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Diamonds for a Queen – June 10, 2012 | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
A celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Date: June 10, 2012

In the concluding concert of the sixth annual Bayfield Festival of Song, our four talented young singers presented music which underpinned major events of the Queen’s reign.  We also included pieces particularly associated with, or even composed by, her ancestors.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Handel, George Frideric n/a
Pastime with good company Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Haji, Andrew, tenor; Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Henry VIII Henry VIII
An die Königin Elisabeth, Op.135/3 (Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart) Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Mary, Queen of Scots, trans. Gisbert Vincke
Arise, awake (The Triumphs of Oriana) Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Haji, Andrew, tenor; Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, bass Morley, Thomas anon.
Four Dances (Merrie England) Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano German, Edward Hood, Basil
Second Lute Song: Happy were he (Gloriana, Op.53) Haji, Andrew, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Plomer, William
Der Ungeliebte Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Albert, Prince Consort Rückert, Friedrich
Italien, Op.8/3 Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mendelssohn, Fanny Grillparzer, Franz
Overture: Die Hebriden (Fingalshöhle), Op.26 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix n/a
INTERMISSION
Crown Imperial: A Coronation March Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Walton, Sir William n/a
Overhead the moon is beaming (The Student Prince) Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Haji, Andrew, tenor; Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Romberg, Sigmund Donnelly, Dorothy
Marigold Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mayerl, Billy n/a
Der Gärtner (Mörike-Lieder) Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Wolf, Hugo Mörike, Eduard
Sailor’s Song Haji, Andrew, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Haydn, Franz Joseph Hunter, Anne
There is nothin’ like a dame (South Pacific) Haji, Andrew, tenor; Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rodgers, Richard Hammerstein II, Oscar
Younger than springtime (South Pacific) Haji, Andrew, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Rodgers, Richard Hammerstein II, Oscar
Jimmie’s got a goil (Six Songs to Poems by e.e.cummings) Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Beckwith, John cummings, e.e.
She’s like the swallow Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Newfoundland folksong, arr. Ridout, Godfrey anon.
My Hoggie, Op.92/4 (A Birthday Hansel) Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Burns, Robert
Oft in the stilly night Haji, Andrew, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Irish folksong, arr. Britten, Benjamin Moore, Thomas
We’ll meet again Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Haji, Andrew, tenor; Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Parker, Ross / Charles, Hughie Parker, Ross / Charles, Hughie
Cheerio! –   ENCORE Cerswell, Andrea, soprano; Beley, Alexandra, mezzo; Haji, Andrew, tenor; Roth, David, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Faith, Percy Faith, Percy