‘Klever Kaff’ they called her, the girl from Blackburn whose unique talent propelled her in the space of ten years from Silloth housewife to becoming a household name.
Lowestoft born and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Diana Moore is performing her personally devised and critically praised tribute, accompanied by pianist John Reid. Diana is joined in presenting the evening by popular BBC Proms presenter and Sony Award winning broadcaster, Brian Kay, one of founder members of The Kings Singers.
Recommended by the Kathleen Ferrier Society, Diana has drawn on her own research of the Ferrier archives, literature, and interviews, to illuminate the celebrated contralto’s personal and musical life.
Weaving extracts from correspondence and diaries, reminiscences from contemporaries, anecdotes and photographs with performances of the music most associated with one of the world’s most remarkable voices, this is a moving tribute to an extraordinary artist. Including music by Handel, Bridge, Quilter, Gluck, Hughes, Brahms, Schubert, Elgar, Mahler and folk songs, including ‘Blow the wind southerly’.
‘One of the most moving and captivating evenings I’ve spent… tastefully produced and impeccably performed.’ – The Courier, Perth Festival of the Arts
Full Price: £23.00 Concession: £19.50