17 August 2022 – Sarah Downs and Jamie Cock

Recitals Australia Presents
Lunch Hour Series, North Adelaide

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Wednesday 17 August, 2022
at 12.30pm
for approximately 40 minutes

Sarah Downs, soprano
Jamie Cock, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
9 Lieder and Songs, Op.63
i. Frühlingstrost (Spring Comfort)
ii. Erinnerung (Remembrance)
iix. Heimweh II (Homesickness II)
ix. Heimweh III (Homesickness III)

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
2 Songs, Op.1
i. Le Papillon et La Fleur (The Butterfly and the Flower)
ii. Mai (May)

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
2 Mélodies, Op. 46
ii. Clair de Lune (Moonlight)

Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)
Sei Liriche, prima serie
i. O falce di luna (O crescent of a waning moon)

Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936)
Sei Liriche, seconda serie
i. Notte (Night)

Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)
Deità Silvane
iv. Acqua (Water)

Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Ten Early Songs
viii. Strings in the Earth and Air
x. In the Dark Pinewood
iii. There’s Nae Lark

11’ | 4’30” | 3’20” | 2’30” | 3’40” | 2’55” | 5’

Sarah Downs started singing lessons with Beverley Peart in 2005. After beginning a Bachelor of Music (Music Composition) at the Elder Conservatorium, she transferred to a Bachelor of Arts and graduated with a major in Italian and minors in both German and Linguistics. Sarah has continued classical singing under the tutelage of Stella Panozzo and attained the Associate Diploma in 2019. Sarah has previously sung with the Conservatorium’s Bella Voce choir, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Choir, and Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus. In her free time Sarah likes to surround herself with music by producing and presenting “Arts Diary” for Radio 5MBS, and by writing music.

Jamie completed an Honours Degree at the Elder Conservatorium under Noreen Stokes and Stefan Ammer before further study at the Martinů Academy in Prague and the Musikhochschule Freiburg. Winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Award and the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, Jamie has presented concerts in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, and throughout Europe. An established and experienced chamber musician, accompanist, teacher, instrumental and vocal coach, Jamie has performed with the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He has also appeared in the Elder Hall Lunch Hour and Perspectives series, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and has given live national broadcasts and made recordings for ABC Classic FM, Southwest Radio Germany and in collaboration with the State Opera of South Australia, the Adelaide Chamber Singers, The Firm, and the State Theatre Company of South Australia.


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