Turbulent Times — Choral Music of the English Reformation

— Call for singers —

Who & Why

… remain largely unchanged. 

We are aiming to attract experienced singers, looking for some extra challenges in their musical life. 

We are hoping to push the boundaries of what a non-professional chamber choir can achieve, performing challenging repertoire with a few, focused rehearsals. 

You can find out more about the conductor by browsing his website. 

Concert Date

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 7.30pm. Venue tbc.


John Tavener        Kyrie LeRoy
John Sheppard     Verbum caro factum est
John Marbeck    A Virgin And Mother
Thomas Tallis    O sacrum convivium & Christ Rising Again
Robert Parsons    Ave Maria
William Byrd        Sing Joyfully &  Vigilate & Haec dies
Richard Dering    Ave Virgo Gloriosa & Factum est silentium
John Mundy        Judica me, Deus & O Lord, of whom I Do Depend
Thomas Morley    Nolo mortem peccatoris
Thomas Tomkins    O praise The Lord
Thomas Weelkes    When David Heard
Orlando Gibbons    O clap your Hands Together


Singing with the consort is subscription free. The music-purchase contribution for this concert is £12. After the concert, singers get to keep all their music. As for the Palestrina project, we will be using a specially edited booklet: you will not be requiring a folder and, unfortunately, we are unable to offer a discount for using your own scores. 

Rehearsal Dates

All rehearsals will be at St. Matthew’s Church, Chapel Allerton, Leeds (LS7 3QF), easily reachable by public transport (buses 2, 3, 3A, 7S, 7A, 36 and 48), with ample on-street parking, and two car parks.

Thursday    5th October    7pm - 9.30pm
Tuesday    10th October    7pm - 9.30pm
Monday    23rd October    7pm - 9.30pm
Thursday    26th October    7pm - 10pm
Friday        27th October    7pm - 9.30pm

More information

Should you have any questions, please do get in touch with Josh here.


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Future Projects

Brave New World

A (short) history lesson on choral music from North America

New concert date: 28 April 2018 (replaces 10 March)

Rescheduled rehearsals:

    3, 12, 21 February 

    3, 9 March

Confirmed rehearsals:

     7 April (Saturday, all day)

    18 April (Wednesday, evening)

    21 April (Saturday, all day)

    23 April (Monday, evening)

    27 April (Friday, evening)

Gallus for two

Music by Iacobus Handl Gallus for double choir

New concert date: 14 July 2018 (replaces 30 June)

Rescheduled rehearsals:

    2, 13, 18, 28 June

Confirmed rehearsals:

    23 June (Saturday, all day)

    5 July (Thursday, evening)

    7 July (Saturday, all day)

    9 July (Monday, evening)

    13 July (Friday, evening)

J.K. Dolar: Missa sopra la bergamasca

With Ad Hoc Baroque

Concert date: 29th September 2018

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