An Evening of Songs and Poems with Stewart Henderson and Yvonne Lyon
Vesper Sky An Evening of Songs and Poems with Stewart Henderson and Yvonne Lyon.
Vesper Sky is a stunning and unique collection of songs and poems written and performed by well-known poet broadcaster Stewart Henderson, renowned Scottish singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon and storyteller broadcaster Carol Henderson.The material, which covers a wide range of contemporary topics and tempos has been described as an engrossing and plaintive journal of our times. An inspirational evening not to be missed!
Tickets £7 from The Steeple Church office or through Eventbrite
Singer/songwriter YVONNE LYON has been significantly influenced by Stewart’s poems and songs over many years. This new collaboration has allowed her the opportunity to develop her own craft with material co-written with Stewart and also to respond to various poems with improvised piano accompaniment. Having supported Eddi Reader, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable significance.
‘just stunning music’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ‘I love her, absolutely love her… great song beautifully performed’ Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2 ‘the consistently high quality of songwriting invariably shines through… she’s a gem’ Fatea ‘a stunning set of songs’ Liverpool Sound and Vision ‘a rare album that rewards repeat listening with something new every time’ The Barley Boat
STEWART HENDERSON is a poet, broadcaster and songwriter. Radio critic of The Sunday Times, Gillian Reynolds says that Stewart ‘understands the packed power of words, the importance of their use and measure’, whilst Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 has praised Stewart’s ‘lyrical intelligence’. Vesper Sky also features poems from his new poetry collection for adults, ‘A Poet’s Notebook…with new poems, obviously’, published by Lion Hudson.
CAROL HENDERSON is a storyteller, broadcaster and practicing iconographer with a varied and distinguished background in publishing, theatre and film. She has performed at such venues as The Royal Albert Hall, London; The University of Toronto; Stanford University, California and The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York. Carol’s extensive radio work includes drama readings on various BBC Radio 4 historical documentaries.