I Hate Music! and Always Singing

6 Sep 2021, 8pm | I Hate Music: Songs for Big and Little People | Esplanade Recital Studio

Song Recital with Rebecca Reavley (Soprano) and Pamela Krakauer (Piano)

12 Sep 2021, 4.30pm and 8pm | Always Singing | Esplanade Recital Studio

Concert with Raffles Singers, dir. Toh Ban Sheng, including world premieres of works by Jonathan Shin and Randall Stroope

Three concerts in a week – what was I thinking!! I got to the end of it Sunday night and slept very well.

That said, it was a joy and privilege to be performing in these times. It also reminded me what a beautiful venue The Recital Studio is.

Rebecca and Pam are such fantastic collaborators – hopefully we’ll be working again soon! I found myself taking more liberties than usual with some of the songs, especially The Green-eyed Dragon, and Pam gamely kept up! Really enjoyed that.

Always Singing was lovely for the very fact that we were singing in a group of 20! Lovely premieres of Z Randall Stroope The Five Faces of Kronos and Jonathan Shin’s If Only For A Moment.

It was also cool to get to emcee the RS gig – I still prefer doing concerts without having to speak too much (just because there’s less to think about), but speaking to the audience in all three of these concerts added a layer of personality and intimacy that I think resonates well with audiences.

Pics/vids below!

Schumann’s Frühlingslied from Mädchenlieder Op. 103