Saturday 14 July 2018
Herbert Howells (Requiem)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (Valiant for Truth)
John Tavener (Song for Athene)
Charles Villiers Stanford (When Mary thro’ the garden went)
John Rutter (Cantate Domino)
in a programme of music by British and American composers
The Chicago Master Singers with Alan Heatherington, Conductor
Available online from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/434088 or on the door.
The Chicago Master Singers (CMS) is one of the foremost choirs in the United States. Under the artistic direction of Alan Heatherington, the 100-strong choir performs an impressive array of sacred music, from Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem to the latest works by living composers.
Today we are privileged to welcome the CMS to Newcastle Cathedral for a concert that marks the centenary of the end of World War 1. Their glorious programme focusses on the triumph of redemption, faith and hope, powerfully expressed in texts and music by some of the greatest English poets and composers of the period and always pointing to victory over death itself.
The centrepiece of the concert is Herbert Howells’ magnificent Requiem, which is arguably one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching works of sacred music written by any British composer, as well as pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Shephard, John Tavener, Philip Stopford, Kenneth Leighton, Charles Villiers Stanford, John Rutter and more.
A concert not to be missed!
In aid of Newcastle Cathedral, Church of St Nicholas.
On April 20th, the Northumbria University Choir, Northumbria University Swing band and Funk band, as well as solo performers from the university, will perform a variety of music in the beautiful setting of St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle.
The music to be performed will range from early madrigals to more well-known hits such as ‘True Colours‘ and ‘Blue Moon‘. The Swing band, together with the choir, are set to perform Duke Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing‘.
The concert will start at 19:00 and end at 21:00.
For tickets, please visit: https://northumbria-university-spring-concert.eventbrite.co.uk
Northumbria University student: £4
(Northumbria University student card may be requested on arrival)
Why not take a break and spend your lunchtime listening to beautiful music in tranquil surroundings?
Admission is free to all; there is a retiring collection following the recital to help defray costs.
Our free recitals usually take place on Mondays, starting at 1.05pm, and last approximately 45 minutes.
Today’s Christmas lunchtime recital features Newcastle City Council Choir, directed by Emily Stolting.
Newcastle City Council Choir was set up in 2013 for employees to reap the benefits that singing has to offer.
The choir have gone from strength to strength, performing in various local events such as The Lord Mayor’s Tea Party, Newcastle’s Better Health at Work Awards, and The Lord Mayor’s inauguration.
The choir were also filmed by Look North for HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations at Newcastle Civic Centre.
Why not take a break and spend your Monday lunchtime listening to beautiful music in tranquil surroundings?
Our free organ recitals take place on Mondays, starting at 1.05pm, and last approximately 45 minutes.
Lunchtime recitals throughout November 2017 feature the following guests:
The Osiligi Maasai Warriors arrive in Newcastle this September – a terrific tribal group all the way from southern Kenya.
Their first major concert in the area will be held at Newcastle Cathedral on Thursday, 14 September where families can enjoy an educational show looking at the intriguing lives of the Maasai.
The Warriors tour has gained the support of a small UK charity, Osiligi Charity Projects – and, collectively, they have utterly transformed their local community in recent years. A new primary school, medical centre, water station and orphanage has been built with the funds. It’s a great cause and it’s a brilliant, educational journey to take the whole family on in Newcastle this autumn.
Unreserved seating. Doors open 6.30pm. There will be a short half-time interval.
Newcastle Cathedral presents The Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 30 September 2017 at 7:00pm (Concert will end by 9:15pm)
BUY TICKETS: https://last-night-of-the-proms.eventbrite.co.uk
The nationally renowned Newcastle Cathedral Choir is teaming up with the North of England Championship winning Dunston Silver Band to perform in the beautiful and historic setting of Newcastle Cathedral, Church of St Nicholas. Dunston Silver Band, a well-known musical giant of the North East, is a 28-piece Brass Band based in Dunston, Gateshead.
Rousing choral and brass favourites will be performed, with British music by Parry, Stanford and Elgar. Dunston Silver Band will perform a range of music which will be sure to get everyone’s toes tapping. There will be the opportunity to hear Newcastle Cathedral Choir perform some of the glories of the church music repertoire, but this concert will also be a rare opportunity to hear them perform some lighter music. The evening will conclude with the popular and traditional music of the ‘Last Night’ (Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, The National Anthem etc.).
Drinks are available to purchase from the Dog Leap Cafe before the event and during the interval.
Tickets for this exciting and memorable evening of music can be purchased beforehand via Eventbrite: https://last-night-of-the-proms.eventbrite.co.uk or on the door that evening. This concert is suitable for the whole family.
Adult Admission (18’s and over) unreserved seating – £10 per person
Under 18’s Admission unreserved seating – £5 per person
The Last Night of the Proms event is held in aid of Newcastle Cathedral’s ‘Sponsor a Chorister’ Fund.
Newcastle Cathedral offers a unique musical and educational experience to children from Newcastle, Gateshead and the surrounding areas. The boy and girl Choristers of the Cathedral Choir attend a range of schools across the region, and the ‘Sponsor a Chorister’ Fund helps to ensure that any musical child has the opportunity to become a Chorister whatever their family’s financial background.
The Osiligi Maasai Warriors, a performing tribal group from southern Kenya, are set to visit Newcastle Cathedral on Thursday, September 14.
The group has toured north east schools and churches with great success in recent years but this will be their first major city concert in the area.
The evening is great family entertainment – and educational, as the show also looks at the lives of the Maasai and the group does a Q and A session with the audience.
The Warriors tour has also gained the support of a small UK charity – Osiligi Charity Projects – and, collectively, they have utterly transformed their local community in the last seven years. A new primary school has been built for 200 sponsored children; there is a new medical centre and orphanage; and a solar powered water station which serves the wider community.
TO BOOK TICKETS VISIT: https://osiligi-maasai-warriors.eventbrite.co.uk
Unreserved seating. Doors open 6.30pm. There will be a short half-time interval.
The Royal British Legion Newcastle presents ‘Serenade in the Cathedral’ – a FREE concert of wonderful music: classical pieces, songs from the shows and musical theatre, and lots more!
Featuring voices of the award-winning Wirral Community Choir and top Liverpool tenor, Nick Hardy.
The Wirral Community Choir will perform a host of favourites including O Sole Mio, Nessun Dorma, and songs from The Student Prince and Jungle Book.
Doors open 6pm. No reserved seating. Seating is allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
All are welcome and admission is FREE.
The International Lunchtime Recital Series at Newcastle Cathedral includes solo organ recitals, song recitals, chamber music, and folk music. Recitals take place on Fridays, starting at 1.05pm and last for approximately 40 minutes. Admission to each is free, and there is a retiring collection following the recital. The Lantern Café is open before and after the recitals, for a tasty lunch or snack. We are always pleased to hear from experienced performers who would like to give of their time and talents through performing in our series. For more information please contact Emily Stolting via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s lunchtime recital features Alex Lancaster on violin.
For more details, please click on the link below.