PINSUTI Chamber Choir's concert in Skipton on Friday, November 17, celebrates 400 years since composer William Byrd's death.

It will feature 'Mass for Four Voices' and contrasting settings of songs by Shakespeare, composed by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The choir will also sing Byrd's 'Sing Joyfully' and 'Ave Verum Corpus' with the challenging 'Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined', by the contemporary composer Roderick Williams.

The modern vein continues with a setting of Silvestri's 'Sainte Chapelle' by composer Eric Whitacre, and Bob Chilcott's arrangement of another setting of a Shakespeare song, this time by William Walton, 'Touch her soft lips and part'.

The concert will take place at Christ Church, Skipton at 7.30pm on November 17. Tickets are £12 on the door or via eventbrite. Free for under 18s.

The choir is made up of around 20 singers who come from Skipton, Gargrave, South Craven and Ilkley, and is conducted by Robert Webb.

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