In the first of two lunchtime concerts for the autumn, tenor Jonathan Hanley and piano accompanist George Haynes will be bringing us a concert entitled “In sweet music is such art: Songs to Shakespeare”. The programme will feature settings of Shakespeare, and his contemporaries John Donne and Francis Quarles, by English composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Benjamin Britten, Roger Quilter, and Eric Coates. The concert will also feature the première of a song by George Haynes.
Admission to the concert is free, but if you are able to afford it, a donation will be much appreciated, and will help to fund future talks and concerts. The suggested donation is £4.
As usual the café will be open for an hour before the concert from noon, staffed by volunteers from The Green Backyard, and will be serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, home made cakes, quiche, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.
Jonathan is a lay clerk at Peterborough Cathedral, and is also the current parish administrator for St John’s!