St Peter's Singers

of Leeds

Director: Simon Lindley

Music of hope and peace

Saturday 6 July 2019

7.30pm

Tickets £10 online or at the door

A century after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this concert offers spiritual music of hope and peace: Vaughan Williams' serene Five Mystical Songs, written before he went to war, are complemented by Dona nobis pacem, written in 1936 when he and Walt Whitman had assimilated the Great War's horrors and as another war loomed.

Inbetween comes music with local connections - two short movements from Matthew Oglesby's brilliant new requiem 'Penthos', co-written with fellow St Peter's Singer Hannah Stone for the Singers for the centenary of the Armistice last year, and then Hymnus Paschalis, sung today in memory of its composer, the late Dr Donald Hunt, Conductor of Halifax Choral Society 1957-1988.

Five Mystical Songs

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Hymnus Paschalis

Donald Hunt

Agnus Dei and In Paradisum, from Penthos - a new Requiem

Matthew Oglesby

Dona Nobis Pacem

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Julie Kilburn

soprano

Quentin Brown

baritone

David Houlder

Organ

St Peter's Singers

Simon Lindley

Conductor