Upcoming 2014-15 Season Summary
So what's the YPC Performing next season - here it is in a nut-shell. Get the dates in your diary and order your tickets as soon as you like.
November 15th 2014. 7.30pm
Poulenc – Gloria
Elgar – The Spirit of England
Samantha Hay - Soprano
Tickets - Centre Nave/Area £16 [£15 senior citizen], Side Nave £13 [£12 senior citizen] Under16s - free
SATURDAY December 20th 2014. 7.30pm
Annual Christmas Concert
Wakefield Cathedral Thomas Moore [organ], Brass Quintet, Richmond House School Choir
Tickets - Centre Nave £16 [£15 senior citizen], Side Nave £13 [£12 senior citizen] Under16s - £5.00 [NB Under 5s – free, if seated on an adult’s knee, if separately seated - £5.00]
SUNDAY March 29th 2015 J.S. Bach – St.John Passion
Katy Kelly – Soprano, Edward Button – Alto, Tim Kennedy – Tenor, Gwilym Bowen – Tenor (Evangelist), Phil Wilcox – Bass.
Tickets - central area £16 [£15 senior citizens], Side Nave £13 [£12 senior citizens] Under16s - free
July 4th 2015 Choral Cabaret – The Music of America Wakefield Cathedral
Featuring: Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms and a selection of American Music.
Tickets – Prices for this event will be announced at a later date. Please check the choir’s website and pre-concert advertising material.
Concert Season 2014-2015
Once again we are presenting a wide variety of styles in the coming season.
Saturday 15 November 2014 –20th Century Style and Commemoration
The programme begins with a work of distinctive style – The setting of ‘Gloria’ by French composer Francis Poulenc was first performed in 1961 in the USA and has remained possibly his most popular work ever since. A work of 6 relatively short movements, it reflects the integration of musical genres and the advances in rhythm brought to the fore in the 20th century.
This will be the 1st time the YPC have performed this work under Andrew’s baton.
The second half of the programme will commemorate possibly the most significant event of the 20th century, World War 1. The centrepiece will be the performance, by the choir, orchestra and soloist, of Elgar’s ‘The Spirit of England’. A work written during the war, it sets 3 ‘War Poems’ by Lawrence Binyon in typical sensitive and dramatic style.
The second half will include a multi-media presentation, so come and be surprised, moved and leave with lasting memories of a special evening.