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St Peter's Singers of Leeds A programme of contemporary sacred choral music and organ solos

Author: hawkarine Published: 3rd June 2013 15:19
 On Saturday 22nd June the St Peter's Singers of Leeds travel to the picturesque Norcliffe Chapel in Styal Village for a concert programme of contemporary sacred choral music and organ solos. The free concert with retiring collection begins at 7.30pm. This is one of a number of pre-tour concerts that St Peter's Singers will be presenting prior to the group heading for Mallorca at the end of October 2013 to tour the Balearic Island.

A programme of contemporary sacred choral music and organ solos
Saturday 22nd June 2013, 7.30pm - Norcliffe Chapel, Altrincham Road, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4JE

St Peter's Singers
Dr Simon Lindley director

Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin
Harris - Bring us, O Lord, at our last awakening
Harris - Faire is the heaven
Howells - Requiem
Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium
MacMillan - A new song
Tavener - Song for Athene - as sung at the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales
Wangenheim - O lux, beata Trinitas
Whitacre - Lux aurumque

St Peter's Singers of Leeds are delighted to be performing in the Unitarian and Free Christian Chapel in Styal Village. A small group from Leeds first visited the lovely chapel just over three years ago to sing at my brother's wedding. At the time it was mooted that the group should return to give a concert. We are delighted that the Chapel Council has now given us permission to return to perform this concert of "contemporary sacred choral music". It will be the first in a series of concerts given by the St Peter's Singers before going on tour to Mallorca at the end of October 2013.

St Peter's Singers is a mixed choir of about forty voices based in the City of Leeds at the heart of West Yorkshire, directed by Simon Lindley. For well over thirty years the Singers have enjoyed a close relationship with Leeds Minster (St Peter-at-Leeds) - formerly, of course, Leeds Parish Church - where many concerts and liturgical appearances take place each season. Additionally, the choir performs at many other venues in and around Leeds, including Leeds Town Hall, St Anne's Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Minster Churches of Dewsbury and Doncaster. York Minster has been the venue for three memorable presentations in recent years, and the choir sang Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral on Easter Monday in 2005 and 2008, and at Guildford Cathedral on Spring Bank Holiday Saturday in 2011. Other Cathedrals visited recently have included Derby, Ely, Leicester, Ripon and Worcester. Tours overseas have taken the Singers to Romania in 2007, Mallorca in 2009 and Brittany in 2011.

Recent choral endeavour by the Singers in receipt of national media coverage took place in early Summer of 2011 and included participation in BBC4's award-winning production of Frankenstein's Wedding telecast live from Kirkstall Abbey under the choral direction of SPS member Jessi Pywell and the provision of Dominc Haslam's exciting musical score for the critically acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse production of John Ford's 'Tis pity she's a whore for which the Singers' Music Director, Dr Simon Lindley, conducted the recording session at Leeds Parish Church one Spring Sunday evening.

Mallorca 2013 Choir Tour
St Peter's Singers of Leeds visit the Island of Mallorca between Saturday 26 and Tuesday 28 October 2013. Following the success of their inaugural tour of the Balearic Island in 2009 the Singers, one of England's leading Chamber Choirs, will be returning for a second time.

Tour Dates:
MURO - EGLESIA SANT JOAN BAPTISTA : SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013
CAMPANET - EGLESIA SAN MIQUEL : SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2013
ARTA - EGLESIA TRANSFIGURACIO DEL SENYOR : MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2013
PALMA  - BASILICA DE SANT FRANCESC: TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2013

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