Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7NS
For this concert the Hepton Singers are having fun with folk songs! Being the adventurous choir we are we decided to explore some of the lesser-known regions of the genre, as well as one or two classics including Bushes and Briars and The Iona Boat Song. We’ve broadened the definition of folk song to include Pseudo-Yoik by the Finnish composer Jaako Mäntyjärvi, and Thea Musgrave’s incomparable Subway Piranhas. The programme will also include a mellow arrangement of The Parting Glass by Anne Heath, one of our tenors, and three new and original folk song settings by the choir’s musical director, Alison West.