TALES of drunkenness, gluttony and misfortune are abound in an evening’s entertainment at Malvern Theatres this weekend with wine critic and former choral singer Oz Clarke.
Oz and members of the the leading baroque ensemble Armonico Consort will present their show ‘Oz and Armonico Drink to Music’ on Saturday from 7.15pm.
Presented in a relaxed style, the show investigates the spurious links between wine from around the world and the music of the baroque from Bach, Purcell and Vivaldi to the dance music of South America.
Oz and Armonico will take the audience through a four-course menu packed with stories, anecdotes and musical interludes as well as opportunities for a little wine tasting along the way.
Wine writer and broadcaster Oz was a professional singer for many years, starting at Cantebury with the Scola Cantorum before joining the renowned Monteverdi Choir and the Academy of St Martin’s.
Also a successful actor, he appeared on the West End stage as Sweeney Todd, played one of the first criminals to be apprehended by Superman in the 1978 film and toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Oz said: “I can’t wait to get back on the choral stage with fantastic singers such as William Towers and Eloise Irving and the players of Armonico Consort.
“I’m really looking forward to exploring in depth the relationship between wine, women and song.
“I’ve been sharpening up my vocal cords, which is causing much consternation amongst the musicians.
“Bring your ear plugs.”
Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered from www.malvern-theatres.co.uk.