Richard Bonsall cover
Encore
£12.50
  1. Ave Maria
  2. On Wings of Song
  3. The Lorelei
  4. Christmas Cradle Song
  5. The Last Rose of Summer
  6. The Lord's Prayer
  7. Greensleeves
  8. Ave Maria (Schubert)
  9. Skye Boat Song
  10. Rose of Tralee
  11. An Island Sheiling Song
  12. An Eriskay Love Lilt
  13. Whistling Gipsy Rover
  14. Mhairi's Wedding
  15. La Golondrina
  16. Edelweiss
  17. Bonnie Mary o' Argyle
  18. Voi Che Sapete
  19. Lullaby
  20. Shepherd's Song
  21. Tell Me Shepherd
  22. Whither

Voted into the Trebby Awards Hall of Fame as one of the finest treble voice recordings made.

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PO Box 152
Paraparaumu
New Zealand

E-mail: vikings@paradise.net.nz

Richard Bonsall, New Zealand's boy soprano, began his training as a soloist with the New Zealand Boys Choir and continued with the Belmont Singers of Auckland. Richard won the Junior Vocal Championships at the Auckland Competitions three times and in 1969 also won the Children's Vocal Championships at the North Shore Competitions. In 1970 he won the North Shore Mardi Gras Junior Talent Quest. Radio broadcasts and two appearances on television's "On Camera" added to Richard's experience, culminating in his success on Chris Bourn's national television programme, "Studio One: 1970."

For his years, Richard had also had considerable stage experience, having taken the lead role in a number of productions: Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Emperor and his Nightingale, The Bride of Seville (adapted from Rossini's Barber), Pinnocchio and the Children's Crusade. Richard's interest in music is very wide in scope and was perpetuated beyond his soprano years in his playing of piano, oboe and clarinet.

Richard Bonsall and family
Richard Bonsall with his family: (L-R) Julia,
Richard, James (14), Max (11)... and Dino!