Winchester Festival

Thursday 10 July at 8:30
Winchester Cathedral Quire

Readings and music in honour of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

Vaughan Williams - Three Shakespeare Songs
Frank Martin - Five Songs of Ariel
George Shearing - Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare.

reader - Gabriel Woolf

director - Katherine Dienes-Williams

Tickets prices: £15

In this Shakespeare anniversary year, Southern Voices’ familiar late evening appearance showcased three very different composers and their approach to the rich resource of poetry from several dramas. Coming at the verse from groundings in English folksong, Swiss art music and jazz, variety was everything. Noted actor Gabriel Woolf let more of the Bard’s genius shine out in readings from the sonnets and plays.