CANTORES Olicanae choir present their next concert entitled ‘My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land’ on Saturday, March 16th in St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, at 7.30pm.

A choir spokesperson said: "The concert showcases an eclectic mix of music and poetry inspired by northern landscapes, skies and composers. Although Edward Elgar is known for such works as the Enigma Variations and his Pomp and Circumstance marches, this concert takes it title from one of his most popular songs, ‘My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land’ - popular for its great delicacy, beauty and inventiveness.

"The deeply evocative ‘The Hills’ by John Ireland is full of differing landscape moods, whilst Elizabeth Poston’s ‘The Water of Tyne’ is a lover’s lament on the banks of the River Tyne. In addition, the concert has two pieces by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo - the meditative and captivating ‘Ubi Caritas’ and ‘Northern Lights’, which invokes images of his homeland’s spectacular aurora borealis. ‘So Deep’ by James Macmillan offers a superbly imaginative arrangement of Robert Burns’s well-known poem ‘Oh, my luve’s like a red, red rose’ and is in stark contrast to the ethereal sounds and harmonies of ‘Stars’ written by the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds."

The choir will be led by their Musical Director James Savage-Hanford and accompanied by Robert Sudall. Robert will also play piano music which encapsulates the overarching theme of the concert and will accompany the flautist, Lizzie Gurney.

Tickets are £15: students £5: under 14s free.

Tickets are available online at, or at Ilkley Visitor Information Centre (in Ilkley Library), at The Grove Bookshop, on the door, or call Judith on 07718 305398.

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