to the web site of The
chamber choir based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We hope you enjoy
your visit and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our
concerts - or even as a Singer - in the near future.
The Singers 2017 season will include singing in Durham, Edinburgh,
Blackburn and Wakefield as well as performances in and around Newcastle
upon Tyne. Further details will be published shortly.
Music for St Giles visit published
The Singers have announced their music list for their visit to St Giles Cathedral on Sunday 18 June 2017.
10am Introit: Open Thy Gates - Julius Harrison (1885 - 1963) Mass setting Kyrie, Gloria, Agnus Dei only from Missa Rigensis (2003) - Ugis Praulinš (b. 17 June 1957) [This Latvian composer will be celebrating his 60th birthday this weekend] Communion motet Ave verum corpus - Peter Philips (c.1560 – 1628)
11.30am Introit: Non moriar sed vivam - Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) Preces: Stuart Murray (2009) Psalm 116 – chant Wesley Anthem: Amazing Grace - arr. Eriks Ešenvalds (born 1977)
The Singers celebrated the end of the Christmas season by singing for the
Annual Epiphany Service in Durham Cathedral, held on Friday 6 January 2017. This was a beautiful service
which was warm and intimate despite the vast building that is Durham
Cathedral. The service was very well attended and it was a real privilege to be able to play a part in it.
The music sung was:
Ugis Praulinš: Missa Rigensis - Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei Crotch Lo! Star led Chiefs Organist: Kris Thomsett Conductor: Donald Halliday
The Singers launch their 2016
Singers have launched their 2016 Christmas video - A Newcastle
Christmas. We hope you enjoy our singing and the local scenes as
Newcastle gears itself up for the Christmas season, and the choir prepares for its Christmas with The Singers concert in St George's Jesmond on Saturday 17 December. See the post below for more information. Enjoy!
with The Singers 2016
One of the highlights of our Christmas Season was Christmas
with the Singers on 17 December 2016 at 7
pm in St George's in Jesmond. There were festive carols, guest
instrumental soloists, a free prize draw and the mulled wine
Singers visit Cologne
Singers visited Cologne in Germany for the weekend of 9 and 10
April 2016. A highlight of the visit was singing Choral Vespers in
Cologne Cathedral. The choir also progressed its project of
singing in as many of Cologne's twelve Romanesque churches as it can -
now up to seven!.
This was the choir's third visit to Cologne.
Singers visited Liverpool on Sunday 6 September
2015 to sing the services in the magnificent Anglican Cathedral there.
The Singers were conducted by Donald Halliday and the organist was Nick
Singers at Southwark Cathedral
Singers, under conductor Donald Halliday, finished their 2013/2014
season with a visit to London to sing the choral services in Southwark
Cathedral over the 2014 August Bank Holiday weekend. Jemima Stephenson,
joined the choir as organist for the weekend. Jemima is Assistant
Director of Music and Sir George Thalben-Ball Memorial Organ Scholar at
St Michael’s Cornhill and a postgraduate student at the
Royal Academy of Music.
weekend was a
great success both musically and socially. The choir has visited
Southwark Cathedral several times in the past - but this was the
choir's first visit since 2009.
Singers at St Giles Cathedral,
Singers photographed after their concert in St Giles Cathedral,
The Singers gave a very
successful concert in Edinburgh's historic St Giles Cathedral
on Sunday 23 March 2014 at 6 pm. The concert was very well attended
and the audience was most appreciative.
The themes of the programme included Lent as a journey of
preparation, the Annunciation (25 March), and Sunset (the sun set
halfway through the concert!). The programme is
can be viewed or downloaded as a pdf.
The programme explored recent choral music from Norway and the
USA, and included standard choral favourites as well. James
Tradgett, cello, joined the choir in a performance
Ola Gjeilo's Serenity,
Director of Music, Michael
the fine Rieger organ to accompany Wood's View me Lord and
Mozart's Laudate Dominum
Lindsey Nicholls. Stephen Paulus's The
Road Home was performed as a
special tribute to the composer who suffered a stroke on 4 July
2013 and has been in a critical condition since*.
*UPDATE: Sadly, Stephen Paulus died on 19 October 2014.
Singers currently has vacancies for experienced
singers. We recruit quite widely and it may be possible to
provide lifts and/or accommodation if you live outside the North
of England. Please contact the conductor
if you are interested in joining the choir.
A photo of
Ola Gjeilo's Serenity with The Singers and Donald Robinson,
cello, 21 December 2013.
Here is a video of us singing
rehearsal the hymn By Cool Siloam's Shady