For Voice's February 2016 US tour, If Music Be the Food of Love will include songs both new and old to explore the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The trio focuses the program on the extraordinary role of women in music - as composers, performers and muses.
The concert includes Shakespearean song (in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death), medieval music, folksong arrangements from the UK and Ireland, and contemporary repertoire including a set of newly commissioned works by British composers - Stevie Wishart, Helen Chadwick, Emily Levy, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Marcus Davidson.
Voice with special guest Matt Haimovitz, cello
On a very special series of concerts, Voice is joined by the award-winning cellist, Matt Haimovitz, in an inspired collaborative project to adapt Shakespearean songs and the medieval music of Hildegard von Bingen. This glorious combination of voices and cello also includes a new work by the winner of Oxingale Records' Emerging Composers competition. The concert also includes solo cello works by such luminaries as Bach, Gabrielli, and Glass.