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Harpsichord en fête: Concert with Sally Carr & John Kitchen

Saturday 2 April 19:00-20:00

Concert with Soprano Sally Carr and Harpsichordist John Kitchen

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Concert with Soprano Sally Carr and Harpsichordist John Kitchen

Institut Français d’Ecosse

Saturday 2 April 2022 at 19:00

£20 general public | £16 IFE members | £12 students


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About the artists

John Kitchen John Kitchen is a harpsichordist, organist, pianist, continuo player, accompanist, lecturer, writer, reviewer, adjudicator and recording artist. He was a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Edinburgh for many years, and is still University Organist. He is also Director of Music at Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Edinburgh City Organist with performing and curatorial duties at the Usher Hall. He is President of the Incorporated Association of Organists and has organised their Festival which is taking place in Edinburgh in July.

Sally Carr studied voice with Susan Hamilton as part of her education at St Mary’s Music School and the University of Edinburgh. She was recently awarded a distinction for her post-graduate diploma from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she was the Kathleen Roberts vocal scholar and was taught by Linda Hirst. She has been the recipient of both the Tovey Memorial (recital) prize and the Janet Buckley Memorial Prize (for early music studies) promoted annually by the Reid school of music. She was a Dunedin Consort ‘Bridging the Gap’ young artist, and is an alumna of Genesis Sixteen. Sally currently lives and works as a soprano and music educator in London, where she sings regularly with St Martin-in-the-fields scholars, St Martin’s Voices and echo choir..

Musical programme

Louis Couperin (1626–1661)
Suite in C major

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
If music be the food of love
Music for a while
Sweeter than roses

Jean-Henri d’Anglebert (1629–1691)
Tombeau de M. de Chambonnières


G.F. Handel (1685–1759)
Heart, the seat of soft delight (Acis and Galatea)
Qual farfalletta gira a quel lume (Partenope)
V’adoro pupille (Giulio Cesare)

Three pieces from Robert Bremner’s The Harpsichord or Spinnet Miscellany (c. 1765)
Fy gar rub her o’er with straw
The Flowers of the Forrest
Maggy Lauder

Two songs from the Scots Musical Museum (1797)
Braes of Ballenden
The Lass of Peaty’s Mill

Henry Purcell
Twas within a furlong of Edenborough Town

Booking in advance is advised.
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Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

Institut Français Écosse 2022