My heart is like a singing bird

Rachel van Heel , Dawn Lloyd & Peter Reasbeck
  • Sunday 15 October
    4.00 – 5.30pm
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Classical, traditional and popular songs and melodies, including music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Roger Quilter, Michael Head and Ivor Novello.

As the joyful sounds of summer birdsong are replaced by sombre thoughts, as the scent of lilacs evokes memories of past love and a far away homeland, autumn begins. Then happy songs lift the spirits and lighten the mood until once more the birds return, singing optimistic songs of love. Our programme is a mixture of songs, duets and piano pieces from a wide range of musical genres that we hope will be pleasing to the ear.


Rachel van Heel (soprano), Dawn Lloyd (Mezzo soprano) and Peter Reasbeck (piano)


  • Phillips: Sing, joyous bird
  • Weldon: The wakeful nightingale
  • Ivimey: Still the lark finds repose
  • Traditional: The lark in the clear air
  • Tchaichovsky: Song of the lark
  • Brahms: Lerchengesang
  • de Séverac: Les hiboux
  • Hahn: Le rossignol des lilas
  • Tchaikovsky: I opened my window
  • Mendelssohn: Abschiedslied der Zugvögel
  • Hely-Hutchinson: The owl and the pussycat
  • Head: Beloved
  • Quilter: Fair house of Joy
  • Donaudy: Amor mi fa cantare
  • Donaudy: O del mio amato ben
  • Tosti: Venetian song
  • Haydn Wood: A brown bird singing
  • Parry: My heart is like a singing bird
  • Novello: We'll gather lilacs

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