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.
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8 October 2011 at St Mark’s Church Harrogate

What sweeter musicke …

  • Motets by Lassus – Videntes stellam, Surgens Jesus, Surrexit Pastor
  • Vivaldi Gloria
  • Songs of Farewell by Parry – I know my soul hath power, My Soul, there is a country, Never weather-beaten sail, There is an old belief
  • Light-hearted conclusion – I do like to be beside the seaside, Name that tune, Teddy bears’ picnic
with Andrew Passmore (organ) and Sam Gardner (conductor).
This concert was in aid of the Neema Crafts Project.  Neema Crafts Centre was founded in 2003 by the Diocese of Ruaha, to provide handicrafts training and much-needed employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania, and to change negative attitudes towards them in local society. There’s a great stigma attached to having a disability in Tanzania, and the centre provides dignity and hope for many people who previously relied on street begging or were hidden away at home, unable to support themselves and their families. Neema is place of creativity, compassion and hope where lives are transformed everyday. The centre also includes a physiotherapy unit for disabled children, an award winning cafe entirely staffed by deaf people, a welcoming guest house which is the first in the world to be run by people with disabilities, a conference room and internet cafe.

Saturday 25th June: Songs and Strawberries – Leake Church YO7 4BN

Leake Church is the lonely looking church which you may have driven past at speed on the A19.  But at one time  the lovely church of St. Mary the Virgin was the centre of a thriving and populous village.  A map can be found here.

The programme included:

  • The Heavens are telling – from The Creation  ……Haydn
  • Beati Quorum Via …….Stanford
  • Justorum Animae ….    Stanford
  • Locus Iste   ……               Bruckner
  • Christus Factus Est   …. Bruckner
  • The Lord is my shepherd (the “Vicar of Dibley” theme)   .. Howard Goodall
  • Jesu, joy of man’s desiring     …. JS Bach
  • Ave Verum Corpus  …   Mozart
  • Sleep    …………………..  Eric Whitacre
  • The Turtle Dove   – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Linden Lea  …..   Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Bluebird   ……    Stanford
  • Bushes and Briars  …   RVW arr Donald James
  • Greensleeves  … RVW
  • O waly waly … arr John Rutter
  • Sourwood Mountain   … arr John Rutter
  • Black sheep   … arr John Rutter
  • Brother James Air — arr Gordon Jacob
  • Blue Moon
  • Let’s do it
  • Over the rainbow

Saturday 12th February in Ripon

In Tuneful Accord: at Harrogate Road Methodist Church, Ripon

The programme included:

  • Above all Praise and all majesty – Mendelssohn
  • Thou knowest, Lord – Purcell
  • When to the temple Mary went – Eccard
  • Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei – Purcell
  • Ave Maria – Stravinsky
  • Dostoino yest – Tchaikovsky
  • Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams
  • Five part-songs – Holst
  • Four songs by Parry

The concert will finish in lighter mood with:

  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Moon
  • Let’s do it
  • Over the Rainbow

The concert will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 (concessions £7) to include refreshments. Please call 01423 508389.



16th October 2010 at St Mark’s Church Harrogate

The programme was:

  • God is gone up – Finzi
  • Holy, holy, holy – Tschaikovsky
  • Ave verum corpus – Mozart
  • Sancta Maria – Mozart
  • Alleluia from Regina Coeli in B – Mozart
  • Beati quorum via – Stanford
  • Videntes Stellam – Poulenc
  • Lobet dem Herrn – J S Bach

—   Interval   —

  • Audivi – Taverner
  • If ye love me – Tallis
  • Bogoroditse Dyevo – Rachmaninov
  • The Lamb – Tavener
  • Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – S S Wesley
  • If ye love me – Wilby
  • Zadok the Priest – Handel

The conductor was Sam Gardner and the organist Adrian Selway.

The concert was in aid of Neema, Springboard and Martin House.

Directions to the church may be found here.