Yorkshire’s Simon Armitage writes lyrics for Huddersfield Choral Society

Yorkshire-born Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has worked with Huddersfield Choral Society to create two compositions as after it was “silenced”.

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 5:27 pm

Updated Sunday, 11th October 2020, 5:32 pm
Simon Armitage. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
Simon Armitage. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

The society said that it wanted to create something new that would remember departed friends – two members died from Covid-19 early into lockdown – but also “to provide hope for choral singers throughout the UK”.

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The society commissioned two acclaimed composers, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Daniel Kidane – to

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Greenwich Choral Society switches to virtual performance in the time of COVID-19

GREENWICH — The Greenwich Choral Society has embarked on a program of recording virtual performances to share with the public on the internet.

Greenwich Choral Society announced that its first virtual performance will be of James E. Moore’s arrangement of “An Irish Blessing.” It will be

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Greenwich Choral Society Unveils First Virtual Performance

GREENWICH, CT — The Greenwich Choral Society announced Tuesday its first virtual performance is now available for viewing.

In light of the coronavirus, the society has suspended group rehearsals and public concerts and “embarked on a program of recording virtual performances” to be shared virtually with the public, according to a release. (To sign up for Greenwich breaking news alerts and more, click here.)

Their first performance, James E. Moore’s arrangement of “An Irish Blessing,” is available for viewing through the society’s website.

For their first performance, choristers recorded their vocal parts in their homes. These separate parts were then sent in and combined through a computer program to create a full performance.

The society has also opened its weekly Zoom online rehearsals to any in the community who would like to find out more about creating choral music at this time. No auditions are required to participate, just an

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