Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Hetton Methodist Church
Main Street

North Yorkshire
BD23 6LT


Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaStabat Mater (arr. Richard Wagner)
John TavernerMater Christi sanctissima
Paul MealorFour madrigals: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
~ Interval ~
Johannes BrahmsWarum ist das Licht gegeben?, Op.74 no.1
Anton BrucknerAve Maria, WAB 6
Pyotr TchaikovskyThe Crown of Roses (arr. from Legend, Op.54 no.5)
Sergei RachmaninovAll-night Vigil (Vespers): Bogoroditse Devo
Morten LauridsenLes Chansons des Roses


Robert Webb – Conductor

Pinsuti Chamber Choir

Programme Note

Pinsuti, the Ilkley and Skipton chamber choir conducted by Robert Webb, invite you to a concert featuring a miscellany of marvellous works on a dual theme. As a centrepiece to the concert, Brahms’ complex motet ‘Warum ist das Licht gegeben…?’, moves optimistically from existential angst to calm acceptance. Either side of this, Mary is addressed in Latin in Palestrina’s ‘Stabat mater’, Taverner’s ‘Mater Chrsiti sanctissima’, and ‘Ave Maria’ by Bruckner and, in Church Slavonic, in Rachmaninoff’s ‘Bogoroditsye Dyevo‘. The second strand in the concert consists of song cycles by two contemporary composers. Mealor’s ‘Now sleeps the crimson petal’ and Lauridsen’s ‘Les chansons des roses’ contemplate the rose and its imagery. These are joined by Tchaikovsky’s  ‘Legend‘, a ‘song for children’ which foreshadows the Easter story, also titled ‘The Crown of Roses’.

We hope you will once more fill Hetton Methodist Church and enjoy this varied selection of music from the 16th to the 21st centuries!

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