2019-04-15 – 11:00 h

Composer and conductor Nigel Hess will lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra together with the Cantus Ensemble, tomorrow Tuesday 16 of April, at the Royal Festival Hall of London (United Kingdom), in a concert dedicated to William Shakespeare’s extraordinary words, brought to life with orchestral and choral music from stage and screen.


The concert, entitled ‘The food of Love’, will have the participation of baritone Morgan Pearse and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, being narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi and Frances Barber, with famous excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays and entertaining theatrical anecdotes. The evening will feature musical highlights from the scores of Craig Armstrong (Romeo + Juliet), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), William Walton (Henry V Suite), Nigel Hess (Royal Shakespeare Company productions), Henry Purcell, Roger Quilter and Ralph Vaughan Williams.


The program will be the following:

  • Nigel Hess – The entry to the Senate from Julius Caesar
  • William Walton – Fanfare from Hamlet
  • Quilter – Evening in the forest from As You Like It
  • Nigel Hess – Christening & Coronation from Henry VIII; The statue from The Winter’s Tale; Sigh no more from Much Ado About Nothing; Suite from The Comedy of Errors
  • William Walton – Soliloquy from Hamlet; Suite from Henry V


  • Patrick Doyle – Non Nobis, Domine from Henry V
  • Craig Armstrong – Balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet
  • Nigel Hess – Evening hymn from Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Henry Purcell – Overture, Timon of Athens
  • Nigel Hess – Overture, Much Ado About Nothing
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams – The cloud-capp’d towers from The Tempest
  • Nigel Hess – Willow song from Othello; The wind and the rain from Twelfth Night
  • Stephen Warbeck – The end from Shakespeare in Love


When: Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 19:30h

Where: Royal Festival Hall (London, UK)

Tickets: 10-50 GBP (12-58 €) – https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/119808-food-love-2019

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