Past Events

DECEMBER 2019

A CEREMONY OF CAROLS

15 December | 7.30pm​

National Centre for Early Music,  York

Few pieces capture the joy and expectation of Christmas quite as well as Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, scored for upper voices and harp.  This year we featured Britten's work with Christmas music by American composers. Lauridsen's O magnum mysterium and Whitacre's Lux aurumque are regularly included in the repertoire of English choirs, but the familiarity of these works has overshadowed pieces by more recent composers, including Stephen Paulus, Jake Runestad and Craig Hella Johnson.

NOVEMBER 2019​

BACH IN THE DARK

12 November | 7.30pm

Church of St Wilfrid, Duchy Road, Harrogate

Choral masterpieces for the season of remembrance, including J. S. Bach's motet Jesu meine freude, Tomas Luis de Victoria's Requiem Mass and Allegri's Miserere. An atmospheric candlelit concert performed in architect Temple Moore's stunning church.  

OCTOBER 2019

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS

12 October |  7.30pm

Chapter House, York Minster

An exploration of the rich repertoire of Baltic choral music, including two  pieces entitled ‘Northern Lights’, by Erik Esenwalds and Ola Gjeilo. Alongside this, a performance of  Dusk Songs, a contemporary setting of the ancient service of Compline, composed by Kerry Andrew for The Ebor Singers in 2006.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

DUSK SONGS

20 September |  7.30pm

Hexham Abbey

A programme of music for Compline, from works by Tudor composers Tallis, White, Blitheman and Parsons, to Dusk Songs, a contemporary setting of the ancient service of Compline, composed by Kerry Andrew for The Ebor Singers in 2006.

JULY 2019

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING

20 July|  7.30pm

Lastingham Church

Sacred and secular music selected to evoke summer evenings and the summer landscape.

JUNE 2019

 

A SUMMER IDYLL

20 June |  7.30pm

St Olave's Church, York

A summer evening of wonderful English choral classics, including Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor, Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals,  Britten: Five Flower Songs, Stanford: The Bluebird and folksongs arranged by Vaughan Williams, Rutter.

MAY 2019

EARTHRISE

25 May |  7.30pm

Chapter House, York Minster

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with Alec Roth’s 40-part choral piece Earthrise, performed alongside the musical inspiration for this work, Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium, as well as Sleep by Whitacre and Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds.  

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Saturday 7 March

7.30pm

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Chapter House,

York Minster

Saturday 9 May

7.30pm

Shared Earth

Chapter House,

York Minster

Saturday 20 July

7.30pm

25th anniversary concert

St Olave's Church,

Marygate