Tuesday 6 February 2018

Chris O'Hara's "Scars upon their Hearts" composition using women's poetry of WW1

North West composer Chris O'Hara approached me some years ago via this weblog, with regard to poetry written by women during WW1.  

Chris wanted to set some of the poems written by women to music and has now completed his work.  It is entitled "Scars upon their Hearts” and Chris selected the poems “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Sara Teasdale,“The Dancers” by Edith Sitwell, “Perhaps” by Vera Brittain and “Rouen” by May Wedderburn Cannan.

"Scars upon their Hearts" will be premiered on 24th March 2018 during a commemorative concert organised by The Manchester Chorale.  The concert is to take place at Bury Parish Church, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0AH.  The concert features Faure’s Requiem and begins at 19.30.

Tickets are £10 or £5 concessions on the door, from Bury Tourist Board at the Fusiliers Museum or via the Manchester Chorale website https://www.manchesterchorale.org.uk/