The Word of the Week is…’burden’. Chosen for its musical definitions because we are celebrating A Concert for Winter taking place tomorrow and looking ahead to the Candlelit Concerts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

 

Word of the Week: ‘burden, burthen’ (n.)

1. Refrain, chorus
2. Bass accompaniment (in a song)
3. Birth, state of pregnancy
4. Capacity, load, weight
5. Load, pile

‘I would sing my song without a burden; thou bring’st me out
of tune.’

As You Like It, III, ii

Voiced by Doug Buist, Marketing Manager. Doug is currently making lots of signs ready for the opening of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.