The Villvin-Hamar Sosialistiske Kor will be visiting Yorkshire on the weekend of 15th-16th October to join with four Yorkshire choirs to sing in a concert marking the 950th anniversary of the battle in which King Harold defeated the invading Norwegians at Stamford Bridge just outside York. Harold then went on to face his own defeat at the Battle of Hastings.
The main item in the concert is the world premiere of the Battle Cantata by Yorkshire composer Stuart Nettleship. The Cantata will be sung by a combined chorus of 150 and will be accompanied by the East Riding Sinfonia. Four distinguished soloists will also feature including Chris Thornton-Holmes as King Harold and Jason Darnell as his estranged brother Tostig. All five choirs will present a short programme of English and Norwegian music including Viking folk songs from the Villvin Kor.
The concert, which will be raising money for Jessie’s Fund (music therapy for children) is being hosted by All Saints Church Pocklington. The concert starts at 7.30 on Sunday 16th October.
Tickets, priced at £12, £10 (concessions) and £5 (children) from Eventbrite: https://battle950.eventbrite.co.uk . Also from ‘Take a Leaf’ florists in Stamford Bridge and Rosemary on 01904 787181.