Saturday 22 June & Saturday 29 June

The natural world has inspired composers for centuries. Few more so than Vaughan Williams, whose The Lark Ascending is one of the most enduringly popular pieces of music of all time. Paul Drayton’s expressive arrangement brings new colours (and words) to this timeless favourite. Plainscapes might well be the Latvian equivalent, its dream-like texture of wordless choir, cello
and violin evoking the native birds of Peteris Vasks’ homeland.