Director: Simon Lindley
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Welcome to St Peter's Singers
"...a jewel in the crown of Leeds’ cultural scene..."
"an ego-less ensemble ... exquisitely musical"
Listen to Penthos !
We were hugely privileged to take part in the most moving performance of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius on 1 June. Huge thanks to Simon Wright for the invitation, and for directing the performance with such assurance, finesse and feel for the music. Thanks also to the Leeds Festival Chorus, the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus , the Hallé Orchestra and the stellar soloists Barry Banks, Dame Sarah Connolly and David Soar for making it an evening to remember. We had a ball ! Wonderful that this amazing work can still fill Leeds Town Hall in 2019!
"There was a palpable momentum to Good Friday’s deeply moving performance given by the St Peter’s Singers and the National Festival Orchestra...The vocal line was impeccably counter-balanced by the rich sonorities of the instrumental ensemble led by Sally Robinson". Geoffrey Mogridge on our St John Passion in The Ilkley Gazette
"As to be expected, Orchestra of Opera North and St Peter’s Singers deliver the goods with ease and are truly terrific in bringing the narrative into a new and perfect realm." Rich Jevons on War Horse - The Story in Concert in The Review Hub
"The forty voices of St Peter’s Singers injected more vocal colour including the boisterous music hall song Goodbye Dolly Gray, and a tear jerking performance of Silent Night." Geoffrey Mogridge on War Horse - The Story in Concert inThe Ilkley Gazette
"A striking quality of the auspicious premiere in the warm acoustic of this spacious Victorian church was the communicative power of the Penthos Requiem to connect with the listener. This was in no small part down to the sincerity and crystal clear projection of soloists Lucy Appleyard and Quentin Brown with the carefully blended St Peter’s Singers." Geoffrey Mogridge on Penthos inThe Ilkley Gazette
St Peter's Singers (Registered Charity 507174) is a member of Making Music
We acknowledge with gratitude continuing support from:
The Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster