Lunchtime concert in Ipswich
Dublin soprano Anne O’Byrne trained in Ireland and England before embarking on a career in opera and concert, working with many leading conductors – Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Andrew Davis, and producers – Jonathan Miller, Trevor Nunn – singing over twenty major roles, including Handel in Melbourne, Australia (Oriana in Amadigi), Mozart in Milan and the US (Pamina in The Magic Flute), Verdi in France (Gilda in Rigoletto), Puccini in England (Mimi in La Bohème), and Bizet in Ireland (Leila in The Pearlfishers). Anne has created roles in new operas for the Wexford and Covent Garden International Festivals, and has recorded for Irish television, the BBC, NPR, and as a guest soloist for Fox Business Channel.
Since moving to Richmond Virginia, in 2002, Anne has performed for many East Coast choral societies and orchestras. She teaches voice, and was Artist in Residence at University of Richmond in March this year. Anne continues to travel for concerts and recitals – in Carnegie Hall and abroad.
David Fisk is a local lad! He was born in Ipswich and went to school here before joining the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral where he became head chorister. He returned to Ipswich to complete his secondary education at Northgate High School. He studied the organ at St Mary-le Tower and was choir master at St Augustine’s Church. He went on to do a degree in music at the University of Manchester and subsequently studied piano accompaniment and composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Before David took up his present post he held similar posts with the Ulster Orchestra and with the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square.
David and Anne are married and live in Richmond, Virginia USA, with their two children and a dog.
SUFFOLK INTER-FAITH RESOURCE
- Encourages people of different faiths to meet, share their traditions and promote mutual understanding.
- Takes an active role in the inter-faith and multi-cultural process in Suffolk and East Anglia.
- Collects and produces study materials and makes them available for schools and other interested bodies.
- Provides a range of activities for the general public.
- Promotes research and the exploration of ideas.
- Liaises with national and international inter-faith organisations and networks.
- Is committed to equal opportunities and encourages people from different backgrounds to contribute their life experience and their scholarship.
The Suffolk Humanists & Secularists group is affiliated to SIFRE and has been since both organisations were founded.