The All Sorts
Such a stylish and talented group coupling their wonderful voices with a flair for entertainment. It was a varied and interesting musical programme and the arrangements were brilliant. A superb night's entertainment all round.
Very varied, something for everyone and of an excellent standard. Something different!
Quartet - Vocal
- Barbara Cole Walton - Soprano
- Sarah Shorter - Mezzo Soprano
- Grace Wain - Mezzo Soprano
- Jane Monari - Contralto
Opera to Motown, Lieder to Disney!
Classical: À Chloris/Hahn, Après un rêve/Fauré, Les filles de Cadix/Delibes, The Flower Duet/Delibes, Les roses d'Ispahan/Fauré, Le secret/Fauré, Silent Noon/Vaughan Williams, Summertime/Gershwin, The Sun Whose Rays/Sullivan, Tell Me the Truth About Love/Britten
Popular: And So It Goes, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Fly Me to the Moon, Mister Sandman, Moon River, Old Fashioned Millionaire, One Fine Day, Over the Rainbow
Traditional: Flow Gently Sweet Afton, In Praise of Islay
Disney: Beauty and the Beast, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Under the Sea
A female a cappella quartet, The All Sorts were born in the back of a car, founded by four touring opera singers who simply wanted an excuse to hang out more. Sarah, Jane, Grace, and Barbara decided to "give the a cappella thing a try" and discovered they were rather good at it! They came together to form a group which could perform all musical styles: from opera to Motown and Lieder to Disney, combining classic barbershop and classical arrangements. They began their closely harmonising adventure in late 2017.
Barbara Cole Walton comes from Vancouver Island, Canada, and has specialised in Disney (with a focus on The Little Mermaid) since the tender age of 4. She moved to Glasgow to attend the RCS and now works as a freelance opera singer while moonlighting as the one who does the high notes for The All Sorts.
Sarah Shorter began singing by accident and continued out of habit. She trained in opera at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and moved to Glasgow for love. She founded The All Sorts so that she could fulfil her lifetime ambition of singing tenor professionally.
Grace Wain graduated from RWCMD with an MA in Opera Performance in 2014, after which she moved to Scotland. She is a regular part of the Scottish Opera Chorus and also dabbles as a fitter of ladies' lingerie. Since forming The All Sorts, Grace has found great fulfilment in (sometimes) being allowed to sing the tune.
Jane Monari hails from the city of Philadelphia, USA. She completed her BMus at Juilliard and her MA at the Royal Academy of Music, before moving to Scotland to study opera at the RCS. She has appeared as a soloist with the City of Glasgow Chorus and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera (Missa Solemnis, Israel in Egypt, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, Mozart's Requiem) and has since worked in the Scottish Opera Chorus. She loves singing the accompanying bass part as she rarely has to remember any words!