Saturday 28 April Manchester Chorale
Making a welcome return to the Priory, the Manchester Chorale are promising another evening of top-quality singing, this time with an interesting theme. The title of the concert is With a Lily…. words taken from a poem by Lorca set to a very rhythmic Spanish musical style by American Eric Whitacre. The floral theme will be visited throughout the concert – flowers in spring, flowers for love and flowers at funerals.
This year the country is commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War and in keeping this, the Chorale will be performing a number of songs to remember the tragedies that have beset our nation.
The Manchester Chorale are fortunate to have a composer in their midst. Chris O’Hara has taken four poems from First World War female poets and set them sensitively to choral music. Collectively known as ‘Scars Upon Their Hearts’, they capture the excitement, confusion, horror, grief and consequences of war.
Concert sponsored by Kirbys of Harrogate