Live calendar 2016

The 2016 calendar is updated as dates & booking details are confirmed. Join the mailing list (click HERE) to get info straight to your inbox

SATURDAY 23 APRIL at 7.30pm

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, BEDFORD, MK40 2PF - website www.standrewsbedford.org
Tickets £10 / £8 / £4 / free.  Call 01234 216881 or email 
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The programme was: Scarborough Fair, Jerusalem, God be in my head, Wishes, Oliver Cromwell, Loch Lomond, Vidi aquam, The Month of Maying, I heard the voice of Jesus say, One Star, The Lord’s my shepherd, Greensleeves // interval // Linden Lea, The Skye Boat Song, Drunken Sailor, Blue bird & Requiem, The Salley Gardens, In the beginning, The Deil’s Awa, Alleluia Psallite, Invocation, Gaelic Blessing

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SUNDAY 24 APRIL at 1.00pm

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, GREAT ADDINGTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN14 4BH - website www.nenecrossings.org.uk

Tickets (including wine and canapés) £10.  Call Maggie 01536 330384 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The programme was: Scarborough Fair, Jerusalem, God be in my head, Wishes, Oliver Cromwell, The Month of Maying, Loch Lomond, The Lord's my shepherd, Drunken Sailor, Blue bird & Requiem, In the beginning, The Deil's Awa, Invocation, Gaelic Blessing, Greensleeves

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SATURDAY 30 APRIL at 7.30pm   ALBION ON SONG

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, MILLHOUSES, SHEFFIELD S7 2GY - website www.amchurchsheffield.co.uk
We present a spring evening concert with enchanting harmonies, soaring voices, and dramatic candlelit presentation - plus a FREE pint of ALBION ALE for everyone!
Tickets £10 / £8 / £3. Full information and tickets HERE

The programme was: In the beginning, Jerusalem, God be in my head, Wishes, Oliver Cromwell, Loch Lomond, Vidi aquam, I heard the voice, The month of Maying, The Lord's my shepherd, Invocation // interval // Linden Lea, The Skye Boat Song, Drunken Sailor, Scarborough Fair, Blue bird & Requiem, The Salley Gardens, The Deil's Awa, Alleluia Psallite, One Star, Greensleeves, Gaelic Blessing

Live calendar 2015

 

CHRISTMAS 2015

 

Carols With Albion is always sold out and always magical. 

 

This year we stick to the plan that worked so well in 2014: we give just TWO special public concerts in the days leading up to Christmas. As always, there will be candlelight, festive refreshments, and the magical music that for so many means that "Christmas can come at last."

 

SHEFFIELD: Friday 18 December at 8.00pm, Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses. SOLD OUT, but details of the waiting list HERE

 

BUXTON: Saturday 19 December at 7.00pm (please note earlier time), St John's Church. Full information and tickets HERE

 

The 2015 calendar is updated as dates & booking details are confirmed. Join the mailing list (click HERE) to get info straight to your inbox

 

FRIDAY 24 APRIL at 7.30pm

ST LAWRENCE'S CHURCH, BARLOW, Derbyshire S17 8TR - website www.barlow-church.org.uk
We open the spring season with an appearance at the Barlow series, in a beautiful warm church with fine catering included in the ticket price! And we will give some first performances here, including of a new commissioned piece, A Quaker Invocation.
-- Tickets £10 including wine and refreshments. Book with Julie Ferreday 
0114 289 0436 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter 01246 550152

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SATURDAY 25 APRIL at 7.30pm

ST MARY'S CHURCH, WIRKSWORTH, Derbyshire DE4 4DQ - website www.wirksworthteamministry.co.uk
We return to this beautiful venue for a special spring concert, with songs fresh for 2015.
All proceeds from this concert will go to Wirksworth Rotary's Aquabox, providing clean drinking water and humanitarian aid to people hit by manmade and natural disasters worldwide

-- Tickets (including interval drink) £10 / concessions £7 from 01629 820987 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SATURDAY 2 MAY at 4.00pm

CAKES AND A CONCERT at Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses, Sheffield - website www.holytrinitymillhouses.co.uk
Featuring some new songs, a whole new group, and a special new collaboration... all of which will be announced soon! 

SOLD OUT. Full information from HERE.

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SATURDAY 23 MAY at 6.00pm

ALBION IN NORTHAMPTON at All Saints' Church, Northampton - website www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
A teatime treat, with something for everyone, not least refreshments - in Tilly's home town!
Tickets and full information from HERE.   

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SUNDAY 24 MAY at 2.15pm

THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire - website www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk 
We make our first appearance at this prestigious national festival in a beautiful church 
-- Information and booking details all on the English Music Festival's website HERE

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SATURDAY 27 JUNE at 2.00pm

THE CHAPEL ON THE BRIDGE, Rotherham - website www.rotherhamminster.co.uk/chapel.htm
A short concert introducing our music to Rotherham audiences and raising funds for this beautiful bijou chapel. Duration 45 minutes
-- SOLD OUT.

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SATURDAY 27 JUNE at 7.00pm

ST MARY'S CHURCH, CLAXBY, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire - website www.claxby.org.uk/church.html
A special early-evening performance in Chloe's home village. Wine and nibbles, included in the ticket price, will be served from 6.30pm
-- SOLD OUT.

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FRIDAY 24 JULY, 9.15pm

ALBION AND ALES at Buxton Festival Fringe
A late-night performance full of colour and lights... We sing some of our most colourful songs and everyone gets a pint of Albion Ale (or a glass of wine or juice) to celebrate...
-- Full details HERE

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SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER at 7.15pm

EMF YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL, Middleham Church, North Yorkshire - website www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/forthcoming-events.html

Our second appearance of the year at the English Music Festival, this one on our doorstep!
See  the EMF's website here

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SATURDAY 26 + SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - 4 performances over 2 evenings

ALBION UNDERGROUND II at Peak Cavern, Castleton, Peak District

We returned to the scene of 2014's subterranean triumph for more underground musical adventures. Full details HERE

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FRIDAY 23 - SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER

The first ever Classical Sheffield Festival. Our performance takes place on the Friday evening at 8.45pm

Full details and booking for this groundbreaking festival online here. Our very special contribution is free, and not to be missed!

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SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER - York 

 Our debut in York with two performances - one where you can pay what you decide at the end
 Concerts at 4 and 6pm. Full details and booking here

 

Live calendar 2014

SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER at 7.30pm

CAROLS WITH ALBION at St John's Church, BUXTON
After Britten and Folksong, we return to this beautiful venue with our seasonal carols programme
-- Information and concert tickets here

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FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER at 8.00pm

CAROLS WITH ALBION at Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses, SHEFFIELD
The third year of our famous carol concerts!

-- Information and ticket sales (both online and by phone) here

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SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm

WINTER SONGS concert at St Paul's Church, Birmingham
We go on the road to England's second city 

-- Full information is here
To buy concert tickets: you can:
-- buy them from Albion's website - No booking fees
-- buy from our Eventbrite page, which we understand might be preferable for some - Booking fees apply
-- call 0114 268 5827 

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SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 

ALBION at Whiston Parish Church, Rotherham 
A special performance in this beautiful 12th-century setting 
-- Full information INCLUDING TICKET SALES is here

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FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER at 7.30pm and 9.00pm  

ALBION UNDERGROUND at Peak Cavern, Castleton
A pioneering subterranean musical adventure!  These performances are SOLD OUT

-- Full information here
-- Buy tickets ONLINE ONLY here

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SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm

OPENING FESTIVAL CONCERT at The Cathedral of the Peak, Tideswell
Part of Tideswell Arts Festival
Concert in partnership with the Tideswell Singers, who are also running a come-and-Sing workshop in the afternoon
-- CONCERT TICKETS HERE

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SATURDAY 3 MAY at 7.30pm

Spring Songs at Holy Trinity, Millhouses, Sheffield
with Come-and-Sing workshop in the afternoon
-- CONCERT TICKETS HERE
-- WORKSHOP TICKETS HERE

 

SUNDAY 30 MARCH at 6.30pm
Sheffield's Choral Celebration at The Millennium Gallery
-- MORE INFORMATION HERE
-- TICKETS HERE
 

SATURDAY 29 MARCH at 7.30pm
Wirksworth Parish Church, DE4 4DQ
Tickets: Call 01629 56305

Live calendar 2013

SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER AT 7.30pm : CAROLS WITH ALBION : The Cathedral of the Peak, Tideswell, High Peak
Book your tickets online now from this link (no booking or card fees)

FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER AT 8.00pm : CAROLS WITH ALBION : Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses, Sheffield 
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Buy tickets directly from our website here (no booking or card fees) 

SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER AT 7.30pm: We are guest stars in a Christmas concert with THE STERNDALE SINGERS
St Peter & St Oswald's, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield; Details here  

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER AT 7.30pm : Britten and Folksong : St John's Church, Buxton 
 - Buy tickets from here (links to FreeWebStore) 
Folksongs beloved of Britten and new imaginings of traditional tunes
More information here

Sunday 16 June at 3.30pm
Summer Songs at St Mary's Church, Claxby 
Our favourite songs in this beautiful church as part of Claxby Open Gardens 2013
Tickets on the door
A few more sketchy details here

Saturday 15 June at 7.30pm
Britten And Folksong at Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses
A new programme of music inspired by Benjamin Britten, whose centenary is celebrated in 2013 - in association with A Boy Was Born
tickets available here (full-price £10 / students & seniors £5 - plus booking fee) 

Saturday 4 May at 7.30pm
Albion Live at St Mark's Church, Broomhill
The [quint]essential Albion experience in one of the city's most beautiful churches
tickets available here (full-price £8 / students & seniors £5 - plus booking fee) 

Saturday 20 April at 6pm (with a day of workshops and events from 10am)
Sing Through The Centuries with the Tideswell Singers (Albion guest appearance plus the premiere of a newly commissioned piece by Fraser Wilson)
St John's Church, Tideswell (The 'Cathedral of the Peak')
more info here 


Christmas concerts 2012

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS 2012

In our first ever Christmas concerts we sang the following carols:

Away in a manger
The angel Gabriel
Salutation
Advent Antiphons
The Coventry Carol
O holy night
The truth from above
Alleluia psallite
Gaudete
Hills of the north
Peace is born on earth
The infant king
Sussex Carol
The skies will thrill with rapture
There is a flower
Verbum caro
What child is this?


We're currently hibernating for the winter. Details of 2013 dates here shortly - also watch our Facebook page for details.

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Saturday 30 June: SPRING SONGS

7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2GY
Tickets £8 / students £3 on the door (reservable in advance from this website)
More information on the beautiful church at their website.
Public transport: buses 97 and 98 from Sheffield City Centre (High Street or Peace Gardens) to Millhouses: timetable here; standard fare £1.70

Hills of the north
Skye Boat Song
Month of Maying
Bonny boy
God be in my head
PIANO: Prelude in C major (J.S. Bach) (played by Krissy Zhang)
In the beginning
Vidi aquam
Jerusalem
Danny Boy
He wishes for the cloths of heaven
Interval
O where shall wisdom be found
Early one morning
Blue bird
Alleluia psallite
Nunc dimittis
PIANO: Second movement from Sonata Pathetique (Beethoven)
Red rose
There is a flower
Scarborough Fair
Loch Lomond
Encore: Gaelic Blessing

Sunday 24 June: TIDESWELL Wakes Week

Another unusual but very lovely event that Albion are really looking forward to: an appearance at the heart of Tideswell's WAKES WEEK - an age-old tradition of the village where locals spend a week decorating their houses and shops, creating Well Dressings and then finally participating in the Carnival on 'Big Saturday'. There are various stalls to visit in Cherry Tree Square outside the church and for the kids, the fair comes to the village every year! We'll be singing with our good friends there, again in the beautiful church and I think around the place as well. Some new songs and (I'm sure) perfect sunny weather - see you there! More information about Wakes Week can be found here.

Admission to our performances, which will take place throughout the afternoon, will be free

12 May 2012: SPRING SONGS, St Mark's Broomhill

The Programme:

In the beginning (The King James Bible 1611)
The angel Gabriel (old French, trans. Sabine Baring-Gould)
The Month of Maying (? Vecchi c.1590)
The Skye Boat Song (trad. Scottish)
God be in my head (Sarum Primer 1538)
Organ: Elegie by Arthur Wills *
There is a flower (Vulpius 1615)
The Salutation Carol (Old English)
Jerusalem (William Blake; melody Parry)
Now the green blade riseth (French 15th century; trans John Crum)
The blue bird (music: C.V. Stanford) *

- Interval -

Organ improvisation on 'Hills of the North' Hills of the North (Charles Oakley; Darwall 1770)
Early one morning (late 18th century)
Scarborough Fair (1670 England)
A Voice from Afar (John Henry Newman)
My love is like a red, red rose (Robert Burns)
ORGAN: 'Nun danket alle Gott' by Siegfried Karg-Elert *
O where shall wisdom be found (King James Bible 1611)
Alleluia psallite (13th century)
Vidi aquam (medieval)
A Gaelic Blessing (ancient Celtic prayer)
Encore: Jerusalem + Danny Boy (trad. Irish)

All music except * is composed / arranged by Fraser Wilson

5 May 2012: The Tideswell Food Festival

Tideswell is a gorgeous village with a green (complete with maypole), lots of lovely tiny shops, nice pubs with good beer, and a picture-perfect church. It nestles in the heart of the Peak District beneath towering mountains. And, far more importantly, it hosts a fabulous Food Festival each year, which this Saturday we were delighted to sing at! Highlights included singing in the beautiful Church (here), sampling bison burgers, and befriending two gorgeous horses (ponies? donkeys??). (Many thanks to Brough Shires for this wonderfully transporting experience!)

Part 1
In the beginning
The Angel Gabriel
The Month of Maying
The blue bird
Vidi aquam
Jerusalem

Part 2
Hills of the North
The Skye Boat Song
Alleluia psallite 
God be in my head 
O where shall wisdom be found? Scarborough Fair

Tideswell 3
There is a flower
The Salutation Carol
Early one morning
Danny Boy
Gaelic Blessing
Jerusalem

And the bonus part on a horse and cart!!!  (many thanks to Brough Shires) -- Jerusalem & Alleluia psallite

28 March 2012: DADA Bar (Classical Music Night)

Part of the Classical Music Night organised by Bobby (who sang with us for the first time tonight - and the lovely Jess too)

Tonight featured some impromptu karaoke from James and Mark...

Setlist: The Blue Bird In the beginning Jerusalem The Skye Boat Song The Month of Maying A Gaelic Blessing

 

14 March 2012: THE UNIVERSITY ARMS, Sheffield

The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield

Appearance as part of the Classical Music Night

No tickets; free entry

In the beginning
The angel Gabriel
The Month of Maying
The blue bird
Jerusalem