We presented a light-hearted summer concert in St Mary’s Church, Masham HG4 4EQ. The concert featured familiar folk songs arranged for the choir, but will also include some old favourites (by Bruckner, Purcell and Parry) and introduce some less well-known works.
The concert was to raise funds for the Marie Collins Foundation, which is based in Masham, but works across the UK to enable children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation on-line to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for under-19s) and can be bought from the Masham Community Office (01765 680200) or from the Marie Collins Foundation (01765 688827).
In the resonant acoustic of St John’s Church Sharow, we present a concert covering 400 years of unaccompanied chamber music. There will be old favourites and new discoveries, and this time we end with a three-minute Messiah! The programme includes familiar works by Tallis, Rachmaninov, Parry and Stanford. The choir will also sing Monteverdi – Cantate Domino, Victoria -O quam gloriosum and two modern classics: The Lamb by John Tavener and Eric Whitacre’s Sleep.
The concert will be conducted by Sam Gardner and starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £10, or £5 for under-19s.
The magnificent Hill organ at Boroughbridge Church is in need of restoration, so please join us to help raise the money!
As usual, our concert will include some old favourites and some pieces which are likely to be new to you.
We are delighted to welcome Thomas Leech as our accompanist for this concert. Thomas, who is currently the director of the Bradford Festival Choral Society, has played in St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and York Minster. His broadcast credits include BBC1, Classic FM, and Radio 2, 3 and 4.
The concert will be conducted by Sam Gardner, and starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for those under 19.
The programme is:
Laudibus in Sanctis – Byrd
Laetentur Coeli – Francis Jackson
Rejoice in the Lord alway – Henry Purcell
Ipsa Vivere – Tarik O’Regan
A Prayer of Henry VI – Gabriel Jackson
Tantum Ergo – Francis Jackson
In Youth is Pleasure – Howells
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach
Hear my prayer – Mendelssohn
Gaelic Blessing – Rutter
Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure
The Heavens are Telling (from The Creation) – Haydn
St John’s Church, Berrygate Lane, Sharow, Ripon HG4 5BJ
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“Perfecting your sound” is a one day workshop focusing on improving your vocal technique, sound and control and enabling you to become a better choral singer.
Hosted by the St Paulinus Singers, this enjoyable, engaging workshop will enhance your technique, give you the tools to sing high notes effortlessly and help you understand how to get the best out of your voice through interactive, practical advice and exercises.
10.30 Welcome from Miles Dunn, Chair, St Paulinus Singers