Love's Nature (2012)

• Saturday 8th September 2012, 3.00pm Past
• Tauranga Park Auditorium, 383 Pyes Pa Rd, Tauranga map »
Pepe Becker (soprano), Helen Webby (harp)
Pepe Becker and Helen Webby met while studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, Holland in 1992. This enchanting programme tells the tales of birth, death and lovers' unions. Beginning with haunting Medieval monody (11th Century chant with harp drone), it progresses through to Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century and Contemporary works, and comes full circle by ending with arrangements of Irish folk songs. After returning to NZ in 1993, Pepe Becker founded Baroque Voices, and continues to perform regularly as a soloist and as a member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir. Most recently, she sang a duet with world-renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl during his sole NZ performance in Auckland. Helen Webby graduated from the University of Auckland with a BMus in Harp, and from Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg, Germany with a Masters Degree in Harp and Music Teaching.

The programme includes works by von Bingen, de Machaut, Purcell, Händel, Spohr, Schumann, Ravel, Fauré, Cannon, Farr and Bowate.

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