15 May 2014 19:30 - 21:30
Dying and bereavement have engendered some of the most deeply felt words and music ever written.
The breadth of ideas and emotions is surprisingly varied, and certainly far from only doom and gloom. The programme will feature solo songs whose poetry explores the impact of bereavement, permission to die, and release and hope, performed by soprano Alison Wray, accompanied by Tim Tozer. One of the North’s foremost poets, James Nash will read some of his own poems, including sonnets inspired by research at the University of Yorkon coma. The Chanticleer Singers conducted by Jane Sturmheit will present the songs they would like to hear at their funerals.
National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
Telephone: 01904 658338