Sunday 26th March 3pm
Alyssium is a 6-member a cappella group based in the Calder Valley, brought together by singer, choral director and composer Alison West. Her music is atmospheric, evocative, and sometimes humorous, inspired by the natural world. Birds and folksong are particular inspirations, and feature in this programme of original and complementary music. Expect a compelling sound with rich, harmonic textures and be captivated by the interweaving of contemporary choral music with poetry, brought to life by each unique voice.
Alyssium are: Fiona Chen, Stella King, Helen Plaice, Catherine Roberts, Melissa Wells and Alison West.
THE RUTH GARDZIEL TRIO
Joined on this occasion by special guest Peadar Long on saxophones, clarinet, whistle and flute, The Ruth Gardziel Trio brings together two of the most experienced musicians in the Calder Valley showcasing the remarkable voice of Ruth Gardziel. Ruth, who has previously fronted rock bands Fevertrees and ZefR, now turns in a new direction – bringing her powerful sensuous vocal talents to a different repertoire, which ranges from cool jazz to blues and soul. Ably supported by the respected jazz pianist Dave Nelson and the highly versatile guitarist Les Gillon, Ruth Gardziel brings her unique interpretation of classic songs made famous by artists from Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, to Diana Krall and KD Lang.