Fri, Jun 28 | St Giles Cripplegate

A Midsummer Night's Serenade

Fittingly, a veritable banquet of Shakespeare concludes the 2019 Summer Music in City Churches Festival in this most special venue, his local church.
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Time & Location

Jun 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK

About the Event

Fittingly, a veritable banquet of Shakespeare concludes the 2019 festival in this most special venue, his local church. In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn wrote the ravishing incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is here performed alongside words (excerpts in abridged form) spoken by the multi-faceted actor Tama Matheson, whom we also hear in Walton’s Henry V Suite. Vaughan Williams adapts text from The Merchant of Venice for his Serenade to Music; fans of his composition The Lark Ascending will rejoice in his scoring, in particular the solo violin, but here with the added power of chorus, soloists and profoundly beautiful words:

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How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!

Here will we sit and let the sounds of music

Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night

Become the touches of sweet harmony.

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Walton Henry V Suite

Finzi Love’s Labours Lost

Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music

London Mozart Players

City of London Choir

Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor

Tama Matheson, narrator*

Rebecca Bottone, soprano

Maya Wheeler-Colwell, mezzo soprano

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