The Relationship between Literature, Art & Music

Location: St Mary's Church, Luton LU1 3JF



The Relationship between Literature, Art & Music with Dr. Elizabeth Haines

This event has been curated to explore our season’s theme of The Relationship between Literature, Art & Music. In the afternoon prior to the concert there will be a workshop led by Dr. Elizabeth Haines, encouraging participants to explore practically the connection between music and painting or drawing. Her own practice is closely associated with a pluralist aesthetic and she is the author of a PhD, The Web of Exchange.

At 7.30 pm there will then be a more formal interview with Dr. Haines and composer Edward Picton-Turbervill, discussing the artistic processes involved in synergising the power of one art form with another. The second part of the evening will be a forty minute recital of organ music that has inspired Dr. Haines’s workshops. This will be presented alongside song repertoire from Edward and mezzo-soprano Lyla Levy-Jordan , including his magnificent setting of Selima Hill’s poem The Cow.

Further details of the workshop will be posted here in due course. There will an opportunity for about 12 participants to enjoy this fascinating experience.

  • Richard Sisson (Chair of Luton Music)

Programme to include:
Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565
Johann Sebastian Bach – 2 part inventions
Olivier Messiaen – L’Ascension: IV. Prière du Christ montant vers Son Père

Edward Picton-Turbervill & Selima Hill – I Want To Be A Cow
Richard Sisson & Gillian Clarke – Six Bells

Lyla Levy-Jordan
Edward Picton-Turbervill

Lyla Levy-Jordan (mezzo-soprano)
Edward Picton-Turbervill (piano)


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