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Trio Cavatina

Trio Cavatina (soprano, piano and spoken word) performed their integral concert "A celebration of Poets and Song" in 2019 and have since performed throughout London and the South East. The performers Carol-Anne (soprano), Andrew Charity (piano) and Carol Mounter (spoken word) have a passion for performing programmes combining poetry and the spoken word with songs ranging from classical art song to musical theatre.   

Shakespeare to Sondheim is an eclectic mix of Broadway musical theatre and the spoken word from Westside Story to Into the Woods and Romeo and Juliet to Pygmalion.

Carol-Anne Grainger Soprano
Roles performed include, Amor (Coronation of Poppea), Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro), First Geni & Papagana (Magic Flute), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Hansel (Hansel & Gretel) Tuptim (King & I), Young Sally (Follies), Yum Yum (Mikado) and she created the role of Lucie Drefus, in Drefus, by Bryan Kessleman for the London International Jewish Music Festival.

Carol - Anne has been a member of the John McCarthy Singers, Ambrosian opera Chorus, London Voices, Classical Productions, The G & S Company, and the Geoffrey Mitchell Singers for Opera Rara and deputised on a regular basis at the West London Synagogue.

Carol Mounter - Spoken Word
Carol studied singing at The Calcutta School of Music, India and then with Ellis Keeler (Trinity and Guildhall). She enjoyed a career of opera, recital, musical theatre and cabaret, whilst bringing up four reasonably sane and successful children. She also decided at one point to audition for a straight acting role, and was amazed to get the part!

Having a love of poetry from an early age, Carol has developed this part of her career and loves the challenge of reciting. She feels unbelievably blessed by having a career with which she is totally in love.

Carol is delighted to be a part of the Trio.

Andrew Charity – Pianist
ANDREW CHARITY is a conductor, pianist and composer. He trained at the Royal College of Music and the London Opera Centre, and won prizes for conducting. He was the Musical Director for OperaUpClose’s first production of La Boheme, and has played and conducted a wide and varied repertoire for various small touring companies. His work also encompasses a large choral repertoire, work with historical dance, and a long-standing association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, for whom he has written and directed music for over 150 plays, and for whom he now directs madrigal singing for their Shakespeare courses.