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HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK

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HALIFAX CHAMBER CHOIR

‘To be sung on the water’ is a programme of choral music reflecting themes in the exhibition in the Crossley Gallery by Halifax-based artist Jack Chesterman whose work is characterised mainly as maritime and landscape providing a context for subject matter related to journeying, history and loss.


With this in mind, Aljosa Skorja, director of Halifax Chamber Choir, has put together a programme of music by composers including Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Barber, Whitacre and Lauridsen which focuses on some of the themes explored in the paintings, featuring songs of the sea and sailors, loss and destruction.


These include Frederick Delius’ ‘To de sung on a summer night on the water’; Eric Whitacre’ stunning and menacing ‘Water night’ based on Octavio Paz's poem Agua nocturna; Joseph Barnby’s lyrical ‘Sweet and low’; Charles Wood’s ‘Full fathom five’ and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ folksong ‘Just as the tide was flowing'.



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