DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University will present the music of Shakespeare’s plays in a performance by Ensemble Chaconne called “Measure for Measure,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for premium seating, $10 for general admission, and free to Misericordia students, staff and faculty with identification. To purchase tickets or for information, visit www.misericordia.edu/chaconne or call the university box office at 570-674-6719.
The Ensemble Chaconne will perform a selection of music that includes love songs, comic antics, depiction of madness and tragedy all taken from Shakespeare’s plays.
Attendees can expect to hear the following songs “The Willow Song,” sung by Desdemona in “Othello;” “It Was a Lover and His Lasse” from “As You Like It;” “O Mistress Mine” from “Twelfth Night;” “Full Fathom Five” from “The Tempest;” “Go from My Window” from Ophelia’s mad scene in “Hamlet;” and “Greensleeves,” the famous ballad tune quoted in “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Celebrating its 33rd season, Ensemble Chaconne performs internationally, having completed tours in England, Canada and across the U.S. The group has appeared at the National Gallery in London, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s residency at Davidson College, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the 40th annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, among many other venues.