Eric Gentet – The Nightingale – 4 Nov

Eric Gentet, now 15, is a famous young French singer nicknamed ‘The Nightingale’. Bringing his exquisite voice to Portaferry, he will perform well known English and Irish songs of the early 20th century.

Eric Gentet – vocal technique

Eric uses a classic but rarely used today vocal technique which has enabled boys to retain their angelic, controlled vibrato, singing voices long after the speaking voice has broken. This voice-technique has all but disappeared since the 1950’s : the last boys known were Derek Barsham, Michael Morely and Frank Bird. Today, Eric celebrates their legacy, returning to and giving new life to their wonderful repertoire. Prepare to be moved!

Accompanied by Orly Watson

Eric will be accompanied on the piano by the well-known pianist Orly Watson, BA. MA. FLCM. Orly is Organist and Director of Music at Dromore Cathedral and official accompanist at Queen´s University, Belfast.

Venue: Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry BT22 1LE
Date: Thursday 04 November 2021
Time: 19.30
Cost: £10 / Under 16s free

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