January Consort

Brampton Consort

Brampton Consort is a sub-group of Brampton Chamber Choir, and is made up of five singers who sing one voice to a part. We regularly sing semi-chorus sections, providing a lighter texture which contrasts well with the full, warm sound of the whole choir.  We always perform stand-alone works within Brampton Chamber Choir concerts, and also perform independently.

 

                                    

  

Coming up:

On Sunday 1st October at 3 pm we will be singing at Rose Castle, Dalston, in a concert to raise money for the Rose Castle Foundation.  This concert, called "Reformation!" features music from before, during and after the Reformation, interspersed with short talks by the delightful and engaging Cumbrian historian Max Loth-Hill.  The concert is a repeat of a very well-attended event at the Dacre Hall last February.  Space in the Rose Castle chapel is limited, so if you would like to come, please reserve a place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  in advance.  

Rose Reformation for email

   

Recent performances:

"Love and Loss" - our third concert in conjunction with Cumbrian poet Martyn Halsall, at St. Paul's Church, Irton, near Gosforth, West Cumbria on Saturday 29th April.

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Reformation!  Our third concert with historian Max Loth-Hill.  The Dacre Hall, Lanercost was packed for this popular event on Sunday 5th February 2017. The theme was the English Reformation.   We are repeating this concert at the historic Rose Castle, near Dalston, Cumbria on Sunday October 1st in the afternoon.

Reformation Flyer for EMAIL

 

Christmas 2016 

 2 Consort pieces from Brampton Chamber Choir's Christmas Concert December 11th 2016

Audio: There is no Rose by Joubert

Audio: Ave Maria by Stravinsky

 

3rd to 10th September

Concert tour entitled "54 Degrees North",  with performances in Holland, Denmark and Germany, featuring the world premier of a new piece called  "No Man is an Island" ("Kein Mensch ist eine Insel) with words by John Donne, and music by our tenor, Martin Johnson.  Part of the tour was featured on German Radio (Norddeutschen Rundfunk NDR-Kultur) on Sunday 9th and Tuesday 11th October.

 

Fohr PRINT 

 

21st May 2.30 pm

Concert at Crosthwaite Church, Keswick

Saturday April 30th, St Stephen's Church, Kirkby Stephen

Joint concert of music by Purcell and Schütz, with The Herdwyck Consort

Audio: "Thou knowest, Lord" by Henry Purcell

Audio: Excerpt from "I was Glad", by Henry Purcell

KS Flyer

 

Friday April 8th,  St Martin's Church, Brampton at 7.30

"BACH and BEYOND" - a joint concert with organ (Birgit Wildeman) and cello (Ed Pendrous)

BRAMPTON CLASSICAL A 4 POSTER - single side

"Hearts and Histories" - Valentine's Day February 14th 2016 at 3 pm, Dacre Hall, Lanercost.

Feb 14 Concert

A concert of music interspersed with talks on history, featuring Brampton Consort, and local historian Max Loth-Hill.  Brampton Consort performed songs of love from the 16th and 17th centuries, including works by Morley, Dowland and Monteverdi.  Max Loth-Hill brought his lively and entertaining style to the social history of love, marriage and families from the same period, including some tales from the Dacre family.

Concerts in 2015: 

"Purcell at the Priory" - a joint concert with The Herdwyck Consort on Sunday 15th November at 3 pm, Lanercost Priory

"Airs & Graces" - A concert at St Patrick's Church, Patterdale on Saturday 17th October 2015 at 6 pm - Free entry, donations to the Organ & Music Fund.

Evensong at Edenhall Church, nr Langwathby, Sunday 27th September 2015.

Evensong at Ninekirks Church, nr Brougham, Penrith,  Sunday 12th April 2015.

"Fusion" - a concert at St Paul's Church, Irton, nr Gosforth, West Cumbria on Saturday 16th May 2015.  The concert featured the work of Flemish composer Phillipe de Monte and his European contemporaries.  Sharing the stage was poet Martyn Halsall, former poet in residence at Carlisle Cathedral, reading from his collection 'Sanctuary'.  

Fusion Flyer

"Fyer, Fyer!", 8th February 2015. This event featured music to celebrate the Dacre Hall's historic chimney mantel, commissioned in 1618, and recently returned to its home after being looked after for many years at The Bowes Museum.   The afternoon included a fascinating talk by historian Max Loth-Hill, with the Brampton Consort providing sacred and secular music from the period, from William Byrd, Thomas Morley and others.

Fyer, fyer!

2014 Concerts:

In September 2014 we toured North Germany, to share our love of English music with a new audience.  We performed in Münster-Handorf, Flensburg and the island of Föhr.

Norddeutschlandtour September 2014                                                                       

Die 5 Stimmen des Consorts Brampton singen geistliche und weltliche polyphone Musik aus der englischen Chortradition,

darunter Werke von Byrd, Tallis, Dowland, Gibbons, Parsons, Purcell, Vaughan Williams und Anderen.

KONZERTE:

Montag 15 September 20.00 Uhr, St. Petronilla, Münster-Handorf (mit der Handorfer Kantorei)                                                                                                               

Mittwoch 17 September 20.00 Uhr, St. Johannis-Kirche, Flensburg (mit Birgit Wildeman, Orgel)

Freitag 19 September 20.00 Uhr, St. Johannis-Kirche, Nieblum auf Föhr (mit Birgit Wildeman, Orgel und dem Singkreis Johannis)          

Other events in 2014:

On September 6th 2014 we sang at Newbiggin Hall, Temple Sowerby in a concert entitled Music for a Summer's Evening. We were joined by the Moscrop Recorder Consort for an evening of music spanning five centuries, in the delightful setting of a 16th century hall.  Many thanks to  Newbiggin Hall for their  hospitality.  The concert raised more than £130 for St Edmund's Church.

   

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On August 9th 2014  at Carver Church, Windermere,  we were one of two groups taking part in a Vocal Workshop, coached by members of the fantastic Early Music group,  Stile Antico, as part of the Lake District Summer Music Festival.  We learned a lot under  their expert and friendly guidance.

On May 3rd 2014 we performed at St Paul's Church, Irton in the Western Lake District, with Cumbrian poet Martyn Halsall. The concert was in aid of St Paul's Church funds.