Winchester Festival: Earthly Delights and the Garden of Love

7th Jul 2018 7.45 PM - 7th Jul 2018 Event Type: Concert

Shakespeare seen through the eyes of New York‚Äôs teenage hoodlums and the earthy poetry of mediaeval scholars and clerics form this Waynflete Singers‚Äô Summer Concert. Carmina Burana sets medieval Latin and German poetry, penned by nomadic clerics, in praise of drinking, gambling, Spring, Fortune, Venus and the physical delights of love. The strict orders of monastic life are thrown into disarray by this poetic rebellion. Shakespeare‚Äôs ‚Äėstar-cross‚Äôd lovers‚Äô also create disarray and, through the vision of Leonard Bernstein, the teenage rebels of West Side Story form a landmark in the history of American musical theatre.

The Waynflete Singers

Emily Dickens soprano
Simon Irwin tenor
Andrew De Silva baritone
Roger Owens piano
Francis Pott piano

The Percussion Ensemble of London

The Choristers of Romsey Abbey

Andrew Lumsden conductor

Bernstein arr. Huff                       West Side Story - Choral Suite
Bernstein arr. Beeckmans           Overture to Candide
Orff                                                  Carmina Burana

Tickets: £20 for the concert only, £25 to include pre-concert drinks in the Warden's garden from 7.00pm.
Available soon from the Cathedral Box office and online.

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