19
Nov
Hepton Singers
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
19-11-17

From Byrd to Britten

a concert by the Hepton Singers, in aid of Freedom from Torture

The Hepton Singers, from Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, will sing a programme of delicious “a cappella” music, spanning several centuries from the Renaissance to the present day. 

All the proceeds of the concert will go to support the work of Freedom from Torture, a charity which works to support survivors of torture, and has a centre nearby in Manchester. The charity receives no government support.   https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/about_freedom_from_torture

The programme revisits some of the choir’s favourite repertoire, in tribute to their former director Roger Scaife, who died earlier this year. The concert will include music by Byrd, Palestrina, Purcell, Croft, Bach, Bruckner, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Kodaly. More unusual repertoire will include music by Antonín Tučapský, a Czech composer whose thoughtful, beautiful and deeply spiritual music should be better known, and a new piece by choir member Chris Legg, setting a poem by Emily Dickinson. 

Refreshments will be available. 

Come and support the vitally important work of Freedom from Torture and enjoy what promises to be a special evening! Tickets are available both online at www.heptonsingers.co.uk and on the door.