Past Performances

The Genius of Mozart        

Choral & Instrumental Concert

Saturday 13th May 2017 : Giggleswick School Chapel

Veni sancte spiritus; Seranade for wind octet - with 'Camerata Salicium'; Requiem

Director: Lindy Williams   :   Organist: Samuel Hudson

Drop, drop slow tears    

A sequence of words and music for Palm Sunday, 9th April 2017

The Priory Church, Bolton Abbey

Choir items included Sancte Deus (Thomas Tallis), Seniores Populi (Victoria), O Domine (Sweelinck), Ave Regina coelorum (Rheinberger), Tenebrae facta sunt (Victoria), Drop, drop, slow tears (Walton), Veritas mea (George Malcolm) and Emendemus (William Byrd).

 
carol-service-2016A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols     

Sunday 11th December 2016

Church of the Holy Ascension, Settle

Choir items included Adam Lay y'bounden, A Spotless Rose - Herbert Howells (solo Phil Andrew), O magnum mysterium - Victoria, In dulci jubilo and The Three Kings (solo Simon Cowling). The children's choir sang Gaudete!, The Snow lay on the Ground and The Carol of the Universe. Organist: Dr Tim Raymond; Conductor: Dr Lindy Williams. Children's choir directed by Cheryl Arber

cs-concert-oct-16Contrasts     

Sunday 16th October 2016 at 2.30pm

St Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham

The programme included works by: Rheinberger, Byrd, Handel, Victoria, O'Neill, Macmillan and Haydn. The full programme can be viewed here. (Programme notes open in a new tab and can be printed).

May concert jpegAlleluia!  

Saturday 14th May 2016 at 7.30pm

Priory Church, Bolton Abbey

A choral and instrumental concert to raise funds for the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. 

The programme included music by: Purcell, William Byrd, Charles Villiers Stanford, Georg Frideric Handel and a newly commissioned work - Levavi oculus- by our President, Nicholas O'Neill. See the full Concert programme May 2016 (opens in new tab and is printable)

 

Palm Sunday 2016 v1docx'Tribulation and sorrow have come upon me'    

Sunday 20th March 2016 at 4.30pm

A sequence of words and music for Palm Sunday

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

Music: plainsong: Attende Domine, Cardoso: In monte oliveti, Victoria: O vos omnes, Victoria: Erat quasi agnus, Sanders: The Reproaches, John IV of Portugal: Crux fidelis, Gesualdo: Tribulationem et dolorem, Victoria: Recessit pastor noster, Tallis: In ieiunio et fletu.

Director: Lindy Williams, Organist: Tim Raymond

Carol Service 2015A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 13th December 2015

Church of the Holy Ascension, Settle

Choir items included Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, Sussex Carol, Ave Maria - Robert Parsons and Chester Lullaby - Patrick Gowers. The children's choir sang Winds through the Olive Trees and Starry Night and joined in with Gaudete! and Ding Dong merrily on high. Organist and Conductor Jason Lowe. Children's choir directed by Cheryl Arber

Ave Maria Nov 2015 v2Margarita pretiosa

Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 4.30pm

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

A sequence of words and music in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Choir pieces included: Ave Maris Stella - Hans Leo Hassler, Ave Maria - Robert Parsons, and Ave virgo sanctissima - Francisco Guerrero.

Conductor: Lindy Williams, Organ: Tim Raymond

Oct 18th 2015 concert KM poster finalThe Splendours of Venice!

Sunday 18th October 2015 at 2.30pm

St Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham

A concert to raise funds for the Church following the theft of roof lead

The first half of the programme included music by: Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Croce, Lassus and Hassler. The main work in the second half was Vivaldi's Gloria. Soloists: Lucy Checker, Charlotte Treglown, Cheryl Arber and Jessica Mahler. We were joined by instrumentalists Meg Crossley (oboe), Tom Crossley & Lucca Fairhurst (trumpets) and Edward Percival (trombone). The organist was Jason Lowe. Conductor: Lindy Williams

May 15 Concert Poster v31And there was light!

Saturday 9th May 2015 at 7.30pm

Giggleswich School Chapel

A concert to raise funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation

The programme included music by Haydn, Victoria, Sweelinck, MacMillan and Gowers and readings by John Donne and Gerald Manley Hopkins. With caves in mind, the second half  began with a chorus from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, ‘In our deep-vaulted cell’.

Palm Sunday poster 2015 v1 copy'The city weepeth sore in the night'

Sunday 29th March 2015 at 4.30pm

A sequence of words and music for Palm Sunday

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

Included: 'Una Hora' & 'Aestimus sum'- Victoria, 'De profundis' - Sweelinck and 'Lamentations' - Tallis

Led byRevd. Simon Cowling & Canon  Graham Bettridge : Organist Tim Raymond

Carol-poster-2014-copyA Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 14th December 2014

Church of the Holy Ascension, Settle

Choir items included Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock and Make we joy by William Walton. The children's choir sang The Huron Carol.  Organist Jason Lowe

Poster-Oct-14-A4-copyMozart Requiem K626

Saturday 18th October 2014

Concert in St. Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham

Mozart Requiem & works by Victoria - O quam gloriosum est regnum & Versa est in luctum, Tallis - O sacrum convivium and Byrd - Laudibus in sanctis. Organist Nicholas O'Neill

 

Choral Poster-June-14-Settle-copyConcert

Sunday 8th June 2014

Concert in Church of the Holy Ascension, Settle

An evening of song with an uplifting floral theme in support of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. The programme included works by Wilbye, Morley, Pearsall, Byrd, Debussy, Vaughan Williams and Saint Saens

Palm-Sunday-2014-Bolton-Abb'My Lyre is turned into mourning'

Palm Sunday 13th April 2014

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

A sequence of words and music for Palm Sunday. Music included works by Lassus - In monte Oliveti, O'Neill - Agnus Dei, Sanders - Reproaches. Words included George Herbert's Redemption. Organist Hugh Stalker

 

Carol-poster-2013-copyA Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 15th December 2013

Church of the Holy Ascension, Settle

Choir items included O Radiant Dawn by James MacMillan. The children's choir sang The Carol of the Universe and joined in with Gaudete! Organist Jason Lowe

Concert-Poster-Nov-13-Gigg-Morning, noon and night: music for the Canonical Hours

Sunday 24th November 2013

Giggleswick School Chapel

Concert of choral and organ music including:Palestrina - Sicut servus, Byrd - Ave verum corpus, Victoria - Missa O quam gloriosum and Holst - Nunc dimitis. Organ pieces included: Grigny - Veni Creator Spiritus, Demessieux - Berceuse 'Domine Jesu' . Organist - Jason Lowe.

Concert-Poster-July-13-KM-cMy Spirit Sang

Sunday 7th July 2013

St Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham

A concert of sacred and secular choral music in aid of church funds, including: Tallis - four tunes from Archbishop Parker's Psalter, Palestrina - Exultate Deo, Saint Saens - Calme des Nuits & Les Fleur et les Arbres and Finzi - My spirit sang all day. Organist Hugh Stalker

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(Palm Sunday 24th March 2013) / Good Friday 29th March 2013

(Bolton Abbey) / Parcevall Hall

Sacred music and readings for Holy week. The weather was so bad on Palm Sunday that we had to cancel at Bolton Abbey! So a reduced number of singers took a selection of the music to Parcevall Hall on Good Friday including: Palestrina - Sicut cervus, Cardoso - In monte Oliveti and Gowers - Libera me

2012-3-Dec-posterA Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 16th December 2012

Church of the Holy Asenscion, Settle

Traditional service in Settle's parish Church. Choir items included: Holst - Lullay my liking and Gibbons - This is the record of John. Organist Graham Toft

Poster-Oct-12---Clapham-copA European Journey

Saturday 20th October 2012 and Sunday 21st October 2012

St James's Church, Clapham and St Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham

The main work was Josef Haydn - Missa in honorem Beatissimae Virginis Marise (Grosse orgelmesse). The first half comprised a selection of shorter pieces from European composers  including: Monteverdi - Cantate Domino, Josquin des Prez - Ave Maria, Poulenc - Salve Regina and Purcell - O God thou art my God. Organist - Jason Lowe.

2012-2-May-posterA Celebration of English Music in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Sunday 20th May 2012

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

Some very well known and some not so well known pieces for this celebration including: Purcell - Soul of the World, Handel - Zadok the Prieest, Gibbons - The Silver Swan, Britten - Concord & Time and Concord (from Gloriana), and exerpts from Handel's - Anthem for the Foundling Hospital. The children sang Sumer is icumen in and we all joined together for the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah. Organist Hugh Stalker. Funds were raised in aid of the Capronnier glass restoration.

2012-April-1-Bolton-AbbeyTracing the Journey of Faith

Palm Sunday 1st April 2012

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

Sacred music and readings for Palm Sunday including: Victoria - Pueri Hebraeorum, Hooper - Behold it is Christ, Lassus - Justorem animae. Led by Canon Graham Bettridge; Organist Hugh Stalker

2011-3-Dec-poster-A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 18th December 2011

St. Mary's Church, Long Preston

Traditional service. Choir items included: O'Neill - Sweet was the Song and Victoria - O magnum mysterium. Organist Carol Bettridge

Poster-Nov-11-KM-copyA celebration of music and poetry throughout the year

Saturday 12th November 2011

Church of St Michael the Archangel, Kirkby Malham

A varied programme including: Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin, Victoria - Tenebrae factae sunt, Handel - De Torrente (duet from Dixit Dominus) and Haydn - Missa brevis Sancti Johannes de Deo (Little Organ Mass). Organist Hugh Stalker

2011-2-May-28-poster-Choral Concert

Saturday 28th May 2011

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

This concert was to raise funds towards the restoration of the Capronnier stained glass in the Church and comprised three works: J.S. Bach - Ascension Oratorio, Lobet Gott in Seinen Reichen, Josef Haydn - Missa Sancti Nicolai and Patrick Gowers - Veni sancte spiritus. Organist Hugh Stalker

2011-Mar20-Bolton-AbbeyThe Way of the Cross

Sunday 20th March 2011

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

Readings and music on the threshold of the Passion. Victoria - Unus ex discipulus meis; Judas mercator pessimus, Monteverdi - Christus adoramus te. Organist Hugh Stalker

2010-19-Dec-A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 19th December 2010

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

Choir items included: Gaudete (Trad), Past three a'clock (arr. Wood), the Angel Gabriel (Trad) and The Three Kings. Organist Carol Bettridge

2010-3-Advent-A service of Carols and Readings for Advent

Sunday 28th November 2010

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

Lovely Advent music including: Matin Responsory (Victoria), I look from afar (Palestrina), Wachet auf (Nicholai/Bach) and A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten). Organist Hugh Stalker

2010-2-Oct-Choral concert in aid of The Craven Trust

Saturday 16th October 2010

Christchurch, Skipton

Having received grant support from The Craven Trust in 2009 we were keen to reciprocate. The programme included: Haydn - Misa Sancti Nicolai & Te Deum, Monteverdi - Christe adoramus te & Cantate Domino and Byrd - Confirma hoc Deus. Organist Hugh Stalker

2010-Mar-Bolton-ABbeyIlluminating Holy Week through words and music

Tuesday 30th March 2010

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey

Choir items for this reflective service included: Victoria - O vos omnes, Farrant - Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake, Anerio - Christus factus est and Lotti - Crucifixus. Organist Hugh Stalker

2009-DecService of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 20th December 2009

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

Snow kept most of the choir at home, so those that lived near enough to get to the church - six people including our organist - provided an alternative service at three hours' notice. Choir items included Gaudete (anon), Dixit Maria ad angelum (Hassler) and This is the truth sent from above (RVW). Organist Carol Bettridge

Haydn-concert-poster-2009-cA tribute to Josef Haydn

Saturday 30th May 2009

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Haydn's death on 31st May 1809.

The progamme included: Handel - Music spread thy voice around, Haydn - Missa brevis St Johannes de Deo (Little Organ Mass) & Insanae et vanae curae, Mendelssohn - Verleih uns Frieden & Lift thine eyes, Mozart - Ave verum corpus, Purcell - Rejoice in the Lord Alway & Thou knowest Lord... Organist Alistair Mackenzie

2008-Dec-Carol-Community Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 21st December 2008

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

Choir items included: J.S. Bach - O Jesulein Süß and Victoria - O magnum mysterium. Organist Carol Bettridge

PP-July-2008Celebration Evensong

Sunday 6th July 2008

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

A service to celebrate the local Heritage Project and Lottery grant to restore the c18th church bells. Choir items included: Pitoni - Cantate Domino and Bruckner - Locus iste. Organist Alistair MacKenzie

PP-Easter-2008Easter Sunday

Sunday 23rd March 2008

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

Family Communion. Choir items included: Farrant - Lord for they tender mercy's sake and Tallis - If ye love me.

PP-December-2007Community Carol Service

Sunday 23rd December 2007

St Mary's Church, Long Preston

A traditional nine lessons and carols for our very first outing. Choir items included: A Virgin most pure - arr. Charles Wood and Adam lay y'bounden - Ord. Organist Carol Bettridge