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Festival Lunchtime Recital - Ivor Klayman and John Bryden
Festival Lunchtime Recital - Ivor Klayman and John Bryden

Mon, 07 Aug


St Mary's Cathedral

Festival Lunchtime Recital - Ivor Klayman and John Bryden

A free lunchtime recital series running throughout August at St Mary's. Today's is given by baritone Ivor Klayman and pianist John Bryden.

Time & Location

07 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:45

St Mary's Cathedral , Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Free lunchtime recitals every day from 2nd to 31st August, except Sundays and 16th. An opportunity to hear emerging and established artists performing in a wide variety of styles, genres, and instruments.  This long-running series is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Fringe.

Ivor Klayman and John Bryden | Baritone and piano

  • Peter Warlock: Sleep | Jillian of Berry
  • Aaron Copland: Long Time Ago | Simple Gifts | At the River 
  • Gerald Finzi: O Mistress Mine | It was a Lover and his Lass 
  • Benjamin Britten: 10 Folk Song arrangments: The Salley Gardens | The Bonny Earl o’ Moray | The Plough Boy | Ca’ the Yowes | Sweet Polly Oliver | The Miller of Dee | The foggy, foggy Dew | Bonny at Morn | O Waly, Waly | Oliver Cromwell

Ivor Klayman was born and brought up in Edinburgh. While at Edinburgh University studying Law, he studied singing with John and Marie Tainsh.

He has sung most of the major baritone roles in the 19th and 20th Century operatic repertoire, including several Scottish Premieres) and the title roles in Nabucco, Macbeth, William Tell, The Pilgrim's Progress, Gianni Schicchi and Prince Igor. At the same time, he has built up a wide repertoire in oratorio and concert works. Recent engagements include Beethoven 9, Brahms’ Requiem, semi-staged concerts of Operatic Excerpts, Vaughan William’s “The House of Life” in White Plains, New York and “Elijah”. Future engagement include “Britten and his Contemporaries” at Glamis Castle Musicale and “Gianni Schicchi” (Puccini).

John Bryden was born and bred in Edinburgh. Important musical influences were excellent piano lessons from Mary Moore, the music in Daniel Stewart’s College Chapel, St George’s-West Church and St Giles’s Cathedral as well as the Friday Evening SNO concerts in the Usher Hall. Solo recitals, chamber music and song recitals have all formed his concert work from California to Kathmandu via Wigmore Hall. Likewise 18 Cruises and leading over 100 Music Tours for ACE Cultural Tours as well as a fulfilling teaching schedule have already provided a rich and blessed life!

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