Music with Leeds Minster Connections
Date: April 16, 2013
Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Sunday 28 April 2013, 8.15pm
Leeds Minster, formerly Leeds Parish Church, has a long and distinguished musical history. The list of organists and past organists of the Parish Church of St Peter-at-Leeds is outstanding. On Sunday 28 April 2013 at 8:15pm St Peter's Singers of Leeds will celebrate this musical heritage with a special concert entitled “Music with Leeds Minster Connections”. The Leeds based chamber choir is also celebrating the status of Leeds Minster with music from its famous composers since the consecration of the then new building on 2nd September 1841 over 171 years ago.
The concert includes music by Dr Samuel Sebastian Wesley (first Organist of the current Church) and Sir Edward Bairstow, extending to Dr Melville Cook (the centenary of whose birth fell last year), Dr Donald Hunt and the present organist, Dr Simon Lindley. Works to be performed include Dr Hunt’s magnificent Hymnus Paschalis, a work specifically for the Easter season, and the masterly setting of the ‘Stabat Mater’ composed for the choir’s 20th anniversary in 1997 by Dr Francis Jackson CBE, Organist Emeritus of York Minster. The programme is accompanied on the organ by David Houlder.