For our Easter Concert on "Palm Saturday” - 13th April at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church - we open our programme with Malcolm
Williamson’s “Procession of Palms”. Williamson was a controversial Master of the Queen’s Music and the Procession is influenced by his background as a might-club pianist! This is
followed by Bach’s wonderful Motet “Jesu, Priceless Treasure” which makes a fitting start to Holy Week, and the second part of the programme is devoted to Haydn’s evergreen “Mass in Time of War”
- its delightful music is far more cheerful than the subtitle suggests and represents “Happy Haydn” at his very best. Andrew Christer is the organist, and the Choral is joined by a quartet
of locally based soloists.