Singing Shakespeare Launch Concert

Part of  Shakespeare's Birthday celebrations

A concert to launch The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust ‘Singing Shakespeare’ project.

24 April 2014

To launch ‘Singing Shakespeare’, our new global project celebrating choral settings of Shakespeare’s works, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is proud to present a special concert to be held in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Featuring the world premieres of three brand new and innovative choral settings by award winning composer Gary Carpenter, a setting of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Fear no more’ in a new arrangement by David Wordsworth, artistic director of Singing Shakespeare, who will also conduct the combined choirs and soloists from the Birmingham Conservatoire in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ ‘Serenade to Music’.

Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams
World Premiere: 3 Shakespeare settings by Gary Carpenter
World Premiere: Fear No More: A new arrangement by David Wordsworth, with the permission of Stephen Sondheim
Three Shakespeare Songs – Vaughan Williams
Plus other settings of Shakespeare

Taking part:
Director: David Wordsworth
Stratford Chamber Choir (dir. Stephen Dodsworth)
Holy Trinity Church Choir (dir. Benedict Wilson)
Cantare (dir. Matthew Smallwood)
Piano: Elliott Rooney

With special guests, Forbes Masson and Katy Stephens

Start time: 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church
Old Town
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6BG

Tickets: adults £12 and concessions £9 (children 5-17, students in full time education and over 60s)

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For more information please call the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Events line on 01789 201844 or email 

Find out more about the Singing Shakespeare project.


This concert is generously supported by The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

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