Past concerts – 2013

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Posters and Programmes Concert Description
Publicity poster for concert, Advent procession, 7 December 2013 Advent ‘Procession concert’
7 December 2013

St Andrew’s Church, Newcastle
Conductor: Simon Lee
Organ: Francesca Massey

William Byrd: Rorate cœli de super
The cherry tree carol (traditional)
James MacMillan: A new song
Readings:
Elizabeth Jennings: Advent
William Dunbar: On the nativity of Christ
Malcolm Guite: O Oriens
Congregational hymns:
Hills of the North rejoice
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Lo, he comes with clouds descending
Organ pieces:
Olivier Messiaen: Les Anges
Marcel Dupré: Le monde dans l’attente du Sauveur

Concert poster for 'Requiem - music of loss and longing, 16 November 2013'
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
Requiem – music of loss and longing
16 November 2013

St Ann’s Church, Newcastle
Conductor: Simon Lee

Howells: Requiem
Tomas Victoria: Missa pro defunctis a 4
Thomas Tomkins: When David heard that Absalom was slain
Thomas Weelkes: When David heard that Absalom was slain
Charles Stanford: Three motets
Robert Pearsall: Lay a garland
Henry Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord
Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi

Publicity poster for concert, Handel - Vespers, 7 November 2013 Handel’s Music for Vespers
7 November 2013

King’s Hall, University of Newcastle
Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Soloists:
Paula Sides (soprano),
Helen Sherman (mezzo-soprano),
Tai Oney (countertenor),
Mark Wilde (tenor)

Combined choirs and orchestra:
English Touring Opera, Cappella Novocastriensis, New Vocal Ensemble and The Old Street Band

Handel: Dixit Dominus, Nisi Dominus, Haec est Regina virginum, Donna che in ciel, Te decus virgineum

Publicity poster for concert, Lux et laetitia - light and joy, 22 June 2013 Lux et lætitia: light and joy
22 June 2013

St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham
Conductor: Simon Lee
Soloist: Alex Banfield (tenor)

Thomas Tallis: Te lucis ante terminum
William Henry Harris: O joyful light
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux
Alexander Grechaninov: Svyetye tikhii
Harold Darke: O gladsome light
Cristóbal de Morales: Nunc dimittis
Sergei Rachmaninov : Nynye otpuschchayeshi​
Herbert Howells: Nunc dimittis
Quilter: Now sleeps the crimson petal (solo)
Josef Rheinberger: Abendlied
Charles Wood: Hail, gladdening light
Delius: To be sung of a summer night
Eric Whitacre: Lux Auremque (encore)

Publicity poster for concert, Ave Maria - the story of Mary, 23 March 2013 Ave Maria…The story of Mary
23 March 2013

King’s Hall, Uninversity of Newcastle
Conductor: Simon Lee