The Wonder of Will: Early and New Music Celebrating Shakespeare (2016)

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Folger Consort performed The Wonder of Will: Early and New Music Celebrating Shakespeare from January 22 to January 23, 2016 at the Washington National Cathedral.

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Inaugurating a year of Shakespeare celebration for the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Folger Consort presents a collaborative program featuring the twelve stellar English voices of Stile Antico. Songs and dances from Shakespeare and music for his greatest patron King James I resound in the cathedral, along with music by contemporaries William Byrd and John Dowland, including the Lachrimae for five viols and lute. Viols and voices join in period anthems, and Stile Antico performs a setting of texts from Henry IV by acclaimed contemporary classical music composer Nico Muhly. With Arcadia Viols and vocal ensemble Stile Antico.

For further information, please visit the Folger site to learn more.