Wollongong Baritone Gives Reprise Recital
After a successful repertoire debut in July, local operatic baritone, Jeremy Boulton will give a reprise of his popular recital programme this October as part of Austinmer Uniting Church’s Classics in the Chapel recital series. The Opera Australia Scholarship Recipient from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music said he’s thrilled to be invited to reprise this performance just up the road from his hometown.
‘I’ve never been asked to reprise a recital programme in a new venue. This is exciting because I’ll be able to improve and change up my approach to the music.’
Boulton will reprise the famous English song-cycle ‘Songs of Travel’ by Vaughan-Williams – a song cycle that tells of the challenging encounters of a traveling man as he moves through the obstacles he encounters in his world.
‘I can draw so many parallels between the character (‘The Vagabond’) and myself. There are so many struggles that you face as an emerging artist in any field – but these songs in particular allow me to express myself and my journey through song as a young operatic artist and as a young adult’.
The text of the ‘Songs of Travel’ comes from a series of diary entries and short poems written over several years and countries by Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island).
The recital will also feature the popular folk song arrangements by Benjamin Britten and the Don Quixote songs by Maurice Ravel.
‘The best thing about this recital its accessibility. Most of it is sung in English, and when it isn’t, thorough translations and analysis will be provided to all of the audience. Art music should be accessible to all and you don’t have to be a hardcore fan to just sit and let it wash over you’.
‘You don’t have to understand anything about classical music for it to impact you deeply and provide reprieve from the chaotic world we live in.’
Boulton will be joined by esteemed local accompanist, David Vance who has just finished conducting the debut concert of the newly formed Opus Collective Orchestra & Soloists and featuring in Con Voci Vocal Ensemble’s ‘Schubertiade’ at The Church on the Mall.
Tickets are available at the door on the day.
$25 Adults | $20 Concession | $10 Children
Press Contacts: Jeremy Boulton | +61 450 342 313 | firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Songs of Travel’ – IN RECITAL
Sun 27 October 2:00pm | Uniting Church – 48 Moore St, Austinmer
Tickets: $10-$25 | Afternoon Tea Included