Thursday, 28 April 2016

Shakespeare in Song

Templar Scholars
Templar Scholars
Cecilia McDowall's When Time Broke is being performed at St James's Church, Sussex Gardens on 29 April 2016, a day after the work is premiered by the BBC Singers and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. McDowall's piece is being included in Shakespeare in Song, an evening of Shakespeare settings by RVW, Frank Martin, Kodaly and Pearsall interspersed with readings from Shakespeare. The performers are the Templar Scholars conducted by Victoria Longdon, who is a final year conducting student at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Reversed Shakespeare Company.

Cecilia McDowall's new work is a large-scale choral piece settings words by Shakespeare, and the concert contrasts this not only with RVW's Three Shakespeare Songs, but RVW's setting of Sonnet 71 and Frank Martin's Songs for Ariel as well as giving us the chance to hear Kodaly's An Ode for Music.

Full information from the event's Concert Diary webpage.

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