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Grantham church recital inspired by Shakespeare on anniversary of his death

This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

A music recital inspired by William Shakespeare will take place at St Wulfram’s Church to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

As part of the St Wulfram’s Church recital series, mezzo-soprano Elaine Bishop and bass-baritone Robert-John Edwards present If music be the food of love… (or “When words fail, music speaks”) - a short recital of songs and arias set to words written by or inspired by Shakespeare.

Accompanied by Ben Stevenson, it will feature a wide range of musical styles from art song to opera to musical theatre. Music will include settings of Shakespeare’s words by Quilter, Finzi and Dring and operatic/musical theatre arias inspired by Shakespeare’s plays by Verdi, Cole Porter and Bernstein.

The recital will take place on Saturday, May 28, in St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham at 11.30am and will last about 45 minutes. Admission to the concert is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of St Wulfram’s. The church coffee shop will be open throughout the concert.


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