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Noah Stewart

The Lowry, 31 May 2012

The celebrated tenor sang a range of songs: operatic arias, show tunes, traditional spirituals.

Just him and a pianist and an occasional partner: on the show tunes he dueted with Kathryn Rudge, an alumnus of the RNCM.

Noah Stewart nattered engagingly between performances as well, proving himself to be a regular guy, a fine fellow.  It was all about the voice, and what an extraordinarily expressive instrument his turned out to be.  This delightful concert could have gone on forever: Stewart was called back for two, no it was definitely three encores, before he was finally allowed to depart.  When silence at last descended it was sweet sorrow indeed.

A beautiful blessing, that’s what the concert felt like.

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