University Choir

University Choir
& Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 7.30PM
York Minster

University Choir

University Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Hanley tenor

Peter Seymour conductor


Choristers of York Minster

Ben Morris organ

Robert Sharpe conductor

Britten     Saint Nicolas op.42

Parry     Blest Pair of Sirens

Bruckner     Motets

The cantata St Nicolas was written to celebrate the centenary of Lancing College and for performance by amateurs (including the audience, who are invited to sing two hymns) and professional musicians. The story of Nicolas, Bishop of Myra and origin of ‘Santa Claus’, is told from childhood (sung by a treble) to his maturity (in tenor voice) with the chorus providing narrative and comment. Blest Pair of Sirens secured Parry’s place as a leading composer of choral music. 

Choir sponsored by

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(Concerts take place in York Minster by kind permission of The Chapter of York]

Tickets: Front Nave: £25; concessions £23 / Rear Nave: £20 (£18)
Unreserved side aisles: £14; concessions £12; students £5

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