Welcome Yule! 2014

PrintWelcome Yule!

Thankyou for a warm welcome in the middle of winter from Christ Church in Didsbury.  It’s every choral singer’s favourite time of year and we loved sharing some lesser known festive material, along with many of the well-loved traditional carols.

 

When: Saturday 20th December 2014, 7.30pm

Where:  Christ Church, Darley Avenue, Didsbury M20 2ZD

What:  Lots of Christmas favourites and some surprises too.

 

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AMong the leaves so green-O!

St Pauls On 28th June 2014 we sang in the beautiful setting of the newly-refurbished St Paul’s Church, Withington.  We gave a lovely programme ranging from madrigals by Bennett and Gibbons, to folk songs from England and abroad and some sacred motets by Stanford and Byrd – and another chance to hear the breath-taking work by Tavener, The Temple of the Veil.

 

When: Saturday 28th June 2014, 7.30pm

Where:  St Paul’s Church. Wilmslow, Withington, M20 4AW

What:  Songs on a nature-theme, from across the centuries and around the globe.

Tickets: £8 (£5 concessions and in advance from St Paul’s Church or on 07881 905 459)

Choir tour to Cornwall!

st materianaWe received a brilliant welcome by local choir, Cadon, and sang a joint concert, with some shared numbers.

“Some of my favourite music, sung very well indeed!”

Marcus Alleyne, Conductor of Cadon Choir

It was lovely to share some new repertoire and reflect on how another choir does things – Cadon were singing pieces written for them, which they thrived on.

When: Saturday 31st May 2014, 7.30pm

Where:  St Materiana Church, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DL

What:  Songs on a nature-theme, from across the centuries and around the globe.

 

And the next day we sang a Hassler mass at St Symphorian’s Church, in nearby Forrabury, before retiring to the Wellington Arms for Sunday lunch!

Among the leaves so green – in New Mills

Springbank Arts CentreOur return trip to the newly-restored Springbank Arts Centre in New Mills was a lovely welcome and the gig proved to be a special one with a few spine-tingling moments – Thanks New Mills!

“Britain has got talent – and tonight it’s here in New Mills!”

Very kind words from Philip Kendall of Springbank Arts

Our programme ranged from madrigals by Bennett and Gibbons, to folk songs from England and abroad and some sacred motets by Stanford and Byrd.  Watch this space for some clips…

When: Saturday 26th April 2014, 7.30pm

Where:  Springbank Arts Centre, Springbank, New Mills, SK22 4BH

What:  Songs on a nature-theme, from across the centuries and around the globe.

 

 

 

The Holly & The Ivy

Christmas music for early Advent.  We had a lovely evening singing some familiar and some less familiar Christmas work to start advent.  Following the sad news of John Tavener’s death it was a lovely opportunity to perform four of his works for choir – which we had already programmed back in October.  The works are fine examples of his constant search to record “a music that exists already in the cosmos… the uncreated music of God.”  And what better way to find a connection with the spiritual importance of Christmas?

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When: Saturday 7th Dcember 2013, 7.30pm

Where:  St Matthew’s Church, Chester Road, Stretford, M32 8HF

What:  Lovely advent carols, plus some special treats from John Tavener.

Music for Passiontide

passionposter 3Our passiontide concert at St Michael’s Church, Flixton, was our best yet – the programme played to all our strengths and the audience were in for a treat!

When: Saturday 23rd March 2013, 7.30pm

Where:  St Michael’s Church, Church Road, Flixton, M41 6HR

What:  The Faure Requiem and Caldara’s Stabat Mater, amongst other beautiful songs.

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions), available on the door