Shakespeare Gala Concert
  • Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth

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Part of 2016 Words and Music Festival: Celebrating Shakespeare

  • Thomas Linley: A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare                                                        
  • Thomas Arne: Nine Shakespeare Songs                                  
  • Henry Purcell: Incidental music for The Tempest                                                                                                    
Bath composer Thomas Linley the younger (1756 - 1778) was known as the “English Mozart”. He composed violin sonatas and concertos as well as choral works, and provided most of the music for his brother-in-law Richard Brinsley Sheridan's opera The Duenna. Among his surviving works is the Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare, the Lyric Ode (1776), set to a text by his fellow-Bathonian French Laurence.                              

Peninsula Arts is pleased to be working in partnership with Bath Spa University and its choir; specialists in the performance of 18th- century Bath composers.

Ten Tors Orchestra and Bath Spa University Choir 

  • Simon Ible, conductor                      
  • Augusta Hebbert, Soprano                              
  • Elin Pritchard, soprano                                        
  • Alexander Robin Baker, baritone                                                      
  • Matthew Spring, chorus master

Date/time: Saturday 23 April 2016, 19.30

Running time: 120 mins

Venue: Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth

Tickets info: £17 / £15 Friends of Peninsula Arts and Ten Tors Orchestra, £5 children

Ticket discounts available via Artory App

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