Concerts and Events – Do come to our next concert Music for a Summer’s Evening in Thirsk, in aid of three charities!

Music for a Summer’s Evening

Saturday 29 June 2019, 7:30 pm

St Mary’s Church, Thirsk

Director: Benjamin Morris

Join us for our second Summer Celebration in the beautiful town of Thirsk!  Experience the heady passions of a glorious summer day through the exquisite genius of some of our finest romantic composers, with an evening of sublime music, beautiful a cappella voices and brilliant organ interludes, including the famous Widor Toccata.

This is a charity concert in aid of the Chapter House Choir, St Mary’s Church Thirsk and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for students. Buy in advance using the button below, or on the door.

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Programme

 

Country Gardens – Percy GRAINGER
Two Flower Songs – Benjamin BRITTEN
The Bluebird – Charles Villiers STANFORD
Marriage to my Lady Poverty – Bob CHILCOTT
Organ: Chanson de Nuit – Edward ELGAR
Three Shakespeare Songs – Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Shower – Edward ELGAR
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – arr. Tony PARKINSON
Summertime – George GERSHWIN arr. William STICKLES
To be sung of a summer night – Frederick DELIUS
There is sweet music – Edward ELGAR
Owls – Edward ELGAR
Organ: Toccata (Symphonie No 5 in F minor) – Charles Marie WIDOR
Midsummer Song – Frederick DELIUS
i thank you God – Eric WHITACRE
The good-bye jazz – Tom CUNNINGHAM
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Bob Chilcott (photo: John Bellars)

Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott

Saturday 28th September 2019, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Shepherd Hall, St Olave’s School, Queen Anne’s Road, York
YO30 7WA

Director: Bob Chilcott
Accompanist: Benjamin Morris

After last year’s successful event, we’re delighted to be hosting another of the hugely popular Bob Chilcott choral workshops, ‘Come and Sing’. Here’s why we hope you’ll join us:

Bob Chilcott has that very rare combination – a fantastic global performing pedigree AND unparalleled talent as a composer and coach. And as a former member of the Kings Singers, Bob is uniquely placed to share some of their exquisite musicianship and wonderful good humour with enthusiastic singers around the country. Delightfully entertaining and always encouraging, Bob will take us through some great singing techniques that really work! And he’ll draw on some of his finest compositions to inspire us through the day.

Tickets cost £20 for adults, £5 for under 18s and students, available from Eventbrite using the Buy Tickets button below.

Autumn Concert with the Chapter House Youth Choir

Saturday 16 November 2019, 7:30 pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris
The Chapter House Choir in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, June 2018

Christmas Carol Concert with the Chapter House Youth Choir

Saturday 14 December 2019, 7:30 pm

St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, York

Director: Benjamin Morris

Carols by Candlelight with the Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir

Wednesday 18 December 2019, 7:30 pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris

Concerts and Events Earlier This Season

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Sounds of Summer

Saturday 22 June 2019, 7:30 pm

St Chad’s Church, York

Director: Benjamin Morris

Celebrate summer with the Chapter House Choir! Immerse yourself in a delicious musical evocation of a traditional English summer day, with sublime music, beautiful a cappella voices and interval drinks. A musical feast of the finest romantic English composers, spiced with a touch of French frisson and transatlantic blues – featuring Elgar, Gershwin, Delius, Finzi, Vaughan Williams – and more!

Programme

 

Country Gardens – Percy GRAINGER
Two Flower Songs – Benjamin BRITTEN
The Bluebird – Charles Villiers STANFORD
Marriage to my Lady Poverty – Bob CHILCOTT
Three Shakespeare Songs – Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
As torrents in summer – Edward ELGAR
The Shower – Edward ELGAR
Nightingales – Gerald FINZI
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – arr. Tony PARKINSON
Summertime – George GERSHWIN arr. William STICKLES
To be sung of a summer night – Frederick DELIUS
Calme des nuits – Camille SAINT-SAENS
Les fleurs et les arbres – Camille SAINT-SAENS
Midsummer Song – Frederick DELIUS
i thank you God – Eric WHITACRE
There is sweet music – Edward ELGAR
Owls – Edward ELGAR
The long day closes – Arthur SULLIVAN
The good-bye jazz – Tom CUNNINGHAM

Under the Shadow of his Wing

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:30pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York

Director: Benjamin Morris

This concert comprised a complete performance of Jonathan Rathbone’s Under the Shadow of His Wing, a wonderful extended setting of the service of Vespers, in the presence of the composer.

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Under the Shadow of His Wing – Jonathan Rathbone

 

Te Lucis Ante Terminum
Now that the Sun hath Veiled His Light
Jesu, Salvator Sæculi
Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis
O Nata Lux
Close Thine Eyes (Upon a Quiet Conscience)
Christe Qui Lux es et Dies
In Pace, in Idipsum
Blessed is the Man
Glory To Thee
Care Charming Sleep
Into Thy Hands
Hail Gladdening Light
Recessional (Te Lucis & Amens)
Abide With Me
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Carols by Candlelight

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 7:30pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris

The Chapter House Choir’s trademark traditional Carols by Candlelight with The Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir in the wonderful Chapter House of York Minster.

Mirabile Mysterium

Friday 21st December 2018, 7:30pm

St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, York

Director: Benjamin Morris
Chapter House Youth Choir Director: Charlie Gower-Smith

A celebration of the festive season with carols old and new! The Chapter House Choir performed alongside the Chapter House Youth Choir and The Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir.

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Open Rehearsal

Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 7.15–9.15 pm

The Belfrey Hall, 52A Stonegate, York YO1 8AS

Director: Benjamin Morris

Nearest parking: Bootham Row Car Park.

It was brilliant to welcome nearly 40 extra singers to our open rehearsal, who came just to listen or to join us in singing as we prepared for our Carols by Candlelight concert! There was an opportunity to meet and talk to choir members and our director during the break. Refreshments were provided.

October 2018 Open Rehearsal
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Nineteen Eighteen

Saturday 13th October 2018, 7:30pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris
Chapter House Youth Choir Director: Charlie Gower-Smith

The final concert from our series on the theme of exile, reconciliation and peace marks three significant 100-year anniversaries: Hubert Parry’s death, the granting of women’s suffrage and later the right for women to be elected to parliament, and the forthcoming 100th anniversary on 11/11/18 of the armistice in the First World War.

The Chapter House Choir
Never weather-beaten sail – Hubert PARRY
Psalm 23 – Ivor GURNEY
The Chapter House Youth Choir
Call to remembrance – Richard FARRANT
They are at rest – Edward ELGAR
The Chapter House Choir
A Short Requiem – Henry WALFORD DAVIES
There is an old belief – Hubert PARRY
At the round earth’s imagined corners – Hubert PARRY
The Chapter House Youth Choir
Ubi Caritas – Ola GJEILO
Crossing the bar – Hubert PARRY
Mother of God, here I stand – John TAVENER
Combined Choirs
The Pankhurst Anthem – Lucy PANKHURST
The Chapter House Choir
Magnificat – Charles Villiers STANFORD