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Poetry-inspired Concert

Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7:30pm, St Augustine’s Church Penarth

Our summer concert on 22nd June 2019 is fast approaching! The programme this time takes poetry as it’s starting point – we have settings of poems from the last four hundred years, with William Shakespeare’s words featuring in four pieces; George Shearing’s Music to Hear, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs, Thomas Arne’s Where the bee sucks, there lurk I and John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals.

This is a fantastically varied programme, from Renaissance and Baroque to jazz and contemporary pieces, full running order below.

We are looking forward to working with Jeffrey Howard (piano) and Raphael Mizraki (bass) for this concert and do hope that you can join us too! Tickets are priced at £14 (OAP £10 and U18/unwaged £7) and are available from

Music to hear – George Shearing

Adlestrop – Geraint Lewis

Two pieces from Seven Poems of Robert Bridges (Clear and gentle stream and My spirit sang all day) – Gerald Finzi

What is our life? – Orlando Gibbons

The silver swan – Orlando Gibbons

Litaney auf das Fest Aller Seelen – Franz Schubert

As torrents in summer – Edward Elgar

There is sweet music – Edward Elgar

Animal crackers – Eric Whitacre


Three Shakespeare songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans – Claude Debussy

Where the bee sucks, there lurk I – Thomas Arne

Ohimè se tanto amate – Claudio Monteverdi

The blue bird – Charles Villiers Stanford

The long day closes – Arthur Sullivan

Birthday Madrigals – John Rutter



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