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  • Sunday 8th September 2019: Festal Eucharist & Festal Evensong - 08/09/19

    SERVICE: FESTAL EUCHARIST 10.00am Join us for a special Eucharist to begin our celebrations in honour of our Patron Saint, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our guest preacher will be The Revd Canon Colin Williams (Former Archdeacon of Lancaster). Introit: Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Sergei Rachmaninov) Setting: Missa Brevis (Jonathan Dove) Anthem: Stella maris, micaris clare (Katy Cooper) Voluntary: Fiesta (Emma... Read more

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

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  • Sunday 8th September 2019: Lancaster Priory Girls' Choir Twentieth Anniversary Gala Concert - 08/09/19

    Established in 1999 and singing its first service in May 2000, Lancaster Priory Girls’ Choir was established by former Director of Music, Rachael Lee, to provide the same high-quality musical education for girls that boys have experienced at Lancaster Priory for centuries. In honour of this significant milestone, our opening concert features current and former members of the girls’ choir, conducted by... Read more

  • Monday 9th September 2019: LRGS Music - 09/09/19

    LUNCHTIME RECITAL LRGS MUSIC 12.30pm | Free admission with a retiring collection | Unreserved seating This concert features sixth formers from Lancaster Royal Grammar School who are looking to study music beyond their time at LRGS. Barney Watson | Riley Banks | Aaron Collins RUSH-HOUR RECITAL LRGS MUSIC 5.15pm | Free admission with a retiring collection | Unreserved... Read more

  • Monday 9th September 2019: Amabile Girls' Choir - 09/09/19

    EVENING RECITAL 8.00pm | £6 (Adults), £4 (U18s) | Unreserved seating CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FESTIVAL OFFER: 20% off food at The Butcher & Tonic on the date shown on this ticket Read more

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019: LGGS Music - 10/09/19

    LUNCHTIME RECITAL LGGS MUSIC  12.30pm | Free admission with a retiring collection | Unreserved seating We are delighted to be invited back to perform at the Priory Festival of Song - particularly with the theme of celebrating women’s voices. Fresh from a tour of northern Europe in July, the LGGS ‘Tour Choir’ includes students from Years 8 to 13.... Read more

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019: Vox Boys' Choir & Lancaster Priory Senior Girls' Choir - 10/09/19

    EVENING RECITAL A regular fixture in the Priory festival programme, the talented teenagers from Vox Boys’ Choir return with their usual blend of traditional music and arrangements of jazz and pop songs. This time Vox is combining forces with members of the Priory Senior Girls’ Choir, the female choral scholars here at the Priory who contribute so much... Read more

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019: Vocal Masterclass & Masterclass Showcase - 11/09/19

    MUSIC EDUCATION VOCAL MASTERCLASS 2.30pm | Observers Welcome Three of the Priory’s junior choral scholars will spend time working with soprano, Katy Thomson. Observers are warmly invited to attend this session to gain valuable insight into vocal technique. Katy Thomson (Masterclass tutor) Ingrid Sawers (Piano) @scottish_katy @IngridSawers ... Read more

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019: MAKING A MUSICAL MATRIARCHY: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN MUSIC - 11/09/19

    PANEL DISCUSSION, GIN BAR & CANDLELIT RECITAL This panel discussion will bring together a vibrant group of charismatic and powerful women to explore the issues facing today’s classical music world and what we can do to over-come those challenges. We will investigate gender issues surrounding church music and education; we will raise awareness of female composers massively... Read more

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019: Try me, Good King - 11/09/19

    CANDLELIT RECITAL TRY ME, GOOD KING [No extra charge for those holding tickets for the panel discussion] The panel discussion will be followed by a short recital by Soprano and founder of Transposed, Eleanor Penfold. Renowned for her thrilling and captivating performances, Eleanor will take audience members on journey through music by composers such as Madeleine... Read more

  • Thursday 12th September 2019: Ripley Music - 12/09/19

    LUNCHTIME RECITAL RIPLEY MUSIC 12.30pm | Free admission with a retiring collection | Unreserved seating Ripley St Thomas CE Academy—named ‘Best School Music Department’ at the 2017 Music Teacher awards—has a thriving choral programme with seven choirs, including a robed Chapel Choir, and many pupils across the school study singing with a team of specialist vocal tutors. Pupils from... 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) @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 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