Alongside her stage and choral work, Elaine particularly enjoys performing in concerts and recitals. She is available and willing to perform as a solo recitalist or in concerts with other musicians and singers and has performed in concerts across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire and wider afield. 

 

Solo Recitals

Are you a church, charity or group looking for additional funds but unsure how to fundraise? Elaine is available to perform for fundraising events and has a wide range of solo recitals to offer (each with piano accompaniment and lasting between 45 minutes - 2 hours).

These recitals can be delivered as an evening concert (either as a stand-alone event with a drinks reception or combined with another musician) or as a daytime / lunchtime recital. The recitals are described below with their approximate timings. However, it is possible to lengthen or shorten them to suit your event. 

It is also sometimes possible to create a recital based around a certain theme or event - please contact Elaine for details.  

 

"Congratulations on Saturday night's concert. Lovely choice of music and thoroughly enjoyable." 

 "Just a line to say thank you for a wonderful performance last evening. I thought the little snips of information about the songs was a great idea and made the whole thing flow beautifully...if you repeat it make sure and let me know."

"Thanks for Saturday ... it was an excellent performance." 

"I am writing to thank you very much for a most enjoyable and informative concert in Stamford last Friday. You had obviously put a lot of thought into the programme ... Many thanks and I hope you will be able to do something similar again in Stamford in the future."  

 

From Gershwin to Goldrich (approx. 45 minutes) 

Originally performed on American Independence Day, this recital celebrates the best of American musical theatre and contains Broadway hits from across the last 100 years.

The recital features music from American Broadway composers as diverse as Gershwin; Rodgers and Hammerstein; Sondheim; Menken and Goldrich.  Musicals represented include 'Oklahoma', 'West Side Story', 'The Sound of Music' and 'Mary Poppins'. The programme also includes the comic cult hit 'The Alto’s lament' by Zina Goldrich.   

 

A Celebration of Britten (approx. 45 minutes) 

This celebration of the English composer Benjamin Britten features selections from his folk song arrangements, numbers from A Charm of Lullabies, a selection of his art songs and his complete set of Cabaret Songs.

This recital was originally devised to celebrate the composer's centenary in 2013.

 

An Alto's Lament (approx. 45 minutes)

This truly entertaining recital features a selection of comic, dramatic and more poignant songs all based around the theme of lamenting.

The music in the concert includes the famous 'When I am laid in Earth' from the opera Dido and Aeneas, 'Alone and yet alive' from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, 'Adelaide's Lament' from Guys and Dolls and the cult-hit 'The Alto's Lament' by Z. Gooldrich.

 

All Creatures Great and Small (approx. 50 minutes) 

This light-hearted recital contains opera, art, musical theatre and comic songs all centered around the theme of nature. 

Musical numbers include 'Greenfinch and Linnet Bird' (from 'Sweeney Todd' by Sondheim), 'The Turtle Dove' and 'The Water Mill' (Vaughan Williams), 'The Hippopotamus' (Flanders and Swann) and 'The Black Swan (from the opera 'The Medium' by Menotti).  

 

Pack Up Your Troubles (approx. 50 minutes)

This recital contains a selection of operetta, music hall and popular songs from the Great War period (1914 -1918).

The music in the recital includes 'O Peaceful England' from 'Merrie England' by Basil Hood, 'Keep the home fires burning' by Ivor Novello and many sing-along WW1 war songs.

This recital was originally devised as one in a series of lunchtime concerts in Stamford, Lincolnshire to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 1914.


The Seven Ages of Love (approx. 1 hour)

This fascinating recital features a selection of comic, dramatic and more poignant songs themed around the progression of love.

The concert includes a wide range of music from opera to musical theatre with a few comic songs as well! It includes the famous 'I can't say no' from Oklahoma and 'When a merry maiden marries' from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers'. The concert also features music from Benjamin Britten's 'Cabaret Songs' and the comic Victoria Wood.

 

An Evening of Musical Theatre (approx. 2 hours)

This full-length concert provides a truly entertaining evening featuring music from many of the well-loved musicals of our time including Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Oliver! and many more.

 

Elaine also has the following song cycles in her repertoire:

- Benjamin Britten: Cabaret Songs

- Madeleine Dring: Five Betjeman Songs