The Art of the Choral Scholar
Wed, 6th July, 7.30pm: Sailing Barge Dawn
We are delighted to be able to welcome choral scholars from Chelmsford Cathedral for a reprise of their sell out recital on Dawn last year. The singers will present solo items from Purcell to Britten, as well as singing together in music from the Renaissance to Barber Shop.
Henry: Man and Monarch with Brett Brown
Thursday 7th July, 7.30pm: Plume School
Henry V, is one of Shakespeare’s most developed characters, appearing across three plays. Through Shakespeare’s retelling of history, we discover a lot about his reckless youth and mature kingship: the man and the Monarch. In this solo performance of Henry V we explore the growing realisation that finding a path that allows for both sides of the one character is not easy. Acclaimed actor Brett Brown, plays Henry as the newly crowned king, creating his power base in England through success at the battle of Agincourt while at the same time coming to terms with the loss of camaraderie with the common man, which he so enjoys. At the same time, through Shakespeare’s words, he narrates the progress from Royal Court to Agincourt to courtly love, as Henry finds himself, as well as finding his future.