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The Taverner Consort of Voices | Love’s labours…

20 August 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

Tickets: Adults/Seniors $25 (online) $30 (at door) | Pensioners/Students $20 | Children under 12 Free

A journey in song through the joy and pain of romantic love, as evoked by poets and composers from Tudor to modern times. Love’s labours were ever thus… Treat yourself to 17th century madrigals; the indiscretions of shepherds and shepherdesses in Stanford’s settings of Elizabethan texts; Scottish and English folk songs; Musgrave’s settings of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s poems of lovers scorned; Schumann’s Herbstlied, and contemporary works by Rutter, Quilter and Leek. Zara Stanton (Soprano), Beverley Kennedy (Piano).

Love found and lost:
Have I found her? Francis Pilkington
Ay Me, Poor Heart! Giles Farnaby
Now is the Gentle Season Thomas Morley
What though her Frowns Francis Pilkington
Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis John Wilbye

Shepherds and Shepherdesses:
Three Songs on Elizabethan Texts Charles Villiers Stanford:
Corydon Arise!
Shall we go dance?

Faithful for Life:
Three Folksongs from Scotland and the
North of England:
Afton Water
Robbie Burns (words); Arr. David Willcocks Ca’ the Yowes
Robbie Burns (words) Arr. Vaughan Williams The Keel Row
Tyneside traditional song Arr. John Byrt


Love in Nature:
O Yellow, Yellow Sweet
Alan Tragaskis (music); John Shaw Nelson (lyrics)
Zara Stanton (soprano); Beverley Key (piano)

The Bluebird Charles Villiers Stanford

Love’s Labours Lost:
Four Madrigals by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Set to music by Thea Musgrave
With Serving Still
Tanglid I was in Love’s Snare
At Most Mischief
Hate whom ye List

The Seasons
Love and Life in Autumn:
Im Herbst Robert Schumann

Love in a Cold Climate (according to William Shakespeare):
Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind John Rutter (from As You Like It)

When Icicles hang by the Wall Roger Quilter
(from Love’s Labours Lost)
Zara Stanton (soprano); Beverley Key (piano)

In Spring:
It Was a Lover and his Lass (Shakespeare) John Rutter

In Summer:
Midsummer Noon Stephen Leek



20 August 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Glebe Town Hall, Glebe
160 St Johns Rd
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia