Beverley Chamber Choir
Saturday 13 July 2013
St Mary’s Church, Beverley
Welcome to the Beverley Chamber Choir Summer Concert which we
intend to make part of our annual programme of concerts.
We do hope you enjoy the programme we have put together for you this
evening of famous choral pieces including the beautiful unaccompanied
Mass in G Minor by Vaughan Williams for two choirs.
The choir continues to go from strength to strength and this autumn we
are proud to present a three-day festival from November 21 - 23 of J S
Bach works. This festival will held in the three major churches in the town
and will give you the opportunity to hear famous organ works, classic cello
pieces and perhaps the greatest choral work of all time J S Bach’s Mass in B
Thank you for your continued support of Beverley Chamber Choir.
Thanks must go to the Vicar, Churchwarden and staff of St Mary’s Church,
Beverley for their continued support.
Programme Design by Mervyn King
Mark Pybus - Music Director
Mark was born in Beverley and received his first musical education
as a chorister in the Minster choir. He went on to win both academic
and organ scholarships at the University of Edinburgh.
After holding appointments at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral,
Edinburgh and Paisley Abbey, Mark won a postgraduate scholarship to
study in Paris with international recitalist Susan Landale. Here he won
the Premier Prix d’Orgue at Superieur level.
Mark went on to become the Assistant Master of the Music at
Sheffield Cathedral where he accompanied and directed the choirs
not only for the daily services but also for broadcasts, recitals and
He has performed in many cathedrals, abbeys and churches both
in the UK and abroad. He also performs regularly in the USA and
recently performed to critical acclaim at the International Messiaen
Festival in Copenhagen. As a continuo player he has performed with
several renowned groups including the BT Scottish Ensemble.
Mark is also well-known throughout the country as a choral clinician
and has directed many events for the Royal School of Church Music.
He is currently Director of Music at Hymers College in Hull where he
leads a large and thriving music department of national repute.
Robert Poyser - Organist
Robert Poyser was born in Gloucester where he was a chorister in
the Cathedral Choir. Following this, he studied music at the University
of Hull, graduating in 2000 with a first class degree. Whilst at Hull,
Robert was Director of Chapel Music, assistant organist at Beverley
Minster and also attained his ARCO.
After university, Robert became Organ Scholar at York Minster and
later Head of Music at the Minster School. During his time in York,
Robert performed widely as a soloist and accompanist with many
choirs and groups in the area, including the Ebor Singers.
In 2003 Robert was appointed Assistant Director of Music at
Chelmsford Cathedral and in 2009 was appointed Director of Music
at Beverley Minster.
Victoria: O Quam Gloriosum
O how glorious is the kingdom in which all the
saints rejoice with Christ, clad in robes of white
they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.
Monteverdi: Cantate Domino
Sing to the Lord a new song, sing and give praise to
for he has done marvellous deeds. Sing and exult
and praise in songs with the harp and the voice: for
he has done marvelous deeds.
Monteverdi: Beatus Vir
Blessed is the man who fears the lord: He delights
greatly in his commandments.
His seed will be mighty on earth; The generation of
the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in his house; And his
righteousness endures for ever and ever.
Unto the upright there arises light in the
darkness: He is gracious, and full of compassion,
and righteous. Good is the man who is full of
compassion and lends.
He will guide his affairs with discretion: Because he
will not be moved for ever.
The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings.
His heart is fixed, trusting in the lord; His heart is
He will not be moved, Until he gazes at his enemies.
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor:
His righteousness endures for ever and ever, The
strength of his soul will be exalted with honour.
The sinner will see it, and will be grieved; He will
gnash with his teeth, and melt away.
Howells: Like as the Hart
Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns frieden
In these our days so perilous, Lord, peace in mercy
No God but thee can fight for us, No God but thee
defend us; Thou our only God and Saviour.
Howells: Psalm Prelude No 1 Set 2
Todd: I sing because you loved me
Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth
Rutter: I will sing with the spirit
Stanford: The Blue Bird
Parry: Choral Prelude on ‘St Ann’s’
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor
The Mass in G
Minor for double
choir was written
1920 and 1921. The
work was written
for a choir directed
by Holst, a close
friend of Vaughan
two composers would regularly get together
for what they called ‘field days’ – times when
they would share their current and usually
incomplete work with each other and subject
each other to criticism and suggestion. The
work is as typically Vaughan Williams as anything
he wrote, with its drifting timeless melodies,
alternating with fast energetic bursts, and its
quintessentially English ecclesiastical feel. The
a cappella, imitative writing, often starting with
just one voice and building the texture from
there, and the modal nature of the harmony,
harks back to the masses of Byrd, written at the
height of the Jacobean period, and is in what we
can label a neo-reformation style.
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have
Glory be to God in the highest and in earth peace
to men of good will.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we adore thee, we
glorify thee. We give thee thanks for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father
almighty.O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ:
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that
takest away the sins of theworld, have mercy upon
us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou
only art the Most High, O Christ, with the Holy
Ghost, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker
of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and
invisible: and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the onlybegotten
Son of God, begotten of his Father before
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God,
begotten, not made, being of one substance with the
Father, by whom all things were made.
Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down
from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
of the Virgin Mary, and was made man He was
crucified also for us: He suffered under Pontius
Pilate, and was buried, and the third day he rose
again according to the scriptures, and ascended into
heaven and sitteth at the right hand of the Father.
And He shall come again with glory to judge the
quick and the dead: whose kingdom shall have no
And (I believe) in the Holy Ghost, the Lord the
Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the
Son, who with the Father and the Son together is
worshipped and glorified; who spoke through the
And (I believe) in one holy, catholic and apostolic
Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the
remission of sins and I look for the resurrection of
the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and
earth are full of thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he that cometh in
the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
5. Agnus Dei
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the
world, have mercy on us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the
world, grant us peace.
* Soloists in Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor
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be happy to arrange an audition.
Friends of the Beverley Chamber Choir
Dr G Aub-Buscher
Mr Allan Botham
Mrs J Cartwright
Mrs M Ellerington
Mrs J Middleton
Mr T N Oates
Mr Ray Parsons
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J.S. Bach Festival
November 21st – 23rd 2013
Thursday 21st November
Great Organ Works
St Mary’s Church Beverley : 7.30pm
Friday 22nd November
Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
Toll Gavel United Church Beverley : 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd November
Mass in B Minor
Beverley Chamber Choir & Orchestra
Beverley Minster : 7.30pm
Tickets: Nov 21st & Nov 22nd £8 each
Tickets: Nov 23rd £16, £10, & £8 each
Festival Tickets 50% Reduction
Nov 21st & 22nd when Full Price Purchase made for Nov 23rd
Tickets On Sale From
Beverley Tourist Information from September
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