The Food of Love – July 24, 2005 | St. John's Church, Elora, ON
Settings of Shakespeare, or music connected with his plays

date: July 24, 2005

For the Elora Festival, we repeated the concert presented the previous afternoon in the Bayfield Town Hall.  It was a reworking of Brush up your Shakespeare, a concert originally presented in Walter Hall on May 10, 1987.  Several choral numbers were included to involve the Elora Festival Singers and their conductor, Noel Edison.  Most of the songs were in English, with brief visits to Scandinavia with Sibelius and the French world with Fauré and Hahn.  The final sequence of numbers from Kiss me, Kate ended the programme in ebullient style.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Fancy Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Shakespeare, William
An Sylvia, D891 Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Shakespeare, William, trans. Bauernfeld, Eduard von
Who is Sylvia? Op.18/2 (Let us Garlands Bring) McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Finzi, Gerald Shakespeare, William
Full fathom five (Three Shakespeare Songs) Elora Festival Singers; Edison, Noel, conductor Vaughan Williams, Ralph Shakespeare, William
The cloud-capp’d towers (Three Shakespeare Songs) Elora Festival Singers; Edison, Noel, conductor Vaughan Williams, Ralph Shakespeare, William
Over hill, over dale (Three Shakespeare Songs) Elora Festival Singers; Edison, Noel, conductor Vaughan Williams, Ralph Shakespeare, William
Greensleeves (Sir John in Love) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph n/a
It was a lover and his lass, Op.18/5 (Let us Garlands Bring) Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Finzi, Gerald Shakespeare, William
La Mort d’Ophélie, Op.18/2 Elora Festival Singers; Ralls, Stephen, piano; Edison, Noel, conductor Berlioz, Hector Legouvé, Ernest
Kom nu hit, död! Op.60/1 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Sibelius, Jean Shakespeare, William, trans. Hagberg, Karl August
Hållilå, uti storm och i regn, Op.60/2 McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Sibelius, Jean Shakespeare, William, trans. Hagberg, Karl August
Entr’acte, Op.57/2 (Shylock) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel n/a
Madrigal, Op.57/3 (Shylock) Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Haraucourt, Edmond
Nocturne, Op.57/5 (Shylock) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel n/a
L’Amour qui pourtant n’est pas bête (Le Marchand de Venise) Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Zamacoïs, Miguel
I hate men! (Kiss me, Kate) Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Porter, Cole Porter, Cole
Tom, Dick or Harry (Kiss me, Kate) Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Porter, Cole Porter, Cole
Brush up your Shakespeare (Kiss me, Kate) Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Elora Festival Singers; Ralls, Stephen, piano; Edison, Noel, conductor Porter, Cole Porter, Cole
I am ashamed that women are so simple (Kiss me, Kate) Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Porter, Cole Porter, Cole
Finale (Kiss me, Kate) Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Elora Festival Singers; Ralls, Stephen, piano; Edison, Noel, conductor Porter, Cole Porter, Cole
Brush up your Shakespeare (Kiss me, Kate)   – ENCORE Burgess, Norine, mezzo; Wiliford, Lawrence, tenor; McGillivray, Peter, baritone; Elora Festival Singers; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano; Edison, Noel, conductor Porter, Cole Porter, Cole