STONES (2008)

From the late 18th Century to the time of the First World War quarrying was a major industry in Rossendale. The quarries employed thousands of men and Rossendale stone was exported in huge quantities throughout the UK and beyond.

Stones is a choral piece for male voices specially composed and performed by the Rossendale Male Voice Choir to accompany an additional visual arts exhibition Valley of Stone: An Artists’ Celebration of the Rossendale Quarrying Heritage. Commissioned by Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company. Supported by Arts Council England, Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, Pennine Groundwork and English Heritage.

Further information: www.valleyofstone.org.uk