3 - Coffee Concert - A Shakespeare Songbook

3 - Coffee Concert - A Shakespeare Songbook

15 July 2017 11:00 am

St John and All Saints' Church, Church Hill, Easingwold, YO61 3JU, UK

3 - Coffee Concert - A Shakespeare Songbook

Coffee Concert

A Shakespeare Songbook

Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
Christopher Glynn (piano)

Shakespeare in Love 1
  Morley – It was a lover and his lass
  Arne – When daisies pied
  Haydn – She never told her love
  Schubert – Who is Sylvia?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  Julius Harrison – I know a bank
  Julius Harrison – Philomel
The Merchant of Venice
   Britten – Tell me, where is fancy bred
   Michael Head – How sweet the moonlight
 As You Like It
   Myles Foster – Under the greenwood tree
   Quilter – Blow blow thou winter wind
The Tempest
   Handel – As steals the morn
   Tippett – Songs for ariel
   Johnny Dankworth – Our revels now are ended
Songs of the Clown
   Finzi – Come away death
   Korngold – Adieu good man devil
   Korngold – Hey Robin
   Korngold – For the rain it raineth every day
Shakespeare in Love 2
   Vaughan Williams – Orpheus with his lute
   Vaughan Williams – Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
   Quilter – It was a lover and his lass

Two outstanding British singers open the Shakespearian songbook to reveal some of the most memorable settings of his poetry ever composed.  They include the simple beauty of Elizabethan airs, a duet that is one of the most magical moments in all Handel, rich and strange music by Tippett and Johnny Dankworth, and ‘touches of sweet harmony’ to variously evoke the worlds of Shakespeare’s clowns, kings, fairies, servants and lovers.

‘No praise is too high for the singing of Sophie Bevan’ – The Independent

‘the star was Allan Clayton. In fact, if you haven’t heard this British tenor, make sure it’s the next thing you do. Expressive, intuitive, intelligent, he also has thatindefinable extra something, hard to come by, that compels you to listen’ – The Times

Coffee/tea/soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am–10.45am

Prices   Full - £12.00    Gold - £9.60    Silver - £10.80    Under 25s - £6.00