Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell is holding a concert in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday will set lyrics of William Shakespeare, William Blake, and Johnny Mercer to song, and will feature the world premier of Belizean-born London-based composer Errollyn Wallen’s “Full Fathom Five.” The Observer describes Wallen as a “renaissance woman of contemporary British music.” Her unique composition for piano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and women’s voices uses text from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Read about Errollyn Wallen! The program will also include Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Shakespeare Madrigals,” along with many other composers and poets.
SAT, MAY 3 at 7:30 PM
Holy Apostles Church 296 Ninth
Subway: C & E to W. 23rd St.
SUN, MAY 4 at 4:00 PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, NYC
A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, W 34th Street
TICKETS $20 advance/ $25 door ($15 advance. students and seniors)
Tickets at www.melodiawomenschoir.org or at (800) 838-3006.