Shakespeare 400th Commemoration
Perth Symphonic Chorus
Date: 24 April, 2016
Venue: Government House Ballroom, 25 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
Tickets: Tickets from $63 from www.ticketek.com.au (13 28 49)
Honour Shakespeare in this weekend of the 400th commemoration of his death day, April 23rd 1616, in a concert of beautiful selections of famous Shakespearean readings and choral and orchestral settings of his texts.
From Rutter’s colourful cantata When Icicles Hang through the lush settings of Vaughan Williams’ In Windsor Forest for choir and orchestra as well as his exquisitely ethereal Lark Ascending with soloist Paul Wright, the concert encompasses old texts in a variety of delightful musical forms.
Guest soprano Katja Webb from the W.A. Opera Company further enhances the concert with well-known Shakespeare songs such as Where The Bee Sucks There Suck I and Who Is Sylvia?.
With costumed actors reading excerpts relevant to the music from Shakespeare sonnet collection and famous plays such as Twelfth Night, Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew etc. this will be a once in a lifetime experience for us all on this most auspicious weekend.
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