From Byrd to Britten: A tribute to Roger Scaife

November 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Heptonstall Church
Church Street
Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7NS
£9/£6/£1 (18 and under) avail online and at the door

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