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by Susan Kingston - 15:55 on 03 May 2014

At our last meeting in Orphir, 24 April, our theme was "Women Composers & Performers".  Here is the selection of very diverse music we listened to.

1.  Kiri Te Kanawa – Singing “Porgi Amor” from the Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
2.  Jennifer Wrigley  - from album with Seelyhoo – Miss Sarah McFadyen
3.  Renata Scotto – and Carlo Begonzi  - Singing from “Madam Butterfly” (Puccini)
4.  Alison Balsam, trumpet, playing a movement from Trumpet Concerto (Hummel)
5.  Queen Lili – Sandwich Islands, Hawaii,  composer,  song “Aloha’Oe” with the Rose    Ensemble (US) – 19th century
6.  Joan Baez  - Singing “Oh Freedom” (traditional) in 1965
7.  Susan Boyle – Singing “Wild Horses”
8.  Lisa Milne – Singing 2 songs by Roger Quilter
9.  Fanny Mendelssohn – Piano Trio
10.  Hildegard of Bingen  - from “A Feather on the Breath of God”, Emma Kirkby being one of the singers
11.  Oreet Ranon,  ‘cello, playing Turkish music  “Yeni Makam”
12.  Sweet Honey in the Rock, black female singing group – songs, often written by themselves, about civil rights
13.  Ludmilla Vernerova  (sop)  - singing Benedictus from Mass No. 3 (?) (Schubert)
14.  Montserrat Caballe – and Placido Domingo singing “Presago il core …O terra, addio” from Aida (Verdi)
15.  Judith Bingham (composer) – “Drowned Lovers”  - choral

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