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Sounds Lyrical

 Love the Words - February
A broadcast by Chapel FM

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A Programme of poems and music hosted by Peter Spafford with interviews and comments with the performers. Live performances by Josephine Peach, Amanda Crawley and Iain Harrison with readings of all the poets by Rose Drew, Alan Gillott and Tanya Nightingale.

Memory of Place  David Lancaster – poems by Daniela Nunnary
Passing Bells   David Lancaster - words by Alan Gillott
Chaffinches   David Power - words by Lizzi Linklater
A celebration of my ignorance   David Power – words by Rose Drew
Poetry in Baghdad    David Power – words by Andy Humphrey
Warriors   David Power - words by Lizzie Linklater
Water   David Power - Words by Rose Drew
The Last Dragon   David Power - words by Andy Humphrey
Short Stay   David Lancaster - words by Anthony Dunn
I Can’t Get Away   Steve Crowther - words by Alan Gillott
Ghosts   Tim Brooks - words by Alan Gillott, Lizzie Linklater, Andy Humphrey and Rose Drew

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A Day in the Life of English Piano Music and Songs 1903 to 2012

September 2015 at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

This programme was rather more than just a compilation of English music covering lyrical, pastoral, witty, elegant and powerful writing for piano as both solo and accompanying instrument. The four sets of pieces by David Lancaster and David Power belong to the repertoire of a highly creative collaboration of York-based poets and composers known as The Sounds Lyrical Project. This was our first programme in Doncaster.

Performed by Jo Peach and Amanda Crawley.

June 2015 Quarterly Concert Season Finale

Featured Carole Bromley as guest poet and the World Premiere Performance of Tim Brook’s Ghosts with Words by Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Andy Humphry and Lizzi Linklater with solo Saxophone by Dr. Iain Harrison.

The concert included the World Premieres of Skylight by Peter Byrom-Smith, a setting of a poem by the headline poet, Carole Bromley.

Also featured were songs from the Sounds Lyrical Project Repertoire performed by Benjamin Lindley and Josephine Peach.

March 2015 Quarterly Concert

Featured Anthony Dunn as guest poet and the World Premiere Performance of David Power’s The Last Dragon with Words by Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Andy Humphry and Lizzi Linklater 

The concert included the World Premieres of Short Stay by David Lancaster, a setting of a poem by the headline poet, Anthony Dunn.

Also featuring music by John Cage, Philip Glass, Berlin-era and David Bowie at the York City Screen Basement Bar 8 PM Thursday 5th March.

The performers were David Pisaro and Emily Smith accompanied by Tim Brooks.

Late Music 2015 Season Inaugural Concert

Featuring Benjamin Lindley - baritone and Josephine Peach - piano.

For your Eldorado   Steve Crowther - words by Andy Humphrey
Looking at the Shards   David Power - words by Alan Gillott
A Celebration of my Ignorance   David Power – words by Rose Drew
Jeer   Tim Brooks - words by Lizzie Linklater
Brodgar   David Lancaster - words by Andy Humphrey

Concert also included songs by Jack Strachey, Benjamin Brittan, Kurt Wiel, George and Ira Gershwin, Claude Debussy, Jaime Ovalle, Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi.

December 2014 Quarterly Concert

Featured Tony Walsh as guest poet and the World Premiere Performance of Peter Byrom-Smith’s Four Songs: Puzzles, Still, Lapwing Dance and First Frost.
Words by Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Andy Humphry and Lizzi Linklater 

The concert included World Premieres of Repeat after Me by David Power, a setting of a poem by the headline poet, Tony Walsh, and I Can’t Get Away by Steve Crowther to words by Alan Gillott.

Also featuring music by Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Berlin-era David Bowie and Brian Eno at the York City Screen Basement Bar 8 PM Thursday 11th December

The performers were David Pisaro and Emily Smith accompanied by Tim Brooks.

2014 Ilkley Literature Festival - Poems Become Songs

Featuring Benjamin Lindley - baritone and Josephine Peach - piano.

Passing Bells   David Lancaster - words by Alan Gillott
Poetry in Baghdad    David Power – words by Andy Humphrey
Chaffinches   David Power - words by Lizzi Linklater
A celebration of my ignorance   David Power – words by Rose Drew
Three Songs  Peter Byrom-Smith  - poems by Gillian Byrom-Smith
Portrait of a city – Street of Light
Snakes and Ladders  David Lancaster – words by Daniela Nunnari
Submersed   David Lancaster – words by Daniela Nunnari
The Day the Clocks Went Back   David Lancaster – words by Daniela Nunnari
For Your Eldorado   Steve Crowther - words by Andy Humphrey

9pm on 17 October in the Wildman Theatre

Bootham School Recital Room Lunchtime Event

Featuring Benjamin Lindley - baritone and Josephine Peach - piano.

Motion   David Lancaster - words by Daniella Nunnari
Poetry in Baghdad    David Power – words by Andy Humphrey
Looking at the shards    David Power – words by Alan Gillott
A Celebration of my ignorance   David Power – words by Rose Drew
Three Songs  Peter Byrom-Smith  - poems by Gillian Byrom-Smith
Portrait of a city – Street of Light – Northern Star
Memory of Place  David Lancaster – poems by Daniela Nunnari
Frozen – Floating – If wishes were willows

1.05 pm Thursday 11th September 2014 in the recital room.

September 2014 Quarterly Concert

Featured York’s unofficial Poet Lauriate: Don Walls and the World Premiere Performance of David Lancaster’s Passing, Fading, Forgetting

Words by Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Andy Humphry and Lizzi Linklater  Also featuring music by Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Berlin-era David Bowie and Brian Eno at the York City Screen Basement Bar 8 PM Thursday 4th September

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Read the York Press review for this concert.

New audiences for new music

At the Bridlington Poetry Festival Sewerby Hall - June 15th 2014 12.15-1.15 pm.

Guest Artist: David Pisaro (Tenor)

This lunchtime event features readings of poems by Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Andy Humphrey, Lizzi Linklater,  with musical settings by David Power, David Lancaster, Tim Brooks and Peter Byrom-Smith. Some of the poems have been set to music and and are sung by David Pisaro accompanied by Tim Brooks.

Sounds Lyrical Inaugural Concert

Poems Become Songs

On Friday 8th March 2013 in York St. John University Chapel
Featuring Benjamin Lindley accompanied by Josephine Peach on the piano which featured settings by:
 David Power, Peter Byrom-Smith, David Lancaster and Edward Caine;
and of poems by
 Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Lizzi Linklater, Andy Humphrey, Daniela Nunnari and Gillian Byrom-Smith

Read what York Mix had to say

York 800 Anthology Launch

Friday 14th September 2012 at 7.00 pm
   York Guildhall off St. Helen’s Square

Sounds Lyrical sponsored a short performance by Benjamin Lindley accompanied by Josephine Peach with settings of songs written by contemporary York poets. The performance took place in the York Guildhall on the 14th of September.

The program included:

    Clocks and Submersed from Three Songs of Peril for Baritone and Piano by David Lancaster to poetry by Daniela Nunnari
    Poetry in Baghdad (words by Andy Humphrey) and A celebration of my ignorance (words by Rose Drew) by David Power
    Street of light from Three Songs for Baritone and Piano by Peter Byrom-Smith to poetry by Gillian Byrom-Smith

Ryedale Book Festival - Opening Show

Friday 19th October 2011

Graham Bier, accompanied by Josephine Peach performed as part of the opening night show in Malton for the Ryedale Book Festival.