From Byrd to Britten: A tribute to Roger Scaife

November 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester
Cross St
Manchester M2 1NL
£9/£6/£1 (18 and under) avail online and at the door

This performance is in support of Freedom From Torture.

The Hepton Singers are revisiting some of their favourite repertoire in tribute to Roger Scaife who directed the choir for 25 years, and helped to make the choir what it is today. He introduced the choir over that period to a cornucopia of delicious music, spanning several centuries from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir will sing 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 Chris Legg, one of our basses, setting a poem by Emily Dickinson.

Refreshments will be available.

Don’t miss what promises to be a special evening!

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. There is a centre nearby in Manchester. The charity receives no government support. Visit the website.