Author of Light

Event 4: York Early Music Festival

Saturday 9 July 7.30pm
Reserved seating front nave: £35.00
Reserved seating rear nave: £28.00
Unreserved seating side aisles: £22.00 (£6.00 under 35)
Venue: York Minster

directed by Harry Christophers

Author of Light

Hubert Parry’s six Songs of Farewell must surely rank among the finest choral works ever written. Deeply affected by the First World War, Parry sought out poetry that would reflect not only peace, unity and the search for a better world, but also an escape from the horrors of war. The poems he chose to set are sublime, be they metaphysical poetry by Donne and Vaughan or the beauty of Thomas Campion. Three works by the poet and lutenist Campion, coupled with medieval carols exploring patriotic ceremony, provide a variety of sound-worlds to complement the rich sonority of Parry’s songs.

‘spine-shiveringly radiant from the first to the last’ The Times

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