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Silver Jubilee 2008

 

 

 

 

St. Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent

 

Where the choir gave a concert during Easter week 2008

 

 

 

 


 

On a Wednesday evening at the beginning of October, 1983, John S. North invited nine singers to join him for the first practice of a new chamber choir.  The meeting took place in St. Peter’s Convent, Horbury, near Wakefield.  It was the first meeting of St. Peter’s Consort.

 

 
Of those nine singers, six remained in the choir in 2008:  Denise and Neil Crossley; Eileen Hulme; Ernie Lowe: and Adrian and Julie Stephenson. 

  

 

No one could have thought that the group would still be meeting on Wednesday evenings nearly twenty five years later.  Over the years, new members have joined and some have left but St. Peter’s Consort remains a loyal, committed band of singers, who enjoy the friendship of each other and work hard to produce music of a high standard.

 

 
It was fitting that there were special events to celebrate the choir’s silver jubilee.         

  

 

During Easter week 2008, the choir visited Belgium and stayed in the beautiful city of Bruges.   

 


 

 

 

 

 

Brussels Cathedral: the national church of Belgium

 

   Another of the venues for concerts during the Easter visit of 2008

 

 Concerts were given in the magnificent cathedral of St. Bavo in Ghent; in Bruges in the lovely Church of Our Lady and in the glorious Cathedral of St. Salvator; and in the beautiful Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Brussels.  The cathedral is the national church of Belgium.  The concerts were well received by audiences and were enhanced by organ pieces provided by Thomas Moore, Assistant Director of Music, Wakefield Cathedral. .

The party of 44, made up of family and friends had a splendid week: an excellent way to celebrate twenty five years of music-making and an enjoyable way to spend a week away with friends.

 

The Church of Our Lady, Bruges

 where St. Peter's Consort gave a concert in Easter Week

 

 

At the end of April, the choir gave the first of two Silver Jubilee Concerts in Wakefield Cathedral.  The excellent concert also featured the wonderful trumpet playing of Anthony Thompson.  In June, the choir gave an enjoyable concert for the Garforth Arts Festival in St. Mary's Church.  In September, the second concert to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary took place.  Another impressive evening of music-making also featured the Leeds Woodwind Trio.  Tom Moore as usual displayed his brilliant keyboard skills at both these events.

 

 

The Silver Jubilee service took place on Wednesday, 15th October in Wakefield Cathedral, followed by a Reception for invited guests in the Treacy Hall. It marked, to the month, twenty-five years since the first Wednesday evening meeting of that small band of singers,and was a fitting finale to the celebrations.

 

 

Music performed during the Belgian Tour - Silver Jubilee Year 2008

 St. Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent

 11.30am Wednesday, 26th March

 

Jubilate Deo   Lassus

 

 Tu es Petrus   Palestrina

 

 Ave Verum   Byrd

 Ecce vicit Leo   Philips  

 

 Psalm 100   Mendelssohn

 

 Ubi caritas   Duruflé

 

 Ave Maria         Rachmaninov

 

 Cherubic Hymn   Tchaikovsky

 Timor et tremor Poulenc

 

 O nata lux   Lauridsen

 

 Beati quorum via  Stanford

 My soul there is a country   Parry

 

 

The Church of Our Lady, Bruges

10.30am Thursday, 27th March

 

This joyful Eastertide  arr. Wood                                                      

 

 Rejoice in the Lord always   Anon

 

 Exsultate justi  Viadana

 

 Praise to thee Lord Jesus   Schütz

 Cantate Domino  Monteverdi 

 

 Bide with us   Rheinberger

 

 Ave maris stella   Grieg

 Ave Maria   Bruckner  

 

 Alleluia   Randall Thompson

 

 O nata lux   Lauridsen

 

 When Mary through the garden went   Stanford

 

 God so loved the world   Stainer

 Alleluya Psallat   Aston 

 

St. Salvator’s Cathedral, Bruges  

3.00pm Thursday. 27th March  

 

Jubilate Deo   Lassus

 

 Tu es Petrus   Palestrina

 

 Ave Verum   Byrd

 Ecce vicit Leo   Philips  

 

 Psalm 100   Mendelssohn

 

 Ubi caritas   Duruflé

 

 Ave Maria   Rachmaninov

 Cherubic Hymn   Tchaikovsky    

 

 Timor et tremor   Poulenc

 

 Beati quorum via   Stanford

 

 This joyful Eastertide   arr. Wood

 My soul there is a country   Parry

 

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St Gudula, Brussels:                         

2.00pm Friday, 28th March  

 

 

Rejoice in the Lord always   Anon

 

 Tu es Petrus   Palestrina

 

 Praise to thee Lord Jesus   Schütz

 Ecce vicit Leo   Philips  

 

 Ave Maria   Bruckner

 

 Bide with us   Rheinberger

 

 Ave maris stella   Grieg

 Cherubic Hymn   Tchaikovsky 

 

 Alleluia   Randall Thompson

 

 O nata lux   Lauridsen

 

 When Mary through the garden went Stanford

 

 God so loved the world   Stainer

 Alleluya Psallat   Aston