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Anne Brontë 200: “A Fine and Subtle Spirit” – A Celebration in Words and Music
November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm12£ – 15£
A bicentenary celebration for Anne Brontë will take place in Manchester on Saturday, November 13th 2021. Postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, this unique concert event features choral settings of Anne’s words, written specially for the occasion, as well as new poetry inspired by Anne’s life and example. Lucy Pankhurst, BBC commissionee of The Pankhurst Anthem, has composed the title work which sits alongside other new settings by Paul Vowles and by American composers Cristi Cary Miller, Judith Herrington and Dale Trumbore. There is also music by John Rutter, David Fanshawe and John Joubert. The performers are Manchester Musicians’ Choir, Withington Girls’ School Choir, soprano Lesley-Jane Rogers, pianists Janet Simpson and Wendy Nugent and Brontë scholar Nick Holland. Poets Liliana Pasterska, Philip Watts and Edwin Stockdale will perform their own works.