Samling Academy ‘Sea Pictures’

15 July 2022, Sage Two

Samling Academy ‘Sea Pictures’ at Sage Two

15 July 2022 Sage Gateshead

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Our Samling Academy Singers bring to life maritime stories of sailors and the lovers they’ve left behind, of fishing communities, of mermaids and myths, and with some traditional seaside fun thrown in! This semi-staged concert of song and poetry includes music by Elgar, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Head and traditional seaside ballads. What better way to spend an evening after fish and chips and a walk on the quayside.

The concert is directed by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and pianist Jo Ramadan who will also accompany our Academy Singers.

The programme will also be performed on  Wednesday 13 July 2022, 7.30pm at Saltburn Arts (details here)


Water flowing to the sea

The Water of Tyne, arr. E. Poston
O Waly, Waly, arr. B. Britten

Sailors, ships and travel

Any boy to any ship, A. Baynon
Sailor’s Song, J. Haydn
Skye Boat Song, arr. J. Althouse
The Ships of Arcady, Over the rim of the moon, M. Head

Lovers left behind

My Ship, Lady in the Dark, K. Weill
Des Mädchens Klage, F. Schubert
Blow the wind southerly, Traditional

The Sea

Zadremali Volni (The waves slumbered), S.V. Rachmaninoff
Wasserfahrt, Felix Mendelssohn
The Swimmer, Sea Pictures E. Elgar

Sailors and alehouse banter

Come away, fellow sailors, Dido and Aeneas H. Purcell
Limehouse Reach, Six Sea Songs M. Head
The Crocodile arr. B. Britten

Myths, legends and magic

Where Corals Lie, Sea Pictures E. Elgar
Lorelei C. Schumann
Song to the Seals, Songs of the Western Isles G. Bantock

Seaside fun

Day Trip to Bangor, D. Cook
The Tale of the Oyster, Fifty Million Frenchmen C. Porter

Evening and departure

Auf dem Wasser zu singen F. Schubert
Crossing the bar C.H.H. Parry

Rehearsal photographs: Mark Pinder