Grand Depart gets new song cycle
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