Past concerts – 2014

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Posters and Programmes Concert Description
Concert poster for 'Flora and Fauna of Christmas,' 20 December 2014
photo of choir (above two links to concert programme notes, below)

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Flora and Fauna of Christmas
20 December 2014

St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, Durham
Conductor: Simon Lee
Jointly with The Durham Cathedral Young Singers

John Joubert: There is no rose of such virtue
Trad (arr. Simon Lee): An old Christmas greeting
Andrew Carter: Benedicite
Christina Rosetta: A Christmas carol (reading)
Jonathan Rathbone: The oxen
Bob Chilcott: The sparrow’s carol
Willam Kirkpatrick (arr. David Willcocks): Away in a manger (all join in)
Michael Head: the little road to Bethlehem
Elizabeth Poston: The Dormouse’s carol
Trad (arr. Stuart Thompson): The holly and the ivy
Trad (arr. Michael Praetorius): A great and mighty wonder (all join in)
Trad (arr. David Willcocks): God rest you merry gentlemen (all join in)
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the apple tree
Louise Levene: Mayhem at the manger (reading)
Andy Murray: Sheep, sheep, sheep
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The crown of roses
Johannes Brahms: Es ist ein ros entsprungen
John Rutter: Brother Heinrich’s christmas
Trad (arr. John Rutter): The twelve days of christmas (all join in)

Concert poster for 'Songs of Farewell,' 16 November 2014
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
Songs of Farewell – A Concert of Remembrance
16 November 2014

St Ann’s Church, Battlefield, Newcastle
Conductor: Simon Lee
Baroque Cello (solo): Deborah Thorne
Chamber Organ (continuo): Francesca Massey
Alto Saxophone (extempore): Simon Lee

JS Bach: Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir (motet)
JS Bach: Suite No 5 in C minor, for solo baroque cello BWV 1011, Sarabande and Gigue
Thomas Tallis: In pace
Edward Elgar: Lux aeterna, John Cameron’s choral setting of ‘Nimrod’
Cristóbal de Morales: Parce mihi, Domine, with extempore solo saxophone
William Harris: Bring us, O Lord God
Maurice Duruflé: Quatre motets, sur des thèmes Grégoriens
JS Bach: Komm, Jesu, Komm (motet)
John Tavener: Threnos, for solo cello
CHH Parry: Songs of Farewell Nos 1-4 and 6

Concert poster for 'From The Morning Watch - Lassus to Langlais,' 7 June 2014
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
From the Morning Watch – Lassus to Langlais
7 June 2014

Lancaster Cathedral
Joint concert with The Rushley Singers
Conductors: Rachael Lee and Simon Lee
Organist: Ian Hare

Herbert Howells: Te Deum Collegium Regale
William Walton: Jubilate Deo
Edward Elgar: Organ solo- Sonata in G Op.28 (3rd mvt)
Louis Vierne: Kyrie from Messe Solennelle
Josef Rheinberger: Gloria from Cantus Missae
Francois Couperin: Organ solo- Offertoire sur les grands jeux
William Byrd: Credo from Mass for 4 voices
Orlande de Lassus: Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera
Jean Langlais: Agnus Dei from Messe Sollenelle
Henri Mulet: Organ solo- Tu es Petra from Dix pieces pour Grand-Orgue
Charles Stanford: Magnificat Op. 164
Gustav Holst: Nunc Dimittis

Concert poster for 'Hail Gladdening Light - music for Candlemas,' 8 February 2014
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
Hail Gladdening Light – Music for Candlemas
8 February 2014

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Newcastle
Conductor: Simon Lee

Charles Wood: Hail Gladdening Light
Plainchant (Anon): Lumen ad revelatione gentium
William Byrd: Senex puerum portabat
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux de lumine
Michael Fleming: Kindle a light
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Senex puerum portabat
Willam Byrd: nunc dimittis
Harold Darke: O gladsome Light
Spiritual (arr: Moses Hogan): I can tell the world about this
Robert White: Christe, qui lux es et dies
Plainchant (Anon): Gradual for Candlemas
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Senex puerum portabat
Herbert Howells: Nunc Dimittis
Spiritual (arr: Moses Hogan): This little light of mine
John Sheppard: Libera nos, salva (I)
Eric Whitacre: Lux auremque (encore)