2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Musica Chamber Choir and storyteller Pernille Stockfleth celebrate his legacy with the storytelling concert Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On. We investigate, through a Nordic perspective, how composers from Shakespeare’s era to our own have been inspired by the powerful emotions in his plays.
The audience will experience stories and choral works from Hamlet, Othello, The Tempest, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night and As You Like It, among others. Music, drama and story are interwoven in an exploration into Shakespeare’s emotional universe.
Among the selected composers are Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell, Juhani Komulainen, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Amy Beach, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Matthew Harris, as well as pieces composed for the project by Christian Hildebrandt and Musica’s conductor Filipe Carvalheiro.
The concert in St. Paul’s Covent Garden is a “Brandenburg Choral Festival of London” event.