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Lunchtime Recital: Oliver Morrell and Will Sims, voice and piano
Lunchtime Recital: Oliver Morrell and Will Sims, voice and piano

Sat, 10 Aug

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St Mary's Cathedral

Lunchtime Recital: Oliver Morrell and Will Sims, voice and piano

A long-running and popular series of lunchtime recitals in one of Edinburgh's most beautiful concert spaces. Today, Oliver Morrell and Will Sims perform a selection of English songs.

Time & Location

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10 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

Go, lovely Rose........ R. Quilter (1877-1953)

O Fair to See.. G. Finzi (1901-1956)

1. I say, 'I'll seek her side'

2. O Fair to See

3. As I lay in the early sun

7. Since we loved

Love on My Heart. R. Milford (1903-1959)

Four Songs of Thomas Hardy.............................. Milford

2. The Colour

3. If it's ever Spring again

4. Tolerance

Is my team ploughing?........ G. Butterworth (1885-1916)

Songs of Travel... R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

9. The Infinite Shining Heavens

10. Whither must I wander?

11. Bright is the ring of words

12. I have trod the upward and the downward slope

The Cloths of Heaven........... T. Dunhill (1877-1946)

Biography

Oliver Morrell is a versatile young musician with a diverse portfolio of performing and teaching. Since September 2022, he has been Organ Scholar at St Albans Cathedral, where is responsible for a significant share of the service-playing and chorister-training, conducting the Abbey Singers and accompanying the St Albans Bach Choir. Prior to this, he was Acting Sub-Organist of Croydon Minster. Oliver regularly offers recitals as a singer and organist and is also a keen composer.

Will Sims is the Director of Chapel Music at Robinson College, Cambridge, and a prize-winning Choral Director of the Royal College of Organists. He has conducted the Choir’s first commercial recording, ‘To the End of the Age’ (Prima Facie Records), toured to Europe, and given ten premiere performances. Will is active as a choral singer, composer, and collaborative pianist; he has accompanied recitals of English Song around the UK, with three recordings scheduled for 2025.

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