Future Concert: Sharow on 24 February 2018

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We welcome back Tim Harper, Assistant Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral. As always, our concert includes both well-loved favourites and works heard less often. Tim accompanies the choir in some pieces and will also got the chance to show us how the organ performs in two solo interludes.

The programme will include:

  • The Spirit of the Lord – Elgar
  • For lo, I raise up – Stanford
  • And I saw a new heaven – Bainton
  • Glorious and powerful God – Gibbons
  • Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom – Tomkins
  • Praise our Lord, all ye gentiles – Byrd
  • The Turtle Dove – Vaughan Williams
  • Lay a Garland – Pearsall
  • The Blue Bird – Stanford
  • The Lord is my Shepherd – Howard Goodall
  • If ye love me – Philip Wilby
  • The Word made flesh – Philip Wilby
  • Locus iste – Bruckner
  • Abendlied – Rheinberger
  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure
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Future Concert: Masham on 12 May 2018

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The programme will include:

  • Christus vincit – James MacMillan
  • Two Hymns to the Mother of God – John Tavener
  • O magnum mysterium – Lauridsen
  • O magnum mysterium – Victoria
  • Ave verum – Byrd
  • Sicut cervus – Palestrina
  • Ipsa vivere – Tarik O’Regan
  • My promise – Richard Allain
  • A prayer of King Henry VI – Gabriel Jackson
  • Abendlied – Rheinberger
  • Shenandoah
  • And so it goes – Billy Joel
  • Blue Moon

The concert is 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.

Past Concert – St John’s Church Sharow – 7 October 2017

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Sharow Church has been beautifully reordered. It remains as the parish church, but now it also provides a great space for concerts and other performances. The second stage of development is now underway, providing better facilities and car parking. Money is still needed to pay for this and the Paulinus Singers will be helping to raise funds at this concert.

The programme is:

  • Puer Nobis – Richard Rodney Bennett 
  • O sacrum convivium – Tallis 
  • O sacrum convivium – Gabriel Jackson 
  • Ave Maria – Parsons 
  • Ave verum – Byrd
  • The Lamb – Tavener
  • Song for Athene – Tavener 
  • Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – SS Wesley
  • Justorum Animae – Stanford
  • Beati Quorum Via – Stanford
  • God so loved the world – Stainer
  • If ye love me – Tallis
  • When David heard – Tomkins
  • Laudibus in sanctis – Byrd
  • Hosanna to the Son of David – Gibbons

 

The concert begins at 7.30pm and is conducted by Sam Gardner. Tickets cost £10 for adults or £5 under 19. Available at the door.

Past Concert – Fauré Requiem – 20 May 2017

St Mark’s Church, Leeds Rd, Harrogate HG2 8AY

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This is a very special concert to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit at Leeds General Infirmary. We think about the short life of a lost child and then we look outward to celebrate the effect of music on all our lives.

The programme will include:

  • Fauré Requiem
  • Over the rainbow
  • Summertime
  • Rejoice in the Lord alway – Purcell
  • The Heavens are telling – from The Creation – Haydn
  • Hallelujah from Messiah – Handel

Past Concert – Eternal Voices -4 February 2017

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We love singing in the resonant space at St John’s Sharow. In this concert we will be singing many old favourites: great music that has stood the test of time and space.

The programme will include:

Bruckner motets

  • Locus iste
  • Christus factus est
  • Tota pulchra es
  • Os justi

Russian masterpieces

  • Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninov
  • Dostoino est – Tchaikovsky

Tudor England

  • O Clap Your Hands Together – Gibbons
  • Hosanna to the Son of David – Gibbons
  • Laudibus in Sanctis – Byrd

A hint of folk

  • Londonderry air – Grainger
  • Linden Lea – Vaughan Williams
  • O waly, waly – Rutter
  • Bushes and Briars – James

Spanning the centuries

  • If ye love me – Tallis
  • Cantate Domino  – Monteverdi
  • My spirit sang all day – Finzi
  • My soul, there is a country – Parry

The concert will be conducted by Sam Gardner and will start at 7.30 pm.

Past Concert: Choir and Merry Organ – 8th October – Sharow Church

 

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We enjoy rehearsing and performing in the beautifully reordered church at Sharow. Now the organ has been restored as well, and to celebrate it we welcomed Tim Harper, Assistant Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral. As always, our concert included both well-loved favourites and  works heard less often. Tim accompanied the choir in some pieces and will also got the chance to show us how the organ performs in two solo interludes.

The programme was:

  • Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – J S Bach
  • Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – S S Wesley
  • Abendlied – Rheinberger
  • The Lord is my Shepherd – Howard Goodall
  • If ye love me – Philip Wilby
  • The Word made flesh – Philip Wilby
  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré
  • God so loved the world – Stainer
  • O nata lux – Tallis
  • O radiant dawn – James MacMillan
  • And I saw a new heaven – Bainton
  • How lovely are thy dwellings – Brahms
  • Zadok the Priest – Handel

The conductor was Sam Gardner.

 

Past Concert: Folk in Harmony – Masham on 21st May

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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).
The programme was:
  • Linden Lea –  Ralph Vaughan Williams 
  • The Turtle Dove – Ralph Vaughan Williams 
  • Sweet Suffolk owl – Vautor
  • Flora gave me fairest flowers – Wilbye
  • Adieu ye city prisoning towers – Tomkins
  • Who shall win my lady fair – Pearsall
  • O who will o’er the downs so free – Pearsall 
  • Abendlied – Rheinberger
  • Locus Iste – Bruckner
  • Hear my prayer – Purcell 
  • Music, when soft voices die – Parry
  • The Blue Bird – Stanford
  • The Keel Row (arr Byrt )
  • The Oak and the Ash (arr Bairstow)
  • Swansea Town – (arr Holst)
  • Afton Water (arr Wilcocks )
  • Faithful Johnny (arr Byrt)
  • I Love my Love (arr Holst)
  • And So It Goes – Billy Joel
  • Shenandoah