Lily Casson

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Lily Casson

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Singer & Lover of Musicals

Encounters

 

Exciting young singer, Lily Casson, brings a new spin to some of her favourite songs, some familiar, some worthy of wider recognition, but all sharing the theme of an unexpected or casual encounter with someone or something. In this enchanting and personal show, Lily unlocks the hidden stories behind these songs whose composers include Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Schwartz, César Franck and Bob Chilcott.

Watch the trailer below!

The definition of an 'encounter' is...

'to be unexpectedly faced with an experience or something difficult'

'to meet someone unexpectedly'

'an unexpected or casual meeting with someone or something'

Each of these is represented in the songs I am going to sing you.

 

With 'Encounters' I hope to give a new spin on favourites that I love, and bring to light some songs that I think need more recognition with some unknown stories along the way.

Audience Reviews

'Beautiful music in a beautiful venue!'

'Beautiful voice.'

'Lovely Singing and Great Playing.'

Encounters with Lily Casson

Set list and songs

Be thou my vision

Music by Bob Chilcott/Words by Dallian Faragil

Encounters with faith and relationships with God

 

"I spent 7 years singing as part of Southwark Cathedral Girls Choir. It was a magical time for me, full of amazing experiences - singing with John Rutter at the Royal Albert Hall and on BBC 1 on Easter morning to name but two - and cemented my love of singing, grew my faith and strengthened my relationship with God."

Litany to the Holy Spirit

Music by Peter Hurford/Words by Robbert Herrick

Panis Angelicus

Music by Cezar Frank

Encounters in love and romance

 

"This next set of songs is inspired by the relationship between the two main characters in My Fair Lady, the famous musical written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. "

Show Me from My Fair Lady

Music by Alan Jay Lerner/Lyrics by Frederick Loewe

Without You from My Fair Lady

Music by Alan Jay Lerner/Lyrics by Frederick Loewe

Encounters relating to experiences

with the world around you.

 

"Over recent years when performing here I have often worked with my mother, Sue Casson. The song I have chosen today is one that I have had the chance to sing in shows at the Fringe and have had the chance to revisit."

Even though I cannot die from Persephone

Music by Sue Casson/Lyrics by Simon Rae

Encounters is about friendship and love - the good set.

Something Good from The Sound of Music

By Richard Rodgers

For Good from Wicked

by Stephen Schwartz