BEFORE LIFE AND AFTER:
A SONG RECITAL BY SIMON HARPER (TENOR) AND ELEANOR PERKS (PIANO)
25 September 2021
Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road
Hereford HR4 ODH
Simon Harper (tenor) and Eleanor Perks (piano) will give a song recital in aid of the Friends of Hereford Chamber Choir, exploring the themes of nature, love and music, and how these have shaped and influenced our lives over the pandemic. The programme will include Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, Fauré’s Cinq Mélodies de Venise, and songs by Britten, Finzi and Schubert.
Tickets (£14 in advance, £15 on the door, £5 for students, free for Friends of Hereford Chamber Choir) are now available by clicking on the link below, or by contacting 01873 860 343.
Since graduating in 2013 from the University of York with a First Class Honours degree in Music, Simon Harper has earned a reputation as a freelance singer, conductor and music teacher. As a member of the prestigious Genesis Sixteen scheme, Simon worked with The Sixteen and directors Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan. He is also a member of the professional London-based choir Echo, as both a singer and conductor. As a Tenor Lay Clerk in Hereford Cathedral Choir, Simon has sung in live BBC broadcasts, and has participated in tours of the USA, performed in the Sistine Chapel, and at international events in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Simon is Music Director of Hereford Chamber Choir, the Cotswolds-based Cantores Chamber Choir, and Ledbury Choral Society.
Eleanor Perks studied piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has played and taught extensively around the UK during her career. She is now based in Hereford. When she is not accompanying other musicians, Eleanor sings in the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Hereford Choral Society.