Concerts 2022

As part of The Gaia project exhibition, we will be performing at Holy Trinity Leeds, Monday 21st November 2022.

Past concerts:

Concerts 2021

Sunday 12th December, Salts Mill

Cantabile at Christmas. Christmas music old and new.

Saturday 30th October, Fountains Abbey, Ripon.

Fountains by Floodlight - music to light up the night sky. Including works by Tavener and MacMillan; Byrd, Gjeilo, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner.

September 2021, Ikley

Outside concert in Ikley, September 2021. Mostly back catalogue that was rehearsed on zoom.

Concerts 2019

14 December 2019

Harlow Carr, the RHS's most northern garden comes alive in winter with its weekend 'Glow' event. We sang in the marque on 14th December, providing a festive touch for visitors as they enjoyed hot chocolate and mince pies.

9 November 2019 "Hidden Voices"

We really enjoyed singing this varied programme: choral classics including Howard Goodall's "The Lord is my Shepherd" (remember The Vicar of Dibley?) alongside some less well-known music, including a full set by women composers: Clara Schumann, Anne "Mounsey" Bartholemew, Fanny Hensel, Lily Boulenger and others.

8 June 2019 7:30pm: of Time and Place. Music for a summer evening

We had a wonderful time performing alongside soprano Katy Kelly at the Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey as part of the Priory's summer concert season. The programme included music from our Genius Loci repertoire, Allegri's beautiful Miserere and Mozart's cherished choral anthem Laudate Dominum. The Priory was a beautiful singing space and those who braved the wind and rain come out and see us told us it was worth the trip.

Genius Loci

11 May. A showcase of music evoking spirit and place. The programme included music associated in some way with a place or the spirit of a place. Repertoire included Gabrielli's complex and lively Jubilate Deo and Perotin's Beata Viscera, of the very earliest examples of harmony in sacred music. Highlight of the evening was Whitacre's mini-opera 'Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine'. We thoroughly enjoyed this challenging repertoire and looking forward to performing some of it again at Bolton Abbey on 8th June.

Concerts 2018

Song for Europe 10 November. A celebration of 500 years of European choral music.

Hands of Friendship 21 July. We were delighted to be asked to sing alongside Gay Abandon as guest performers at their 20th anniversary celebration concert at the Leeds College of Music. A great night was had by all!

When the Drums Begin to Beat 19 May. Completing our 10th Anniversary celebrations, this was a performance showcasing '800 years of new music' - music that, one way or another was revolutionary in its day. The performance included the world premiere of 'The Juggler' - a lively and innovative piece by London-based composer Christopher Schlechte-Bond, and commissioned by the choir as part of our anniversary celebrations.

Concerts 2017

This Shining Night Saturday 13th May A musical evocation of the magic, mystery and majesty of the night. St Edmunds, Roundhay.Programme

Approaching Nocturne Saturday 24th June. A group of artists came together to respond to Cantabile's programme, which explored the theme of night. The artwork included drawing, sculpture, soundscape and dance with live performances by the choir throughout the afternoon. Read a review here

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: "A Weekend of Wonderful Things" Sunday 16th July. As YSP celebrated its 40th birthday, the choir was invited along to give impromptu pop-up performances in the park's lovely outdoor spaces throughout the afternoon. Here we are singing Gjelo's lovely Ubi Caritas in the Deer Shelter at the end of the afternoon.


Ellerton Priory, East Yorkshire Sunday 23rd July

Cantabile Ten Saturday 18th November. A highlight of our tenth anniversary celebrations, we performed our all-time favourite repertoire from the past ten years for family and friends, including past choir members. We were so pleased that many ex-members joined in St Edmunds, Roundhay

Concerts 2016

Poetry in Music Saturday 14th May A celebration of music and poetry on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Programme

Ellerton, East Yorkshire Sunday 17th July

Come and Sing Saturday 22nd October. Along with our guests, we rehearsed and then performed Handel's Coronation Anthems at All Saints Pavement Church, York.

City of Song Saturday 12th November, St Edmunds, Roundhay. An evening musical celebration of London. From state occasions and royal celebrations to the popular music of theatres, coffee houses and pleasure gardens, our concert reflected the interests, pleasures and concerns of those who have lived in the City over the past four-hundred years. Programme

Christmas music at Fountains Abbey Saturday 10th December .


Concerts 2015

Concerts 2014