Shall I Compare Thee?
Choral Songs on Shakespeare Texts

This unique celebration of texts by William Shakespeare, all set to music by world-class composers of our own time, includes the recorded premieres of seven works and several songs written especially for Chicago a cappella.

“[A] charming, beautifully sung collection….Chicago a cappella sings with clarity, well-balanced tone, and deep emotional involvement.”
—Washington Post

“pure intonation, beautiful blend and clear diction”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer

“ a unique, unstuffy, beautifully sung enterprise.”
—American Record Guide



  • Amy Conn
  • Kathleen O’Brien Dietz


  • Elizabeth Grizzell
  • Susan Schober



  • Matt Greenberg
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Jonathan Miller

Additional Details

Cedille Records 90000 085
Running time: 63:00
Includes 32-page booklet with notes, texts and translations
Recorded at Northeastern Illinois University Recital Hall, Chicago