Sunday 15th May 2011 at 4 pm - Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Bridget Knowles - mezzo soprano
Malcolm Proud - piano

A recital in celebration of the centenary of  Mahler’s death in 1911 including the song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and works by Hugo Wolf, de Falla and Henri Duparc.

The beautiful rich mezzo-soprano voice of Bridget Knowles has graced many top national and international stages including the National Concert hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Händel-Halle in Germany.  She has performed with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and has worked with such conductors as Sir Charles Mackerras, Alessandro Anissimov and Prionnsias O’Duinn.  Having moved to Waterford in recent years, Knowles is now leading the vocal studies programme of the Music BA at Waterford IT and is director of the WIT Chamber Choir.