YBC – The Cloud-Capp’d Towers

St Michael le Belfrey, York
10th May 2014 7.30 pm (ends c.9.45 pm)
Tickets £14 (£12)

Yorkshire Bach Choir
Conductor Peter Seymour

Settings of 17th century poets including Shakespeare
by Vaughan Williams, Pearsall, Moeran, Mellers and Aston

Unsurprisingly, the lyrics of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, such as BeaumontFletcher and Herrick, provided great inspiration for many composers who responded with memorable settings for unaccompanied choir. Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs have texts from Shakespeare’s plays; Moeransets Shakespeare, Herrick, Fletcher and others; Pearsall sets Beaumont and Fletcher. All these are popular works of the choral repertoire and are partnered by settings of Shakespeare by Wilfrid Mellers and Peter Aston, both of whom have strong and affectionate associations with York and YBC.

Yorkshire Bach Choir

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