Bach, Handel and Mozart by Candlelight
Telemann – Overture in D major for 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings
Mozart – Laudate Dominum
Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 1
Mozart – Aria ‘Voi avete un cor fedele’
Handel – Water Music Suite No. 2 in F
Mozart – Aria ‘Exsultate Jubilate’
Katharine Dain Soprano
St Martin’s Consort
Andrew Earis Conductor
American soprano Katharine Dain, acclaimed for “thrilling,” “heart-piercing” performances, is becoming a sought-after concert and operatic artist in North America and Europe. Opera credits include Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (title role), Mozart’s Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), and Madame Herz/Goldentrill (Der Schauspieldirektor), the leads of Cavalli’s La Calisto (title role) and Giasone (Hypsipyle), and numerous contemporary pieces. She recently debuted with the Netherlands Opera in Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus; she has also worked with VocaalLAB, Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Operadagen Rotterdam, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Omnia, Capitol Opera Raleigh, Center for Contemporary Opera, and the Bard Music Festival.
Ms. Dain also has extensive experience in oratorio, recital repertoire, and chamber music, particularly the music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, and 20th- and 21st-century composers. She has been featured with the Südwestradiofunkorchester Freiburg & Baden-Baden, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Alexandria Symphony, Springfield Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Cappella Amsterdam, and numerous choruses, and as vocal soloist with the Mark Morris Dance Group and New York City Ballet. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, and recently made a recital debut in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in lieder of Korngold, Marx, and Strauss, replacing an ill soloist on a day’s notice in a performance called a “miracle” by Place de l’Opéra. Other concert appearances include the Holland Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Festival (Steans Fellow), Bargemusic, New York Festival of Song’s Next series, Songfest (Stern Fellow), and in recital tours with the Piatigorsky Foundation, often performing songs and cycles written for her. Ms. Dain was educated at Harvard University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Mannes College of Music, and she currently lives in the Netherlands. www.katharinedain.com
Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the church music and concert programmes. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s religious output, as a music advisor, conductor and organist to programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Daily Service and BBC1 Songs of Praise. He is also Director of Music of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, the National Musicians’ Church in the City of London. Andrew is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Fellow of Trinity College, London. Andrew has given organ recitals in venues including King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Washington National Cathedral, and has performed as a soloist in performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony.