Comparisons abound in a variety of masterful 20th century Shakespeare settings. These rub shoulders with Raleigh, the humour of Lear and the saucy wit of Wendy Cope as we celebrate the birthdays of Giles Swayne (60) and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (70).
Calico Pie — R R Bennett
Inscape (world premiere of new commission for the Micklegate Singers) — Paynter
Songs of Ariel — Martin
3 Shakespeare Songs — Vaughan Williams
Lonely Hearts, on five poems of Wendy Cope (2004 - 1st European Performance) — Swayne