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Saturday and Sunday  22 & 23 July 2017

The Singers at Blackburn Cathedral

We all had a great time when we last visited Blackburn in 2009.  Blackburn Cathedral is a beautiful building with outstanding acoustics for choirs and organ, and a great choral tradition. Last time we gave a concert. This time we're doing another concert and singing the Sunday services. We're looking forward to seeing the new cloisters - the first to built in England for 500 years. Opened in July 2016 the cloisters will be celebrating their first anniversary.

Our organist will be Shaun Turnbull, Assistant Director of Music at Blackburn Cathedral.

SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER'S EVENING

7.30 pm A Concert of Beautiful Choral Music

Admission 10 (under 16 free)

Blackburn Poster

Programme (tbc) to include music by Esenwalds, Praulins, Philips, Mendelssohn, and Moses Hogan.

SUNDAY 23 JULY 2017
10.30 am Eucharist


Mass setting: Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei only from
Missa Rigensis (2003) - Ugis Praulinš (b. 17 June  1957)
Communion motets
Ave verum corpus - Peter Philips (c.1560 – 1628)
Panis Angelicus - Csar Franck (1822 - 1890)
Psalm 86 from verse 11 (chant tba)

4 pm Evensong

Introit: Open Thy Gates - Julius Harrison (1885 - 1963) 
Preces and Responses: Kenneth Leighton (1929 - 1988)
Psalm 67 (chant tba)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Stanford in A
Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father - S S Wesley (1810 - 1876)

Blackburn Cathedral


By Michael Beckwith (Blackburn Cathedral HDR) [CC BY 2.0]
via Wikimedia Commons



RECENT ARCHIVED EVENTS
The Singers at Wakefield Cathedral

Sunday 23 April 2017 – St George’s Day


The Singers
Conductor Donald Halliday
Organist Sachin Gunga

11am The Eucharist

Gradual: Iste sanctus - Toms Luis de Victoria
Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus - Peter Philips
Communion setting: Darke in E

3.30pm Choral Evensong

Preces and Reponses: Kenneth Leighton
Psalm 30, 1 - 5 (Wesley)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in A
Anthem: Blessed be the God and Father - S S Wesley

High Mass for Epiphany

Durham Cathedral

6 January 2017 7.30 pm

Ugis Praulinš: Missa Rigensis - Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei
Crotch Lo! Star led Chiefs
Organist: Kris Thomsett
Conductor: Donald Halliday


The Singers visit Cologne 2016


This Spring The Singers will be making their third visit to Cologne. A highlight of the visit will be Choral Vespers in Cologne Cathedral. The Singers will also be continuing their project to sing in all twelve Romanesque churches in Cologne and will be singing in St Ursula and St Kunibert for the first time.

Saturday 9 April 2016

3 pm St. Vincenz-Haus - Private Concert in the Festsaal

5.30 pm Evening Mass in St Kunibert

Sunday 10 April 2016

10:00 am Morning Mass in St Ursula

11:30 am Morning Service in St Aposteln

6:00 pm Choral Vespers in Cologne Cathedral

Spring Concert in Morpeth

The King Edward VI School Choir
KEVI Community Orchestra
The Singers


Saturday 19 March 2016
7.30 pm St James’ Church, Morpeth
Admission: 6 (3 for students/children)

Draft Programme

KEVI Community Orchestra

Elgar:
Pomp and Circumstance No. 4
Bizet: Symphony in C, First Movement                                        
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves 
John Williams: Music from the film Jurassic Park                        

Interval

The Singers
Peter Philips: Tibi laus
Eric Esenwalds: Stars

KEVI Chamber Choir                                                                          
Bruckner: Locus Iste

Joint Choirs     
Rutter: What Sweeter Music
Tippett: Nobody Knows from A Child of Our Time
Handel: And The Glory of the Lord from Messiah
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah


Wednesday 6 January 2016

High Mass for Epiphany

Durham Cathedral

7.30 pm

Communion Setting: Missa ad Praesepe (Mass at the Crib) - George Malcolm

Anthem: Here is the Little Door - Herbert Howells

Durham Cathedral


Saturday 19 December 2015

Christmas with The Singers

Christmas with The Singers 2015

7.00 pm St Georges Church, Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne


Sunday 6 September 2015

The Singers in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Conductor: Donald Halliday
Organist: Nick Miller

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

10.30 am Choral Eucharist

At the Nave Altar
Preacher - The Venerable Peter Bradley, Archdeacon of Warrington
Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Psalm 146 (Harris)
Anthem: Euntes ibant et flebant - Gorecki
Hymns  334, 466, 415 (tune 346), 376

3.00 pm Choral Evensong

Open thy gates - Julius Harrison (sung at the back of the nave)
Procession to choir stalls during Organ Improvisation
Responses Leighton
Psalm 119. 49 - 56 (Elvey)
Magnificat Primi Toni - Victoria
Nunc Dimittis - Holst
Locus Iste - Bruckner 
Hymns: 452, 401

Sunday 19 July 2015

The Singers in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

The Singers sang the services while the St Giles Singers were on a foreign tour.

Conductor: Donald Halliday
Organist: Robert Harris, Organ Scholar

St Giles, Edinburgh

10.00 Morning Communion
Introit: O come ye servants of the Lord - Christopher Tye

Communion setting: Kyrie and Gloria - Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Communion motet: We shall walk through the valley in peace arr. Moses Hogan

11.30 Morning Service

Introit: Lord, for Thy tender mercies sake - Richard Farrant
Responses – Kenneth Leighton
Psalm 23 – chant: Herrick Bunney
Anthem – Locus Iste - Tariq O'Regan

Saturday 9 May 2015, 2.00 pm

The Singers at Home

St Mary's, Longbenton

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Great music, a great afternoon tea, and great fun - this was a sell out last year!

This is the second concert by The Singers in their new rehearsal home. More information, and a downloadable programme, soon.

The music will include

  • Only in Sleep and Stars by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds
  • some Shakespeare songs in settings by Matthew Harris
  • folk songs arranged by Whittaker, Vaughan Williams, Holst and John Byrt.

This event will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Mayor of North Tyneside.

Admission 5 (children 2, but not suitable for children under 6) includes performance and afternoon tea. All welcome.


Tuesday 6 January 2015, 7.30 pm

Eucharist for Epiphany Evensong

Durham Cathedral

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Organist: Mark Mawhinney

Communion Service: Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Anthem: Omnes de Saba - Jacob Handl


Hymns from NEH:
47 As with gladness men of old
48 Bethlehem, of noblest cities
52 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
49 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, tune Epiphany
Durham Cathedral


CHRISTMAS WITH THE SINGERS

An evening of festive carols old and new
with guest instrumentalists, mulled wine and mince pies.

Tickets available at the door.

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

The Armstrong Quartet
Jonathan Trevor, violin
Paul Robert Amos, violin
Tony Webb, viola
Katie Hall, cello
with
Alison Rudd, flute
and
Northumbrian Pipers
from Robson's Choice
Marian Downs
Nick Leeming
Catherine Robson
Louise Woodman


Saturday 23 August and Sunday 24 August

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY CHORAL SERVICES

Southwark Cathedral, London

Southwark Cathedral

PROVISIONAL MUSIC LIST

Saturday 4 pm Choral Evensong

Introit:
BrucknerLocus iste
Responses: Leighton
Psalm 97 [chant: Parratt]
Service: Sumsion in G
Anthem:  Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

Sunday 11 am Choral Eucharist
Communion Service: Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Responsorial Psalm: 145 vv 1 – 8
Offertory:  arr. Hogan – De blin' man stood on de road an' cried
Anthem:  Mozart – Ave verum Corpus

Sunday 3 pm Choral Evensong
Introit:  Julius Harrison – Open Thy gates
Responses: Leighton
Psalm 91 [chant: Hopkins]
Service: Purcell in G minor

Anthem: Stuart Murray – Crux Fidelis


Saturday 10 May 2014

CONCERT and AFTERNOON TEA

St Mary Magdalene, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

2 pm

Tickets: 5 (children 2) from 0191 266 2326 or 0191 270 1879


All Welcome. Futher details to follow.

Directions to St Mary Magdalene, Longbenton

  • Post code: NE12 8ST
  • St Mary Magdalene is on the corner of Blackfriars Way and West Farm Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8ST
  • Nearest metro: Longbenton
  • See: www.achurchnearyou.com
  • See: facebook
  • Need a map? See Google maps
Provisional programme
Now is the month of Maying Thomas Morley
Allan Water arr. Henry Elliot Button
Annie Laurie trad.
Ye banks and braes arr. Liddell
O magnum mysterium Kjell Mrk Karlsen
Love walked in Gershwin, arr. Zegree
Bogoroditse Devo Rachmaninov
We shall walk through the valley in peace arr. Moses Hogan
Ezekiel saw de wheel arr. Moses Hogan
The Road Home Stephen Paulus
Londonderry air
My bonny lad
Bobby Shaftoe

St Mary Magdalene, Longbenton


Sunday 23 March 2014
6 pm

MUSIC AT SIX

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

St Giles, Edinburgh

A sequence of music for a Spring twilight

Music to include:

Ola Gjeilo: Serenity
Ren Clausen: Tonight Eternity Alone
Kjell Mrk Karlsen: O magnum mysterium

and music by Moses Hogan, Victoria, Philips, and Mozart.


The full programme can be downloaded from here.


Monday 6 January 2014

HIGH MASS for EPIPHANY

Durham Cathedral
7:30 pm

Music:


Ugis Praulinš:
Missa Rigensis
Jonathan Dove: The Three Kings

Organist: Mark Mawhinney




Saturday 21 December 2013


CHRISTMAS with THE SINGERS

St George's, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

7:30 pm

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Emily Hoile, harp

Donald Robinson, cello
Northumbrian Pipers from Robson's Choice

Other guest instrumentalists to be announced.
A concert of seasonal music including Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.

Tickets for this event are now on sale online or at JG Windows
More information at: christmaswiththesingers.com
and on Facebook




Saturday 20 April 2013, 3.00 pm

Brinkburn Priory Concert

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Brinkburn Priory

An informal afternoon concert of music for Spring and, to link with the wedding exhibition, some music for a wedding.

The concert will last about 1 hour and is free [admission charges to the site may apply].

A great opportunity to spend a Spring afternoon in the magnificent surroundings of Brinkburn Priory.

By kind permission of English Heritage [see: Brinkburn Priory]

The programme will include music for choir by Purcell, Morley, Britten (Choral Dances from Gloriana), Whitacre (This Marriage), etc.

The full programme is available here.




Saturday 16 February 2013, 5.15 pm

Choral Evensong

Durham Cathedral

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday
Organ: James Lancelot

Durham Cathedral

Responses: Leighton
Psalm: 84, Parry
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in C
Anthem: Hear my prayer/O for the wings of a dove - Mendelssohn


Tuesday 6 January 2015, 7.30 pm

Eucharist for Epiphany Evensong

Durham Cathedral

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Organist: Mark Mawhinney

Communion Service: Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Anthem: Omnes de Saba - Jacob Handl


Hymns from NEH:
47 As with gladness men of old
48 Bethlehem, of noblest cities
52 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
49 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, tune Epiphany

Durham Cathedral



CHRISTMAS WITH THE SINGERS

An evening of festive carols old and new
with guest instrumentalists, mulled wine and mince pies.

Tickets available at the door.

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

The Armstrong Quartet
Jonathan Trevor, violin
Paul Robert Amos, violin
Tony Webb, viola
Katie Hall, cello
with
Alison Rudd, flute
and
Northumbrian Pipers
from Robson's Choice
Marian Downs
Nick Leeming
Catherine Robson
Louise Woodman


Saturday 23 August and Sunday 24 August

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY CHORAL SERVICES

Southwark Cathedral, London

Southwark Cathedral

PROVISIONAL MUSIC LIST

Saturday 4 pm Choral Evensong

Introit:
BrucknerLocus iste
Responses: Leighton
Psalm 97 [chant: Parratt]
Service: Sumsion in G
Anthem:  Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

Sunday 11 am Choral Eucharist
Communion Service: Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Responsorial Psalm: 145 vv 1 – 8
Offertory:  arr. Hogan – De blin' man stood on de road an' cried
Anthem:  Mozart – Ave verum Corpus

Sunday 3 pm Choral Evensong
Introit:  Julius Harrison – Open Thy gates
Responses: Leighton
Psalm 91 [chant: Hopkins]
Service: Purcell in G minor

Anthem: Stuart Murray – Crux Fidelis


Saturday 10 May 2014

CONCERT and AFTERNOON TEA

St Mary Magdalene, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

2 pm

Tickets: 5 (children 2) from 0191 266 2326 or 0191 270 1879


All Welcome. Futher details to follow.

Directions to St Mary Magdalene, Longbenton

  • Post code: NE12 8ST
  • St Mary Magdalene is on the corner of Blackfriars Way and West Farm Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8ST
  • Nearest metro: Longbenton
  • See: www.achurchnearyou.com
  • See: facebook
  • Need a map? See Google maps
Provisional programme
Now is the month of Maying Thomas Morley
Allan Water arr. Henry Elliot Button
Annie Laurie trad.
Ye banks and braes arr. Liddell
O magnum mysterium Kjell Mrk Karlsen
Love walked in Gershwin, arr. Zegree
Bogoroditse Devo Rachmaninov
We shall walk through the valley in peace arr. Moses Hogan
Ezekiel saw de wheel arr. Moses Hogan
The Road Home Stephen Paulus
Londonderry air
My bonny lad
Bobby Shaftoe

St Mary Magdalene, Longbenton


Sunday 23 March 2014
6 pm

MUSIC AT SIX

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

St Giles, Edinburgh

A sequence of music for a Spring twilight

Music to include:

Ola Gjeilo: Serenity
Ren Clausen: Tonight Eternity Alone
Kjell Mrk Karlsen: O magnum mysterium

and music by Moses Hogan, Victoria, Philips, and Mozart.


The full programme can be downloaded from here.


Monday 6 January 2014

HIGH MASS for EPIPHANY

Durham Cathedral
7:30 pm

Music:


Ugis Praulinš:
Missa Rigensis
Jonathan Dove: The Three Kings

Organist: Mark Mawhinney




Saturday 21 December 2013


CHRISTMAS with THE SINGERS

St George's, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

7:30 pm

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Emily Hoile, harp

Donald Robinson, cello
Northumbrian Pipers from Robson's Choice

Other guest instrumentalists to be announced.
A concert of seasonal music including Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.

Tickets for this event are now on sale online or at JG Windows
More information at: christmaswiththesingers.com
and on Facebook




Saturday 20 April 2013, 3.00 pm

Brinkburn Priory Concert

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday

Brinkburn Priory

An informal afternoon concert of music for Spring and, to link with the wedding exhibition, some music for a wedding.

The concert will last about 1 hour and is free [admission charges to the site may apply].

A great opportunity to spend a Spring afternoon in the magnificent surroundings of Brinkburn Priory.

By kind permission of English Heritage [see: Brinkburn Priory]

The programme will include music for choir by Purcell, Morley, Britten (Choral Dances from Gloriana), Whitacre (This Marriage), etc.

The full programme is available here.




Saturday 16 February 2013, 5.15 pm

Choral Evensong

Durham Cathedral

The Singers
Conductor: Donald Halliday
Organ: James Lancelot

Durham Cathedral

Responses: Leighton
Psalm: 84, Parry
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Stanford in C
Anthem: Hear my prayer/O for the wings of a dove - Mendelssohn





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