Maconchy Ophelia’s Song
Schubert An Sylvia
Launce and his dog, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Haydn She never told her love
Dring Take, o take those lips away
All the world’s a stage, from As You Like It
Quilter Come away, death; O mistress mine
Sonnets 138 and 97
Dove All Hail, Great Master!
Finzi Let us Garlands Bring
Mary Bevan and Marcus Farnsworth sing settings of Shakespeare texts, to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.
Interspersed with these songs are spoken extracts of Shakespeare read by Richard Avery.
The programme also includes Benjamin Britten’s evocative Lachyrmae for viola and piano, played by Simon Tandree and Libby Burgess, based on the music of John Dowland who was Shakespeare’s contemporary.
Find out more about musical Shakespeare settings in our pre-concert talk at 2:30pm.
Artists: Richard Avery, Mary Bevan, Marcus Farnsworth, Simon Tandree, Libby Burgess
Tickets from East Riding Theatre box office.