Refreshing Body & Soul
Pialute - Feb 2015

Saturday Morning Concerts

Saturday Morning Concerts.

The Saturday morning concert this month is on 16th October and is being given by the Canadian born soprano Darquise Bilodeau.  The programme is:


L'intivation au voyage

Où voulez-vous aller (T. Gautier)

C.Gounod (1818-93)

Mignon (L. Gallet)

H. Duparc (1848-1933)

Romance de Mignon (V. Wilder)

C. Gounod

Les berceaux (Sully-Prudhomme)  

G. Fauré (1845-1924)

Venise (A. de Musset)

C. Gounod

L'invitation au voyage (C. Baudelaire)

E. Chabrier (1841-94)

Nuit d'Espagne (L. Gallet)

J. Massenet (1842-1912)

Le thé  (T. Faullin)

C. Koechlin (1867-1950)

Villes (A. Rimbaud)

B. Britten (1913-76)

Départ (A. Rimbaud)

B. Britten

Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe (V. Hugo)

G. Bizet (1838-75)

Depart (G. Apollinaire)

F. Poulenc (1899-1963)

Voyage à Paris (G. Apollinaire)

F. Poulenc


Darquise combines professional performing experience with research and voice pedagogy.  She is a graduate of McGill University, with a B.Mus. in voice performance and school music, and of the Université de Montréal with a Master’s Degree in voice performance.  Darquise values ongoing professional development and regularly attends conferences and workshops on voice pedagogy, anatomy and interpretation.  She was a chorus member of the Opéra de Montréal and performs regularly as a recitalist and soloist in oratorio.


Darquise earned a doctorate with her thesis on the songs of French composer Gabriel Fauré at the Birmingham Royal Conservatoire.  She has a keen interest in French song and its poetry and continues her research on the subject. She  writes articles and book reviews for the Association of Teachers of Singing.


Darquise’s accompanist is pianist and concert producer Marc Verter.


This promises to be an excellent concert.  Do come along!


Refreshments will be served from 11.00am


Admission Free – retiring collection


St Peter and St Paul is maintaining social distancing.  Seats for the recital will be laid out with a suitable distance between each.