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An Aria A Day #91

‘I thought I heard a magpie call’
by Alfred Francis Hill CMG OBE
Piano Sharolyn Kimmorley

7th August, 2020

London-based soprano Lauren Fagan performs ‘I thought I heard a magpie call’ by Australian composer and conductor Alfred Francis Hill CMG OBE.

Originally from Sydney, freelance artist Lauren Fagan studied business before moving to the UK to study at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and subsequently joining The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

With lyrics especially poignant for those separated from loved ones, Lauren performed Alfred Hill’s ‘I thought I heard a magpie call’ as the Australian representative in the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize competition.

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