Voices of Craven – A Sense of Belonging


23 June 2018 | 7pm

Venue: St Michael The Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham

Grassington Festival is proud to be collaborating with the Voices of Craven, a rural initiative which aims to get people from the villages of Craven singing by nurturing local choirs.

Everyone is welcome to join the monthly massed rehearsals which will all culminate in a celebratory concert staged in the beautiful St Michael the Archangel Church in Kirkby Malham.

Inspirational Choral Director Thomas Leech has put together an evening of music and joining the choir is locally born but internationally renowned Soprano Sarah Fox, described as “one of the loveliest voices presently available on any opera stage or concert platform”.

PROGRAMME (subject to change)

Choir, soprano: Let the River Run (arr. Johnson) [2’]
Summertime (Gershwin) [4,]
Over the Rainbow (Arlen) [4’]
Soprano solo: Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams) [3’]
Whither Must I Wander? (Vaughan Williams)[4’]

Soprano, choir and Dido’s Lament (Purcell)
strings: With Drooping Wings (Purcell) [9’]
Choir and strings: Sumer is icumen (medieval English) [3’]
El grillo (Josquin) [2’]
Fair Phyllis (Farmer) [2’]


Choir, soprano, strings: Laudate Dominum (Mozart) [5’30”]
Choir and strings: Ave Verum (Mozart) [3’]
Soprano and strings: O Waly Waly (arr. Britten) [4’]
Choir and strings: Turtle Dove (arr. Vaughan Williams) [3’]
As Torrents in Summer (Elgar) [3’]
Soprano and strings The Sally Gardens (arr. Britten) [2’30”]
Choir, soprano, strings: I Waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn [4.30”])
Hallelujah (Messiah – Handel) [4.30”]

Dates for the Massed Rehearsals at The Coniston Hotel are:

• Thursday April 19th
• Thursday May 17th
• Thursday June 21st

All rehearsals are in The Bannister Suite and are from 7pm-9pm.


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