Programme 2022

Saturday 7th May 2022, 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Ambleside

Mozart: Solemn Vespers

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Vivaldi: Gloria

2021 programme

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Please note we will not be serving our usual interval refreshments this year to support you, our choir members and orchestral players while risks from COVID remain. We would ask you not to attend if you experience any COVID symptoms, wear a mask if you prefer and keep to your seat during the performance. Two short breaks will occur during the performance to allow you to stretch your legs but we ask you not to move away from your seat unless necessary. Two exit points will be available at the end of the performance.

Concert Notes

Our soloists

SOPRANO Laurie Ashworth:

ALTO Anne-Marie Kerr:

TENOR Adam Crewe:

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BASS Jonathan Millican:

He has also directed various ensembles around his hometown of Carlisle, including the Lanercost Festival Chorus, Carliol Choir, Carlisle Musical Society and The Abbey Singers who will shortly be celebrating their 60th anniversary. He has also stepped in at Carlisle Cathedral where necessary. Jonathan is also gaining notoriety as a composer of fine choral music and many of his pieces have been performed around the county. His setting of ‘O Sacrum Convivium’ was performed in the 2019 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music alongside the music of James MacMillan and Celia MacDowell among others and the premiere of his ‘Influence of Natural Objects’ took place on the 20th November 2021, commissioned by the Cumbria Festival Chorus as part of their 2020 Wordsworth celebrations.

Jonathan is a big supporter of the Arts in general and is a volunteer member of the RSCM in the Northern Sector. He also works with young people in StagedRight Youth Theatre as a Vocal Coach and Assistant Musical Director, creating professional standard Musical theatre experiences and performances, most recently with their performances of West Side Story, MTIs Post Covid show All Together Now and shows for the British Legion and X Factor stars Collabro. He has also been seen treading the boards himself as an actor in local theatre in the roles of ‘One-round’ in The Ladykillers, ‘Pato Dooley’ in The Beauty Queen of Lenanne and smaller roles in Panto. Jonathan is delighted to be back performing again after Lockdown and looks forward to more events in the future.

Past concerts:

Saturday 8th December 2019 – Puccini Messa Di Gloria and a selection of Christmas Music and Carols

Saturday 4th May 2019 – Josef Haydn: The Creation

8th December 2018 – Bach’s Christmas Oratorio parts 1-3

 

28th April  2018 – Mozart Requiem plus Regina Coeli & Haydn: Little Organ Mass; Insanae et Vanae Curae

December 2017 – Charpentier: Messe de Minuit, Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other Christmas music

May 2017 – Vivaldi: Gloria (RV589 and 588)

December 2016 – Haydn: St Nicholas Mass and other Christmas music

May 2016 – Schutz: the Pharisee & the Publican, Woman, why weepest thou, Montiverdi: Mass in Four Voices, Standford: Songs of the Fleet, Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

December 2015 – Handel: Messiah

May 2015 – various choral pieces by Louise Verne and Gabriel Faure

December 2014 – Dvorak: Mass in D plus Christmas music

May 2014 – Mozart: Missa Brevis, Divertimento in D, Ave Verum Corpus, Mass in C, Laudate Dominium

December 2013 – Christmas music by Vierne, Faure, Berlioz and others

May 2013 – Handel: Judas Maccabeus

December 2012 – Christmas music by Vivaldi, Britten, Rutter and others

May 2012 – Haydn: Nelson Mass, Handel: Zadok the Priest, Mozart: Solemn Vespers