Tickets are now available for the annual Timeline Songs concert and workshop event: British Bard-Song!
Join Stef Conner’s Timeline Choir and the amazing Juice Vocal Ensemble (‘an all-female vocal trio of astonishing variety, spark and brilliance’ – The Observer) for a magical Shakespearean vocal pageant in Cambridge (19th November) and Surrey (26th November). In honour of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, which took place this year, Timeline Songs draws inspiration not only from Renaissance choral music, but also from the sounds of theatres and taverns, songs of the street and cries of market traders, to re-imagine the atmosphere of a performance at the Globe theatre, in which people from all walks of life came together to be captivated by drama.
You will be able to close your eyes and find yourself transported back to Elizabethan England, as the choir perform music from the period in Original Pronunciation, – the English accent of Shakespeare’s era!
Alongside Tudor music, Juice and Timeline Choir will perform works by some of Britain’s most exciting choral composers, including a commission by the British composer Kerry Andrew, known for her “brilliant Berio-like vocal effects” (The Times) and unique, genre-defying style.
Before the concert, music, history and drama enthusiasts are invited to a Shakespearean singing workshop with Stef Conner, featuring Elizabethan popular songs in Original Pronunciation. The workshop runs from 5:30–6:30pm on the concert day and is open to all, with no singing experience or score reading required.
CLICK HERE for CAMBRIDGE tickets
CLICK HERE for SURREY tickets
Timeline Choir’s first new music commission, by Kerry Andrew, is supported by the RVW Trust.