The second concert from Bute Art Society’s new season will see musical trio, ‘Note-Ability’, take centre stage tonight (Friday) at Trinity Church.
Comprising Lynne Harvey-Allan (soprano), Lewis Allan (bass, baritone), and David Murray (piano), the Rothesay audience is sure to be captivated by their eclectic programme which includes Handel, Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart, and Gerswhin.
Lynne holds diplomas in piano performing and class music teaching. Having taught for five years in secondary schools, she embarked on a professional singing career and now combines this with her busy piano and singing teaching practice.
She is an established soloist in oratorio, concert and recital and has performed in venues throughout Scotland, in England and as far afield as Boston and Rhode Island, U.S.A. as well as having broadcast on New York cable television and radio.
Lynne studied singing with the renowned Winifred Busfield, MBE.
Lewis studied singing with Winifred Busfield, MBE in Glasgow (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and with the renowned accompanist and voice coach, Paul Hamburger, in London. He has a BA (Hons.) in Modern Languages and holds diplomas in singing performance and drama teaching and has sung and acted all over the UK, in America, Poland, Brazil, Africa and the Seychelles.
As a teacher, and examiner for Trinity College London, he has examined and given workshops in Ireland, California, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malta, Cyprus, Dubai, Portugal and the UK in performance skills, singing and musical theatre.
Lewis teaches speech, drama, singing and musical theatre in Glasgow and Livingston and still finds the time to perform as an actor/singer from time to time.
David was born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow University. In addition to the B.Mus. degree, he holds teaching and performing diplomas from the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music.
Following several years as a principal teacher of music, he is now a freelance performer and teacher.
As well as giving solo organ and pianoforte recitals, David has specialised in the art of accompaniment, appearing with many well-known singers and instrumentalists. He has made several recordings and has broadcast on both radio and television.
‘Note-Ability’ perform at Trinity Church tonight (Friday, October 28) at 7.30pm. Entry is £8 (free entry to students).