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Songs of the Heart: Peter Carey Jones (baritone) sings Schubert, Finzi, Ireland

Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Songs from 'Schwanengesang' to texts by Heine D 957 - Franz Schubert
  2. Let us garlands bring Op 18 - Gerald Finzi
  3. Limehouse Reach - Michael Head
  4. The Cloths of Heaven - Dilys Elwyn Edwards
  5. Great Things - John Ireland

Welsh baritone Paul Carey Jones made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 season singing with the ensemble in The Nose.

Carey Jones was born in Cardiff and read physics at The Queen’s College, Oxford, before training as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio (supported by Welsh National Opera and the Friends of Covent Garden). He was joint winner of the 2013 Wagner Society Singing Competition, and is the current recipient of the Carole Rees Award for Advanced Musical Studies. Opera engagements include Dr Schön/Jack the Ripper (Lulu) for WNO and Teatro Comunale, Bolzano, Wotan (Die Walküre) for Berwick Festival Opera, Macbeth, Scarpia (Tosca), Father (Hänsel und Gretel), Ping (Turandot) and Noye (Noye’s Fludde) for Northern Ireland Opera, Father, Pacheco (Inés de Castro) and Marcello (La bohème) for Scottish Opera, Andy Warhol (Jackie O) for Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Noye at the Beijing International Music Festival and Eurymaque (Pénélope) and Gaspar (Rita) for Wexford Festival Opera. His many role creations include Dancing Williams / Willy Nilly / Sinbad Sailors / Mr Pugh / Mr Pritchard (John Metcalf's Under Milk Wood: An Opera) and Media Man (Jonathan Dove’s Man on the Moon).

Carey Jones performs regularly in recital with the pianist Llyr Williams and has given world premieres of works by Emily Hall, Sadie Harrison, Richard Elfyn Jones, David Lancaster, Stephen McNeff, David Power, Timothy Raymond, Peter Reynolds and Andrew Wilson-Dickson, among others. His discography includes the solo albums Enaid – Songs of the Soul and Songs Now.

Jocelyn Freeman is a Welsh pianist and conductor based in London. She began her performing career as chorister in St David's Cathedral Choir, released her debut solo piano album Night and Novelties in 2013 with Kissan Records, and now performs internationally as collaborative pianist, piano soloist and conductor.

Jocelyn's pianism has been described as "outstanding", "brilliant", "sparkling" and "One to watch", including accolades from International Piano Magazine. Engagements have led her to perform on four continents, including television and radio broadcasts on BBC, Sky, S4C, ARD and RTL television. She has performed concerti with the Cardiff Sinfonietta, in Aberystwyth Great Hall and St David's Cathedral. Collaborative highlights include performing with Bryn Terfel, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Elin Manahan Thomas and Stuart Jackson, and she has accompanied masterclasses led by Ann Murray, Thomas Allen, Natalie Dessay, Thomas Quasthoff and Liz Watts.

Jocelyn studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski and Michael Dussek, graduating with all the accompaniment prizes. She was awarded the Phoebe Benham Fellowship from the Royal College of Music in 2012 and completed her studies at the Samling Academy and with Roger Vignoles and Alexander Fleisher at the Britten Pears Foundation as a Viola Tunnard Scholar. As a conductor she has received guidance from Simon Halsey and Nicolas Fink, and is grateful for the ongoing support of the Richard Carne Trust. Recent and future highlights include piano performances in the Aldeburgh Festival, Oxford Proms and for Live Music Now, directing both the Broomwood Ensemble in Prokofiev's Cinderella and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Choir in concert in Lübeck, as well as concert and recording projects in the UK, France and USA. She is Director of Music at the Church of St Laurence, Catford, with whom has recently toured in Madrid.

St James's Church, Piccadilly
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