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Pinsuti presents: 'Earth, Air, Fire and Water'

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Christ Church, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2AH

Entry Fee: Tickets - £8 from choir members or on the door (under-16s free)

Saturday 17th March, 2018
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Pinsuti, the Ilkley and Skipton chamber choir conducted by Robert Webb, returns to Christ Church in March, with a varied programme of choral music, combining earth, air, fire and water.
The elements feature in the airy scenes of nature captured in Finzi’s seven part songs, wonderful settings of lyric poetry by First World War poet Robert Bridges, including “Clear and gentle stream” and “Nightingales”.
More earth, air, fire and water are provided by the young Finnish composer, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, who takes Shakespeare as his inspiration, in dramatic settings from The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Come Away Death” from Twelfth Night and the atmospheric witches’ song from Macbeth, “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble”.
We will be singing three pieces by the popular contemporary American composer, Eric Whitacre: our favourite, “Sleep”, to a text by written by Charles Silvestri; “Nox aurumque” by the same partnership; and the work which made the then 25-year-old composer’s name, “Water Night”, on a text by Octavio Paz.
Morten Lauridsen is one of our favourite choral composers, and he provides an abundance of fire, through his impassioned "Madrigali" - six “Fire Songs” on Italian renaissance poems, concerning the pleasures and pains of love.
It is an exciting and varied selection of music, which we hope will appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes and provide a very enjoyable evening.
Come and join us!

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