St Peter's Singers of Leeds at All Saint's Ilkley
Date: July 18, 2013
Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
St Peter's Singers of Leeds will be performing glorious sacred choral music from the British and Continental traditions spanning five centuries and including a celebration of the birth centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913 -1976).
On this occasion the choir will be directed by Alan Horsey; who is well known as the conductor of Ilkley & Otley Choral Societies. Alan also appears regularly with the Halle, Manchester Camerata, Kirklees Baroque and is accompanist to the Bradford Festival Choral Society. David Houlder the Singer's renowned organist will be performing a number of organ solos.
This is the third in a series of concerts in which the Singers are involved before they tour the beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca in October. In addition to Sir Edward Bairstow’s magnificent anthem ‘Blessed city, heavenly Salem’ which opens the Ilkley recital, the 2013 Tour programmes will also include works by other composers with particular associations with Leeds Minster where the Singer's are based.
St Peter's Singers of Leeds will be giving four concerts in the stunning surroundings of Mallorca. The choir have secured performances in Arta, Muro, Campanet and Palma de Mallorca. Each hour-long recital will comprise a panorama of sacred choral music from British and Continental traditions spanning over 500 years. Particular features of the 2013 programmes include celebration of the birth centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) as well as works by composers with particular associations with Leeds Minster, where the Singers are based.
Bairstow - Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Victoria - Gaudent in coelis; Vidi speciosam
Donati - Alleluia! Haec dies
Grandi - O porta coeli, O stella maris
Byrd - Justorum animae
Greene - Lord, let me know mine end
Boyce - The Lord is King
Harris - Bring us, O Lord God
Wangenheim - O lux, beata Trinitas
Tavener - Song for Athene
Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin; Jubilate Deo in C major