Mhairi Lawson had the privilege of performing in Sir Charles Mackerras memorial concert with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
The musical world was deeply saddened to learn of Sir Charles Mackerras’s death in July of this year. In this performance, David Nice from The Arts Desk described Mhairi throughout as “...exactly the kind of musicianly, personable singer Mackerras adored.”
Mhairi had previously worked with Sir Charles and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival in a programme of classical arias featuring the ornamentation principals of Domenico Corri – a cause close to Sir Charles’ heart.
In this memorial concert Mhairi performed two arias by Handel of which Richard Whitehouse from Classicalsource.com wrote “Mhairi Lawson was as sensitive in ‘How beautiful are the feet’ from Messiah as she was deft in ‘Let the bright seraphim’ from Samson.”
It was a very special evening.