The Farrant Singers Present Love And The Bard At Broad Chalke

The Farrant Singers
Love and the Bard at
 All Saints Church, 
South Street, Broad Chalke, SP5 5DH
Saturday 25th June 2016
7.30 p.m.

Readings by Simon McEnery.
Our summer evening of music and readings 
devoted to the subject of love includes settings 
of texts from the Old Testament ‘Song of Songs'
 by composers as diverse as Palestrina, Guerrero 
and Victoria (contemporaries of William Shakespeare) 
and Francis Grier who is still writing today. 
Grier's Dilectus Meus Mihi is beautifully crafted 
with a mystical feel, and of special significance 
is his piece The Voice of my Beloved, which was 
written for our conductor’s wedding twenty-five years ago. Woven through this first half of the programme are 
love poems and readings by Christopher Marlowe, 
Robert Herrick and John Donne, again all 
contemporaries of Shakespeare.
Madrigals and English part songs from 16th century composers such as John Wilbye and John Ward 
as well as works by Charles Villiers Stanford 
and Edward Elgar feature in the second half, 
this time interspersed with the writings of 
Shakespeare himself on the theme of love. 

£10 if paid for in advance, or £13.00 at the door.
£5.00 students & under 16s.
Available from Casa Fina, 
High Street, Salisbury
Chalke Valley Stores, Broad Chalke
or online here until 6.00 p.m. 
on day of the concert
or telephone 01722 324731.