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A Panorama of sacred choral music
Sunday 18 October 2015
The Moravian Church, Fulneck
Fulneck, Pudsey LS28 8NT
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Alleluia ! I heard a voice
O Lord, give they Holy Spirit
Hear my prayer, O Lord
Christus factus est pro nobis
Missa O quam gloriosum
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Versa est in luctum
We will remember them
Holy is the true light
The Sussex Mummers' Carol
arr John Scott
Quelle est cette odeur agréable ?
arr David Willcocks
So blyssid be the tyme
Richard Runciman Terry
Faire is the Heaven (1948)
Hail, gladdening Light
Love divine, all loves excelling
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Harry Whitham RIP
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our former chairman, Harry Whitham.
Harry was active and influential in Yorkshire music for many years under the umbrella of Making Music and its predecessor, the NFMS, contributing to the success of many choirs and ensembles in the region.
For us in St Peter's Singers, he was, in the words of Alan Horsey 'a wise, discreet and gracious man whose chairmanship and huge network of musical friends contributed greatly to the stability of the choir and paved the way for the developments that we have seen since. He loved music, especially choral music, and his loss will be deeply felt by very many people.'
Harry was a stickler for doing things right, and a tremendous character, whom we will miss greatly. We extend our sincerest sympathies and condolences to Christine.
The funeral will be held at Leeds Minster and enquiries may be made to John Tempest Funeral Service on 0113 257 0542. Details will be posted on the Leeds Minster website.
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St Peter's Singers (A Registered Charity) is a member of Making Music
We acknowledge with gratitude continuing support from:
Leeds City Council
The Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster
Welcome to St Peter's Singers
"... forty flexible and precisely tuned voices who made the English text speak directly to the audience..."
"an ego-less ensemble ... exquisitely musical"
We sing choral music both ancient and modern in concerts, in Church Services and on recorded media
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'Fine performances and good blend – an impressive showcase for Simon Lindley’s brilliant choir' - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone Magazine
'It is absolutely, stunningly beautiful' - Jeff, Vermont
'Just a brilliant brilliant disc - best choral CD I've bought in YEARS' - Elizabeth Stratford, Arundel Cathedral
'I felt as if I had been wrapped in a blanket of peace' - Sue, New Jersey
'This whole piece of work is outstanding. The photography is absolutely stunning and the music is magnificent' - Michael Denton, Canada
'It's wonderful ! ...I love the production value and design of the booklet and cover design too' - Rosemary, York
'Inspired by their conductor, Dr Simon Lindley, the Singers sound completely inside the music and sing with a real depth of understanding' - Philip Moore
'Faire is the Heaven, richly toned, beautifully balanced, glows in the resonant acoustic while the serene lines of Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium are shaped with great delicacy. A splendid enterprise' - Robert Cockcroft. Yorkshire Post
'Conducted by Simon Lindley, who shows clear sympathy with the music, the choir makes a lovely clear, bright sound ... The acoustic brings a lovely bloom to the voices whilst preserving clarity - Robert Hugill
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