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Summer Concert

Abbeydale Singers, Sheffield Young Singers , Isabel Lovell & Peter Heginbotham
Group type: Chamber choirs
  • Saturday 29 June
    7.30 – 9.30pm
Ticket typeCost
Adult£12
Concession£10
Student£6
Under 16free

'Northern Light'

Following our Founder Kevin Haighton's recent decision to stand down as Musical Director, the concert will be conducted by Helen Cowen, Assistant Musical Director.

The first half of our concert will include sacred works by Wood, Tallis, J.L. Bach and new to us, Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo. Will Todd's In This Place will add a specially atmospheric dimension to singing in St John's. Then follows a selection of French songs by Passereau, Saint Saens, Faure and Ravel.

We are delighted to welcome as our special guests the Sheffield Young Singers, also directed by Helen Cowen, young soprano Isabel Lovell, and accompanists Peter Heginbotham on organ and Rosie Attwood-Harris on piano.

We start the second half with Eriks Esenvalds' hauntingly beautiful Stars accompanied, intriguingly, by wine glasses 'played' by Sheffield Young Singers. We also feature romantic pieces by Schubert, our good friend Andrew Carter, and Bob Chilcott (sung with the Sheffield Young Singers), and the liltingly evocative folk song Underneath the Stars by Kate Rusby, the 'Barnsley Nightingale'.

During the interval the choir will serve you with a complementary wine or soft drink.

Tickets are available on the door or by contacting 0114 268 5493.

Performers

Abbeydale Singers, Sheffield Young Singers (Youth Choir), Isabel Lovell (Soprano), Peter Heginbotham (Organ) and Rosie Attwood-Harris (Piano)

Programme

  • Charles Wood: O Thou the Central Orb
  • Will Todd: In This Place
  • Thomas Tallis: O Nata Lux
  • Ola Gjeilo: Northen Lights
  • Johann Ludwig Bach: Das Ist Meine Freude
  • Passereau: Il Est Bel Et Bon
  • C Saint-Saens: Les Fleurs Et Les Arbres
  • Gabriel Faure: Cantique De Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons
  • Eriks Esenvalds: Stars
  • Franz Schubert: Des Tages Weihe
  • Franz Schubert: Lebenslust
  • Andrew Carter: The Cloths Of Heaven
  • Bob Chilcott: Like A Singing Bird

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