Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer

Forever Child - choral Music and Songs by Ronald CorpSaturday 29 September 2007, 7.30 pm

Missa San Marco (Voces 8)
Agnus Dei

I’ll miss you (first performance) (Voces 8)

Woman’s Constancy

On Chloris

Overlooking the River Stour (Joan Rodgers)

To the City of London (Mark Stone)
Sonnet – Composed upon Westminster Bridge
London is a fine town



Forever Child - choral Music and Songs by Ronald Corp 1Forever Child (Voces 8)
The Fly
New Year’s Chimes
Where Go the Boats?
A Boy’s Song
God be in my head
The Swing
On My First Son

The concert included several works from the recently released Forever Child CD (above, 2006), including the Missa San Marco, Dover Beach and the title work.

The four London-themed songs later came to form the song-cycle Flower of Cities, together with three other settings of Byron, Dunbar and Wordsworth.  Mark Stone recorded these on his The Songs of Ronald Corp disc (below) which contains two other songs from this concert, Tennyson’s Break, break, break and Harry Graham’s The Bath.

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A Good Night (Joan Rodgers)
An Hymn
The Soul

A Clear Midnight (first performance) (Marcus Farnsworth)

Dover Beach (Voces 8)

Before I was born, your love embraced me (Mark Wilde)
The Singers
Break, break, break

The Kiss (Catherine Hopper & Mark Wilde)

The Divine Image (Catherine Hopper)
The Bath

Dhammapada (extract) (first performance) (Voces 8)

Forever Child - choral Music and Songs by Ronald Corp 3Voces 8
Joan Rodgers, soprano
Mark Stone, baritone
Marke Wilde, tenor
Marcus Farnsworth, baritone
Catherine Hopper, mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper, piano

(Toward the Unknown Region and ‘A Clear Midnight’ from The Music of Whitman was due to be sung by Gerard Collett, but he was indisposed)

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP

The concert was presented in support of the Musicians Benevolent Fund