M H A I R I    L A W S O N


My husband and I are still in shock as we undertake the short school-run with our four year old boy in the morning... how on earth did that happen?? Therefore, I just had to sign up to play medieval celtic harp and the recorder in James' new school's orchestra... I hope the other parents' mirth doesn't rapidly turn to dismay.

I've just received copies of two new recordings released this year, 'Schubert Lieder: music and words' with wonderful colleagues from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and 'Venice by Night' with the virtuoso baroque band la Serenissima. It's an honour to be asked to record such wonderful repertoire, and I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to be part of these projects.

Forth coming concerts include:

October 17, Madrid, Fundacion Juan March: Cantatas by Handel and Boyce, Venetian Canzoni di Batello with la Serenissima

November 28, Perth, Scotland, St Andrew's Night Celebration - Scottish traditional and classical repertoire.

November 29, Glasgow University: Singers' Masterclass

December 7, Chichester Cathedral: The Messiah with the Hanover Band

December 8, St Nicholas Church, Arundel: The Messiah with the Hanover Band

December 20, St George's, Bristol: Venice by Night with la Serenissima

December 31, Wigmore Hall, London: Venice by Night with la Serenissima

So, if you get to any of these performances, please do clap loudly and come and say hello at the end!

With best wishes

Mhairi xx

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UpComing Events

Mhairi’s gigs - Spring

Handel:  Acis and Galatea, Gabriel Consort and Players dir, Paul McCreesh

Bath Bachfest, 21/2/13

Venetian Songs and Arias: La Serenissima, dir, Adrian Chandler

Bath Bachfest, 23/2/13

Haydn: Creation, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and York University Choir dir, Peter Seymour

York Minster, 13/3/13

Handel: Acis and Galatea 1732 version, Kammerorchester Basel, dir, Paul Goodwin

Paris, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, 20/3/13

Theater an der Wien, Vienna 25/3/13

Bach: St Matthew Passion, Octopus Ensemble Belgium, dir, Bart van Reyn

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 22/3/13

Carolus Borromeus, the Netherlands, 23/3/13

Grimbergen Abbey, Belgium, 24/3/13

Handel’s Rival Queens: Early Opera Company, dir, Christian Curnyn

Bristol, St George’s, 26/3/13

Bach: Mass in B minor, Oxford Philomusica, dir, Peter Schreier

Sheldonian, Oxford, 28/3/13

Bach: Easter Oratorio, King’s College Choir, dir, Stephen Cleobury

King’s College, Cambridge, 30/3/13

Handel: Esther, Dunedin Consort, dir, John Butt

Wigmore Hall, London, 25/4/13


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