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How sweet the music, 17 April 2016

How sweet the music….

Oriana marked this anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a kaleidoscope of Shakespearian songs and readings.

From the Romantic age to the present day, composers have taken Shakespeare’s immortal words and created choral settings full of beauty, style and wit. 

This wide-ranging concert includes music by Brahms, Berlioz and Vaughan Williams, plus modern settings by Paul Mealor (composer for Prince William’s wedding), the great British jazz musician George Shearing, and the extraordinary Finnish choral composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.

The Oriana Chorale is again directed by one of Canberra's top musicians, conductor Peter Young.

Singers and audiences alike will also be delighted that popular and outstanding musicians Christina Wilson and Alan Hicks will be associate artists at this interesting and enjoyable tour of just a few selected passages by the Bard -- and some great songs they have inspired. 

Our readers are experienced actors Tony Turner and Elaine Noon. Ben O'Loghlin joins us on double bass.

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