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Principal Conductor: Barry Griffiths 

Beethoven Mass in C , Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region (Richmond School)  ·  Mozart Requiem (Allertonshire Girls' School, Northallerton)

Orff Carmina Burana (Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough)
  ·  Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony (Richmond School)

Verdi Requiem (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
  ·  Mozart Mass in C minor (Richmond School)

Orff Carmina Burana (York University)
  ·  Walton Belshazzar's Feast (Middlesbrough Town Hall)


Elgar Dream of Gerontius (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
  ·  Brahms German Requiem (Middlesbrough Town Hall)

Verdi Requiem (Ripon Cathedral)

Bach Mass in B minor (Ampleforth Abbey Church, cond. Alan Fearon)  ·  Christmas Music (Northallerton Community Centre)

Fauré Requiem, Verdi Four Sacred Pieces (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Carols for All (Northallerton Community Centre, cond. Andrew Carter)

Bach Jesu Meine Freude, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb (Ripon Cathedral
, cond. Andrew Carter)

Principal Conductor: Nicholas Smith

Berlioz Childhood of Christ (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

 Stravinsky Les Noces, Orff Catulli Carmina (Middlesbrough Town Hall)
  ·  Elgar Dream of Gerontius (Ampleforth Abbey Church)

Bach St John Passion (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Walton Belshazzar's Feast, Bernstein Chichester Psalms (Middlesbrough Town Hall)

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Ampleforth Abbey Church)  ·  Beethoven Choral Fantasia, Mass in C  (Middlesbrough Town Hall)

Bach Cantata no. 118, Byrd Mass for 4 Voices, Bruckner Mass no. 2 (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Handel Samson (Stockton Parish Church)

Fauré Requiem, Wilfred Josephs Requiem (Ampleforth Abbey Church
, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Handel Dixit Dominus, Purcell Dido & Aeneas (Stockton Parish Church)  ·  Christmas Concert (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Britten St Nicholas,  Schütz Christmas Story (Stockton Parish Church)

Verdi Requiem (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
  ·  Dvorak Mass in D, Kodaly Laudes Organi  (St Cuthbert's Church, Darlington, cond. Christopher Thompson)

Bach B minor Mass (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Handel 'Come and Sing' Messiah (Stokesley Church, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Haydn Nelson Mass, Beethoven Choral Symphony (Middlesbrough Town Hall)

Vivaldi Gloria, Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art  (All Saint's Church, Northallerton)
  ·  Handel Messiah (Ripon Cathedral)  ·  Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Emmanuel Church, Saltburn, cond. Christopher Thompson)

Orff Carmina Burana (Scarborough)
  ·  Elgar The Kingdom (Ripon Cathedral)
Finland tour:  Verdi Requiem, Dvorak Mass in D,  Excerpts from Handel  Messiah (Joennsu and Kuopio
, cond. Christopher Thompson)

Bach St Matthew Passion (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Fauré Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine, Vaughan Williams 5 Mystical Songs (Emmanuel Church, Saltburn, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Gabrieli In Ecclesiis, Bach Sing Ye the Lord, Rutter Gloria (Stockton Parish Church and St Michael-le-Belfrey, York)

Handel 'Sing Along' Messiah (All Saint's Church, Northallerton
, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Brahms German Requiem (Ripon Cathedral)  ·  Brahms Liebeslieder, Orff Carmina Burana (Hambleton Community Centre, Northallerton)

'Last Night of the Proms' (Billingham Forum)
  ·  Ryedale Festival:  Elgar Dream of Gerontius (Ampleforth Abbey Church, cond. Branwell Tovey)  ·  Rachmaninoff Vespers (Norton on Derwent)  ·  Verdi Requiem (Middlesbrough Town Hall)

Gloria,  Mozart Requiem (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
East Germany tour:  Mozart Requiem (Erfurt, Heiligenstat and Gotha) 
Laudes Organi, Duruflé Requiem, Handel Zadok the Priest (Richmond Church
, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Mozart Requiem (Performing Arts, Harewood House)  ·  Haydn Creation (Ripon Cathedral)  

Tippett A Child of Our Time (Middlesbrough Town Hall)
  ·  Handel 'Come and Sing'  Messiah (St Mary's Church, Thirsk, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Verdi Requiem (Performing Arts, Harewood House)  ·  Vivaldi Gloria, Beatus Vir (Performing Arts, Brancepeth)  ·  Handel Israel in Egypt (Ripon Cathedral)

Bach St John Passion (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
  ·  Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Emmanuel Church, Saltburn, cond. Christopher Thompson)
Silver Jubilee Season:  Walton Belshazzar's Feast,  Poulenc Gloria (Dolphin Centre, Darlington)

Purcell Dido and Aeneas (Hambleton Community Centre, Northallerton)
  ·  Fauré Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine, Vaughan Williams 5 Mystical Songs (Ripon Cathedral, cond. Christopher Thompson)  ·  Beethoven Mass in C,  Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region (Middlesbrough Cathedral, Coulby Newham)  ·  Carols and Seasonal Music incl. Thompson Hodie (St Mary's Church, Thirsk, cond. Christopher Thompson)

USA visit: Verdi Requiem  (Columbia, South Carolina, with Columbia Choral Society and South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
Orff Carmina Burana (Performing Arts, Harewood House and Tatton Park)

Principal Conductor: Martin Hindmarsh 

Mendelssohn Elijah (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Nelson Mass (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
  ·  Britten St Nicholas Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Hambleton Community Centre, Northallerton, cond. Xenophon Kelsey) 

Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Ripon Cathedral and Octagon Centre, Sheffield)
  ·  Handel Messiah (Hambleton Community Centre, Northallerton)

'Joyous Psalmody' incl. Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Parry I was Glad, Hindmarsh Psalm 150  FIRST PERFORMANCE (Emmanuel Church, Saltburn and Bolton Priory Church, Bolton Abbey
, cond. Christopher Thompson)
30th Anniversary Season:  Mozart Mass in C minor (Ripon Cathedral and Sheffield)
  ·  Carols and Seasonal Music (St Mary's Church, Thirsk, cond. Christopher Thompson)

Haydn Spring, Puccini Messa di Gloria (Hambleton Community Centre, Northallerton)
  ·  30th Anniversary Celebration Concert: Wilby The Lord is King FIRST PERFORMANCE, Kodaly Laudes Organi, Verdi Te Deum and Laudi alla Vergine MariaHindmarsh Psalm 150 (Ripon Cathedral, with Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band)

Fauré Requiem, Kodaly Missa Brevis (St Nicholas' Church, Guisborough)
Hong Kong visit:  Elgar Dream of Gerontius (Hong Kong Cultural Centre, with Hong Kong Bach Choir
, cond. Jerome Hoberman)
Elgar Dream of Gerontius (Charity Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London
, cond. Sir David Willcocks)  ·  'Tidings of Great Joy': Pergolesi Magnificat, Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio, Finzi In Terra Pax (St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate, with Teesside High School Choir and Recorder Group)

Verdi Requiem  (Selby Abbey and Octagon Centre, Sheffield, with Easingwold Singers)
  ·  Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (All Saints Church, Northallerton, cond. Christopher Thompson)

Haydn Creation (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Verdi Requiem (Charity Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, cond. Sir David Willcocks)  ·  Liszt Missa Choralis, Holst Hymns from the Rig Veda, Kodaly Pange Lingua (St Nicholas' Church, Guisborough)

Mozart Coronation Mass, Handel Coronation Anthems, Parry I was Glad (Ampleforth Abbey Church)
  ·  Mozart Requiem,  Solemn Vespers (Ripon Cathedral, cond. Christopher Thompson)

Dvorak Stabat Mater (Ripon Cathedral)
  ·  Orff Carmina Burana, Hindmarsh The Wilderness (Hambleton Forum, Northallerton)

Vaughan Williams  Sea Symphony (Central Church, Torquay and Ripon Cathedral, with South Devon Choir)
  ·  Walton Belshazzar's Feast, Elgar Great is the Lord (City Hall, Sheffield, in combined choir of 200 for Sheffield University Centenary)

'The Splendour of Brass and Voice'  incl.  Hindmarsh Psalm 150 , Purcell Funeral Sentences, Gabrieli Jubilate Deo, Rutter Gloria (All Saints Church, Northallerton,  with Steve Baxter Brass Ensemble)
  ·  Handel Messiah (Stockton Baptist Tabernacle, with Hull Sinfonia)  Review  

Farewell Concert for Martin Hindmarsh  incl.  Duruflé Requiem, Elgar Great is the LordParry I was glad (Ampleforth Abbey Church)  

Principal Conductor: Greg  Smith

Haydn Te Deum, Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Coronation Anthems (All Saints Church, Northallerton, with Mowbray Orchestra)  Review

Elgar Give unto the LordFaur
é Cantique de Jean Racine and Requiem, Schubert Mass No.2 in G, Parry Blest Pair of Sirens  (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)
France visit:  Music by Parry, Byrd, 
Fauré, Rutter, Goodall, Vaughan Williams (Parish Church, Ormesson-sur-Marne)  Account and photos 
Petite Messe Solenelle (St Mary's Church, Richmond)  Review 
 ·  Handel Messiah (All Saints Church, Northallerton, with Mowbray Orchestra)

40th Year:  Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art, Byrd Ave Verum Corpus, Gibbons This is the Record of John, Pergolesi Magnificat, Haydn Maria Theresa Mass (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)  ·  40th Anniversary Celebration concert: Mendelssohn Elijah (Hambleton Forum, Northallerton, with Mowbray Orchestra)  Review

Mendelssohn Verlieh Uns Frieden and Hear My Prayer, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)  ·  Rutter Requiem, Jenkins The Armed Man (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)  Review  ·  Handel Messiah (All Saints Church, Northallerton, with Mowbray Orchestra)  Review

Puccini Messa di Gloria, Rossini Stabat Mater (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)  Review  ·
Haydn The Creation (All Saints Church, Northallerton)

An Evening of Operatic Favourites (Hambleton Forum, Northallerton)  Review and comments
  ·   Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (Ripon Cathedral, with Wetherby Choral Society and Mowbray Orchestra, cond.  John Dunford)  Review

Stainer The Crucifixion, Handel Messiah Parts 2 & 3 (All Saints Church, Northallerton) Review
 ·   Parry I was Glad and Blest Pair of Sirens, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Stanford Te Deum in B flat, Handel Zadok the Priest, Mozart Coronation Mass (St Mary's Church, Richmond)  Review  ·   Britten A Ceremony of Carols and Saint Nicolas, Rutter When Icicles Hang (All Saints Church, Northallerton)  Review from Darlington & Stockton Times website    ·   Carols and Readings for a Winter Afternoon (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

Haydn Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo,
Vivaldi Gloria,  Rutter Magnificat (All
Saints Church, Northallerton)
  ·  Chilcott Requiem, Jenkins The Armed Man (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)  Review  ·  Handel Messiah Part 1, Bach Cantata BWV140, Pergolesi Magnificat (All Saints Church, Northallerton)  Review from Darlington & Stockton Times website  

Te Deum and Benedictus, Poulenc Gloria, Duruflé Requiem (All Saints Church, Northallerton) 
  Review from Darlington & Stockton Times website   ·   Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1,2,3 & 6 (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

Verdi Requiem (
Ripon Cathedral, with Wetherby Choral Society and Mowbray Orchestra)    Review from Darlington & Stockton Times website   ·   Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Rutter Feel the Spirit (St Gregory's Church, Bedale)

An Evening of Operatic Favourites (The Forum, Northallerton)   ·   Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Handel Coronation Anthems, Rutter Psalmfest (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

Trevor Wilson Matins, Goodall Eternal Light: a Requiem (The Forum, Northallerton) 
Mozart Requiem, Haydn Mass in Time of War (St Gregory's Church, Bedale)

50th Year:  Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (All Saints Church, Northallerton)  ·   Haydn The Creation (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)   ·   Bullard A Light in the Stable  (All Saints Church, Northallerton)

[No concerts in 2020 or 2021 owing to the Coronavirus pandemic]

Stabat Mater (St Gregory's Church, Bedale, cond. Peter Stallworthy)

Conductor: Keith Dale

Handel Coronation Anthem no.2, Parry I was Glad, Forbes L'Estrange The Mountains Shall Bring Peace, Vivaldi Gloria
(Methodist Church, Northallerton)   ·   Rutter Requiem, Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai (St Mary's Church, Thirsk)

Jenkins The Armed Man (Choral Suite),
Diemer Three Madrigals, Chilcott A Little Jazz Mass, Horovitz Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo  (All Saints Church, Northallerton)