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Kitty Whately by Sara Porter

Kitty Whately, mezzo-soprano and Simon Lepper, piano

19 October 2023, 8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard house with Kitty Whately, mezzo-soprano and Simon Lepper, piano.

This event has passed. £24 (£5 students)


Richard Strauss: Befreit; Auf ein Kind

Johanna Müller-Hermann: Die Stille Stadt; Wie ein Vollmondnacht; Der Letze Abend

Johannes Brahms: Von ewige Liebe

Clara Schumann: Lorelei

Margerete Schweikert: Wolke 1; Unser Haus; Die Entschlafenen

Richard Strauss: Rückleben; Allerseelen


John Ireland: Earth’s Call

Rebecca Clarke: Down by the Salley Gardens; The Seal Man

Grace Williams: The Lament of the Border Widow

Elizabeth Maconchy: Come Away Death; King Stephen; Ophelia’s Song

Anon. Arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Willow Song

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Take, O Take Those Lips Away; When Icicles Hang by the Wall

Madeleine Dring: Take, O Take Those Lips Away; It Was a Lover and His Lass

About Kitty Whately

Kitty Whately trained at Chetham’s School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She won both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 59th Royal Overseas League Award in the same year, and was part of the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy where she appeared as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Kitty was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013-15, during which time she recorded her debut solo album This Other Eden, made recordings with the BBC orchestras, commissioned a new song cycle from Jonathan Dove, and made several appearances at the Proms.

About Simon Lepper

Simon Lepper read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Ruben Lifschitz at the Fondation Royaumont. He is currently professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also in charge of the collaborative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has given masterclasses at the Mozarteum, Fondation Royaumont and La Chappelle, Belgium.

A man at a piano, mid-turning the page
Simon Lepper by Frances Marshall


Please note, for conservation and security reasons, no bags or large coats are allowed in the house. Limited bag storage is available at reception.

This event will take place in the extension of the house which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area is accessible for wheelchair users and the ground floor extension area of the house is newly accessible for wheelchair users with a ramp. There is no lift to the upper floors of the house. If you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you. Please get in touch on 01223 748100 or email

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