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  • Lancaster Priory Festival of Song 8-15 September 2019 - 08/09/19

    This year's festival begins on Saturday 8th September Read more

  • Thursday 12th September 2019: Choral Evensong - 12/09/19

    SERVICE CHORAL EVENSONG 5.15pm | Free admission Introit: Locus iste (Anton Bruckner) Responses: Richard Ayleward Canticles: Charles Wood in D Anthem: Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner) Voluntary: Ripley St Thomas Chapel Choir | Don Gillthorpe (Director of Music) | Alex Peters (Organist) www.ripleystthomas.com @Ripley_Music Read more

  • Thursday 12th September 2019: Femme Fatales - 12/09/19

    EVENING RECITAL Fresh from performing at the Edinburgh International Festival, this inimitable combination of artists and programme is not to be missed. Featuring a number of strong female protagonists and composers whose life and works deserve more recognition, this recital packs a punch of fireworks, femininity and force: programme includes works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke,... Read more

  • Friday 13th September 2019: Children's Big Sing - 13/09/19

    MUSIC EDUCATION CHILDREN’S BIG SING 1.30pm Workshop | 2.45pm Performance | Observers Welcome A fun afternoon of singing for children from local primary schools with our Director of Music. Songs will be learnt together in preparation for an informal performance at 2.45pm. Don Gillthorpe (Vocal Animateur) Ian Gray (Accompanist) @dgillthorpe This event is kindly sponsored... Read more

  • Friday 13th September 2019: Priory Choir Leavers - 13/09/19

    RUSH-HOUR RECITAL 5.15pm | Free admission with a retiring collection | Unreserved seating As is our tradition, this recital is being given by the Priory Junior Choral Scholars who finished their VI form studies in July, along with the Junior Organ Scholar. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear them display their considerable talents as singers and instrumentalists before... Read more

  • Friday 13th September 2019: Sung Compline - 13/09/19

    SERVICE 9.00pm (Preceded by silent prayer from 8.30pm) The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is, above all, a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. Come and sit in the Quire (the area of the church where the choir sits) for this... Read more

  • Autumn 2019: Saturday Coffee Concerts - 14/09/19

    SATURDAY COFFEE CONCERTS: AUTUMN 2019 START YOUR WEEKEND WITH A CONCERT, FOLLOWED BY A FAIR-TRADE DRINK FROM THE PRIORY CAFE ALL CONCERTS START AT 10.30AM FREE ADMISSION WITH A RETIRING COLLECTION www.lancasterpriory.org SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER BLUE MOON BAND Songs from the Broadway stage and... Read more

  • Saturday 14th September 2019: Blue Moon Band - 14/09/19

    COFFEE CONCERT 10.30am | Free admission with a retiring collection | Unreserved seating This coffee concert will feature a selection of classic popular songs from the repertoire of the Broadway stage and the Hollywood musical. And, of course, at the end of a week’s festival celebrating women’s voices Emma will be featured singing some timeless songs... Read more

  • Saturday 14th September 2019: Festival Voices: Magnificat - 14/09/19

    EVENING RECITAL In our festival finale, we celebrate the Song of Mary, the Magnificat. The first half of our programme comprises settings from English composers such as Gibbons, Purcell, Noble, and Howells, which will be familiar to members of our regular evensong congregation here at the Priory. In the second half we feature Oliver Tarney’s acclaimed extended... Read more

  • Sunday 15th September 2019: Jazz Mass & Choral Evensong - 15/09/19

    SERVICE JAZZ MASS 10.00am Join us for a Choral Eucharist with a difference as we host our third annual Jazz Mass, this year with a newly-commissioned setting written by our Director of Music, Don Gillthorpe. Setting: Jazz Missa Brevis (Don Gillthorpe) Anthem: Ave Maria (Don Gillthorpe) Lancaster Priory Youth Choir & Jazz Combo | Don Gillthorpe (Director) SERVICE... Read more

  • 1-20 NOVEMBER 2019: THE MOON AT LANCASTER PRIORY - 01/11/19

    LUNAR SPECTACULAR LANDS IN LANCASTER The Moon is landing at Lancaster Priory this November. The historic church will host one of the world’s most awe-inspiring artworks – a massive moon – suspended from its ancient rafters from November 1-20. Measuring seven metres in diameter, The Moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate... Read more

  • Christmas 2019 - 01/12/19

    SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2019, 18.30 ADVENT CAROLS A service of readings and carols to start the period of Advent. FRIDAY 20TH & SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2019, 19.30 CHRISTMAS CANDLELIT SPECTACULARS SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2019, 18.30 NINE LESSONS & CAROLS When you hear the choirboy sing Once in Royal David’s City, you know that Christmas has begun! ... Read more