Music of the Poets

Music of the Poets

St Luke's Church


Cappella Nova: Music of the Poets

Conductor Tony Shield

The ‘Poets Corner’ avenues in Bath’s Bear Flat neighbourhood celebrate the poetry of Shakespeare, Shelley, Byron, Chaucer, Milton, Longfellow and Kipling. In this concert, Cappella Nova explore musical settings of poems by these same poets. Music ranges from Milton’s words in Hubert Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens through Edward Elgar’s setting of Byron’s Deep in My Soul, to John Rutter’s jazz-inspired settings of words by Shakespeare, and some newly commissioned music. This will be an evening of words and music to inspire, enlighten and enjoy!

A charity concert in aid of Julian House

Formed in 2001, Cappella Nova is a chamber choir from Bath and North Wiltshire, conducted by Tony Shield. We perform three or four concerts each year with a wide range of sacred and secular music, usually in aid of local or national charities.