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Lunchtime Recital: Ivor Klayman and John Bryden, voice and piano
Lunchtime Recital: Ivor Klayman and John Bryden, voice and piano

Wed, 07 Aug

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St Mary's Cathedral

Lunchtime Recital: Ivor Klayman and John Bryden, voice and piano

A long-running and popular series of lunchtime recitals in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful concert spaces. Today, Ivor Klayman and John Bryden perform songs by Vaughan Williams.

Time & Location

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07 Aug 2024, 13:00 – 13:50

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

About

This long-running and very popular series of lunchtime recitals features a wide variety of performers, playing and singing in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful concert spaces. These concerts are free by donation, and a perfect way to spend a lunchtime during the busy festival!

Programme

The House of Life R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) A cycle of six sonnets by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Songs of Travel........ Vaughan Williams Words by Robert Louis Stevenson

Biographies

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, Elijah, and “Britten and his Contemporaries” at Glamis Castle Musicale.

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.

Alongside 18 Cruises, he has led over 150 tours to Europe and UK -and has recently given two recitals in his new hometown of Oxford.

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