Yorkshire-based classical tenor Steven Goulden and pianist Amy Butler regularly perform in concert for music societies, recital series, stately homes, cathedrals, churches, civic halls, luncheon clubs and other groups and venues.
They often perform individually-tailored concert programmes to suit a particular event or theme. Some recent examples include a musical celebration of the composer Eric Coates, a Victorian ballad evening and a Napoleonic-themed 'Songs of the Redcoats' recital.
In addition to this, Steven and Amy also perform a number of popular 'ready-made' themed concert programmes, all of which can be adapted to suit a particular audience and venue:
Keep The Home Fires Burning
A concert in commemoration of the First World War. The duo explore the tragedy and dark humour of the war through composers such as George Butterworth, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ivor Gurney, as well as popular songs of the day interspersed with wartime poetry and prose.
Sample repertoire: Keep The Home Fires Burning, It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, Roses Of Picardy, To Gratiana Dancing And Singing (William Denis Brown), The Lads In Their Hundreds (George Butterworth), The Banks Of Green Willow (Butterworth), In Flanders (Ivor Gurney), The Soldier (John Ireland), He Is There! (Charles Ives), The Water Mill (Ralph Vaughan Williams).
A Night At The Opera
Having performed many lead operatic tenor roles on stage, Steven is the ideal singer to take you on a musical journey through some of the world's most-loved operatic repertoire.
This concert celebrates the magic and drama of opera and includes stunning arias, overtures and incidental music by Mozart, Puccini, Donizetti, Gershwin, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Gounod and many others.
The Sound Of Musicals
A celebration of hit West End and Broadway musicals past and present.
Steven and Amy perform some of the most beloved songs from legendary stage and screen musicals such as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Lady Be Good, Oklahoma!, The King And I, State Fair, West Side Story, The Phantom Of The Opera, Aspects Of Love, Les Miserables and many more.
A Musical Medley
Steven and Amy offer an informal and uplifting concert for social clubs and groups such as the University of the Third Age (U3A), Women's Institutes, Probus Clubs and Village Halls.
The concert lasts approximately an hour and includes well-loved songs from musicals and films such as Oh, What A Beautiful Morning, On The Street Where You Live, The Way You Look Tonight and Maria, popular traditional tunes like The Lincolnshire Poacher, Home On The Range and The Star Of The County Down, and classical favourites such as O Sole Mio and Nessun Dorma.
Guaranteed to get your toes tapping and audiences singing along!
Songs Of The Countryside
A concert celebrating the beauty and tranquility of the British countryside.
Steven and Amy explore pastoral themes through art songs such as The Shepherd's Song (Edward Elgar) and Linden Lea (Ralph Vaughan Williams). The concert also includes lively folk song arrangements such as The Garden Where The Praties Grow, The Brisk Young Widow and The Plough Boy, as well as popular songs such as The Floral Dance.