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Belle and two Beaux
Founded by the mezzo-soprano Janet Shell, baritone Mark Oldfield and pianist John Flinders, Belle and two Beaux are an exciting ensemble who have enjoyed considerable success in a variety of venues throughout the UK.
Since its formation, when all three musicians were studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the group has flourished alongside its members’ independent performing careers in opera and on the concert platform.
Each performer has worked in a wide range of styles from early music to contemporary and light music, reflecting their collective versatility.
Belle and Two Beaux have performed at a variety of venues including the Bath Georgian Festival, Burgh House in Hampstead, Music at Duffield in Derby, The Vine at Basingstoke, Birkenhead Town Hall and numerous other concert clubs throughout England.
From a typical review
“An afternoon of Victorian songs and readings with the title In Pursuit of love ... was never cloying thanks to the quality of the performance and presentation of the three artists. ... The two voices blended admirably in duets by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Sullivan.”In concert – ideally with a few props!
Belle and Two Beaux in concert
In pursuit of love
Two voices blended admirably in duet
- Songs and ballads of the period
- Readings from their diaries and correspondence
- Victorian Costume
Mark Oldfield baritone
Janet Shell mezzo-soprano
John Flinders piano