Poor Yorick was commissioned by the Hilliard Ensemble for their 40th Anniversary Tour in December 2013. They asked composer Roger Marsh for a piece which they could perform with four former members of the group: John Potter, Paul Elliot, John Nixon and Errol Girdlestone. The premier was given at The Spitalfields Festival, London on December 11th 2013.
The Hilliard Ensemble
One of the world’s finest vocal chamber groups, the Hilliard Ensemble was unrivalled for its formidable reputation in the fields of both early and new music, recording mainly for the ECM label. They worked closely with Arvo Part and Jan Garbarek. After 40 years at the forefront of both early and new music, they retired in December 2014.
David James countertenor
Steven Harrold tenor
Gordon Jones baritone
Rogers Covey-Crump tenor
John Potter tenor
with guest: Jack Comerford bass
Roger Marsh has worked extensively with the Hilliard Ensemble since 2001. He is a Professor of Music at the University of York, UK.
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