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Claire Barnett-Jones and Rebecca Cohen

February 19, 2023 3:00 pm
February 19, 2023 5:00 pm
The Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast    View map


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Event Details

G Mahler – Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen

A Mahler – Fünf Lieder

C Stanford A Soft Day

Gurney Desire in Spring

Holst Persephone

Ireland Sea Fever

R Clarke June Twilight

Bridge Come to me in My Dreams

Coleridge Taylor Life and Death

Vaughan Williams The Water Mill

I Boyle The Mill Water

Armstrong Gibbs Five Eyes

E Maconchy The Cloths of Heaven

Howells King David

M Dring 5 Betjeman Songs

A Bay in Anglesey

Business Girls


Upper Lambourne

Song of a Nightclub Proprietress


Claire Barnett-Jones, Mezzo-Soprano

British mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones was a Finalist and Winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021. Recent highlights include her role and company debuts as Fricka Die Walküre at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, and as Madame Flora The Medium for Oper Frankfurt, and Sosostris A Midsummer Marriage with the London Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Edward Gardner.

Rebecca Cohen, Pianist,

A sought-after collaborative pianist, Rebecca Cohen has appeared in recital alongside some of Britain’s finest singers including Joan Rodgers CBE, Benedict Nelson, James Newby, Claire Barnett-Jones, Ema Nikolovska and Harriet Burns at venues including Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw

Amsterdam, National Concert Hall Dublin, Mozarthaus Vienna, Blackheath Halls London and on BBC Radio 3.

Awards include finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition with soprano Nazan Fikret which featured in the BBC documentary ‘Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the art of German Song’, the Lillian Ash French Song prize and the Paul Hamburger Prize for accompaniment

awarded by Graham Johnson as part of his Song Guild. Rebecca is on the professorial staff at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where she directs the Creative Minds in Song project for postgraduate pianists, singers, and composers. In 2018 she joined the piano faculty at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Rebecca is Co-Director of Song in the City; an initiative which aims to promote classical song as an art form, introducing it to new audiences in different ways through collaboration with performers from other artistic disciplines, commissioning new works and curating social projects.