Watts & Watts

Two’s Company


Enjoy the special charm of two stunning voices magically entwined in harmony. Soprano duo Shona McIntyre-Bull and Katharine Watts create an extraordinarily close vocal blend. They have performed in many of New Zealand’s premier vocal ensembles, and formed Two’s Company to explore the exhilarating and diverse repertoire for two equal voices.
Their ensemble is enhanced by accompaniments from skilled pianist Peter Watts.
Two’s Company performs an eclectic choice of duets from the Renaissance to modern day, including such composers as Morley, Monteverdi, Purcell, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chausson and Fauré.

Recent recitals by Two’s Company include concerts at Puhoi, Howick, Auckland City, Waiuku, Taupo and Thames.

Two's Company repertoire features in a conference poster presented by Katharine at the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT) in Brisbane in July.

Two’s Company can be heard on YouTube:

Mendelssohn
Herbstlied

Carissimi
Rimanti in pace

Chausson
La nuit

Monteverdi
Baci cari


A Recent Programme

Prelude
Flower Duet from “Lakmé” - Léo Délibes (1836-91)
The Beauty of Baroque
Rimanti in pace homai - Giacomo Carissimi (1605-74)
Spine care e soavi - Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630)
England’s Golden Age
Sound the trumpet - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Whither runneth my sweetheart? John Bartlet (fl. 1606-10)
The Glory of Venice
Baci cari - Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Chiome d’oro - Claudio Monteverdi
Classical meets Romantic
Herbstlied - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Wiegenlied - Robert Schumann (1810-56)
Moving and Mischievous
Da unten im Tale - Johannes Brahms (1833-97)
Die Schwestern - Johannes Brahms
From Dreams to Desolation
La nuit - Ernest Chausson (1855-99)
El desdichado - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
In Perfect Harmony
Puisqu’ici-bas - Gabriel Fauré
Tarentelle - Gabriel Fauré