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Thora and her accompanist Mark Packwood, (The Royal Opera) have enjoyed a successful working relationship for over twenty years. Their diverse range of music styles, unique ability to communicate with their audience with repartee and dramatically intense musical performances, create an intimacy in even the largest concert hall, and has awarded them great acclaim.

  Aaron Copland Old American Songs
The Boatman’s Dance
At the River
Simple Gifts
  Manuel de Falla Seven Spanish Folksongs
El pano moruno
Seguidilla murciana

** Interval **
  Britten Folksong Arrangements
Sweet Polly Oliver
O Waly, Waly
The Brisk Young Widow
  Maurice Ravel Cinq melodies populaires Grecques
Le Reveil de la Mariee
La-bas, vers l’eglise
Quel Galant m’est comparable
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Tout gail !
  Joseph Canteloube Chants D’Auvergne
L’aio de rosto
Obal, din lou limouzi



  Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben
Seit ich ihn gesehen
Er, Der Herrlichste von Allen
Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben
Der Ring
Helft mir, ihr Schwestern 
Susser Freund, du blickest
An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz gethan

** Interval **
  Franz Schubert An Silvia
Franz Schubert
An die Musik
Lachen und Weinen
  Gustav Mahler Ruckert Lieder
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
Liebst du um Schonheit
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Um Mitternacht
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
  Herbert Hughes I Know Where I’m Goin’
I Have a Bonnet
Stuttering Lovers
  Sterndale Bennet Nursery Rhymes
Mary had a little lamb
The Rabbit
Mary Rose
Old Mother Hubbard

  Scarlatti Gia sole dal gange
  Handel L’ascia chio pianga
  Mozart Voi, che sapete
  Bizet Seguidilla
  Ivor Novello I Can Give You the Starlight
We’ll Gather Lilacs
  Gilbert and Sullivan Mad Margaret’s aria (Ruddigore)
Were I thy Bride (Yeoman of the Guard)

Ah quel diner (La Perichole)
Rondo de la Duchesse (Duchesse de Gerolstein)

** Interval **

  Bernstein Tonight (West Side Story)
  Gershwin By Strauss
I Got Rhythm
  Rogers and Hammerstein Medley
  Jerome Kern Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Showboat)
  Cole Porter In the still of the night
I Hate Men
  Noel Coward That is the end of the News

These are just some of the programmes Thora has to offer. All programmes can be tailored from her repertoire to accommodate your audience and the length of recital required. Thora and Mark are also willing to prepare new material to meet your ‘special requests’.

Mark Packwood
Since leaving the National Opera Studio, London, Mark has worked for many Opera companies in the UK. His talent as a pianist has led him to accompany world famous singers including Angela Gheorgiu, with whom he has recently recorded 'Puccini Arias'; Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Francois Le Roux and Leontina Vaduva. As well as working in Opera, Mark enjoys regular appearances in cabaret and concert. He is at present a member of the Music Staff at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

I have worked with Thora both as a teacher and colleague and continue to be most impressed by her dedication and talent.

Gillian Knight (International mezzo soprano,The Royal Opera and D'Oyly Carte Opera)

Thora Ker


Mobile: 07920 422 476

Thora Ker

With over 35 years experience of both performing and teaching, of high standards, a passion for music and extensive knowledge of her craft she has developed an empathic and effective way of teaching.