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7 July 2018: Francis Jackson at 100

— In Francis Jackson’s centenary year, we celebrate the creativity and history of the city of York

1:00 pm, St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel St. Saviourgate, York Map
Tickets: £5 (concessions: £3, students: £3). Available on the door or buy online.

The choir draws inspiration from the centenary year of Dr Francis Jackson, a composer and longstanding organist and director of music at York Minster. We showcase music by composers with links to York’s rich history and vibrant modern culture, including the premiere of a specially-commissioned piece by local composer Rose Hall.

Featured composers:

  • Francis Jackson - former chorister, organist and director of music at York Minster
  • Tertius Noble - former organist and musical director at York Minster and conducted York Symphony Orchestra
  • Edward Bairstow - former organist and Master of Music at York Minster
  • Philip Moore - former organist and Master of the Music at York Minster
  • John Scott Whiteley - Organist Emeritus at York Minster
  • Andrew Carter - founder of the York Chapter House Choir and former member of the Minster choir
  • Kerry Andrew - studied music and composition at the University of York and has since won four British Composer Awards
  • Rose Hall - former member of the Micklegate Singers and studied music at the University of York
  • Hannah Loach - former member of the Micklegate Singers and studied at the University of York
  • James Else - studied composition at the University of York
  • Emily Crossland - studied music at the University of York

This concert is presented as part of York’s Late Music Festival.

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1 December 2018: Lights Out

— A contemplative evening of music to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

7:30 pm, The Citadel Gillygate, York Map
Tickets: £12 (concessions: £8, students: £6). Available on the door.

Along with a set of smaller works the programme focuses on two recent song settings commemorating World War I by British born composer David Bednall and the American Frank Ferko.

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30 March 2019: In the Beginning

7:30 pm, St Olave’s Church Marygate, York Map
Tickets: £12 (concessions: £8, students: £6). Available on the door.

Composers through the ages have been inspired by the idea of ‘the first and the last’ and this thread runs through the programme, including words from Genesis and Revelation interspersed with those for Holy Week and Easter in settings by Byrd, Tallis, Panufnik, Ferko and Pärt. The centrepiece is Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, written in 1947. One of the longest continuous a cappella pieces ever written, it vividly sets the story of Creation for solo mezzo-soprano (Chloe Latchmore) and chorus. We begin with Dove’s I am the Day and conclude with James MacMillan’s stunning 2011 setting Alpha and Omega.

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13 July 2019: A Light in the Darkness

8:30 pm, venue TBC
Tickets: £12 (concessions: £8, students: £6). Available on the door.

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