This entrancing recital is the perfect way to celebrate the spring and Shakespeare’s birthday.
It's rich programme of English music is presented by Cambridge-based duo, Rachel Godsill and Marie-Noelle Kendall. You’ll hear settings of poems by Shakespeare, whose birthday falls this week, as well as music by Britten and Elgar.
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Rachel Godsill is much in demand as a soprano, and has worked with, amongst others, Richard Hickox, Simon Rattle and Roger Norrington, working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Schutz Choir and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Her oratorio repertoire spans Bach and Handel through Mozart and Rossini to Tippett and Orff. Her travels have taken her as far afield as China for performances of Handel's Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music.
Marie-Noelle Kendall studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and since being a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year she has played at the major London venues including the Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, St.John's Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall. She has given concerts in the UK with the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Birmingham Ensemble, Cardiff Philharmonic and with several ABC orchestras in Australia.
The programme includes:
Let us Garlands Bring (Finzi)
Two Elizabethan songs (Gurney)
Four Shakespeare songs (Cecilia McDowall)
On this Island (Britten)
and songs by Elgar.