Saturday 2nd April 2022
St Margaret’s Church, Burnage
Duodecimo are holding a singing day during which we will be learning music we rarely get the opportunity to sing and perform. As well as getting to know new repertoire, this relaxed day will also be a great social occasion and help us welcome our newest members. The day will culminate in the recording of the works learned during the day.
‘Stabat Mater’ Antonio Caldara (1670 – 1736)
This seasonal work by the Italian Baroque composer will form the first of our afternoon sessions. The setting gives ample opportunity for chorus work, solos and different vocal combinations.
In our second afternoon singing session, we will be learning three of Vaughan Williams’ Five English Folksongs, ‘The dark eyed sailor’, ‘The Springtime of the year’ and ‘Just as the tide was flowing’,
Our final session will begin with recording the music we have worked on, after which we will relax with some lighter numbers which the choir so enjoys.
Saturday 11th December 2021
St Margaret’s Church, Burnage
Saturday 11th December 2021
Join us for Duodecimo’s afternoon concert at St Margaret’s at 4.00pm. It will be an hour of family friendly favourites, featuring the Vivaldi Ensemble. Donations taken in aid of Vaccinaid and Papyrus.
Sunday 12th December 2021
We’ll continue our Christmas celebrations in the Courtyard of this wonderful venue. From 12 noon.
Sunday 22nd December 2019
with the Werneth Concert Band
Duodecimo feel privileged to join with The Werneth Band, this Christmas. We’ll be singing a dynamic and varied programme of music including well-loved favourites such as ‘Ding dong! merrily on high’ and ‘Mary’s Boy Child’, ‘Gaudete’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’. Along the way we’ll have jazzy pieces by Bob Chilcott and Peter Gritton, and we’ll take a ride with everyone’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph.
When: Sunday 22nd December 2019, 7.30pm
Where: The Forum Theatre – Romiley Stockport, Stockport, SK6 4EA
Tickets: £10/£8 from the Box Office
28th September 2019
St George’s Church,
Thornton Hough, The Wirral, CH63 1JL
We are pleased to be returning to St George’s, Thornton Hough, on the Wirral, to start our new season after the summer break.
George Shearing’s settings of Shakespeare’s ‘Songs and Sonnets’ will form the main part of this concert, in the company of songs by Gershwin and Berlin. Partsongs by Parry, Holst and others, will help paint a picture of the extraordinary season we are leaving behind.
The music in the programme will span many styles and centuries, expertly sung, as always, by our talented choir.
When: Saturday 28th September 2019, 7.30pm
Where: St George’s Church, Thornton Hough, CH63 1JL
Tickets: £10 on the door (Children – free)
22nd June 2019
Songs for Summer
St Margaret’s Church,
Burnage Lane, M19 1FL
Join us for our next concert in June, when we will appear at St Margaret’s church to sing a summery programme. George Shearing’s settings of Shakespeare’s ‘Songs and Sonnets’ will form the main part of this concert, in the company of songs by Gershwin and Berlin. Partsongs by Parry, Holst and others, will help give a flavour of this welcome season.
This concert is in support of The Falconer Trust, a small charity based in Norfolk, UK, which provides support for the Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage in Kabulamema, Zambia.
When: Saturday 22nd June 2019, 7.30pm
Where: St Margaret’s Church, Burnage Lane, M19 1FL
Tickets: £7 (Children – free)
December 2018 – New Mills and Wythenshawe Hall
Songs for Advent
Joint Concert with The Hayfield Singers
Providence URC Church, New Mills
For this year’s winter concert, with an earlier start at 7pm, we join The Hayfield Singers for a program of seasonal music. We perform music by Bob Chilcott, Oliver Tarney and Victoria. Choruses from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ will complete the evening, as we begin to look towards the Christmas festivities.
When: Saturday 1st December 2018, 7.00pm
Where: Providence URC Church, Mellor Rd, New Mills SK22 4DP
Tickets: £10/£8 concession (plus booking fee), online www.highpeakarts.org or by phone 01663744516
Christmas Fair, Wythenshawe Hall
We are pleased to appear at Wythenshawe Hall, once more, at one of our favourite events of the year. We will be singing traditional Christmas carols, amid the bustle of events organised by the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall.
When: Sunday 9th December 2018, between 1pm and 3pm
Where: The Barn at the Farm, Wythenshawe Park, M23 0AB
An Evening of Summer Song
Mottram Evangelical Church
This summer, at the earlier time of 7pm, we return to Mottram and are joined by the enthusiastic school choir of Mottram CE Primary. As well as our lighter mix of well known music, we will be acknowledging the centenary of CHH Parry, and place his music in the company of his contemporaries, Elgar and Holst.
When: Saturday 30th June 2018, 7.00pm
Where: Mottram Evangelical Church, Stalybridge Road, Mottram, SK14 6NF
Tickets: £7 – on the door. Children, free
Spring Concert – Chorley Methodist Church
This Spring, we return to Chorley and are joined by the talented Chapel Choir of St Michael’s C of E High School, led by Phil White.
Hear music by Holst, Cole Porter and The Carpenters as well as the dynamic singing of the school choir.
Where: Chorley Methodist Church, Gillibrands Walk, PR7 2HF
When: 10th March 2018
Tickets: £5 – available from Marshall’s Florist, 10 Pall Mall or on the door
Tales of Love… and other stories
Join us for our programme at Thornton Hough United Reformed Church, Wirral Peninsula. We’ll sing some of Holst’s folksong arrangements (including I sowed the seeds of Love, My Sweetheart’s like Venus), treat you to well-loved music from America (I got rhythm, I’m beginning to see the light) and indulge in an early Christmas, with music little known – but lovely!
In aid of church repairs.
Where: St George’s URC, Thornton Hough, CH63 1JL
When: 2nd December 2017, 7.30pm
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Join us for our return to Ford’s Lane Evangelical Church, where we were first made welcome in 2015. Our programme this summer will include John Rutter’s ‘Five Childhood Lyrics’, as well as arrangements of folk songs and classic jazz standards, such as ‘I’m beginning to see the light’ and ‘I got rhythm’..
Where: Ford’s Lane Evangelical Church, Ford’s Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1DQ
When: 24th June 2017, 7.30pm
In support of the Christie hospital.
Traditional Songs & Choral Fables
Choir trip to Cornwall!
We 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. 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!
Where: St Materiana Church, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DL
When: Saturday 31st May 2014, 7.30pm
Music for Passiontide
Our passiontide concert at St Michael’s Church, Flixton, was our best yet – the programme (Faure’s Requiem and Caldara’s Stabat Mater, amongst other beautiful songs) played to all our strengths and the audience were in for a treat!
Where: St Michael’s Church, Church Road, Flixton, M41 6HR
When: Saturday 23rd March 2013, 7.30pm