This programme (sometimes called "A Seasonal Bouquet") evolved because of Charlotte's background as the grand-daughter of Lionel de Rothschild, the creator of the famous rhododendron and azalea garden of Exbury, in Hampshire. She is a Director and actively involved in the day-to-day running whenever not on tour!
"Flower Songs at Kew Gardens, a recital given by the soprano Charlotte de Rothschild, was an adept piece of programming. Miss de Rothschild possesses a beautifully refined tone and the gift of graceful characterisation. The programme featured an imaginative selection of songs for the seasons representing many different styles and eras."
THE JEWISH CHRONICLE
"Sumer is icumen in, lhude sing cuccu"
Have you seen but a whyte lilie grow?
When daisies pied
|Natsu no omoide
|Les Roses d'Ispahan
Mathilde de Rothschild
|Garden Medley||arr. Stuart Calvert|
"Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness"
The last rose of Summer
The rare flower
|I N T E R V A L|
"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
Blow, blow, thou Winter wind
Violets for your furs
"The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
|Where lilac blows
|Mathilde de Rothschild|
|We'll gather lilacs||Ivor Novello|
|She moved through the Fair||unaccompanied Trad.|
|Now is the month of Maying
Sumer is i-cumen in
|arr. David Watkins|