Special Moments in the history of the Mid Northumberland Chorus

Special events:

The Choir now regularly holds Choral days which are open to anyone interested in taking up choral singing and in improving their singing technique. The last three choral days on the 11th of October 2003, the 21st of May 2005 and on the 6th October 2007 were lead by Andrew Padmore, Gareth Green and Jeffrey Wynn Davies respectively. Those who were lucky enough to attend were in no doubt that these were most valuable, instructive and enjoyable days.

Working Alone:

The Chorus performing alone has in recent years presented:

  • Coleridge Taylor's Hiawatha 's Wedding Feast
  • Haydn's St. Nicholas Mass, and The Harmoniemesse
  • John Rutter's Gloria
  • Derek Hobbs' With the Ebb and the Flow - a musical tribute to St. Cuthbert and the Northumbrian saints commissioned by the Chorus for the Millennium.
  • Haydn's Creation
  • Stainer's Crucifixion
  • Vivaldi's Gloria
  • Bach's Christmas Oratorio
  • Parry's Blessed pair of Sirens
  • Benjamin Britten's Te Deum

Working with others:

The Mid Northumberland Chorus is always delighted to perform and present major works in conjunction with other choirs and orchestras. Major works, in conjunction with other choral groups have included:

  • William Walton's Belshazzer's Feast
  • Verdi's Requiem
  • Haydn's Creation
  • Puccini's Messa di Gloria
  • Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
  • Borodin's Polovtsian Dances
  • Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
  • Mozart's Requiem
  • Andrew Carter's Benedicite
  • Faure's Requiem

Other repertoire has included anthems, folk songs, spirituals and operatic choruses.