Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
4:58 PM 6th February 2020

Preview: Skipton Camerata – Dance Of The Furies

Charlotte Hoather
Charlotte Hoather
Following their last sold-out performance of Handel’s Messiah, Skipton’s own professional chamber orchestra sponsored by Skipton Building Society, return to Christ Church on Friday, March 6 to perform music of a fiery, even diabolical nature.

Influenced by the Sturm und Drang ('storm and stress') literary movement that swept through Germany in the 1760s and '70s, the 'Dance of the Furies' from Gluck's opera Orpheus and Eurydice is an extraordinary example of the romantic passion that typified this period.

For this concert they will be joined by soprano Charlotte Hoather, who will perform the arias: 'Che faro senza Euridice' from Orpheus and Eurydice, 'JC Bach's 'Ebben si vada', and Mozart’s concert aria ‘Ah lo previdi’. Charlotte has taken great joy in translating and researching the final work. To read more visit Charlotte's blog:

Skipton Camerata
Skipton Camerata
The programme also includes three 'Sturm und Drang' symphonies - Haydn’s ‘Fire’ Symphony, symphony subtitled They House of the Devil’ by Luigi Boccherini, and the dark and dramatic G minor Symphony by Johann Christian Bach.

The concert will be conducted by Ben Crick, Skipton Camerata’s always entertaining conductor and artistic director, who will give a short introduction to each work. Ben has established a reputation as an innovative and original conductor, comfortable working with diverse and challenging repertoire. As a former BBC Music Fellow, he has conducted concertos with Tasmin Little, Raphael Walfisch, Peter Donohoe, Nicholas Daniel, Jennifer Pike and Benjamin Frith.

The performance will start at 7.30pm. Tickets from £5 - £22, are available from by phone (0333 666 3366 - £1.75fee) or on the door.