A celebration of music from France


As part of The Yorkshire Festival, 100 days of world-class music, dance, theatre, film, art and sculpture welcoming the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to Yorkshire, Cantorelli, a small chamber choir in the Calder Valley which has been performing concerts of unaccompanied choral music throughout the area for over 20 years, has chosen a varied programme of music which has a French connection to perform close to the route up Cragg Vale in a celebration for the event.

The concert, on Saturday, March 29, at 7.30pm is being performed at Mytholmroyd Methodist Chapel, which is situated only yards from the start of the climb up Cragg Vale in Stage 2 of the race.

The programme includes a selection of French chansons from the 16th Century and songs and sacred motets from the 19th and 20th Centuries including works by Josquin and Lassus, Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Durufle and Messiaen, among others. Admission is £8 (concessions £6 and under 18s £1), avialble on the door only on the evening of the concert. For further information contact 01422 844627.

Pictured at a recent concert at Huddersfield are Cantorelli members Darryl Dumigan, Angela Jarman, Alice Barford, Sue Pemsel, Jan Burgess, Peter Tillotson, Simon Hicks and Philip Thomas.