Craven choir adopts flower theme for charity concert

Craven Herald: Cantores Salicium will perform sacred and secular songs to raise money for local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Cantores Salicium will perform sacred and secular songs to raise money for local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

CANTORES Salicium - a choir of around 20 voices from the Yorkshire Dales – will perform an evening of sacred and secular songs with an uplifting floral theme.

The concert at Settle Parish will raise money for local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to support a range of projects that care for the environment, landscape and communities of the Yorkshire Dales.

The concert will take place at Settle Parish Church next Sunday, June 8, from 5pm, and will include a special performance by local children

Earlier in the day, children aged seven to 12 are invited to call into the church between 2pm and 3.30pm and learn to sing a special song, The Lightening Tree, with the help of members of the choir.

They are then encouraged to return to the church at 5pm to perform their special song together, under the direction of choir member, Cheryl Arber.

Also in the programme are madrigals, part-songs and solos ranging from the 13th to the 20th century, broadly centred on the theme of flowers, trees and seasons. Included are works by Byrd, Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Debussy.

The choir is directed by Lindy Williams, who will accompany the solos along with Tricia Rees-Jones.

Lindy said: “This concert is very special to me and to the choir. Not only are we delighted to be raising money for this important local charity – in particular the imaginative and inspiring Flowers of the Dales festival – but also it is lovely to give an opportunity for children to extend their musical experience, singing alongside an established adult choir.”

Sarah Brewer, a fundraiser at YDMT, added: “This promises to be a lovely evening of beautiful music and song, and we are really grateful to Cantores Salicium for so kindly offering to perform to help raise money to support our work in the local area.

“I’m particularly excited about involving children in the performance, so I’d like to encourage parents to book their places on the afternoon workshop soon to be sure of a place.”

Tickets for the concert are free for under 16s and cost £10 for adults. Tickets for the afternoon session cost £2 per child or free with every Adult ticket purchased for the evening’s concert.

For more information or to book tickets, call the trust on 015242 51002 or email info@ydmt.org

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