Contemporary Sacred Choral Music and Organ Solos
Date: May 20, 2013
Location: England, United Kingdom
St Peter's Singers of Leeds travel to the picturesque Norcliffe Chapel in Styal Village for a concert programme of contemporary sacred choral music and organ solos. This is one of a number of pre-tour concerts that St Peter's Singers are performing before they head to Mallorca at the end of October 2013 to tour the Balearic Island.
Norcliffe Chapel, Altrincham Road, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4JE
St Peter’s Singers
Dr Simon Lindley director
Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin
Harris - Bring us, O Lord, at our last awakening
Harris - Faire is the heaven
Howells - Requiem
Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium
MacMillan - A new song
Tavener - Song for Athene
Wangenheim - O lux, beata Trinitas
Whitacre - Lux aurumque
St Peter's Singers is a mixed choir of about forty voices based in the City of Leeds, directed by Simon Lindley. For well over thirty years the Singers have enjoyed a close relationship with Leeds Minster (St Peter-at-Leeds), formerly, of course, Leeds Parish Church, where many concerts and liturgical appearances take place each season. At the same time, the choir performs at many other venues in and around Leeds, including Leeds Town Hall, St Anne's Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Minster Churches of Dewsbury and Doncaster. York Minster has been the venue for three memorable presentations in recent years, and the choir sang Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral on Easter Monday in 2005 and 2008, and at Guildford Cathedral on Spring Bank Holiday Saturday in 2011. Other Cathedrals visited recently have included Derby, Ely, Leicester, Ripon and Worcester. Tours overseas have taken the Singers to Romania in 2007, Mallorca in 2009 and Brittany in 2011.
Recent choral endeavour by the Singers in receipt of national media coverage took place in early Summer of 2011 and included participation in BBC4's award-winning production of Frankenstein's Wedding telecast live from Kirkstall Abbey under the choral direction of SPS member Jessi Pywell and the provision of Dominc Haslam's exciting musical score for the critically acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse production of John Ford's 'Tis pity she's a whore for which the Singers' Music Director, Dr Simon Lindley, conducted the recording session at Leeds Parish Church one Spring Sunday evening.