Mrs Noble to perform Autumn Melodies at The Georgian Theatre Royal
We are looking forward to hearing Mrs Noble, our Music Teacher, performing at the Georgian Theatre on Saturday 9th October. Before joining us at Richmond, Mrs Noble, an English Soprano, studied at Leeds College of Music and graduated in 2018 with a first class BA honours degree. Singing with Graeme Danby, Valerie Reid, Sarah Fox, Austin Gunn and Ben Noble, accompanied by Jenny Martins, there will be music for everyone, from Faure and Vaughan Williams to Gilbert & Sullivan and Tom Lehrer. If you would like Tickets are priced from £20 to £25 and are available from GEORGIAN THEATRE ROYAL
All proceeds from the concert will go towards the ‘We Can Dance’ charity which aims to give children and young people with special educational needs the opportunity to access dance through professional teachers, mainly trained by the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. The Charity funds regular dance lessons within schools in North Yorkshire, County Durham and Teesside, as well as one-and-two-day workshops during term-time. They focus on young people with special educational needs such as profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, sensory impairments and behavioural difficulties. The teachers have experience in teaching children with these needs and classes are planned to give students maximum benefit. You can find out more about the charity at WE CAN DANCE
Mrs Noble is currently studying singing with fellow performer, Valerie Reid, and Graeme Danby is her mentor and coach, who has been helping her to develop her musicianship and career as a young singer. Mrs Noble’s operatic engagements have included: Lucy Lockit from The Beggar’s Opera by Benjamin Britten for The Sounds Like This Festival (2017); Emmie from Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten for Leeds Opera Festival (2017); Cathleen from Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams for the Leodian Concert Orchestra (2018) and Gianetta from The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan for York Theatre Royal (2019). Her oratorio engagements have included Mozart’s Requiem for Guisborough Choral Society (2018); Haydn’s Mass in Time of War for Darlington Choral Society (2019) and the role of the Sorceress from Dido and Aeneas for Ilkley and Otley Choral Society (2019).
Ben, Mrs Noble’s husband will be performing alongside her. Ben is a Bass Baritone from Middlesbrough who currently teaches at Carmel College in Darlington, following his teacher training at Richmond School and Sixth Form College in 2020. He studied at York and graduated with BA Honours in 2017 and is currently studying with Graeme Danby.
Graeme Danby is an operatic bass and professor of music who has performed at several of the world’s leading opera houses, notably the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the English National Opera. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is known for his strong, dramatic portrayals of characters in the basso profondo repertoire. For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung Billy Jackrabbit in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, Charrington in Lorin Maazel’s 1984, Gonzalo in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, Second Armed Man Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Casino Manager in Prokofiev’s The Gambler and il Sacristano in Puccini’s Tosca. The roles he has sung in over 1,000 appearances with English National Opera include Bartolo in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Quince and Snug in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pistol in Verdi’s Falstaff, Pooh-Bah in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, Ribbing in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, Sacristan in Tosca, Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Somnus in Handel’s Semele.