JOHNSON Hark, hark! the lark
JOHNSON Where the bee sucks
JOHNSON Full fathom five
BYRD/MORLEY/ANON O Mistress Mine
PURCELL If music be the food of love
ANON When that I was and a little tiny boy
ANON Fortune my foe
GREENE Orpheus with his Lute
ANON Tom Of Bedlam
HUMFREY A poor soul sat sighing
ANON The Willow Song
MORLEY It was a lover and his lasse
ANON John come kiss me now
REGGIO Arise ye subterranean winds
BANISTER Come unto these yellow sands
BANISTER Full fathom five
WELDON My dear, my Amphitrite
JONES Farewell, dear love
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Elizabeth Kenny lute
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
Tickets are £9 per ticket when any 4 (or more) BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts are booked at the same time.
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
‘Shakespeare on my mind’ – Shakespeare-related songs and lute solos by Robert Johnson, John Banister, Thomas Morley and Henry Purcell, inspired by the great poet-playwright in his 400th anniversary year, performed by two of the genre’s finest modern-day exponents.
17th-century musical settings of Shakespeare are surprisingly rare, but his influence was still felt. Songs from the plays are mixed here with other Shakespeare-related music.
Counter-tenor of the moment Iestyn Davies has been described by Opera Now as ‘vocally ravishing and intelligent’. Together with first lady of the lute Elizabeth Kenny, he gives the second concert in a four-part series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.
Thu 14 Jan 2016 10am, starting at Blackfriars Station (north entrance)
Dafydd Wyn Phillips, Blue Badge Guide and Royal Academy of Music alumnus, leads a music-themed guided walk exploring the City of London during Shakespeare's time. You'll visit sites and monuments connected with the Bard, concentrating on the importance of music and song in his works and Shakespeare as an inspiration to various composers with links to the City.
Tickets: £25 plus booking fee* for the walk, lunch in the LSO St Luke's Cafe and a ticket to the concert. Call the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891 and ask for the 'Walk & Talk ticket' to the concert (tickets for this pre-concert event are available exclusively over the phone or in person).
*£0.70 booking fee per phone transaction. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees