Recital of Canciones Españolas Antiguas - North Stoke
A collection of traditional Spanish songs
A recital by Lita Manners (mezzo-soprano) and Paul Thomas (classical guitar)
Canciones Españolas Antiguas is a collection of traditional Spanish songs collated and arranged by the poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca during his musicological travels round Spain with Manuel de Falla.
Refreshments are served.
Following a sellout concert at the Chelsea Arts Club, Lita and Paul have performed to critical acclaim at venues across London and beyond:
"Outstanding and mesmerising", wrote the poet Marius Kociejowski, after their Clapham Omnibus Theatre Salon Season performance.
" ...what a wonderful performance it was. The recitation in "Los Mozos de Monleon " was every bit as passionate and restrained as the singing. It was a true revelation. "“
"Lita and Paul gave a virtuoso performance of Lorca’s Canciones Españolas Antiguas.
Their partnership is outstanding, the intimate combination of classical guitar and mezzo-soprano created an entirely new twist to the concert recital"
"Paul coaxes every last nuance out of the strings of his guitar and Lita’s wonderful voice sings of the tragedy and despair of the Spanish gypsies with heart-rending emotion."
"This was a remarkable recital by two gifted musicians which lingered with me for days.”