New Accompanist

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new accompanist: Greg Smith.
Welcome, Greg. Hope you'll enjoy working with us.

Recording Session at St Hilda's

We Had great fun at our recording session

"Raising of Lazarus" by Paul Stetsenko:

"Jesu, Grant me this, I pray.." by Orlando Gibbons

Dates for Summer 2017

Dates for the Summer Term 2017: 5th June Rehearsal St Margaret’s Parish Centre 12th June: Workshop          " 19th June:   Rehearsal       " 3rd July:           "                 "       7th July:  Rehearsal St Margaret's Church
8th July: Concert with Leeds Symphony Orchestra at St Margaret's Church

End of Year Gathering21st July St Chad's Parish Centre, 7.00pm Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 5JT

Bradford Festival Choral Society

Come to Bradford Festival Choral Society’s wonderful concert, A Night at the Opera, on Saturday, May 13th, 7.30 pm at All Saints’ Parish Church, Bingley, BD16 2RH.  We’re singing all your favourite opera choruses and a couple of lovely less familiar ones, and the  fabulous soloists will be singing some of the best-loved arias.  If you came to the Mozart Requiem and Haydn Nelson Mass you’ll know how good the choir is these days, and if you didn’t, come and find out.  There will be wine, soft drinks and extra special nibbles (some home made) in the interval.
Tickets from the choir website - and on the door, but for this smallish venue it may be better to get them in advance.
And some more dates:
Saturday June 17th, Mahler’s 2nd symphony, Huddersfield Town Hall:  This large scale work needs an enormous choir, so if you’d like to join us as an extra singer, see attached flyer.
Wednesday Sept 13th, St Peter’s Church Hall, Moorhead Lane, Shipley BD18 4DH:  Open rehearsal for people interes…

Stabat Mater Translation

Stabat Mater – Joseph Rheinberger
Stabat Mater dolorosa iuxta crucem lacrimosa dum pendebat Filius The grieving Mother stood weeping beside the cross where her Son was hanging
Cuius animam gementem contristatam et dolentem pertransivit gladius Through her weeping soul, compassionate and grieving, a sword passed.
O quam tristis et afflicta fuit illa benedicta Mater Unigeniti O how sad and afflicted was that blessed Mother of her Only-begotten Son
Quae moerebat et dolebat Pia Mater dum videbat nati poenas incliti Who mourned and grieved, the pius Mother, as she looked at the torment of her glorious Son.

Quis est homo qui non fleret matrem Christi si videret in tanto supplicio? Who is the man who would not weep if he saw the Mother of Christ in such distress?
Quis non posset contristari Christi matrem contemplari dolentem cum filio? Who could not feel compassion, contemplating Christ’s mother grieving with her son?
Pro peccatis suae gentis vidit Jesum in tormentis et flagellis subitum For the sins o…

Last Night of the Proms


Practice at Home

Concert in St Margaret's Church           Tuesday 4 April, 7.30pmPlaylist: Individual Items:Kyrie from Schubert's Mass in G: Gloria from Puccini's Messa de Gloria: Credo from DuBois' Messe de la Délivrance: Agnus Dei From Fauré's Requiem: Jesu grant me this I pray by Gibbons: Stabat Mater by Rheinberger: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem by Stanford: