Dazzling soprano gives recital

PUBLISHED: 10:21 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:25 10 June 2010

THIS is just one of the adjectives used to describe Amy Carson, multi-talented singer, composer, instrumentalist and actor, well-known for her role as Pamina in Kenneth Branagh's film The Magic Flute.

THIS is just one of the adjectives used to describe Amy Carson, multi-talented singer, composer, instrumentalist and actor, well-known for her role as Pamina in Kenneth's Branagh's film The Magic Flute. Branagh himself described her as 'very winning, sweet, charming and eloquent'.

Amy, one of the country's leading young sopranos, has been invited to Exeter by the Exeter Bach Society to give a recital of baroque songs and arias, accompanied by her distinguished accompanist Nicola Rose. They both attended the Salisbury Cathedral Girls' Choir in 1991, where they were trained by its conductor, Dr Richard Seal.

Amy's recital takes place in Exeter Cathedral's Chapter House at 6pm on Sunday, February 8, and the programme includes songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Monteverdi and Purcell, as well as some piano solos by Nicola Rose. This will be preceded by Bach's Cantata BWV 144 Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, performed by the Exeter Bach Choir and the Cathedral Voluntary Choir as part of the Cathedral's 5pm evening service. This only happens on a few occasions during the year.

The Exeter Bach Society was founded in 1996 by a previous Mayor of Exeter, Ramon Yeo, to promote the performance and study of J S Bach's music in the local community. Since then the choir, with an orchestra, has performed several concerts every year.

Tickets (£10, including refreshments) are available from Roger Churchward (01392) 468867, Exeter Tickets (01392) 211080 or at the church door on the evening. There is wheelchair access.

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