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St Peter's Singers

Director: Simon Lindley

Kathryn Woodruff

true artist and true friend

Kate, for so long a stalwart and hugely-valued full-time member of Leeds-based St Peter’s Singers, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 10 July following a short illness. She had returned home from hospital some weeks ago to the devoted care of Ellie and Laurie, to whom each and every member of the Choir send their thoughts and prayers at this time.

Kathryn’s solo singing at concerts, recitals and services by St Peter’s Singers over very many years enhanced these occasions to a remarkable degree and brought her great talent and visionary interpretations to a very wide public. In particular, her countless performances of Bach Cantatas and major works, Handel oratorios and, perhaps above all, her accounts of the music of the Angel in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius were all hallmarks of her art, though there was so much other repertoire at which she excelled equally effectually and which will for ever be associated particularly with her.

The warmth and humanity of her singing equalled her great strength of character and her remarkable capacity for friendship. Additional to her artistry as a vocalist, were her great gifts as a teacher lavished upon generations of young Leeds musicians at the schools within she worked.

In more recent years Kathryn’s conducting and choral training with Horsforth Choral Society and Leeds Methodist Choir brought new friends and an invaluable new endeavour to both groups whose members flourished afresh under her leadership.

We miss her enormously and will honour her memory at the Good Friday concert, an event she so memorably graced with her wonderful artistry and radiant presence for so many years.

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Music for Passiontide

Sunday 2nd April 2017

7.00 pm

St Michael and All Angels, Thornhill

30 Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury, WF12 0JZ

Emendemus in melius

William Byrd

Nolo mortem peccatoris

Thomas Morley

Asperges me

Pierluigi da Palestrina

Ich ruf zu dir (organ solo)

JS Bach

Erbarme dich, Herr Gott (organ solo)

JS Bach

O bone Jesu, exaudi me

Pierluigi da Palestrina

Salvator Mundi

John Blow

Ave Maria

Robert Parsons

Prelude on Song 13 (organ solo)

Percy Whitlock

Psalm Prelude on Psalm 23(organ solo)

Percy Whitlock

Hosanna to the Son of David

Orlando Gibbons

Ingrediente Domino

George Malcolm

Tristis est anima mea

Orlande de Lassus

Christus factus est

Felice Anerio

Lauda Sion Salvatorem

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Praise to thee Lord Jesus

Heinrich Schutz

Crucifixus (a 8)

Antonio Lotti

Crux Fidelis

John of Portugal

O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross

JS Bach

Selig sind die Toten

Heinrich Schutz

Sicut cervus & sitivit anima mea

Pierluigi da Palestrina


St Peter's Singers (A Registered Charity) is a member of Making Music

We acknowledge with gratitude continuing support from:

Making Music

Leeds City Council

The Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster

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