St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Natalie Davies – mezzo-soprano
Hunter Mabery – piano

Tuesday, 22 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Natalie Davies – mezzo-soprano<br />Hunter Mabery – pianoNatalie Davies – mezzo-soprano<br />Hunter Mabery – piano

J Haydn

Arianna a Naxos

R Schumann

Frauenliebe und -Leben, op. 42

1. Seit ich ihn gesehen

2. Er, der Herrlichste von allen

3. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben

4. Du Ring an meinem Finger

5. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern

6. Süßer Freund, du blickest mich verwundert an

7. An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust

8. Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan

Cambridgeshire-born mezzo-soprano Natalie Davies is a scholarship student on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Artist Masters Programme, where she studies under the guidance of John Evans, and has performed in masterclasses with artists such as Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker and Jonathan Lemalu. She recently completed her undergraduate training at the School, and was awarded a First Class honours degree. Operatic performances include the role of Gold-Tressed Maiden in the world premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies' final opera, 'The Hogboon', with the London Symphony Orchestra, under Sir Simon Rattle, and the role of Fag Hag in workshOPERA's new production of Vahan Salorian's 'Boys of Paradise' at the Tête à Tête  Festival. Last summer she joined the chorus for Nevill Holt Opera's production of 'Tosca', and she joined the chorus as well as covering and performing the role of Second Woman for British Youth Opera's production of Judith Weir's 'The Vanishing Bridegroom'. Recent operatic performances at the Guildhall School include Sister Claire in Poulenc's 'Dialogues des Carmelites', and in scenes she has recently performed Dorabella in 'Cosi fan Tutte', and the title role in Handel's 'Orlando'.

An experienced choral singer, Natalie performs regularly as a member of the Guildhall Consort, and alongside the Venice Baroque Orchestra in their recent performance of 'Juditha Triumphans'. Recitals include Schumann's 'Frauenliebe und -Leben' at the Devon Song Festival, and Dove's 'Cut my Shadow' and Haydn's 'Arianna a Naxos' at the St Lawrence Jewry Festival, and Stravinsky's 'Pribaoutki' with the Ubu Ensemble. Recent concert work includes Handel's Messiah, Bach's St John Passion, Rutter's Magnificat and Elgar's Banner of St George. This summer she is very excited to be performing the role of Hermia in the UK premiere of Jeremy Sams' 'The Enchanted Island' with British Youth Opera. She is incredibly grateful for the support of the C M Vinson Scholarship.

Hunter Mabery is a graduate student pursing a Master's degree in Piano Accompaniment at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He moved to London from the U.S., where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in piano performance at Henderson State University in Arkansas. Throughout his undergraduate years, Hunter performed on many occasions as a soloist and accompanist. He also has performed various piano concertos as a winner of several competitions. In 2012, he performed Haydn's concerto with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra as winner of the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition. He has also performed Mozart and Rachmaninoff with members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at Henderson State University. In the summer of 2015, Hunter attended the American Institute of Musical Studies' (AIMS) six-week program in Graz, Austria where he studied the art of vocal accompanying. Hunter enjoys collaborating with other musicians, and is passionate about refining his skills as a collaborative pianist.

 Natalie Davies is a scholarship student on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Artist Masters programme. She recently graduated from the School's undergraduate programme with First Class Honours. This summer she will perform the role of Hermia in the UK premiere of Jeremy Sams' 'The Enchanted Island' for British Youth Opera.

Hunter Mabery is pursing a Master's degree in Piano Accompaniment at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He moved to London from the U.S.A. where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in piano performance at Henderson State University in Arkansas. He performed Haydn's concerto with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra as winner of the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition.