Kitty Whately mezzo soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Peter Seymour piano
Our annual Song Day focuses on settings of the great bard’s verse, albeit after 2016’s significant anniversaries but it is never too late to celebrate the words that have inspired so much great music. Originally the settings were heard in the context of the plays for which they were written but gradually moved outside the theatre so that by the late 19th and 20th centuries many composers – especially British ones – were inspired to set Shakespeare’s texts. These include Stanford, Sullivan, Vaughan Williams, Coates, Quilter, Finzi, Bridge, Maconchy, Dring – a veritable stellar group of composers for the voice! The two recitals (12.30 & 7.00pm) are complemented by a lecture/discussion by Professor David Lindley.
Day Tickets for all three events are available from this page; for details of each, please go to the appropriate page:
Day Ticket: £32; concessions £28; students £6