What does Annabel like most about singing at the moment?
Absolutely favourite repertoire: Silent Noon Vaughan Williams, Salley Gardens and Bonny at Morn Britten, Le Spectre de la Rose (Les Nuits d’été) Berlioz, Sanglots (Banalités) and La Reine de Cœur Poulenc, Im Treibhaus (Wesendonk Lieder) Wagner, Im Frühling and Die Forelle Schubert, Die Nacht Strauss, Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion) and Bereite Dich (Christmas Oratorio) Bach The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas) Granados, They can’t take that away from me and Summertime (Porgi and Bess) Gershwin, Housatonic and Grantchester (Ives)
Meeting up with visiting soloists and planning recitals – including experimental items for example a duet with a musical saw-player based on whale-music.
Incorporating poetry into the programmes
Performing tailor-made recitals exploring the history of a particular building/area (preferably in costume)
Listening to wonderful extravaganza by other musicians performing at Lunchtime Recitals – especially the gypsy music played by Liz and Peter Cowdrey (violin and piano)