University of Plymouth Christmas Carol Concert Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 7.30 Mutley Baptist Church Free admission Organist - Mary Mazur Park
Christmas Concert Saturday 8th December 2018 at 7.30 The Minster Church of St. Andrew
Vivaldi's Gloria Elgar’s Snow, Ave Verum Corpus and Lux Aeterna, with carols through the ages.
Olivia Ray Soprano Claire Wild Mezzo Soprano
Singing Workshop Saturday 30th June 2018 9.30 - 1800 St Paul’s Yelverton
including Elgar - Lux aeterna Elgar - Snow Elgar - Ave verum corpus
Summer concert Saturday May 19th 2018 at 7.30 pm The Minster Church of St. Andrew Royal Parade Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Music Director Alice Dennis BEM Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, with a first half of shorter French works including Fauré's Pavane
Divertimento String Quartet
Spring concert Saturday March 10th 2018 at 7.30 pm The Minster Church of St. Andrew Royal Parade Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Music Director Alice Dennis BEM
Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle
First Rehearsal - Tuesday 19th December 7.30 Sherwell centre, North Hill Plymouth - new members welcome!
University Carol Service Tuesday December 12th 2017 at 7.30 pm Methodist Central Hall
Christmas concert Saturday December 9th 2017 at 7.30 pm The Minster Church of St. Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Music Director Alice Dennis BEM Excerpts from Handel's Messiah Choir carols Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium Berlioz - Shepherd's Farewell Traditional Carols with audience participation We are pleased to welcome our distinguished Soloists:- Corinne Cowling Patrick Terry Richard Pinkstone
17.30 Free Informal performance - retiring collection for Brain Tumour Research Choruses from Handel’s Oratorio - Judas Maccabaeus Musical Director - Simon Ible Organist - Mary Mazur Park Come and sing, it’s friendly, and fun! Judas Maccabaeus, is an exciting story from the Apocrypha. You will recognise some melodies! Please click the button below to download a printable application form
Summer Concert Saturday 20th May 19.30 Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Simon Ible, conductor Anita Watson, soprano Samantha Price, mezzo-soprano Ross Scanlon, tenor Timothy Dickinson, bass Sacred and Secular Elgar: Ave Verum Corpus Mendelssohn: The Song of the Lark Ireland: Downland Suite Saint-Saens: Ave Verum Corpus Traditional Irish air: A Lark in the Clear Air Handel: Aria - Ah! Mio Cor from the opera Alcina Haydn: Missa in Angustiis The Nelson Mass
Spring Concert Saturday, March 18th 19.30 Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth
University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Simon Ible, conductor Augusta Hebbert, soprano European Sacred Music Haydn: Little Organ Mass Plus choral music by Palestrina, Anerio, Victoria, Hassler, Brahms, Bruckner & Stravinsky; Tallis, Byrd and Purcell. University of Plymouth Carol Service Tuesday, 13th December 2016 Mutley Baptist Church
Christmas concert Saturday 10th December 2016 The Minster Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Simon Ible Conductor Robin Allegra Parton Soprano Marie Elliott Mezzo Soprano Daniel Auchinloss Tenor Alexander Robin Baker Bass Haydn Te Deum Mozart Coronation Mass
Click here for a link to the review by Phillip Buttall
Choral workshop St. Paul's Church Yelverton Saturday July 2nd 2016 10 am - 6 pm From The Oxford Book of European Sacred Music:
Anerio, Christus Factus Est Brahms, Geistliches Lied Bruckner, Locus Iste Hassler, Dixit Maria Lassus, Adoramus te, Christe Palestrina, Sicut Cervus Stravinsky, Ave Maria Tchaikovsky, Dostoino Yest Victoria, O Quam Gliriosum Victoria, O Vos Omnes This music will form part of our concert on 18th March 2017
Summer Concert Saturday 21st May 19.30 Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Simon Ible conductor Robyn Allegra Parton soprano Anna Harvey mezzo-soprano Daniel Auchinloss tenor Daniel Joy tenor James Oldfield bass Schubert Mass No 6 in E flat major
This was Schubert's last mass composed in 1828. It is quite different from his early masses - very romantic with a Beethoven-like style and reflects some of the musical passion of Mozart's Requiem.
Spring Concert 2016 Saturday 12th March 19.30 Minster Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth University of Plymouth Choral Society & Sinfonia Choral Classics Simon Ible, conductor Carolyn Dobbin, Mezzo soprano Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron, violin A programme of excerpts from the choral classics including: Handel: Messiah excerpts Vivaldi: Gloria Mozart: Requiem and Vespers, Laudate Dominum. Fauré: Sanctus - Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine Purcell : Dido and Aeneas Bach : Jesu, Joy of Man’s desiring Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A minor
University of Plymouth Carol Service 2015 Tuesday, December 15th 2015 at 7.30 pm St Matthias Church North Hill Plymouth A traditional service of readings and carols. All are invited.
Christmas Concert 2015 Saturday, December 5th 2015 at 7.30 pm Minster Church of St Andrew Plymouth Conductor Simon Ible Boyce (1710 - 1779) Overture to the Ode for his Majesty’s Birthday 1755 Mozart - Missa Brevis in D KV 65 Pergolesi - Magnificat Carols for choir and audience participation Conductor Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron Boyce Overture to the Ode for the New Year 1758 Mozart Presto from Divertimento in D major, K.136
Summer Workshop Saturday July 11th 2015 St Paul's Church Yelverton Conductor - Simon Ible Favourite choruses from Handel - Vivaldi - Mozart - Bach - Fauré Preparation for the concert in March 2015
Saturday 16th May 2015 Conductor - Simon Ible Sarah Redgwick, Soprano Candida Frankham - Soprano Abbey Brass Anthems Elgar - Ave Verum Corpus Rutter - The Lord bless you and keep you Solo - Sarah Redgwick Handel - I know that my redeemer liveth - Messiah - O sleep - Semele - Let the bright seraphim - Samson Anthems Rutter - For the beauty of the earth - A Gaelic blessing Paul Drayton - Antique Suite for brass ensemble - Premiere Solo - Candida Frankham Mendelssohn - Hear Ye, Israel - Elijah John Rutter - Gloria
Saturday March 14th 2015 Conductor - Simon Ible Soprano - Laurie Ashworth Mezzo soprano - Sarah Pring Tenor - Ben Thapa Baritone - Adrian Clarke Madrigals - Thomas Campion - Never weather beaten sail Orlando di Lasso - O let me look on theee once more Robert Lucas de Pearsall - Sing we and chaunt it John Dowland - John Dowland Bach BWV51 Cantata for Soprano, Trumpet and cello continuo. Haydn Maria Teresa Mass
Here is a link to the review by Phillip Buttall http://southwestshows.co.uk/2015/03/university-of-plymouth-choral-society-concert-review/
Saturday December 6th 2014 An Edwardian Christmas Conductor - Simon Ible 120 singers were directed by Simon Ible and joined by Ross Ramgobin Baritone Elgar arr. Downing - I sing the birth Vaughan Williams - A Fantasia on Christmas Carols Jaemus Downing - O Magnum Mysterium Arr Stanford - As with gladness men of old The music for this concert had an Edwardian theme with choral music by Vaughan Williams and Elgar. The carols had also been selected from those dating from the first decades of the twentieth century including Angels from the Realms of Glory. O Magnum Mysterium, composed in the style of the period was especially commissioned from Jaemus Downing. Excerpts from Handel's Messiah were also performed in recognition of the Ebenezer Prout edition of 1902 and the audience joined the choir in singing five carols.
Saturday July 5th 2014 Celebrating Amadeus Mozart Requiem - Choral and Orchestral Workshop 87 UPCS members welcomed 27 singers and 16 instrumentalists to this most enjoyable day of music making. The retiring collection after the performance was in aid of Brain Tumour Research. Simon Ible, Conductor Jonathan Hurdle, Leader Mary Mazur Park, Organ Morag Thomson Findlay, soprano Sian Jamison, mezzo-soprano Robert Woodford, tenor Ian Wintersgill, bass Performance 7.30 Saturday 5th July 2014 The Minster Church of St Andrew Choir Rehearsals 7.00 Tuesday 1st July 2014 and Saturday 5th July 2014 Orchestral rehearsals 7.00 Wednesday 2nd July 2014 and Saturday 5th July 2014
Saturday May 17th 2014
Summer ConcertOpera Gala with the Ten Tors Orchestra Simon Ible, Conductor Sarah Redgwick, Soprano Angela Simkin, Mezzo-Soprano Anthony Flaum, Tenor Click here to see the revue in the Plymouth Herald by Johnny Johnson
St Andrew's Minster Church Plymouth
Verdi: La Traviata Prelude to Act I Brindisi (Soprano, Tenor, Chorus) Sempre Libera (Soprano)
Handel: Alcina Chorus of Enchanted Islanders (Chorus) Verdi Prati (Mezzo)
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Overture When I am laid in earth (Mezzo) With drooping wings (Chorus)
Puccini: La Boheme Che galida manina (Tenor) Si Mi chiamano Mimi (Soprano) O soave fancuila (Soprano & Tenor)
Pucinni: Tosca E Luceva le stele (Tenor)
Verdi: Nabucco Chorus of Hebrew Slaves (Chorus)
Verdi: Il Trovatore Anvil Chorus (Chorus)
Bizet: Carmen Prelude to Act 1 Habanera (Mezzo) La fleur que tu m’avais jetee (Tenor)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Chorus of Wedding Guests (Tenor & Chorus)
Dvorak: Rusalka Song to the Moon (Soprano)
Gluck: Orfeo e Euridice Che faro senza Euridice (Mezzo)
Saturday 20th July 2013 Singing Workshop Choruses from Haydn’s Creation at St Paul’s Church, Yelverton.
Saturday May 18th 2013Summer Proms Concert England's Green and Pleasant Land
with Simon Ible and The Ten Tors Orchestra Soloists: Sally Harrison - soprano, Marie Elloitt - mezzo, Nathan Vale - tenor, Alexander Robin Baker - baritone Handel Zadok the Priest Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite English Songs: Traditional, Vaughan Williams, German, Sullivan Overture Songs and Choruses from H.M.S. Pinafore Coates The Dam Busters March Woods Roses from Picardy Plus traditional Proms Anthems Rule Britannia! Jerusalem, & Land of Hope and Glory
Saturday March 16th 2013 7.30 pm
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - Overture - Dido's Lament Mozart: Ave verum corpus Andante from Divertimento K137 Vesperae solennes de confessore -Laudate Dominum Requiem
2012 8th December A ChristmasCelebration C.P.E.Bach: 'Magnificat' from his Magnificat Telemann: Cantata'Nun komm der Heiden Heiland' J.S.Bach: Choralefrom the Christmas Oratorio Jaemus Downing: A new work dedicated to UPCS from our good friend Jaemus. This is his setting of the Latin Christmas eve text 'Quem Pastorem Laudavere' Mozart: Missa Brevis in C major K 258 Piccolomini Mass Plus Christmas carols and other festive works.
2012 4th December Carol Singing in the Roland Levinsky Building
2012 16th September 150 Anniversary service Explore - Dream - Discover Celebrating 150 years since the founding of Plymouth School of Navigation. St. Andrew's Minster Church Director of Music - Simon Ible, Organist - Mary Mazur Park Walton - Crown Imperial March The choir lead the singing of hymns and performed two Anthems by John Rutter, Look at the World, The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Widor: Toccata from Symphony no. 5
2012 14th July Choral Workshop St Paul's Church, Yelverton Director of Music - Simon Ible Organist - Mary Mazur Park Fauré: Requiem Lost property - a Jacket was left after the performance, please contact the Librarian
2012 June 2nd Diamond Jubilee Concert Ten Tors Orchestra - Simon Ible Juliette Pochin – mezzo-soprano Walton: Crown Imperial March Handel: Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice German: Long Live Elizabeth from Merrie England Elgar: March Pomp and Circumstance No 1; Enigma Variation Nimrod Arne: Rule Britannia! Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens; Jerusalem
2012 March 24th Music for Royal Occasions Soloists Elizabeth Donovan Rupert Enticknap Ben Williamson Alexander Robin Baker Let thy Hand be StrengthenedHandel Recorder ConcertoSammartini Queen Anne’s Birthday OdeHandel Thou Visiteth the Earth Greene Evening Hymn Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art Purcell
2011 December 3rd Christmas Concert SoloistsCatherine Hamilton Alison Kettlewell Daniel Auchinloss Paul Reeves Sonata in D for 2 trumpets Franceschini Magnificat Vivaldi St. Nicolas Mass Haydn
2011 May 11th Verdi Requiem Soloists Claire Pendleton Catherine Denley Neil Simon Julian Close
2010 December 11th Christmas Fantasia Soloist Andrew McWilliams Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams
2008 to 2009 in preparation
2008 March 8th Easter Chorale Barber Ave verum corpus Elgar Excerpts from Pt II Elijah Mendelssohn Little Organ Mass Haydn Easter Hymn Cavalliero Rusticana Mascagni
2008 May 17th The Mozart Experience
Kyrie in D Minor Arias from The Marriage of Figaro Symphony No. 34 Coronation Mass
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