Past Concerts

Date

Programme

Artists

2017

11th November
Review
AUTUMN CONCERT at St. Margaret’s Church, Ilkley.

Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor

Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae

Palestrina De Profundis Clamavi, arranged for brass quintet by Rory Johnston

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Josh Brown The bird of Life is Singing (Première performance)

Allegri Miserere Mei, Deus. Arranged for orchestra by Rory Johnston

Purcell Dido's Lament 'When I am Laid in Earth and Chorus 'With Drooping Wings'

Conductor Rory Johnston

Orchestra Skipton Camerata

Soprano Charlotte Trepess

Mezzo-soprano Lucy Vallis

Tenor Ranald McCusker

Baritone James Berry

10th June
Review 1
Review 2
In the Mood!

A mix of choral classics by Cole Porter, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and including "Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare " by George Shearing.

Conductor Rory Johnston

Jazz Trio Motion Complex

Jazz singer Lucie Phillips

1st April
Review 1
Review 2
An evening with Bach and friends, celebrating a golden age of German music
at St. Margaret's Church, Ilkley.

Handel - Zadok the Priest
J.S.Bach - Komm susser Tod
Schutz - Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
Luther - Jesus Christus unser Heyland
Buxtehude - Jesu joy and treasure
J.S.Bach - Jesu joy of man's desiring
Hassler - Christ ist erstanden
Bach - Wachet Auf: Cantata BWV140

Conductor Rory Johnston

Soprano Molly Toolan-Kerr

Tenor Philip O'Connor

Bass Peter Edge

Organist Alan Horsey

2016

17th December
Review
Christmas Concert
at St. John's Church, Ben Rhydding.

Handel - Messiah. A selection of choruses and arias from part 1, the Christmas story.

Carols old and new with audience participation in the second half.

Conductor Rory Johnston

Soprano Elizabeth Peirson

Organ Robert Sudall

19th November
Review
AUTUMN CONCERT at St. Margaret’s Church, Ilkley.

For the Fallen

We marked the end of the battle of the Somme on 18th November 1917 with five songs from a new work by Geoff Cloke called “For the Fallen” .

Elgar – With proud thanksgiving – Elgar’s arrangement of the third movement from his Spirit of England.

Elgar – The Musicmakers for choir and Contralto with organ accompaniment.

Conductor Rory Johnston

Organ Alan Horsey

18th June
Review
A Summer Serenade at Bolton Priory

A delightful mix of choral music for a lighthearted summer evening.

Conductor Alan Horsey

Robert Sudall Jazz Trio

Trumpet Geoff Cloke

19th March
Review
SPRING CONCERT
at St. Margaret's Church, Ilkley.

Rutter Magnificat
Finzi Lo the full final sacrifice
Handel extracts from Messiah parts 2 & 3

Conductor Alan Horsey

Organ Christopher Rathbone

Soloist Elizabeth Peirson (soprano)

2015

19th December
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CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT
at St John's Church, Ben Rhydding

A selection of seasonal music, sacred and secular, old and new.
Conductor Alexander Woodrow

Organ Robert Sudall
Special Guests Ermysteds Brass Ensemble
14th November
Review
THE ARMED MAN
Jenkins
The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace

Vivaldi Gloria
Elgar Seranade for Strings

Conductor Thomas Leech
Orchestra Skipton Camerata
Soloists
Grace Chapman (soprano)
Emily Hodkinson (mezzo)

13th June
Review
A Summer Promenade
at St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding

Jonathan Brigg and James Cave
Seaside Songbook.
A seaside themed suite for choir and jazz trio.
(World Première)

Elgar Part songs

Alexander L'Estrange A selection from Song Cycle.

Medley of music hall and WW1 songs
Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Special Guests The Robert Sudall Jazz Trio
7th February
Review
“In Tune with Harmony”
at Ilkley Grammar School.

A light-hearted Music Workshop

Led by

Musical Director, Jonathan Brigg

2014

13th December
Review
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
at All Saints' Church, Ilkley

Handel Messiah Part 1 (Extracts)

Carols by Candlelight

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Organ Robert Sudall

Soprano Ana Beard Fernandez
15th November
Review
AUTUMN CONCERT

at St. Margaret’s Church, Queen’s Road, Ilkley
Elgar Spirit Of England
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
Christopher Leedham Happy the man that findeth wisdom

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Organ Christopher Rathbone


Soprano Susan Young

29th March
Review
SPRING CONCERT
at St. Margaret's Church, Ilkley.

J.S.Bach St. John Passion

Conductor Jonathan Brigg
Orchestra The Yorkshire Chamber Ensemble
Soloists
Helen Strange (soprano)
Kathryn Woodruff (mezzo)
Chris Trenholme (tenor)
Stuart Tomlinson (baritone)
Bo Wang (baritone)
Quentin Brown (bass)

2013

21st December
Review
CAROL CONCERT
at All Saints Church, Ilkley
The concert included our usual mixture of choir and audience carols, including
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
Taverner The Lamb

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Organ Robert Sudall
Special Guests Ashlands Primary School
Conductor Keely Willox

23rd November
Review
YE SONS OF BRITAIN - CONCERT
at St. Margaret's Church
Britten Jubilate Deo
Rathbone Prelude and Fugue Op 128 (2013) for Organ
Purcell Come ye Sons of Art
Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria (1946) for Organ
Rutter Requiem

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Organ Christopher Rathbone
Soloists Ana Beard-Fernandez (soprano)
James Kay (alto)
Mark Williams (alto)
Jake Muffett (bass)

5th JulyLSO INVITATION CONCERT
at St. Margaret's Church
Handel Zadok The Priest
Parry I Was Glad
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Handel Hallelujah Chorus
Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice
Saint Saens Organ Symphony
Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Elgar Nimrod
Parry Jerusalem
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance No. 1

Conductor Martin Binks

Organ Richard Wilson
Orchestra Leeds Symphony Orchestra

8th June
Review
SUMMER CONCERT - "THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE"
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes
Britten Cabaret Songs
Orff Choruses from Carmina Burana

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Piano Andrew Bedford
Soprano Rowena Thornton

16th March
Review
SPRING CONCERT
Schubert
Mass In G (D167)
J.S.Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor
J.S.Bach Magnificat in D

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Organ/Keyboard Andrew Bedford
Yorkshire Chamber Ensemble
Leader Sally Robinson
Soloists Elspeth Piggott (soprano)
Ana Beard-Fernandez (soprano)
Simone Ibbett-Brown (alto)
Ed Rimmer (tenor)
Jake Muffett (bass)
Sally Robinson (violin)
Jonathan Tobutt (oboe)

2012

15th December
Review
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Choir:

Boris Ord Adam Lay YBounden
Elizabeth Poston Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
Carl Rütti I Wonder As I Wander
ASHLANDS PRIMARY CHOIR
Winter Nights / New Boy Born
Choir:
Richard Morris In The Bleak Midwinter
David Willcocks Sussex Carol
John Rutter Nativity Carol
ASHLANDS PRIMARY
I Saw Three Ships / Away in a Manger / Silent Night
ORGAN SOLO
Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride
CHOIR
Chris Artley
The Ashwell Carol
Peter Cornelius The Three Kings
John Rutter Rejoice and be Merry
Trad. Arr. Warrell We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Conductor Jonathan Brigg

Organ/Keyboard Robert Sudall
Special Guests Ashlands Primary School
Conductor Keely Willox
Accompanist Christian White

24th November
Review
COME AND SING MESSIAH
Handel
Messiah

Organ Darius Battiwala

Conductor Christopher Rathbone
Soprano Elizabeth Cameron
Mezzo-Soprano Charlotte Kitson
Tenor Bo Wang
Baritone David Heathcote

16th June SUMMERTIME!
Gershwin
Showcase
Bernstein West Side Story - selection
Kern, Gershwin, Berlin Four Songs From The Great American Songbook
Gershwin Porgy and Bess Medley

Conductor Robert Marsh
Special Guests The Sapphire Saxophone Quartet
Soloist Rebecca Curran
Accompanist Robert Sudall

17th and 31st March
Review
SPRING CONCERT
Parry
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me
Walton Crown Imperial (organ solo)
Franck Panis Angelicus
Finzi Lo The Full Final Sacrifice
J.S.Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 (organ solo)
J.S.Bach Chorale from the St. John Passion
Stainer God So Loved The World
Ireland Greater Love Hath No Man
Moore It Is A Thing Most Wonderful
Gorecki Totus Tuus
Handel Zadok The Priest

Organ/Keyboard David Houlder

Conductor Robert Marsh

2011

17th DecemberFAMILY CAROL CONCERT

Organ/Keyboard Daniel Gordon
Special Guests The Cuzn Ensemble

Conductor Robert Marsh

12th NovemberTHE ARMED MAN
Jenkins
The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
Pachelbel Canon
Albinoni Adagio for Organ & Strings
Brahms How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings
Bruckner Locus Iste
Elgar Nimrod
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C (RV537)

Organ David Houlder

Orchestra The Yorkshire Chamber Ensemble

Conductor Robert Marsh

14th MayHAYDN CENTENARY CONCERT
Haydn
Insanae et Vanae Curae
Haydn Symph No 94 in G (The Surprise)
Haydn Harmoniemesse in B flat

Orchestra Skipton BS Camerata

Conductor Robert Marsh

2010

4th DecemberCOME AND SING MESSIAH
Handel
Messiah

Organ Darius Battiwalla

Conductor Robert Marsh

13th November
Review
MUSIC FOR REMEMBRANCE
Edward Elgar
Spirit of England
Edward Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March No. 3
Gabriel Faure Requiem

Organ David Houlder
Soprano Rebekah Coffey
Baritone David Hall

Conductor Robert Marsh

13th June
Review
SUMMER CONCERT
Mendelssohn
String Symphony No 12
Bach Violin Concerto in E
Mozart Requiem

Orchestra Skipton Building Society Camerata
Soloist Rachel Drury
Soprano Charlotte Carter
Mezzo
Rebecca Chellappah
Tenor Peter Kelly
Baritone Bradley Travis

Conductor Robert Marsh

13th March
Review
Passiontide Recital
J S Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J S Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor
J S Bach Jesu, meine Freude
Hubert Parry My Soul, there is a Country
John Blow Salvator Mundi
Franz Schubert The Lord is my Shepherd
Philip Moore It is a Thing Most Wonderful
Organ Music
Maurice Greene
Lord Let Me Know Mine End
John Ireland Ex Ore Innocentium
Edward Bairstow The Lamentation
Cecil Armstrong Gibbs Most Glorious Lord of Lyfe!

Organ David Houlder

Conductor Robert Marsh
Soprano Janet Murdoch

2009

19th December
Review
Carols for Choir and Audience
Mathias
Ave Rex
Harness In Bethlehem at this Tide
Richards A Merry Little Christmas
Wilberg Ding Dong Merrily
Leighton Coventry Carol

Organ James Lonsdale
Guests St Margaret's Junior choir Cant & Dec

5th DecemberHandel Messiah

Conductor Robert Marsh

Organ David Houlder

14th NovemberDurufle Requiem
Dvorak Te Deum
Parry Blest Pair Of Sirens
Organ music: Various
Soprano Andrea Ryder
Baritone David Hall

Organ David Houlder

Conductor Robert Marsh

13 June
Review
Haydn The Creation
Soprano Jennifer France
Tenor David Shaw
Baritone Andrew de Rozario

Organ David Houlder

Conductor Robert Marsh

28 March
Review
Faure Requiem
Sibelius Be Still My Soul
Leighton Crucifixus Pro Nobis
Bairstow The Lamentation
Holst Turn Back, O Man
Bach Chorale Prelude "Schmûcke dich, O liebe Seele"
Soprano Janet Murdoch
Tenor Michael Benn
Baritone David Hall

Organ David Houlder

Conductor Robert Marsh

2008

20th December
Review
Carols for Choir and Audience
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Baritone David Hall

Piano & Organ James Lonsdale

Conductor Robert Marsh
Guests Sapphire Saxophone Quartet

13 DecemberHandel MessiahSoprano Lisa Moffart
Mezzo Heather Lupton
Tenor David Shaw
Bass Thomas Eaglen
Continuo Daniel Gordon

Orchestra Skipton Building Society Camerata

Conductor Robert Marsh

15th November
Review
Howells Te Deum and Jubilate
Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
Rutter Requiem
Soprano Rowena Thornton
Flute Ben Griffith
Harp Camilla Pay

Organ James Lonsdale
Orchestra Skipton Building Society Camerata

Conductor Robert Marsh

14th June
Review
Vaughan-Williams In Windsor Forest
Vaughan-Williams Five English Folksongs
Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae
Gorecki Totus Tuus
Wagner Meistersinger Overture
Guests Sapphire Saxophone Quartet

Organ Alan Horsey

Conductor Robert Marsh

8 March
Review
J S Bach St John PassionEvangelist Simon Wall
Jesus Oliver Dunn
Soprano Nadine Livingston
Mezzo Victoria McLean
Tenor Chris Turner
Baritone Tom Eaglen
Continuo Alan Horsey

Conductor Robert Marsh

2007

15th DecemberChristmas Music By Candlelight
Britten
A Ceremony of Carols
Soprano Janet Murdoch
Harp Honor Wright

Organ James Lonsdale

Conductor Robert Marsh

8th December
Review
Handel MessiahSoprano Emma Peaurt
Mezzo Diane Hatfield
Tenor Petro Wychrij
Bass Andrew Heggie
Continuo Daniel Gordon

Orchestra Skipton Building Society Camerata

Conductor Robert Marsh

10th November
Review
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Haydn Little Organ Mass
Buxtehude Organ Music
Soprano Emma Johnston
Mezzo Rebecca Chellappah
Tenor Alexander Wall
Baritone Thomas Eaglen

Organ David Houlder

Conductor Robert Marsh

17th March Brahms German Requiem
Holst St Paul’s Suite
Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Orchestra Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Robert Marsh

2006

16th DecemberChristmas Music by CandlelightGuests Moorfield School Choir

Conductor Robert Marsh

9th DecemberHandel Messiah

Orchestra Skipton Building Society Camerata

Conductor Robert Marsh

18th NovemberConcert for HM’s 80thBirthday

Conductor Robert Marsh

10th JuneJ S Bach Mass in B minor

Orchestra Manchester Camerata

Conductor Robert Marsh

1 AprilStainer The Crucifixion
Vaughan Williams Six Tudor Anthems
Bach, Dupre Organ works

Conductor Robert Marsh

21 FebruaryChrist Church Skipton Organ Centenary Concert

Conductor Robert Marsh

2005

17th DecemberChristmas Music by CandlelightGuests Moorfield School

Conductor Robert Marsh

10th DecemberHandel Messiah

Orchestra Ilkley Sinfonietta

Conductor Robert Marsh

12th NovemberRossini Petite Messe Solomnelle
Holst Two Psalms

Conductor Robert Marsh

4th June Dvorak Mass in D
Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer
Three Tudor Motets
Widor 5th Organ Symphony
Howells Clavichord works

Conductor Robert Marsh

5th MarchJ S Bach St John Passion

Orchestra Ilkley Sinfonietta

Conductor Robert Marsh