Saturday 8th July, 2023 at 7:30pm

A word from our Musical Director...

Southern Voices present Music for a Summer’s Evening, a programme celebrating the art of song in all its glorious forms, from madrigals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to music being composed and arranged today. American composer Jake Runestad wrote "Your Soul is Song" very much as a celebratory composition, taking a text that affirms the power of music to touch our souls and lift our spirits. Music for a Summer’s Evening encapsulates those sentiments through madrigals and folksongs, together with settings of Shakespearean and Elizabethan texts by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the renowned jazz pianist and composer George Shearing.

Drawing the strands of the concert together is the ever-popular choral composer Bob Chilcott, who has taken the madrigal texts heard earlier in the programme and produced new, jazz-infused, toe-tapping settings. Southern Voices, conducted by Jamal Sutton, are joined by pianist Nicholas Salwey (Head of Keyboard, Winchester College) and double bassist Alastair Hume (founder member of the King’s Singers).

We hope to see you there!


  • Your Soul is Song - Jake Runestad
  • Four English madrigals - Morley, Bennet, Gibbons
  • Three Elizabethan Part Songs - Vaughan Williams
  • Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare - George Shearing


  • Three traditional folksongs - arr. Knight, Carrington, Rutter
  • Little Jazz Madrigals - Bob Chilcott

Piano - Nick Salwey
Double bass - Alastair Hume
Directed by Jamal Sutton



Saturday 8th July, 2023 at 7:30pm


St Peter's Church, Stockbridge, SO20 6HF


£16; Children 18 and under £1

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