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An Afternoon of English Song: Joanne Hounsell, Barbara Livingston, Robert Holliston, And Guests

Sun. May 23rd 2004 2:30 pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 2:30 pm
Victoria Conservatory of Music Faculty members Joanne Hounsell, Barbara Livingston and Robert Holliston will join special guests and students of the Voice and Collaborative Piano programs to present an afternoon of English song by such composers as Purcell, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ives, and R. Murray Shafer.

Proceeds will support the Margaret Abbott Memorial Scholarship for English Art Song.

Margaret Abbott was a celebrated soprano whose performances of concert, oratorio, and operatic repertoire from all musical eras were acclaimed throughout Canada. Her family was closely connected to the Conservatory for many years; her children Norman, Vivienne, and Jocelyn were among the Conservatory's first students. To honour Margaret's memory and perpetuate her high artistic standards, a scholarship has been established for the performance of English Language Art Song.

Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door

Available at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and at the door

Information: 386-5311

Joanne Hounsell (Soprano)

Soprano Joanne Hounsell and Pianist Robert Holliston present a Song Recital featuring the music of Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Fernando Obradors and Kurt Weill. An accomplished concert artist, Ms. Hounsell has sung in solo recital at the National Arts Centre as part of CBC Radio's Debut series and most recentl... more info

Robert Holliston

A native of Victoria, Robert Holliston studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and at the University of British Columbia. As a soloist he was a prizewinner in competitions in Colorado and Toronto, and has toured extensively throughout North America, England and New Zealand. Robert is Head of the Accompanying Department at the Victoria Con... more info
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