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St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Church


Matthew HarrisShakespeare Songs
Philip SawyersThree Shakespeare Songs (World premiere)
John RutterIt was a lover and his lass
Leonard BernsteinWest Side Story: 'One hand, one heart'
John TavenerSong for Athene
Henry PurcellIf Music be the Food of Love, Z.379
Huub de LangeA Tale Told by an Idiot
Charles WoodFull Fathom Five
Edward GermanWho Is Sylvia
Bob ChilcottThe Isle is full of noises
Thomas MorleyIt was a lover and his lass (As you like it: Act V Scene 3)
George ShearingWhen daisies pied
William WaltonTouch her soft lips and part
John BennetWeep, O Mine Eyes
Thomas VautorSweet Suffolk Owl
Thomas MorleySing We and Chaunt It
John BennetAll Creatures Now are Merry-minded


Kathryn Ridgeway – Conductor

Maidstone Singers

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Programme Note

The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London welcomes back The Maidstone Singers for this concert of music inspired by The Bard interspersed with readings and performances give by Angela Clarke and David Vale. The music dates from the 1600s with Purcell’s If Music be the Food of Love to the present day and the world premiere of three songs by Philip Sawyers, commissioned by the choir. The concert will also include settings of Shakespeare by Matthew Harris, John Rutter and John Tavener, and the beautiful song “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s twentieth-century retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Join us for this wonderful evening of remarkable words and music in the lovely surroundings of St Botolph’s.


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