Concert Videos

Our final concerts

The collaborators on the Dichterliebe Project gave two final concerts at the end of our 6-week course. These took place in the Robin & Winifred Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Canada in March 2016.

Our performance aimed first and foremost to communicate the interest and beauty of Heine’s poems and Schumann’s music.

We also aimed to recreate a performance atmosphere that would be representative of what might happen a mid-19th-century salon in a number of respects: our performers were all amateurs; most of our performers used their scores; we divided the songs up between different pairs of pianists and singers; and students performed in the key best suited the singer. Key relationships between songs were preserved where possible.

Our performers worked together in a number of fixed singer-pianist duos throughout the course. Each pairing brought a unique perspective on the shape, pace, and sonority of Schumann’s interesting songs.

As you will hear and see below, our students turned out thoughtful and heartfelt performances that offer quite different insights into Schumann’s songs than those we gain from professional performances.

We hope you will enjoy getting to know the song cycle Dichterliebe through the lens of the Dichterliebe Project, and that you may be encouraged in your own amateur music-making, wherever you may be.

Kathryn Whitney, Artistic Director

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1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (In the wonderful month of May)

Singer: Norma Selwood (Teacher, retired)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

Singer: Rebecca McClure (Counsellor & Ceramic Artist)

Pianist: Rachael Wadham (Music teacher)

2. Aus meinen Tränen spriessen

Singer: Marjorie Daniels (Writer & Athlete)

Pianist: Rachael Wadham (Music teacher)

Singer: Frances Rosenberg (Physician, retired)

Pianist: Rachael Wadham (Music teacher)

3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne (The Rose, the lily, the dove, the sun)

Singer: Randy Stetson (Integration Support Teacher)

Pianist: Angela Ward (Professor of Education, retired)

4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’ (When I look into your eyes)

Singer: Andrea Ashton (Teacher, retired)

Pianist: Wilma Loberg (Nurse)

Singer: Christine Morrison (Nurse, retired)

Pianist: Wilma Loberg (Nurse)

4a. Dein Angesicht

Singer: Christine Morrison (Nurse, retired)

Pianist: Angela Ward (Professor of Education, retired)

Singer: Glenda Iverson (Nurse, retired)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

4b. Lehn’ deine Wang (Lay your cheek)

Singer: Joanne Davidson (Hospice Nurse)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

Singer: Frances Rosenberg (Physician, retired)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen

Singer: Rebecca McClure (Counsellor, Ceramic Artist)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

Singer: Margo Foster (Lawyer)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome

Singer: Joanne Davidson (Hospice Nurse)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

Singer: Mark Marquette (Civil Servant, retired)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

7. Ich grolle nicht

Singer: Mark Marquette (Civil Servant, retired)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

Singer: Glenda Iverson (Nurse, retired)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

8. Und wüßten’s die Blumen, die kleinen

Singer: Barry Steben (Professor of Chinese, retired)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

Singer: Danny Daniels (Director-General, Indian Affairs [Yukon], retired, Vice-President, Athletics Canada)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen

Singer: Danny Daniels (Director-General, Indian Affairs [Yukon], retired, Vice-President, Athletics Canada)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

Singer: Margo Foster (Lawyer)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

10. Hör’ ich das Liedchen klingen

Singer: Cecile Lacombe (Director of Research, Ministry of Technology & Innovation)

Pianist: Wilma Loberg (Nurse)

Singer: Cecile Lacombe (Director of Research, Ministry of Technology & Innovation)

Pianist: Wilma Loberg (Nurse)

11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen

Singer: Joanne Davidson (Hospice Nurse)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

Singer: Marjorie Daniels (Writer, Athlete)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen

Singer: Randy Stetson (Integration Support Teacher)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

Singer: Rebecca McClure (Counsellor, Ceramic Artist)

Pianist: Angela Ward (Professor of Education, retired)

12a. Es leuchtet meine Liebe (My love shines forth)

Singer: Norma Selwood (Teacher, retired)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

Singer: Andrea Ashton (Teacher, retired)

Pianist: Angela Ward (Professor of Education, retired)

12b. Mein Wagen rollet langsam (My wagon rolls slowly)

Singer: Glenda Iverson (Nurse, retired)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

Singer: Frances Rosenberg (Physician, retired)

Pianist: Angela Ward (Professor of Education, retired)

13. Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet

Singer: Andrea Ashton (Teacher, retired)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

Singer: Margo Foster (Lawyer)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

14. Allnächtlich im Traume

Singer: Cecile Lacombe (Director of Research, Ministry of Technology & Innovation)

Pianist: Rachael Wadham (Music teacher)

Singer: Randy Stetson (Integration Support Teacher)

Pianist: Anna Filippo (Physiotherapist, Horsewoman)

15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es

Singer: Mark Marquette (Civil servant, retired)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

Singer: Norma Selwood (Teacher, retired)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)

16. Die alten, bösen Lieder

Singer: Danny Daniels (Director-General of Indian Affairs [Yukon], retired, Vice-President, Athletics Canada)

Pianist: Derek Smith (Chemist)

Singer: Barry Steben (Professor of Chinese, retired)

Pianist: Bruce Dutton (French teacher, retired)