Past Concert: The Early Byrd and the Silver Swan – 1 March 2014

Bishop Monkton

Church of St John Baptist Bishop Monkton HG3 3QZ

The programme will be:

Now is the Month of Maying – Morley

April is in my Mistress’ Face – Morley

The Silver Swan – Gibbons

Laudibus in Sanctis – Byrd

Instrumental

Adoramus te Christe – Lassus

Christe adoramus te – Monteverdi

Inviolata integra es casta et Maria– Josquin de Pres

De Profundis clamavi – Charpentier

Ave Maria – Josquin

Cantate Domino  – Monteverdi

Interval

Justorum Animae – Stanford

Beati Quorum Via – Stanford

My Soul There is a Country – Parry

Instrumental

Lux Aeterna “from The Strathclyde Motets” – MacMillan

Benedictus Deus – MacMillan

Divo Aloysio Sacrum – MacMillan

Blue Moon

Over the Rainbow

The concert will be conducted by Sam Gardner. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available from choir members or at the door.

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Concert: From Russia with Love – Saturday 19 October at Church of St James, Boroughbridge

Church of St James Boroughbridge
Church of St James Boroughbridge (photo: Edward Nicholl)

The magnificent Hill organ at Boroughbridge Church is in need of restoration, so please join us to help raise the money!

Tickets cost £10 (including supper in the interval) and are available by calling 01423 508389 or 01423 504913.

We will be singing lots of beautiful music, including:

  • From Russia, with Love
    • Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninov
    • Dostoino est – Tchaikovsky
    • The Cherubic Hymn – Rachmaninov
    • O praise Him – Tchaikovsky
    • We sing to Thee – Tchaikovsky
  • English Voices I
    • My spirit sang all day – Finzi
    • Music, when soft voices die – Hubert Parry
    • The Turtle Dove – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Favourite Tunes
    • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J S Bach
    • Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré
    • The Lord is my Shepherd (the “Vicar of Dibley” theme) – Howard Goodall
  • English Voices II
    • Thou knowest, Lord – Purcell
    • The Lamb – John Tavener
    • O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Howells
  • Nearer to Russia
    • The Beatitudes – Pärt
    • Transylvanian Lament – Kodaly
    • Evening Song – Kodaly
  • And a light-hearted finish ..
    • Autumn Leaves
    • Let’s do it

The concert is conducted by Sam Gardner, with Ashley Valentine playing the organ. It starts at 7.30 pm.

Past Concert: Music for a Summer’s Evening Saturday 18 May 2013

The concert took place at Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering. The programme was:

  • My soul, there is a country – Parry
  • The heavens are telling – Haydn
  • Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren – J S Bach 
  • O how amiable are thy dwellings – Vaughan Williams
  • Ave Maria – Schubert 
  • Locus Iste – Bruckner 
  • Missa “O quam gloriosum” – Victoria
  • Water Night – Whitacre
  • Rejoice in the Lord alway – Purcell
  • Linden Lea – Vaughan Williams
  • Four Part-songs – Stanford

The concert was conducted by Sam Gardner, and the organist was Clive Wass.

 

Concert: Spring Serenade Saturday 16 February 2013

The concert took place at the Church of St John Baptist in Bishop Monkton. The programme was:

Ave Verum Corpus –  W A Mozart (1756-91)
Jesu joy of man’s desiring  – J S Bach (1685-1750)
A Gaelic Blessing – John Rutter (b. 1945)
The Lamb – John Tavener (b. 1944)
Organ Interlude
— Evensong  – Easthope Martin (1882-1925)
— Caprice  – Cuthbert Harris (1870-1932)
Four-part Mass  – William Byrd (1543-1623)
— Kyrie
— Gloria
— Credo
— Sanctus
— Benedictus
— Agnus Dei
*** Interval ***
Five Flower Songs  – Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
— To Daffodils
— The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
— Marsh Flowers
— The Evening Primrose
— Ballad of Green Broom
Hear my prayer – Henry Purcell (1659-95)
Salvator Mundi  – John Blow (1648-1708)
Organ Interlude
— Pastorale from the 12th Sonata in D flat Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Hear my prayer  – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Blue Moon arr. Blackwell
Night and Day arr. Carter

The choir will be conducted by Sam Gardner and  the organist is Adrian Selway.

Concert: European Accord Saturday 27 October 2012

The concert took place at at St James Church Birstwith HG3 2AG. The programme was:

  • Hymn to St Cecilia – Britten
  • Dixit Maria – Hassler
  • Crux Fidelis – John IV of Portugal
  • Ave maris stella – Grieg 
  • Tu es Petrus – Palestrina 
  • Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninov 
  • Warum ist das licht gegeben – Brahms
  • Four Part-songs – Schubert
  • Psalm 23 – Schubert 
  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure 
  • Sing we at pleasure – Weelkes
  • Now is the month of maying – Morley 
  • My bonny lass she smileth – Morley

 

Concert: Saturday 19 May at 7.00pm St James Church Clapham North Yorkshire LA2 8EB

Songs of Springtime

A concert in aid of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

The programme included:

Madrigals

  • Now is the month of maying
  • April is in my mistress’ face
  • The silver swan

Part-songs by Vaughan Williams and Parry

  • The Turtle Dove
  • There is an old belief
  • My soul, there is a country

A song-cycle by Lauridsen

  • Les chansons des roses

Flower Songs – Britten

Light-hearted arrangements

  • Calme de Nuit – Saint-Saens
  • Nachtlied – Reger
  • Shenandoah
  • Country Gardens
  • Take it from Figure O – Mozart arranged by Ben Parry
  • Orpheus in the Underground – Offenbach arranged by Cantabile

A map of Clapham may be found here.

 

Concert: St John Baptist, Bishop Monkton HG3 3QZ – Saturday 25 February at 7.30 pm

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The programme will include:

  • Durufle – Requiem
  • Franck – Panis Angelicus
  • Mozart – Jubilate
and a lighter side including Stranger in Paradise and Country Gardens.
With Georgina Wells – harp,  Hillary Cornwell – oboist, and Daniel Justin – organ
The concert will be conducted by Sam Gardner and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available at the door.
A map may be found here.