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Spain: Heart of Fire©      now available on CD

From the mountains to the sea, Spain has a special fascination for travellers and tourists. Few experience the classical music of this passionate culture. Combining laments, lullabies and serenades, little known outside Spain, with slide show talks about The Alhambra Palace and the white villages of Andalusia, we explore the legacy of the Moors and the rich musical heritage of Spain.

La Belle France  some songs available on Laughter and Tears CD

Romantic, impressionist and modern classical French Songs, take you from the Grand Boulevards of the Belle Époque and afternoon promenades along the river Seine, to the smoky cabarets and the bohemian cafés of the artists of Montmartre. The Impressionist painter Monet and his world famous garden at Giverny is the subject of one of the talks. The other features the magnificent Palace of Versailles and the glorious reign of the "Sun King" Louis XIV.

Postcards from Italy   now available on CD

Italy has a timeless beauty, which delights the tourist and invites us to linger in the warm Mediterranean afternoons. We explore the Naples--Sorrento--Amalfi region of Southern Italy, the legacy of 79AD and the immortal beauties of the Land of the Sirene. The delights of the South are complemented by songs by many different composers in 6 languages all inspired by Italy

Songs of Shakespeare©      now available on CD

A fascinating lecture discusses the theories and legends of Shakespeare's 'Lost Years', with a recital of English Songs, representing the most evocative settings of Shakespeare's texts by 20th Century classical composers, including new commissions and Lancashire composers. A new exhibition explores 'Shakespeare's North Country' and the heritage sites and countryside he might have known.

Helena's first CD Laughter and Tears Remastered in 2013 now on sale for £8.00 plus £1.50 PP

Austria: Music & Majesty some songs available on Laughter and Tears CD

A personal journey to Austria and Germany. Combining a new recital of Lieder by German and Austrian composers, including Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, Mahler, Strauss and Wolf with a new photographic exhibition  and slide lectures from our visit to Vienna, City of Majesty and Salzburg: City of Music.

Brenda Kean

Read more about Brenda Kean, photographer, lecturer, writer, inventor, theatre and music critic and coach tour company owner

A Garland for Christmas      now available on CD

A festive celebration of classical English Song, Poetry and Literature, reflecting the inspiration that Christmas has brought to British poets and composers. Our dark winter is brightened by this uplifting entertainment that avoids the tinsel and commercial glitter and offers an enjoyable alternative to traditional carol concerts.

Helena Kean

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