Grand De­part gets new song cy­cle

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MU -

HUN­DREDS of singers from across the re­gion will raise the roof of York Min­ster to herald the ar­rival of Le Grand Dé­part.

As part of the Tour de France cel­e­bra­tions, the city’s Chap­ter House Choir has com­mis­sioned a brand new cho­ral work with a cy­cling theme. Song Cy­cle: vive la véloru­tion! was writ­ten by Bri­tish com­poser Alexan­der L’Es­trange and fea­tures bi­cy­cle pumps, horns and bells. The world pre­miere will be per­formed by 400 singers from choirs across York­shire at York Min­ster on June 28. More de­tails at www.york­min­ster.org

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