Soprano Corinne Orde is half Belgian but has lived all her life in England, performing mainly in oratorio and church music.
For her two albums of French mélodies, she teamed up with Jonathan Cohen, pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and television presenter, who has worked in all genres of music-making. Every Christmas he presents Christmas Carol Singalong concerts at the Albert Hall in London and in the provinces.
Together they explored the French song repertoire of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and recorded 90 songs in two double albums .
Bonne Chanson, Belle Epoque, contains settings by Fauré and Debussy of symbolist poets with Belgian connections (Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire and Charles Van Lerberghe).
On this site you will find the texts of all the songs as well as some illustrated recordings. Corinne also enjoys playing the piano and has recorded some other songs as illustrated videos, more of which feature on her YouTube channel.