Tour to Hungary

Chapel Choir in BudapestThe Choir went on tour to Budapest from 4 to 8 August 2013, where it gave concerts in:

  • Szent Anna Templom (5 August)
  • Berlvárosi Szent Anna Szervita Templom (6 August – pictured)
  • Szent Mihály Templom (7 August)

See the programme below.

Insanae et vanae curae

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Two motets

O quam gloriosum

O magnum mysterium

 Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Three Spirituals from A Child for our Time

Steal away

Nobody knows

Deep river

Michael Tippett (1905-1998) 

Three Motets

Justorum animae

Beati quorum 
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) 

Two motets

Spotless Rose

Ubi caritas 
Paul Mealor (1975-)

Three English anthems

If ye love me

Hosanna to the son of David

Hear my prayer 

 

Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

I was glad

Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

Canterbury Cathedral

Chapel Choir in Canterbury CathedralIn April 2014, Chapel Choir sang at all the services in Canterbury Cathedral for a week, beginning with the Eucharist on Sunday morning.

This was an experience very different from singing in King’s College Chapel: Canterbury is a vast space to fill.

 

St Leonard's, Hythe

Choir at St LeonardsIt was an invitation to sing in the concert series promoted by St Leonard’s, Hythe, that took the Choir to Kent and to Canterbury Cathedral in 2014.

The programme included three works by postgraduate composers working with Prof. Paul Mealor and Dr Phillip Cooke at the University of Aberdeen: John Hudson, Thomas LaVoy and Ed Jones.

 

Concerts in Aberdeen

Chapel Choir has performed in a number of concerts as part of the University’s concert series over recent years.

Repertoire has included an Ode for St Cecelia’s Day by the seventeenth-century composer, John Blow, with the University’s Baroque Ensemble playing on original instruments. We premiered two motets by Phillip Cooke in chapel services, before performing them in a concert which took place in St Machar’s Cathedral.