Micklegate Singers Concert (23/03/24) to Feature First Performance of 'A Quaker Triology'

The Micklegate Singers have their Spring concert at 7:30 PM on Saturday 23rd March at St Lawrence's Church. Alongside works by Cardoso, MacMillan, Antognini, Whitbourn, and Howells, the programme will include the first complete performance of the collection A Quaker Triology. This collection features text by poet William Penn set by three York composers: Frederick VinerDavid McGregor, and Joe Bates.

Late Music York - March concerts

UYMP's friends Late Music York have three exciting concerts coming up this first weekend in March, at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York.  Hilary Suckling’s lunchtime piano recital (1pm, Saturday 2nd March) will include works by York-based composers Martin Suckling and James Else. The Saturday 2nd March evening concert (7.30pm), on the theme of ‘Passion’, to be given by the Elysian Singers, will include the world premiere of UYMP composer David Lancaster’s Crucifixion, a commission from Late Music.  The Sunday 3rd March lunchtime concert at 1pm, by the Clerkes of All Saints, spans a journey from Monteverdi to Saint-Saens, through Macmillan’s Scotland and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Latvia, to Estonia with Pärt Uusberg.

Choir & Organ Magazine Features Robert Saxton and Jonathan Clinch

Page 9 of the January issue of Choir & Organ magazine featured an interview on the collaboration between Jonathan Clinch and composer Robert Saxton. Clinch notes that the collaboration began during lockdown, as the two began to explore the possibilities of the digital organ software Hauptwerk. These comissions eventually culminated in a recent recording in which 5 of Saxton's organ works are intertwined with solo music by J.S. Bach. Clinch explains that "preparing the Saxton has changed the manner in which I've played the Bach as much as the Bach has changed the way I play the Saxton. For the listener, I hope this demonstrates the ways in which this "new" music relates to the past, but also how "new" Bach's music can appear".

DR Vocal Ensemble perform Saxton in Copenhagen and Aarhus

The DR Vocal Ensemble performed Robert Saxton’s Hymn to Saint Michael in concerts at Copenhagen Cathedral and Aarhus Cathedral on 7th and 9th February. Marcus Creed, the concert's conductor, was a contemporary of Robert Saxton at Cambridge University.  Saxton wrote the piece as a parting gift to DR Vokalensemblet's artistic director, Michael Emery, when, in 2015, he left the equivalent position with the British radio choir, the BBC Singers. The Aarhus performance will be live-streamed on DR P2 at 1830 (UK time) today (11th February) and will be available for 30 days.

10 March 2024

Tivoli Trio (Alison Lambert (clarinet), Hannah Davey (soprano), Pippa Harrison (piano)

Private concert (Winchcombe) for International Women’s Day

Time
4:00 PM
Location
Featuring
Sadie Harrison

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Sadie Harrison

21 March 2024

Tivoli Trio (Alison Lambert (clarinet), Hannah Davey (soprano), Pippa Harrison (piano)

Time
4:30 PM
Location
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, CF10 3ER
Featuring
Sadie Harrison

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Sadie Harrison

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