Concert debut for vocal consortium

Albion, a vocal consort specialising in ancient and modern music from the British Isles, make its concert debut at St Mark's Church, Broomhill

Albion, a vocal consort specialising in ancient and modern music from the British Isles, make its concert debut at St Mark's Church, Broomhill

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A NEW, local vocal consort specialising in ancient and modern music from the British Isles, Albion, make their concert debut at St Mark’s Church, Broomhill this Saturday performing such songs as Jerusalem, Scarborough Fair and The Skye Boat Song.

They will, though, sound a little different in new, unaccompanied versions by the group’s founder, Sheffield-based musician Fraser Wilson who says: “It promises to be an interesting evening of familiar songs and words but performed in a new and unusual way.” His aim is to freshen up anything from folksong and plainchant to madrigals and partsongs in new arrangements. Another one here will be of O Danny Boy with organ accompaniment – Peter Heginbotham, who also plays solos.

The evening, in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital, has been masterminded by postgraduate students at Sheffield University as part of their Management course, their efforts having secured wide support from local companies.