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Sat, 14 Oct

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All Saints Church, Dulverton

17.00 The Two Moors Festival - Homecoming: Music and Poetry

These Homecoming concerts explore what it is that makes us feel we are home, when we have lost the world we knew, our land, our people. Tickets from the website https://tickets.twomoorsfestival.co.uk/sales/festivals/2023-festival/homecoming---music-and-poetry

17.00 The Two Moors Festival - Homecoming: Music and Poetry
17.00 The Two Moors Festival - Homecoming: Music and Poetry

Time & Location

14 Oct 2023, 17:00

All Saints Church, Dulverton, Bank Square, Dulverton TA22 9BU, UK

About The Event

Examining the plight of refugees who create new homes, as well as weaving through the programme our most ancient folk songs that ground us to generations past and future, this promises to be a powerful programme that asks a lot of questions. Buy tickets to both concerts to get the full experience, at a discount.

Dave Neita spoken word poet Ruby Hughes soprano Mathilde Milwidsky violin Huw Watkins piano

Vaughan-Williams  The Lark Ascending  |  Along the Field  Trad. She Moved Through the Fair Britten Let the Florid Music Praise Schumann In der Fremde  | Einsamkeit  Deborah Pritchard Liberty  - WORLD PREMIERE Bloch Pictures from Hassidic Life  Bach Sarabande from Partita no 4, Bach Erbarme Dich

Spoken word poet and human rights activist, Dave Neita opens the evening followed by the world premiere performance of Deborah Pritchard’s new work 'Liberty' alongside Vaughan-Williams' iconic Lark Ascending and songs by Britten, Bloch, Schumann and Bach. 'Liberty' for soprano, violin and piano

Deborah Pritchard's new song cycle Liberty sets a collection of diverse poetry on the theme of home, spanning across the centuries from the metaphysical to The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus (engraved on the Statue of Liberty), celebrating the Mother of Exiles and opening a golden door to hope. The cycle concludes in the 21st century, elevating the global community and the diaspora, with a new poem by Jamaican poet Dave Neita. Her new work will illuminate the profound meaning of what home means to humanity through expressive dialogue between voice and ensemble, taking a synaesthetic approach to the light and darkness in the narrative and giving meaning to the words through a kaleidoscope of timbres, colours and textures.

“A typical striking recital from Soprano Ruby Hughes… her vibrato light voice is extremely expressive even when her volume is turned low.” The Times

This concert will finish at 6.30pm.

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