Shakespeare in Song
My Rose: A Shakespeare Oratorio
Saturday 7 June 2014 at 7.30pm
  Date:  Saturday 7 June 2014
  Time: 7.30pm
  Venue:  Spinney Theatre Spinney Hill Road Northampton NN3 6DG
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Shakespeare in Song celebrates the 450th anniversary of the bard's birth and is the European première of My Rose - 21st century American composer Steve Dobrogosz's setting of some of Shakespeare's best-known sonnets.

The concert features Northampton Bach Choir - the region's largest and best known choral society - conducted by Lee Dunleavy - and accompanied by an orchestra of young musicians from NMPAT (Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust). There are solo performances from some of the country's leading professional artistes: soprano Philippa Hyde, contralto Jeanette Ager, tenor Paul Austin Kelly and bass Giles Underwood. The choir is supported by Madrigalis - Northampton Girls' School's senior choir.

The evening promises to be a fascinating musical interpretation of Shakespeare's finest poetry. The work contains various musical styles - classical, jazz and musical theatre with a touch of romance and a pinch of humour thrown in.


Northampton Bach Choir
Madrigalis, the senior girls’ choir from Northampton School for Girls
Instrumentalists from Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust

Lee Dunleavy
Soprano: Philippa Hyde
Contralto: Clare McCaldin
Tenor: Paul Austin Kelly
Bass: Giles Underwood

The British première of Steve Dobrogosz’s setting of Shakespeare’s most moving sonnets - My Rose