‘ … Noises, sounds and sweet airs’
Songs from The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night set to sweet music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Frank Martin and Matthew Harris.
The concert will also include the evocative ‘As the very rocks themselves’, a work written especially for The Hepton Singers by Paul Robinson
The Hepton Singers have a reputation for performing dramatic programmes of exciting unaccompanied music from all ages, including recent works. Our director is Alison West, a popular musician and composer in the Hebden Bridge area. From our home base in Heptonstall, the choir has toured widely in the north of England and in Europe. We are delighted to support the work of CROWS with this event, and look forward to making new friends in the Ryburn valley.
CROWS(Community Rights of Way Service) is a small local charitable organisation working to improve access to the beautiful countryside of the Upper Calder and Ryburn Valleys. We are all volunteers! In our first year (2014-15), CROWS cleared 35 kms of the footpath network, installed nearly 100 steps on steep, slippery slopes, dealt with drainage problems, cut back overgrown vegetation and put up 130 waymarks. We also do surveys for the Local Authority – reporting on the condition of paths and costing remedial work. While some bigger projects have been supported by from the National Trust and parish councils, most work on lesser known paths goes unfunded and relies on occasional small donations.