‘Music for a While’ on March 24th at 7:30pm
In an exciting first-time collaboration with the Huddersfield Literature Festival and as part of the Kirklees Year of Music 2023, join us at The Civic, Slaithwaite, for an evening of songs featuring words and poetry exploring the theme of music, and the constant power and influence it has had on our lives for generations.
Music has been a source of inspiration for authors around the world, for centuries, attempting to put into words the feeling and effect that music has on themselves and society.
Pianist Christopher Pulleyn is joined by two exciting young singers, soprano Georgie Malcolm and baritone Billy Kyle, who will perform a programme of music exploring how composers have used texts to express in words their own love for their craft. Featuring music and words from poets and composers from around the world and as far back as the 17th Century, including music by Purcell, Schubert, Debussy and Britten and words and poetry by Shakespeare, John Dryden, Edith Sitwell and Sister Helen Prejean.
The performance will be approximately an hour long with no interval. Join us for refreshments after the performance!