Formed in 1965 to raise funds for the York Minster Appeal, the Chapter House Choir continues to build on its reputation as one of the North of England’s finest amateur chamber choirs, under the leadership of musical director Benjamin Morris.
This concert completes a series on the theme of exile, reconciliation and peace. The concert marks three significant 100-year anniversaries:
- Hubert Parry’s death,
- The granting of women’s suffrage and later the right for women to be elected to parliament,
- The forthcoming 100th anniversary on 11/11/18 of the armistice in the First World War.
The programme includes several of Parry’s masterful Songs of Farewell, C V Stanford’s virtuosic 8-part Magnificat, A short Requiem by Walford Davies and the BBC Radio 3 commissioned work, The Pankhurst Anthem – words and music by Helen and Lucy Pankhurst – for which the Chapter House Choir will be joined by the talented Chapter House Youth Choir
Tickets – £15 & £13.50 (concessions), Students & under 18s £5 are available to patrons of the Chapter House Choir in advance of the general release on 7 September. For details on how to become a patron, please see here