to the web site of The
chamber choir based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We hope you enjoy
your visit and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our
concerts - or even as a Singer - in the near future.
Singers visited Cologne in Germany for the weekend of 9 and 10
April 2016. A highlight of the visit was singing Choral Vespers in
Cologne Cathedral. The choir also progressed its project of
singing in as many of Cologne's twelve Romanesque churches as it can -
now up to seven!.
This was the choir's third visit to Cologne.
3 pm St. Vincenz-Haus - Private Concert in the Festsaal
5.30 pm Evening Mass in St Kunibert
10:00 am Morning Mass in St Ursula
11:30 am Morning Mass in St Aposteln
6:00 pm Choral Vespers in Cologne Cathedral
The Singers join in Epiphany
Celebrations in Durham Cathedral
2015 Christmas Season by singing for the special Epiphany
Service in Durham Cathedral on Wednesday 6 January 2016.
Singers at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Singers visited Liverpool on Sunday 6 September
2015 to sing the services in the magnificent Anglican Cathedral there.
The Singers were conducted by Donald Halliday and the organist was Nick
The music list was as follows:
am Choral Eucharist
in E (Collegium Regale)
Psalm 146 (Harris)
Anthem: Euntes ibant et flebant - Gorecki
pm Choral Evensong
Open thy gates - Julius
Harrison (sung at the back of the nave)
Psalm 119. 49 - 56 (Elvey)
Magnificat Primi Toni - Victoria
Nunc Dimittis - Holst
Locus Iste - Bruckner
Singers at Southwark Cathedral
Singers, under conductor Donald Halliday, finished their 2013/2014
season with a visit to London to sing the choral services in Southwark
Cathedral over the 2014 August Bank Holiday weekend. Jemima Stephenson,
joined the choir as organist for the weekend. Jemima is Assistant
Director of Music and Sir George Thalben-Ball Memorial Organ Scholar at
St Michael’s Cornhill and a postgraduate student at the
Royal Academy of Music.
music sung was:
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 4 pm
Introit: Bruckner – Locus iste
Psalm 97 [chant: Parratt]
Service: Sumsion in G
Anthem: Samuel Sebastian Wesley – Thou wilt keep him in
August 2014, 11
am Choral Eucharist
Communion Service: Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
Responsorial Psalm: 145 vv 1 – 8
Offertory: arr. Hogan – De blin' man stood on de road an'
Anthem: Mozart – Ave verum Corpus
August 2014, 3
pm Choral Evensong
Introit: Julius Harrison – Open Thy gates
Psalm 91 [chant: Hopkins]
Service: Purcell in G minor
Anthem: Stuart Murray – Crux Fidelis
weekend was a
great success both musically and socially. The choir has visited
Southwark Cathedral several times in the past - but this was the
choir's first visit since 2009.
Singers at St Giles Cathedral,
Singers photographed after their concert in St Giles Cathedral,
The Singers gave a very
successful concert in Edinburgh's historic St Giles Cathedral
on Sunday 23 March 2014 at 6 pm. The concert was very well attended
and the audience was most appreciative.
The themes of the programme included Lent as a journey of
preparation, the Annunciation (25 March), and Sunset (the sun set
halfway through the concert!). The programme is
can be viewed or downloaded as a pdf.
The programme explored recent choral music from Norway and the
USA, and included standard choral favourites as well. James
Tradgett, cello, joined the choir in a performance
Ola Gjeilo's Serenity,
Director of Music, Michael
the fine Rieger organ to accompany Wood's View me Lord and
Mozart's Laudate Dominum
Lindsey Nicholls. Stephen Paulus's The
Road Home was performed as a
special tribute to the composer who suffered a stroke on 4 July
2013 and has been in a critical condition since*.
*UPDATE: Sadly, Stephen Paulus died on 19 October 2014.
Singers currently has vacancies for experienced
singers. We recruit quite widely and it may be possible to
provide lifts and/or accommodation if you live outside the North
of England. Please contact the conductor
if you are interested in joining the choir.
A photo of
Ola Gjeilo's Serenity with The Singers and Donald Robinson,
cello, 21 December 2013.
Here is a video of us singing
rehearsal the hymn By Cool Siloam's Shady