Bach's St Matthew's Passion

Did you see

Some of you may have seen this broadcast on BBC4 last night. If not, here it is on youtube. Just follow the link.

This was a "promenade performance" of Bach's St Matthew Passion in Campfield Market building in Manchester. The Sixteen are a renowned choral ensemble. Streetwise Opera is a voluntary arts group working with the homeless and rough sleepers.

I found the performance profoundly moving 

22nd April Members' Annual Dinner

Peasehill House

24 Harrogate Road
LS19 6HJ

Members please contact Christine Lacy to book for meal at 7.00 pm 22nd April 2016

Next Concert, Summer 2016

Summer Concert Friday 15 July 2016

Venue St Chad's Parish Centre Otley Road, LS16 5JT

Rehearsals in St Margaret's Parish centre

11 April
25 April
9 May
23 May
6 June
20 June
4 July
Tuesday 12th July in St Chad's Parish Centre

Christmas Concert 2015

Christmas Concert Tuesday 15 Dec 2015 

St Margaret's Church

Rehearsals: Parish Centre

23 Nov
30 Nov
7 Dec
14 Dec NB 7.15 
15 Dec Concert in church

Letter of thanks: Autumn Concert

Dear HCS members,
I am writing to send a big thank you to everyone who took part in Tuesday’s concert. There were a lot of positive comments from the audience, saying how wonderful the choir sounded. We thank Kate for her expert direction and her lovely solo items and Matthew for accompanying so well and for his great solo pieces.
I do hope that our new members enjoyed taking part in the concert. I really felt that our new voices contributed much to enhancing the sound of the choir – making us even better than we were before!
So much hard work goes into staging a concert so thank you again to all our unsung heroes who book venues, arrange publicity, set up staging, sell tickets, serve refreshments and clear up afterwards. Thank you to everyone.
Best wishes

Christine and Isabel

Suggestions for pieces we might sing in the future

Arensky: Kheruvimskaya Pesn No 2 in F Major
Bach: St Matthew's Passion
Bach: In Tears of grief: St Matthew's Passion
Brahms: Song of Destiny
Brahms: Requiem
Gounod: St Cecilia Mass
Handel: Saul
Hawes: Quanta Qualia
Hawes: Reflexionem
Jenkins: The Armed Man
Mendelssohn: St Paul
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Orff: Carmina Burana
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Schubert: Song of Miriam
Strommen: Like an Eagle
Walton: Coronation Te Deu
Scandanavian Pieces

Please comment or add further suggestions below.