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Saturday: 4th June, 2016 - 4.30 pm

Hayley Lambert - The Poetic Saxophone   

There are themes of language, nature and faith running through our programme with poetry written by Edith Sitwell, Sharon Olds, Rabindranath Tagore and Lewis Carroll.

Ian Stewart - Catalan settings of Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Premiere of this version)
Graham Redwood - Bucolic Comedies
1. Aubade
2. The White Owl
3. Gardener Janus Catches a Naiad
4. Spinning Song (after Schubert)
Carl Smith - Songs of the Son
1. Rite of Passage
2. Son
6. Solo
Frank Ticheli - Songs of Tagore
1. Nightfall
2. Light
3. Departure
Ed Puddick - A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky (Premiere)

Hayley Lambert - saxophones
Aileen Thomson - voice
Paul Turner - piano

Hayley Lambert studied with Kyle Horch at the Royal College of Music. She has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and live on Radio 3's 'In Tune' with Zephirus Saxophone Quartet and has worked with some of Britain's top orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. She teaches at Marlborough College and is Head of Woodwind at Bradfield College.

Aileen Thomson is a graduate of St Peter's College, Oxford, where she was a choral scholar. Aileen is already experienced in oratorio and opera, with roles such as First Lady (Die Zauberflote), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and most recently, The Governess (The Turn of the Screw).

Pianist Paul Turner specialises in chamber music, having worked with eminent musicians throughout his career, such as Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Caroline Dale, Sarah Walker, Alexander Baillie, Patricia Rozario, Ruggero Raimondi, Jack Brymer, Jane Eaglen, Barry Tuckwell and Elizabeth Watts.
He enjoyed a prize-winning studentship, culminating in the Queen's Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize, adjudicated by Pears himself. He studied with John streets and Geoffrey Parsons, and is an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), a discretionary award given to past students in recognition of their contribution to the music profession. His early professional experience included working for organisations such as Live Music Now, the Young Concert Artists Trust and the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme.
A widely experienced recitalist, his work has taken him to Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Berlin, Valencia and Paris, as well as London's leading venues and UK Festivals. Renowned for his sensitive playing, he excels in a wide range of genres "Paul Turner was superlative in every way - wonderfully sensitive, with a very wide tonal palette" (Oxford Mail).

Hayley Lambert    Aileen Thomson    Paul Turner