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Christopher O’Gorman (tenor) & Kate Ledger (piano) – Winter Words and New Songs
4th August 2018 @ 7:30 pm| £8 – £10
In a scorching summer, York-based virtuosi Christopher O’Gorman and Kate Ledger offer a refreshing evening of reflective and witty song.
Britten’s 1953 cycle of poems by Thomas Hardy is echoed in Jonathan Dove’s cycle Out of Winter, which sets words written in response to Hardy’s by tenor Robert Tear.
Sadie Harrison’s humorous Easter Zunday sets a William Barnes poem written in Dorset dialect, while Elisabeth Lutyens raided the “i” section of the Oxford Book of English Verse’s Index of First Lines for the mischievously entitled The Egocentric.
Completing the evening are new works by Steve Crowther and a special commission by James Cave setting words by York-based poet Shash Trevett.
Sadie Harrison: Easter Zunday
Britten: Winter Words
James Cave: In Your Old Age – WP of LM commission (words: Shash Trevett)
Steve Crowther: Settings from Forever, Now – WP (words: Helen Cadbury)
Jonathan Dove: Out of Winter
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm: James Cave
with a complimentary glass of wine/juice