,
City of London Festival and Brecon Baroque Festival.
hosting the evening
List and order of pieces
Pavan No 3 in C Minor by Robert Johnson (lute)
Chaconne in C by Francesco Corbetta (Baroque guitar)
Beauty retire by Samuel Pepys (voice, theorbo)
Beauty retire by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar)
The world’s a Bubble by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo) – NEW – never performed or recorded before
To be or not to be by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar)
Amanti fuggite by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo)
Du bruit et des facheux by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo) – NEW – never performed or recorded before
The Benediction by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar, theorbo) – NEW – never performed or recorded before
The words of the Preacher by Cesare Morelli (voice, Baroque guitar) – NEW – never performed or recorded before
Lord I have sinned by Pelham Humphrey, but arranged for Samuel Pepys by Cesare Morelli. – NEW – This version has never been performed or recorded before