We are delighted and grateful to be able to point you to some reviews of our recent concerts:

“Hannah Stone’s achingly beautiful poetry is rich in imagery and vivid in its depiction of characters. Oglesby’s musical soundworld deploys tolling Russian bells and Serbian Orthodox choral chant to reach beyond the words and affirm the deepest human longing for peace…

St Peter’s Singers and the twenty-six musicians of the National Festival Orchestra, gave a beautifully nuanced reading of the score under Alex Woodrow’s direction…

The audience rose to its collective feet in a standing ovation at the end of an incredibly moving experience. Penthos Requiem is for our time and deserves to be widely performed.”

Geoffrey Mogridge on the 2023 performance of Penthos in The Ilkley Gazette

“Domenico Scarlatti’s complex choral writing was projected with clarity and a certain spontaneity. All bodes well for the St Peter’s Singers under their talented new conductor.”

Geoffrey Mogridge on Dolorosa, our Good Friday 2022 presentation in The Ilkley Gazette

“Momentum, shape and balance are hallmarks of Dr Lindley’s Messiah performances and this one was no exception. The visceral power of the great choruses was unforgettable in this acoustic.”

Geoffrey Mogridge on our Christmas at Fulneck concert in The Ilkley Gazette

“Saturday’s luminous performance showcased three great Leeds choirs”

Geoffrey Mogridge on The Dream of Gerontius in The Ilkley Gazette

“There was a palpable momentum to Good Friday’s deeply moving performance given by the St Peter’s Singers and the National Festival Orchestra … The vocal line was impeccably counter-balanced by the rich sonorities of the instrumental ensemble led by Sally Robinson”.

Geoffrey Mogridge on our St John Passion in The Ilkley Gazette

“As to be expected, Orchestra of Opera North and St Peter’s Singers deliver the goods with ease and are truly terrific in bringing the narrative into a new and perfect realm.”

Rich Jevons on War Horse – The Story in Concert in The Review Hub

“The forty voices of St Peter’s Singers injected more vocal colour including the boisterous music hall song Goodbye Dolly Gray, and a tear jerking performance of Silent Night.”

Geoffrey Mogridge on War Horse – The Story in Concert inThe Ilkley Gazette

“A striking quality of the auspicious premiere in the warm acoustic of this spacious Victorian church was the communicative power of the Penthos Requiem to connect with the listener. This was in no small part down to the sincerity and crystal clear projection of soloists Lucy Appleyard and Quentin Brown with the carefully blended St Peter’s Singers.”

Geoffrey Mogridge on Penthos inThe Ilkley Gazette