Highlights: The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide

Victoria Manders-Wood, Sara Wood, Jonathan Wood, Tony Wood

Recital by Jonathan Wood and Victoria Mander-Wood with Sara Wood (piano)

A delightful song recital was given by the young professional singers Jonathan Wood (baritone), and Victoria Manders-Wood (soprano), accompanied by Sara Wood (piano), in Cookham, Holy Trinity Church on Sunday May 10th.

British and North American songs were performed with strong folk-song influences, and composers ranging from Britten, Judith Weir and Gershwin.  Jonathan and Victoria sang with great musicality, and with evident enjoyment singing intimate solo works very different from what they perform in their normal operatic professional lives.

Sara accompanied in a very subtle, supportive manner, and with skilful technique.  She created at all times a balanced ensemble for both the solo and duet singing.

The three closely related musicians, Sara is Jonathan’s mother, and Jonathan and Victoria are husband and wife, gave a most enjoyable concert, which was greatly appreciated by the audience.