Past programmes

38th season - 2016/17 Peter Seymour, conductor
29 Oct 16 RENAISSANCE UNCHAINED
Byrd: Mass for Five Voices and music by Sweelinck, Lassus, Palestrina & Victoria
 
10 Dec 16 BACH AT CHRISTMAS
CPE Bach: Magnificat
JS Bach: Magnificat Cantata;
JS Bach: BWV 140 Wachet Auf
Bethany Seymour
& Wendy Goodson, sopranos
Rachel Lancaster
& Solomon Hayes, altos
Jason Darnell, tenor
Gareth Brynmor John, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
4 Feb 17 HEINRICH SCHÜTZ AT THE DRESDEN COURT
includING music from Musikalische Exequien, St John Passion and psalm settings
 
18 Mar 17 BACH: MASS IN B MINOR Bethany Seymour, soprano,
Anna Huntley, mezzo-soprano
Jason Darnell , tenor
Frederick Long , bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
13 May 17 20th CENTURY CHORAL CLASSICS
Duruflé: Requiem
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Walton: The Twelve
Ben Horden, organ
17 Jun 17 MONTEVERDI: Vespers (1641)
CARISSIMI: Historia di Jephte
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
37th season - 2015/16 Peter Seymour, conductor
31 Oct 15 BLESSED CITY: LAMENTATIONS AND LIGHT
Allegri: Miserere; Byrd: Surge, Illuminare; Tallis: Lamentations, O Nata Lux; Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responses; Bairstow: Lamentations; Harris: Faire is the heaven
 
5 Dec 15 HAYDN: THE CREATION Bethany Seymour, soprano
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan Loges, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
6 Feb 16 VICTORIA: PSALMS AND MOTETS  
12 Mar 16 BACH: Easter Oratorio BWV249,
Ascension Oratorio BWV119,
Mass in G minor BWV235
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
7 May 16 SONGS AND ELEGIES OF THE ENGLISH ROMANTICS
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Howells: Take him earth for cherishing
Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals
Finzi: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges

18 Jun 16 MONTEVERDI and CROCE Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
36th season - 2014/15 Peter Seymour, conductor
1 Nov 14 MUSIC FOR THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Byrd: Mass for 4 voices
Propers for All Saints
Tallis: Spem in alium
 
6 Dec 14 Handel: Messiah Veronika Winter, soprano
Eleanor Minney, alto
Matthew Long, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
7 Feb 15 BACH FAMILY MOTETS Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
14 Mar 15 Mozart: Requiem
Haydn: Maria Theresa Mass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
16 May 15 GLORIA TIBI TRINITAS
Taverna Mass: Gloria tibi Trinitas
Sheppard: Media vita; Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria

20 Jun 15 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
withe odes and string anthems
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
35th season - 2013/14 Peter Seymour, conductor
26 Oct 13 BACH MOTETS with Crispian Steele-Perkins, trumpet
6 Dec 13 A FESTIVE VENETIAN SPECTACULAR
Polychoral music from 17th century Venice
Music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Schütz and Praetorius
English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
1 Feb 14 MUSIC OF THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE
Victoria: Officium defunctorum (1605)
with 12-part motets, psalms and Magnificat
 
15 Mar 14 Bach: St Matthew Passion Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist
Matthew Brook Christus
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
10 May 14 THE CLOUD-CAPP'D TOWERS
Settings of 17th century poets including Shakespeare by Vaughan Williams, Pearsall, Moeran, Mellers and Aston

21 Jun 14 Brahms: A German Requiem op 45 in composer's piano-duet version
and Liebeslieder-Walzer op 52
Wendy Goodson soprano
Frederick Long bass-baritone
Ben Horden, Mark Hutchinson piano duet
34th season - 2012/13 Peter Seymour, conductor
3 Nov 12 MASTERPIECES OF THE ENGLISH GOLDEN AGE
Tallis: Spem in alium
Motets by Byrd, Tallis & Taverner
 
1 Dec 12 Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Bethany Seymour, soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne, alto
Joseph Cornwell, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
2 Feb 13 20th CENTURY CHORAL MASTERS
Music by Parry, Howells, Harris, Britten & Whitacre
 
16 Mar 13 Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
25 May 13 THE FRENCH SCHOOL
Fauré: Requiem
Martin: Mass (1922)
Duruflé: Four motets on Gregorian themes (1960)
with York Sinfonietta
22 Jun 13 Purcell: The Fairy Queen with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
33rd season - 2011/12 Peter Seymour, conductor
19 Nov 11 ITALIAN BAROQUE
Monteverdi: festive psalm settings
Carissimi & Strozzi: motets & laments
Carissimi: Jepthe
with Emma Kirkby,soprano
and Peter Seymour, organ
17 Dec 11 Bach: B minor Mass
Bethany Seymour, Yvonne Seymour, sopranos
Sally Bruce-Payne, alto
Jason Darnell, tenor
Frederic Long, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
28 Jan 12 THE ENGLISH GOLDEN AGE
Byrd: Mass à 5 and other English Tudor music
 
10 Mar 12 Bach: Magnificat BWV 243
Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Ascension Oratorio BWV 11
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
19 May 12 CELEBRATED PSALMS
Settings by Sweelinck, Tye, Dering, Philips, Gibbons, Tomkins, Lassus, Schütz and Gabrieli
 
16 Jun 12 Purcell: Dioclesian with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
32nd season - 2010/11 Peter Seymour, conductor
6 Nov 10 BACH FAMILY MOTETS with Pamela Thorby, recorder
and Peter Seymour, harsichord
4 Dec 10 Handel: Saul
Yvonne Seymour, mezzo soprano
Wendy Goodson, Bethany Seymour,sopranos
Joshua Ellicott, tenor
Stephen Varcoe, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
12 Feb 11 GLORIES OF THE SPANISH RENAISSANCE
Victoria: Requiem and psalm settings
with 12-part motets, psalms and Magnificat
 
12 Mar 11 Joseph Haydn: Stabat Mater
Michael Haydn: Requiem
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
21 May 11 Charpentier: Psalms and Motets  
25 Jun 11 BACH: LUTHERAN MASS IN G BWV 236
Cantata 80: Ein Feste Burg
Cantata 131: Aus der Tiefe rufe ich
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
31st season - 2009/10 Peter Seymour, conductor
14 Nov 09 MUSIC for the CHAPELS ROYAL
Sacred music by Purcell, Blow, Greene and Handel
with Lucy Russell, violin
and Peter Seymour, harsichord
19 Dec 09 Handel: Messiah
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne, alto
Joshua Ellicott, tenor
Stephan Loges, baritone
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
13 Feb 10 MUSIC for the SISTINE CHAPEL
Palestrina: Stabat Mater
Allegri: Miserere
 
20 Mar 10 Bach: St Matthew Passion Joseph Cornwell, Evangelist
Stephen Varcoe, Christus
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
22 May 10 A MUSIC STRANGE
English 17th century spiritual music by Gibbons, Weelkes, Tomkins and Jeffreys
 
26 Jun 10 SPECTACULAR ITALIAN BAROQUE
Vivaldi: Gloria; Handel: Dixit Dominus;
Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
30th season - 2008/9 Peter Seymour, conductor
8 Nov 08 IN GLORIA TRINITAS
Tallis: Spem in alium
Taverner: Mass: Glori Tibi Trinitas
 
13 Dec 08 BACH: B Minor Mass
Yvonne Seymour, soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne, alto
Nicholas Watts, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
7 Feb 09 MAESTRI DI CAPELLA, VENICE and MUNICH
Renaissance repertoire by Orlando, Gabrieli and Croce
 
14 Mar 09 Mozart: Requiem
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Bethany Seymour, soprano
Caroline Sartin, alto
Jason Darnell, tenor
Andrew Thompson, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
30 May 09 SCHÜTZ – 17th CENTURY GERMAN MASTER
Musicalische Exequien, Magnificat, St John Passion,
motets and psalm settings
 
20 Jun 09 Purcell: The Fairy Queen with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
29th season - 2007/8 Peter Seymour, conductor
3 Nov 07 Purcell: King Arthur Z.628
Narration specially prepared by Andrew Pinnock
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
15 Dec 07 Bach: Christmas Oratorio Yvonne Seymour, soprano
Robin Blaze, alto
James Gilchrist, tenor
Stephen Varcoe, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
16 Feb 08 MEXICAN MASTERPIECES
Renaissance music from Mexico by Padilla, Capillas, Franco and Torres
 
15 Mar 08 Bach: St John Passion Joseph Cornwell, tenor
Stephen Varcoe, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
17 May 08 WITH SINGING OF PSALMS
Settings of psalm texts by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Sweelinck, Lassus, Schütz, Byrd, Tomkins and Gibbons
 
23 Jun 08 Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
28th season - 2006/7 Peter Seymour, conductor
18 Nov 06 VENETIAN SPLENDOUR
Music by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Schütz, Praetorius
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
16 Dec 06 BACH & VIVALDI AT CHRISTMAS
Bach: Cantatas 110, 191, Magnificat,
Vivaldi: Gloria
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
3 Feb 07 RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECES
including Victoria: Requiem
 
10 Mar 07 Haydn: Creation Wendy Goodson, soprano
Jason Darnell, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
19 May 07 THE ENGLISH PASTORAL TRADITION
Music by Vaughan Williams, Tippett, Moeran, Howells and John Paynter
 
23 Jun 07 Bach: Motets with Emma Kirkby
27th season - 2005/6 Peter Seymour, conductor
5 Nov 05 GUNPOWDER, TREASON & PLOT
Music and words for 5 November 1605
Guy Fawkes was baptised in St Michael le Belfrey. Music by the major composers of the day, both Protestant and Catholic – William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, Peter Philips, John Dowland, and Richard Dering – much of it commenting on events and the tense political situation.
Sponsored by York Chambers
26 Nov 05 Handel: Alexander's Feast with Wendy Goodson, Jason Darnell, Tom Appleton
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Supported by Garfield Weston Foundation
17 Dec 05 Handel: Messiah with Yvonne Seymour, Diana Moore, Joseph Cornwell, Stephen Varcoe
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
4 Feb 06 CHORAL EUROPE
Music by composers from around Europe including Allegri Miserere and works by Gibbons, Byrd, Sweelinck, Victoria, G Gabrieli, Lassus and Palestrina
11 Mar 06 Bach: St Matthew Passion Charles Daniel, Evangelist
Peter Harvey, Christus
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
20 May 06 PURCELL & BLOW: ANTHEMS WITH STRINGS
Purcell’s string anthems, My heart is inditing, O sing unto the Lord, and Rejoice in the Lord alway. Also John Blow’s coronation anthem, Behold O God our Defender and God spake sometime in visions and other works
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
24 Jun 06 HAYDN AND MOZART AT SALZBURG
Haydn and Mozart’s inventive choral music written for Salzburg.
Haydn Divertimento and Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik
with Fitzwilliam String Quartet
26th season - 2004/5 Peter Seymour, conductor
6 Nov 04 Monteverdi: Psalms
Carissimi: Jepthe
with James Bowman, alto
18 Dec 04 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Handel: Dixit Dominus
with Yvonne Seymour, Judith Cunnold, Matthew Brook and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
19 Feb 05 TALLIS ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Tallis: Spem in alium
Byrd: Mass for five voices

Motets by Tallis, Byrd and Taverner
 
19 Mar 05 Fauré: Requiem
Martin: Mass
Duruflé: Motets
with York Sinfonietta
21 May 05 SCHÜTZ IN MAY
Musikalisches Exequien; German Magnificat; Psalms
 
18 Jun 05 Mozart: Mass in C minor
Mozart: Vespers de Confessore

The previous day Emma Kirkby gave a song class related to this concert at the Department of Music, University of York.
Concert and class supported by the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Helen neeves, soprano
James Oxley, tenor
Martin Robson, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
25th season - 2003/4 Peter Seymour, conductor
8 Nov 03 BACH MOTETS AND SONATAS
JS Bach: Motets Furchte dich nicht
Komm, Jesu, komm
Der Geist hilft
JC Bach (?):Motet Merk auf, mein Herz
JS Bach: Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
with Lucy Russell, violin
and Peter Seymour, harpsichord
13 Dec 03 Bach: Christmas Oratorio with Yvonne Seymour, Jeanette Ager, Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe, and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
31 Jan 04 Stabat Mater; Salve Regina
Settings by Alessandro Scarlatti, Browne, Byrd, Palestrina, Monteverdi and others
 
13 Mar 04 Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
22 May 04 Victoria: Missa Laetatus sum (a 12)
with 12-part motets, psalms and Magnificat
 
26 Jun 04 Bach: B minor Mass with Yvonne Seymour, Vanessa Williamson, Jason Darnell, Joshua Ellicott, Julian Tovey and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
24th season - 2002/3 Peter Seymour, conductor
9 Nov 02 BACH & BIBER
JS Bach – Motets: Singet dem Herrn
Jesu, meine Freude
Lobet den Herrn
Jauchzet dem Herrn

JC Bach? – Motet: Merk auf, meine Herz
H Biber – Mystery Sonatas
with Simon Jones, violin
30 Nov 02 BACH AT CHRISTMAS
Magnificat in D
Cantata 191 Gloria in excelsis Deo
Cantata 110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
1 Feb 03 VENICE AND ROME
Palestrina – Stabat Mater; Motets
A Gabrieli: Missa Quando lieta sperai
Leondaritis - Motets
 
15 Mar 03 Bach: St John Passion Charles Daniels, Evangelist
Stephen Varcoe, Christus
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
31 May 03 Charpentier: Psalms and Motets  
21 Jun 03 Purcell: The Fairy Queen Narration specially prepared by Andrew Pinnock
With Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
23rd season - 2001/2
3 Nov 01 THE NORTH GERMAN BAROQUE AND THE CHURCH'S YEAR
JS Bach: Cantata 61: Nun komm, der heiden Heiland (Advent)
Tunder: Cantata: Hosianna dem Sohne David (Advent)
Buxtehude: Cantata: Das neugeborne Kindelein (Christmas)
JS Bach: Cantata 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden (Easter)
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
1 Dec 01 Handel: Messiah Yvonne Seymour, soprano
James Bowman, counter tenor
Joseph Cornwell, tenor
David Thomas, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
2 Feb 02 MUSIC OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA AND THE NEW WORLD
Victoria: Requiem
and motets by Guerrero, Morales, Lobo, Padilla and Capillas
9 Mar 02 Mozart: Requiem
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Jeanette Ager, contralto
Joshua Ellicott, tenor
Thomas Thomaschke, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
25 May 02 MUSIC AND POLITICS
This programme explored repertoire occasioned by political events or making political comment and composers featured include Byrd, Lassus, Gombert and Schütz.
Sponsored by Denison Till
22 Jun 02 Monteverdi: Psalms and motets from Selve morale e spirituale (1641)
including Gloria à 7, Dixit Dominus à 8, Beatus Vir à 6 and Magnificat à 8
22nd season - 2000/1
4 Nov 00 CHORAL EUROPE
Music by composers from around Europe, including
Allegri: Miserere
Tallsi: Spem in Alium and works by
Palestrina; Lassus; Sweelinck and Victoria
2 Dec 00 Bach: Mass in B Minor Yvonne Seymour, soprano
Jeanette Ager, alto
Joshua Ellicott, tenor
Thomas Guthrie, bass
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
3 Feb 01 THE CHURCH'S YEAR
English Jacobean music by Tomkins, Weelkes, Gibbons and Jeffreys
Sponsored by Yorkshire Television
10 Mar 01 Bach: Lutheran Masses in F major and A major
Handel: The Ways of Zion do mourn
with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
12 May 01 WITH SINGING OF PSALMS
Psalm settings by Byrd, Tye, Philips, Monteverdi, Schütz, etc.
An exploration of how different composers responded to the texts of a number
of psalms, enlightening and illustrating the meaning and providing music of
both simplicity and richness.
23 Jun 01 HAYDN AND MOZART IN SALZBURG
Masses, Motets and Divertimenti
Sponsored by Denison Till
with The Fitzwilliam String Quartet