Edward Caine, Composer

Sir Jack Lyons Concert

Wed, 20th Jun 2012 8.30pm
Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Tickets: £10; concessions £8; students £3

The Sir Jack Lyons Concert is an annual event at the university of York music department set up in honour of Sir Jack Lyons - a well respected philanthropist who funded the building of the Jack Lyons Concert Hall - an invaluable resource to the students. According to his wishes, when Sir Jack Lyons passed away a trust fund was set up in his name to encourage new works, research and performances by students.

This year the Lyons Celebration Award was awarded to Edward Caine and Graham Bier:

"The 2010 Lyons Celebration Award has been awarded to musicologist Graham Bier and composer Edward Caine, whose joint proposal is to investigate the development of a vernacular English psalmody.

Bier will prepare editions investigating the overlooked intentions of Thomas Tallis's tunes for Archbishop Matthew Parker's Psalter, and Caine will explore Parker's metrical translations and Tallis's music through composition. Along with the creation of new editions and compositions, the project will culminate in a performance that juxtaposes the new interpretation of Tallis's settings with related and contrasting settings and responses, with particular emphasis on the texts chosen by Leonard Bernstein for his Chichester Psalms."
- from the music department website.

For more information about the Jack Lyons Celebration Award http://www.york.ac.uk/concerts/programme/sirjacklyonsconcert/

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