Date(s) - 9 June 2018
7:30pm - 10:00pm
“I urge that all who have the chance, go and see Cantores Salicium perform, they were fabulous!” (Bolton Abbey concert 2016)
On Saturday June 9th at 7.30 p.m. chamber choir Cantores Salicium conducted by musical director Lindy Williams presents its summer concert of choral and instrumental music, once again in Bolton Abbey.
The main piece in this varied programme is Bach’s Magnificat, a work at once joyous and poignant. The choir is delighted to be joined by tenor soloist Michael Gibson, a post-graduate at the Royal Northern College of Music, and baritone David Cane who has recently embarked on his singing career.
Soprano and alto solo parts will be sung by choir members. Organist/composer Nicholas O’Neill, the choir’s president, will accompany the choir and he will be joined by flautists Hilary Ashton and Sarah Glossop, oboist Caitlyn Mitchell and bassoonist Ben Buckner.
These last two are highly talented young players and the choir is delighted once again to be able to offer them this rare opportunity to perform with the choir and to work alongside professional musicians. As well as playing in the Bach arias each of them will play a solo work: Ben will play a bassoon sonata by Telemann and Caitlyn an oboe concerto by Albinoni, whose wistfully beautiful “Adagio” is well-known through frequent radio broadcasts.
The first half of the programme opens and ends with rousing choruses from Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610”, between which the audience will be treated to gentle contemplative music by Byrd, Philips and Parsons – his haunting “Ave Maria”.
Cantores Salicium is becoming well-known in the Craven area for its expressive and polished performances, especially of early music, singing regularly for special services and in concerts. For the choir’s Bolton Abbey concert in summer 2016 the church was packed with an enthusiastic audience and the reviewer wrote,
“The choir, Cantores Salicium, conducted by director Lindy Williams, was quite superb and together with five young instrumentalists, reached extraordinary heights of professionalism in performing a very stimulating and diverse programme.”
Tickets for this concert are £12, with under 16s free, available from Castleberg Sports in Settle, choir members, by contacting us via our website and on the door. Refreshments will be available during the interval at no charge. Parking is available by the church. Please note that the A59 may still be closed between Bolton Abbey and Harrogate so please check whether you need to travel by an alternative route.