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Garrick’s Shakespeare Ode

To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Ex Cathedra, in collaboration with BBC Radio 3 in concert, perform a staged, period-instrument performance of Garrick’s Shakespeare Ode.

A world-premiere commemorative concert in the church where Shakespeare was baptised and buried.

Actor Sam West narrates An Ode to Shakespeare by David Garrick – the 18th century actor and theatre manager responsible for our modern-day appreciation of The Bard. Choral group Ex Cathedra and City Musick perform Thomas Arne’s 18th century musical setting of the Ode, followed by A Shakespeare Masque, specially written for the event by the Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, and composed by Sally Beamish.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and broadcast in conjunction with BBC Radio 3.

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2 hours

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