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The Ebor Singers
7th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm
A programme centred on the premieres of two timely commissions: Errollyn Wallen sets Langston Hughes’ poem The Negro Speaks of Rivers, while David Power sets poetry by World War One conscientious objector, E.H. Visiak. The first half also interweaves movements from Kerry Andrew’s York Mass plus music by Hildegard von Bingen and Howard Skempton.
The second half celebrates choral music by women composers. York Viking Festival commissioned Hilary Campbell’s All Men are Mortal for Ebor Singers in 2010. The choir has performed for the finals of NCEM’s Young Composers Award since it began in 2008. Kerensa Briggs won the award in 2014, while Rhiannon Randle was a finalist in 2017.
Over the last few years, members of The Ebor Singers have recorded A-level choral compositions for Year 13 pupils of Camden High School for Girls. In this concert they present pieces by Mabel Hoskins and Xenia Hasalam, both from the class of 2017.
Errollyn Wallen: The Negro Speaks of Rivers (WP – LM commission)
David Power: Four Visiak Settings (WP – LM commission)
Kerry Andrew: York Mass
Howard Skempton: Ave virgo sanctissima
Hildegard von Bingen: Ave generosa, O Euchari
Hilary Campbell: All Men are Mortal
Rhiannon Randle: Ave Regina
Mabel Hoskins: Rise up
Kerensa Briggs: Lamentations
Xenia Hasalam: Alone
Hilary Campbell: The hand that made us is divine
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Errollyn Wallen and David Power, with a complimentary glass of wine/juice.
Read The Ebor Singers’ blogs on the programme:
Women of note