William Shakespeare


Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 31 languages. Mandel is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. Station Eleven is the focus of the 1st annual BIG READ for the Purdue English Department and West Lafayette Public Library.


The next concert from the Lafayette Chamber Singers is Sunday afternoon, May 15th, and features selections inspired by Shakespeare. On the program is music by Amy Beach, Michael Tippett, as well as selections by Thomas Arne, Erich Korngold, and Jaakko Mantyjarvi. Artistic Director Clayton Lein says not only it was a challenge but it was exciting to assemble the program, including music for ensemble and soloists. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Lein about “Under the Greenwood Tree” in the WBAA studios.