Concert: Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 22 May 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Missouri State University Concert Chorale toured the UK in May. We were delighted to have been asked to share in their concert at Ripon Cathedral. Our contribution to the programme will be:

God so loved the world – Stainer

My soul, there is a country – Parry

Beati Quorum via – Stanford

The Blue Bird – Stanford

Songs of Springtime – Moeran

Britten Flower Songs

Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninov

O praise Him – Tchaikovsky

The St Paulinus Singers are conducted by Sam Gardner.

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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.

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.