If music be the food of love, play on

Shakespeare Illustration
Shakespeare Illustration

CHORAL folksong, smooth melody and funky jazz settings all feature in Saturday evening’s concert by the Milton Keynes Chorale.

St Mary and St Giles Church will host the show, which pays tribute to The Bard.

“For centuries Shakespeare’s words have inspired musicians to write wonderful pieces, but we are focusing on music of the 20th century,” conductor Tom Appleton said, regarding the planned delivery.

“From the folksong inspired Ralph Vaughan Williams, the small melodies of John Rutter, and the funky jazz of George Shearing, there will be something to suit all tastes in this performance.

“The chorale is delighted to welcome Sam Evans, baritone, and Kate Symonds, mezzo soprano, who will shine a light on some of the solo song settings, and talented local actress Martha Shrimpton will be delivering some of the Bard’s best-loved sonnets and speeches.”

Tickets are on sale at £12, and a quid per kid.

Pop in and collect yours from the Well Past It store in the town, or pick up the phone and call MK 617697.

Show time is 8pm.