Past concerts – 2016

Rekindle fond memories … or see what you missed!

Posters and Programmes Concert Description
Publicity poster for concert 'Music from the Vatican,' 3 December 2016
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
Music from the Vatican –
a cappella Renaissance choral music and chamber organ interludes
3 December 2016

St Ann’s Church, Battlefield, Newcastle
Conductor: Peter Coulson

Costanzo Antegnati: ‘Deus in adiutorium’
Plainsong: ‘Oremus pro Pontifice Marcelli’
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: ‘Missa papae Marcelli’; ‘Assumpta est Maria’; ‘Pater noster’
Giovanni Gabrieli: ‘Ricercare’ (organ)
Andrea Gabrieli: ‘Beatus vir’
Giovanni Salvatore: ‘Verso primo sopra il Kyrie, Messa del Domenica’ (organ)
Gregorio Allegri: ‘Missa che fa oggi mio sole’
Luigi Battiferri: ‘Ricercare nono con tre soggetti’ (organ)
Serafino Cantone: ‘Quam dilecta tabernacula tua’
attrib. Tomás de Victoria: ‘In manuas tua’
Ivo de Vento: ‘Nunc dimmittis octavi toni’
Andrea Antico : ‘Chi non crede’ (organ)
Antonio Valente): ‘Verso primo sopra il re’ (organ)
Giovanni Anerio: ‘Magnificat octavi toni’

Publicity poster for concert 'An English Summer,' 11 June 2016
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
An English Summer –
a garland of choral music
11 June 2016

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shincliffe, Durham
Conductor: Simon Lee

Traditional song: ‘Sumer is icumen in’
Thomas Tallis: ‘Thou wast O God
Edward Elgar: ‘There is sweet music; My love dwelt in a northern land’
Gerald Finzi: ‘Seven poems of Robert Bridges (Nos 1-4 & 6)’
William Walton: ‘Set me as a seal upon thine heart’
Edward Elgar: ‘Death on the hills’
Thomas Tomkins: ‘When David heard’
Robert Ramsay: ‘Sleep fleshly birth’
Thomas Weelkes: ‘When David heard’
Robert Pearsall: ‘Lay a garland’
John Rutter: Five childhood lyrics’

Concert Review

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Evensong in Ripon –
Saturday 5 March 2016

Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire
Conductor: Simon Lee

Smith: ‘Preces and Responses’
John Randall (Chant): ‘Psalm 29’
Praetorius: ‘Magnificat quinti toni’
Schütz: ‘Nunc Dimittis: Canticum Simeonis II (with Gloria from Ein Deutches Magnificat)’
Schein: ‘Anthem: Da Jakob vollendet hatte’

Publicity poster for concert 'The Coming of the Magi,' 30 January 2016
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
The Coming of the Magi –
(A musical journey from Advent to Candlemas)
30 January 2016

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Newcastle
Conductor: Simon Lee
Chamber Organ: Francesca Massey

Choir:
Hieronymous Praetorius:’Magnificat quinti toni, with two carols – Joseph Lieber, In dulci Jubilo’
Felix Mendelssohn: ‘Im Advent; Weihnachten; Am Neujahrstage (from Sechs Spruche)’
Arnold Bax​​: ‘This worldes joie’
Peter Cornelius: ‘The Three Kings’
Herbert Howells: ‘Here is the little door’
Orlande de Lassus: ‘Omnes de Saba venient’
Jonathan Dove: ‘The Three Kings’
Giovanni Palestrina: ‘Senex puerum portabat’
William Byrd: ‘Senex puerum portabat’
Gustav Holst: ‘Nunc dimittis’
Jonathan Dove: ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul’ (encore)

Organ:
JS Bach: ‘Chorale – Prelude on In Dir ist Freude
Dietrich Buxtehude: ‘Chorale – Fantasia on Wie schon leuchet der Morgenstern
Garth Edmunson: ‘Toccata – Prelude IV on Vom Himmel Hoch