15 Nov 2015

Poetry as lyrics

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 15 November 2015

The words of 14 New Zealand poets have been set to music in a song cycle called Shaky Places. Poet and member of the Capital Choir Rachel McAlpine chose the poems, a mix she says of the powerful and the profound.

Capital Choir

Capital Choir Photo: supplied

The Choir's director Felicia Edgecombe is also a composer so she took on the job of putting the words to music.

On SRO Felicia joins and choir member Geoff Robinson who's reading the poems as part of the concert called Shaky Places.