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Sunday, 31 March 2019

Anne Brontë Bicentenary (2020) - early notice!

A Fine and Subtle Spirit

- a celebration of music and poetry to commemorate the bicentenary year of Anne Brontë's birth -

At 7.30pm on Saturday 28 March 2020 at Manchester's Cross Street Chapel, there will be a concert of new choral music and poetry to celebrate Anne Brontë.  Specially composed for the occasion, Lucy Pankhurst's 'A Fine and Subtle Spirit' will be joined by other choral settings of Anne's words, among them works by Paul Vowles and by American composers Dale Trumbore, Cristi Cary Miller and Judith Herrington - alongside much-loved sacred works by John Rutter and David Fanshawe, and some of the hymns of Anne herself.   

Poets Liliana Pasterska and Philip Wattswill give first performances of their new poetry along with the Anne Brontë poems of Edwin Stockdale. 

Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL, UK

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