The Ashburton Singers…

Spring 2016

“Bring us in Good Ale!”

In this year, the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The Ashburton Singers present a concert of songs from the plays, and music inspired by Shakespeare’s words. 

The programme mixes ballads that would have been very familiar to Shakespeare’s company and audiences, such as “Bonny Sweet Robin” and “Fortune my Foe”, and twentieth century settings of the Shakespeare texts “The cloud-capp’d towers” and “Full fathom Five”. Music is by William Cornyshe, William Byrd, Charles Wood, George Macfarren, Ralph Vaughan Williams, with three songs from John Rutter’s Song Cycle “When Icicles Hang” accompanied by Jenny Quick (piano).

Directed by Bridget Ansell 

Where and When:

Friday March 18th – All Saints’ Church, Kenton near Exeter

Saturday March 19th – St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, Devon