“Sleep, O Cluster of Friends” premiere at Saffron Hall, Saturday 6th June at 7:30pm.

Janet’s setting of Matthew Arnold’s elegy for the Brontes, for chamber choir and harp, will be sung by Granta Chorale as part of its summer concert. Harpist Anne Denholm returns to Saffron Walden to accompany the choir.

The piece combines traditional and modern techniques for the harp, first evoking gentle summer on the Yorkshire moors but then recognising that the stormier side of the Brontes’ landscape was more in keeping with their muse.