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3pm Saturday 11 May 2019

"Ladies Day"

presented by The Weatherly Club

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song.

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of "Danny Boy." Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including some of the most successful women composers of the time.

This programme, to celebrate Mothers Day, will feature a selection of songs by Weatherly in collaboration with women composers, including "A Mother's Heart" by May Brahe, "Dearest, I Bring You Daffodils" and "Mifanwy" by Dorothy Forster, "Love Were Enough" by Hope Temple, and "An Old Time Wooing" by Florence Aylward. Several of these songs include a beautiful violin obbligato. Also some evocative flute solos by Melanie Bonis (1858-1937) will complement the songs.

Your host for the afternoon is John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by renowned soprano Elisa Wilson and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson and Zak Rowntree (violin).

The intimate venue was named in honour of the famous West Australian pianist Eileen Joyce. Its serene outlook to the grove of pine trees provides the perfect setting for this elegant event!

Admission $38, concessions and seniors $33, includes programme and afternoon tea.

Bookings & enquiries phone 9574 1591.

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