Saturday 20th October 2018, 7.30 pm, St Wilfrids Church:


LUCY CRONIN (soprano) and HARRY SEVER (piano)

LoipLawrence Olsworth-Peter
Lucy Cronin
Harry Sever

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the Accademia Rossiniana, Italy. Upon graduating in 2010 he made his Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival debut as Don Luigino in Il viaggio a Reims under the direction of Alberto Zedda. Recent European operatic highlights have included Pane/La Natura in Cavalli’s La Calisto for Opéra National du Rhin conducted by Christophe Rousset, Acis Acis & Galatea (Leipzig) and extensive tours with Diva Opera. He has performed at many of the major festivals in France including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Beaune, Dijon and Vézère.
In the UK Lawrence has performed many core bel canto roles including Almaviva The Barber of Seville (Merry Opera/Garden Opera), Ramiro La Cenerentola (OperaUpClose) and Tonio La fille du régiment (Diva Opera). Other notable roles in 2018 have included Don Basilio The Marriage of Figaro (Merry Opera), Monostatos The Magic Flute (OperaUpClose/Merry Opera), Tybalt Roméo et Juliette (Grange Park Opera - cover) and the title role in Gluck’s Ophée et Euridice for Opera in the City Festival.
Lawrence was a finalist in the Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition in Nice and has appeared as a soloist live on BBC 3 In Tune with Sean Rafferty performing with the Rameau Ensemble, which he founded in 2013 to promote the works of Jean-Philippe Rameau and his contemporaries.
As a Theology graduate from Bristol University, Lawrence has a keen interest in Oratorio and has most recently appeared in John Ramster’s staged Handel Messiah (Merry Opera UK tour) and Rameau Grands Motets (St George’s Hanover Square). He regularly performs the Evangelist in Bach Passions including recently in Bornholm, Denmark with Dei Gratia Baroque Ensemble for whom he has written a new translation in English.
 Lawrence also enjoys lighter musical repertoire and is delighted to return to his home town once again to perform with the Haywards Heath Music Society for this concert of early twentieth century transatlantic songs.
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Lucy Cronin was a Choral Scholar under Stephen Layton at Trinity College, Cambridge. Lucy has sung with consort groups including Chapelle du Roi, The Locrian Singers, and The Blenheim Singers, and with ensembles including The English Concert and Les Inventions. She has performed as soloist in Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Poulenc’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem, at venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, and Chichester Cathedral.
Lucy enjoys singing contemporary song and has performed at jazz festivals in England and Germany. With the Cambridge University Jazz Quintet, she represented the UK in a Shenzhen Universiade World Beach Concert in China. Lucy teaches singing at The Portsmouth Grammar School and coaches the Junior Choristers of Portsmouth Cathedral.
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Harry Sever. As a vocal coach and repetiteur, Harry has worked with singers from the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, and the National Opera Studio, in masterclasses with Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, and Toby Spence, and in workshops with the Southbank Sinfonia and CHROMA. Harry is passionate about community music-making, and has worked with the Choir of London and choirs from across the West Bank as part of the Palestine Choral Festival.

Harry studied at the Queen's College, Oxford and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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The concert is entitled ‘Transatlantic Melodies:  the Golden Age of Song’. The artists will perform a medley of  film and show tunes from Britain, Europe and America in the 1930s/40s including favourites from Weill, Novello, Coward, Korngold and even Vera Lynn!