HCS Summer Concert: ‘Round the Tree
Join HCS for our Summer Concert in collaboration with renowned chamber choir KANTOS.
Tickets are still available for this enchanting event on Saturday 8th July, held at the beautiful Holy Trinity Huddersfield, 19:30. Immerse yourself in an evening of exquisite music be celebrated composers Britten, Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen, Grau, Dove, Ireland, Elgar and Stanford, all centred around the theme of nature. Experience the harmonious melodies inspired by flowers, trees and landscapes.
Below, HCS associate director and conductor of this event discusses the event:
Can you tell us a little more about the concept or inspiration for ‘Round the Tree?
The inspiration for this programme was out wonderful world of nature and the importance of caring for our planet. I wanted to include elements of improvisation in the programme to mimic a natural environment where trees might grow and I wanted to programme repertoire spanning genres and eras and styles, which is something I often do when programming for Kantos. The title of the concert itself comes from a piece by Robert Nathaniel Dett called Hew ‘Round the Tree.
You’ll be conducting HCS but also your own chamber choir Kantos. What does the name Kantos mean and can you tell us a little bit about how Kantos will be performing with the HCS choir?