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Sunday 1st December 2019, 6.00pm
St Mary’s Church
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire LU6 2DL
Celebration Concert
Handel: Messiah (Part 1) and Rutter: Magnificat
with Min-Min Peaker soprano, Clare Watson alto, Howard Dalziel tenor, Richard Ball bass and the Linsdale Orchestra
Following the huge success of their performance of Messiah in May 2012, the Singers accompanied by the Linsdale Orchestra were invited back to St Mary’s Eaton Bray to sing again Handel’s choral masterpiece as part of the Church’s 800th anniversary celebrations. The music consisted of Part 1 of Messiah ending with the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus and John Rutter’s ‘Magnificat’. The concert ended with the ‘Blessing and honour’ and ‘Amen’ from Messiah.
Tickets were £12.50 (accompanied children free) and were available online, by telephone or at the door on the night.
Saturday/Sunday 27th and 28th July 2019
Lichfield Cathedral
The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7LD
Cathedral visit
The Choir’s annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral for 2019 was a second visit to Lichfield Cathedral which they first visited in 2005. Services were Choral Evensong at 5.30pm on the Saturday and Sung Eucharist at 11.00am and Choral Evensong at 3.00pm on the Sunday.
Sunday 19th May 2019, 6.00pm
All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Choral Evensong
The Choir led the Parish Church’s choral evensong service. The service included sung responses, choral settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and an anthem.
Sunday 24th March 2019, 4.00pm
St Mary & St Giles Church
High Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1BD
Concert & Cakes
English choral music through the centuries
After a gap of 6 years the Singers returned to Stony Stratford on the northern outskirts of Milton Keynes to give a short Sunday afternoon concert in aid of the ongoing maintenance of the Church’s restored Willis pipe organ. The concert consisted of a mixture of unaccompanied English sacred and secular choral music. Tea and cakes were served in the interval.
Sunday 24th February, 2019, 3.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Civic Service
The Singers were pleased to take part in the Leighton–Linslade Town Council’s Civic Service where they sang ‘Open thou mine eyes’ by John Rutter.
Saturday 8th December, 2018, 7.30pm
All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 1AE
Mayor’ Carol Concert
The Singers were delighted to have been asked back to take part again in the annual Leighton Buzzard Mayor’s Carol Concert which raises money for the Mayor’s charities. They joined the the Salvation Army Citadel Band and Songsters and the All Saints Choir for another enjoyable concert of Chirstmas music and well-known carols.

The Singers contribution consisted of three short pieces – ‘E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come’ by Paul Manz, Parry’s ‘I sing the birth’, and a new carol by the Singers’ musical director, Dennis PIm, ‘Make we joy now in this fest’ – these were followed later in the concert by Bob Chilcott’s sparkling and wacky arrangement of ‘The twelve days of Christmas’.
Saturday 1st December, 2018, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert
A Celebration of Christmas
The Singers’ popular end-of-year concert for 2018 was part of the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival weekend. The Singers presented a festive selection of Christmas music and songs for all the family. Included in the concert was a performance of Karl Jenkins’s ‘A celebration of Christmas’ and Bob Chilcott’s fun and wacky arrangement of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.
Saturday/Sunday 21st–22nd July 2018
Leicester Cathedral
Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ
Cathedral visit
In 2018 the singers were delighted to have visited Leicester Cathedral for the first time. Services were Choral Evensong at 5.30pm on the Saturday and Sung Eucharist at 10.30am and Choral Evensong at 3.00pm on the Sunday.
Sunday 3rd June, 2018, 6.30pm
Dunstable Priory
Church Street, Dunstable
Choral Evensong
The Singers led the singing for the Church’s Choral Evensong service.
Saturday 28th April, 2018, 7.45pm
The Methodist Church
The Square, Dunstable LU6 3SN
Concert
A Time for Music
Guests of the Luton Concert Orchestra
The Singers were delighted to have again been invited to be the guests for the Luton Concert Orchestra’s spring concert. As well as light orchestral music from the Orchestra, the Singers sang a selection of music from the lighter side of the Choir’s repertoire.
Sunday 4th March, 2018, 4.00pm
Sacred Heart Church
5 Beaudesert, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 1HZ
Concert & Cakes
Music for Lent
Another in the Singers’ popular series of short afternoon recitals followed by tea and cakes in the Church Hall. The recital comprised sacred choral music suitable for the season of Lent.
Saturday 9th December, 2017, 7.30pm
All Saints Church
Church Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 1AE
Mayor’s Carol Concert
The Singers were delighted to have been asked to take part in the annual Leighton Buzzard Mayor’s Carol Concert which raises money for the Mayor’s charities. They joined the the Salvation Army Citadel Band and Songsters and the All Saints Choir in an enjoyable concert of Chirstmas music and well-known carols.

The Singers contribution consisted of four short pieces – ‘My Lord has come’ by Will Todd, Leontovich’s ‘Ring Christmas bells’, ‘Christmas is coming’ arranged by Walford Davies and ‘Gaudete’.
Saturday 2nd December, 2017, 7.00pm
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Square, Aylesbury HP20 2JJ
Christmas concert
Raising the roof at Christmas
Joint concert with the Vale Symphonic Wind Band
The Singers were guests of the Vale Symphonic Wind Band for a concert of Christmas music to raise funds for the Church’s forthcoming major building and restoration project.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday 27th–29th October 2017
Gloucester Cathedral
Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2LX
Cathedral visit
The Choir’s annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral, which is always a highlight of the Choir’s year. Services were Choral Evensong (unaccompanied) at 5.30pm on the Friday, Choral Evensong at 4.30pm on the Saturday and Sung Eucharist at 10.15am and Choral Evensong at 3.00pm on the Sunday.
Sunday 16th July, 2017, 4.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert, Cakes & Choral Evensong
Celebrate!: Choral music to sing in the summer
Second 40th anniversary concert
Another in the Choir’s highly successful series of short Sunday afternoon recitals followed by tea and cakes. Programme included Songs and Sonnets, George Shearing’s popular jazzy settings of texts by Shakespeare.

After tea, the Choir sang at the Church’s Choral Evensong service at 6.00pm. This was the second concert to celebrate the Choir’s 40th anniversary. All proceeds were in aid of St Barnabas Church.
Saturday 17th June, 2017, 7.30pm
St Mary & St Giles Church
Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BD
Concert
Tallis – 40-part motet
with the Open University Choir, Polymnia and Quorum MK
The Linsdale Singers and local choirs Polymnia and Quorum joined the Open University Choir (conductor Bill Strang) for a spectacular concert that included Tallis’s 40-part motet Spem in alium and Andrea Gabrieli’s Magnificat in 12 parts.
Sunday 2nd April, 2017, 4.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert, Cakes & Choral Evensong
Reflection: Choral music to nurture the soul
First 40th anniversary concert
Another in the Choir’s highly successful series of short Sunday afternoon recitals followed by tea and cakes. Programme included Howells’ unaccompanied Requiem. After tea, the Choir sang at the Church’s Choral Evensong service at 6.00pm. This concert marked the first of two concerts celebrating the Choir’s 40th anniversary. All proceeds were in aid of St Barnabas Church. The concert was also an Oxjam 2017 Music Festival event, so there was a collection for the work of Oxfam.
Sunday 29th January, 2017, 1.00pm
Wing Village Hall
Wing, Buckinghamshire LU7 0NN
Fund raising event
Wing 2017 ‘Musicathon’
Fund raising for Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s Scannappeal
The Choir sang a 20-minute set of old and new songs from serious to lighthearted for Scannappeal’s ‘eye see appeal’ that is raising money to purchase five new specialist machines for Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s Eye Department. The Musicathon ran from 9am to 9pm, entry was free and refreshments were available all day. (Event flyerMusic sung)
Saturday 3rd December, 2016, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7
Christmas concert
A Ceremony of Carols
with harpist Elizabeth Bass from the Royal Academy of Music
The Singers’ popular end-of-year concert for 2016 was part of the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival weekend. Christmas music and songs for all the family included Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, carols by John Rutter, A Winter’s Night (Christmas Cantata) by Celia McDowall and Christmas songs.
Saturday 16th July, 2016, 7.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert
‘Gloria’ – Choral classics
Joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa, accompanied by the Linsdale Orchestra
A repeat of the joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa held in Stratford on 2nd July.
Saturday 2nd July, 2016, 7.00pm
Stratford Methodist Church
Old Town, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6BG
Concert
‘Gloria’ – Choral Classics
Joint concert with theCircle Singers of Leamington Spa
A joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa. Programme included motets by Bruckner, the sublime Mass in G for unaccompanied double choir and soloists by Vaughan Williams and the ever-popular Gloria by Vivaldi.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 8th–10th April 2016
Cathedral visit
Departing from their usual July cathedral visit, this year the Choir visited Norwich Cathedral two weeks after Easter. They sang for Evensong at 3.30pm on the Friday, Evensong at 3.30pm on the Saturday, and Eucharist at 10.30am and Evensong at 3.30pm on the Sunday. This was the first time a cathedral visit had included singing in a Friday service in addition to the weekend services.
Thursday 17th December, 2015, 7.30pm
Sacred Heart Church Hall
5 Beaudesert, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 1HZ
Grand Christmas Concert
Joint concert with the Leighton–Linslade Concert Band
Sunday 13th December, 2015, 4.00pm
St Michaels Church
Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire
Christmas Concert, Cakes & Choral Evensong
Another in the Singers’ popular series of short afternoon recitals followed by tea and, for those who wished to stay, choral evensong at 6.00pm. The recital was full of Christmas music, both old and new – a treat for all the family.
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th July 2015
Cathedral visit
The Choir’s annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral, which is always a highlight of the Choir’s year. In 2015 the Singers made their first ever visit to Portsmouth Cathedral.
Saturday 25th April, 2015, 7.45pm
The Methodist Church
The Square, Dunstable LU6 3SN
Concert
‘A Time for Music’
Guests of the Luton Concert Orchestra
The Singers were once again invited to be the guests for the Luton Concert Orchestra’s spring concert. As well as light orchestral music from the Orchestra, the Singers sang a selection of music that showcased the range of musical styles in the Choir’s repertoire.
Sunday 15th February, 2015, 4.00pm
St Barnabas’ Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert, Cakes & Choral Evensong
If music be the food of love...
Another in the Singers’ popular series of short afternoon recitals followed by tea and, for those who wished to stay, choral evensong at 6.00pm. The recital had a St Valentine’s day feel. The audience joined the Singers for an afternoon of romantic music, the perfect way to warm the soul on a cold winter’s afternoon.
Saturday 6th December, 2014, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Christmas with the Linsdale Singers
The Singers’ popular end-of-year concert in 2014 had a Christmas feel and was part of the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival weekend.
Sunday 9th November, 2014, 3.00pm
St Michaels Church
Church Road, Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire MK17 8TA
Concert
Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
On Remembrance Sunday afteroon, the Singers performed Karl Jenkins’ popular mass to mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War.
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July 2014
Cathedral visit
The Singers first ever cathedral visit was to Peterborough Cathedral in July 1989. This year’s annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral saw the Singers returning to Peterborough for the first time exactly 25 years since this first visit.
Sunday 8th June, 2014, 4.00pm
St Leonard’s Church
Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire LU7 0AA
Concert, Cakes & Choral Evensong
Another in the Singers’ popular series of short afternoon recitals followed by tea and, for those who wished to stay, choral evensong for Pentecost Sunday at 6.00pm.
Saturday 29th March, 2014, 7.30pm
All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Concert
Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers
With the Linsdale Orchestra
To mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War, the Singers gave a performance of Karl Jenkins’ 2011 work that sets to music texts from some of the greatest peacemakers throughout history. The Linsdale Singers and Orchestra were joined by the South Beds Youth Voices.
Sunday 1st December, 2013, 4.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert & Cakes
Choral music for Advent Sunday
On Advent Sunday at 4.00pm, the Singers gave another in their successful series of short Sunday afternoon recitals. This time the recital consisted of music for the season of Advent. It was followed by tea and, for those who wished to stay, the Choir led the Church’s Advent carol service at 6.00pm. Proceeds from the recital were in aid of St Barnabas Church.
Admission to the recital was £5 at the door, with of course free attendance at the carol service.
Saturday 5th October, 2013, 7.45pm
The Methodist Church
The Square, Dunstable LU6 3SN
Concert
‘A Time for Music’
Guests of the Luton Concert Orchestra
The Singers were the guests for the Luton Concert Orchestra’s autumn concert. As well as light orchestral music from the Orchestra, the Singers sang folk song arrangements by Vaughan Williams and arrangements of Beatles songs.
Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th July 2013
Cathedral visit
The Choir’s annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral. The Choir was made very welcome by the clergy and Cathedral staff and the weekend was much enjoyed by everyone.
Saturday 11th May, 2013, 12.00pm
Lunchtime recital
The Janet Williams Memorial Concert
with the Heart of England Recorder Orchestra (HERO)
A short recital where the Singers were joined by HERO, the Heart of England Recorder Orchestra. The Singers performed music by Purcell and by popular contemporary composer Eric Whitacre and also some arrangements of spirituals by Richard Allain.
Sunday 7th April, 2013, 6.00pm
St Andrew’s Parish Church
Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2PF
Choral Evensong
The Singers led the Church’s Choral Evensong service.
Sunday 3rd March, 2013, 4.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert, Cakes & Choral Evensong
British choral music through the centuries
A short recital followed by tea and, for those who wished to stay, the Choir sang choral evensong at 6.00pm. Proceeds from the recital were in aid of the Church’s Community Hall restoration project, and a collection for Oxfam was taken during tea as part of the Leighton Buzzard Oxjam Music Festival.
Recital and tea was £5 at the door (Evensong free).
Saturday 8th December, 2012, 7.30pm
St Mary & St Giles Church
Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BD
Concert
Seasonal music with the Linsdale Singers
For their end-of-year concert for 2012, the Linsdale Singers gave a concert of music for Advent and Christmas, both sacred and secular, serious and lighthearted. The concert was in aid of the Church’s organ fund appeal.
Sunday 16th September, 2012, 2.00pm
Pitstone Green Museum
Pitstone Green Farm, Pitstone, LU7 9EY
Afternoon entertainments
Informal light-hearted recitals
The Singers gave two short informal recitals to entertain the visitors at the Pitstone Green Museum of rural life.
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July 2012
‘Cathedral’ visit
The Singers’ annual visit to sing the services in a British ‘cathedral’. This was their first visit to Tewkesbury Abbey and was a great success.
Saturday 19th May, 2012, 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire
Concert
Handel: Messiah
The Singers were invited to sing Handel’s choral masterpiece in Eaton Bray. The concert was a huge success and was all but sold out.
Saturday 10th March, 2012, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert
Rutter Requiem
accompanied by the Linsdale Orchestra
A concert of choral music featuring the popular Requiem by John Rutter accompanied by a small orchestra.
Saturday 26th November, 2011, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert
Music for a royal occasion
The Singers’ popular end-of-year concert for 2011 featured choral music that has been performed over the years in royal weddings, funerals and coronations.
Sunday 9th October, 2011, 4.00pm
All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Concert & Choral Evensong
A short free Sunday afternoon recital with a retiring collection in aid of the All Saints Preservation Trust at 4.00pm, followed by Choral Evensong at 6.00pm. Recital music included pieces by William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Eric Whitacre and a selection of Shakespeare songs by Matthew Harris.
Thursday 22nd September, 2011, 7.30pm
The Pavilion
Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes
Concert
The Singers were invited to give a short recital for the Bow Brickhill Women’s Institute
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th July 2011
Christchurch Priory
Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU
‘Cathedral’ weekend
In 2011, the Singers’ annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral saw the Choir making a welcome return to Christchurch Priory. Previous visits to this beautiful building have been in 1995 and 1998.
Saturday 7th May, 2011, 7.30pm
Hockliffe Street Baptist Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 1EZ
Concert
Fauré: Requiem and other choral music
Joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa
After a number of years, the Singers returned to Hockliffe Street Baptist Church for a concert of choral music. This was a repeat of the joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa given in Coventry on 9th April. Music included Fauré’s popular Requiem.
Saturday 9th April, 2011, 7.30pm
St. John the Baptist Church
Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3A
Concert
Fauré: Requiem and other choral music
Joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa
A joint concert with the Circle Singers of Leamington Spa. A highly successful joint concert, repeated in Leighton Buzzard on Saturday 7th May, and Gionanni Gabrieli’s lively 8-part anthem ‘Jubilate Deo’. The concert was repeated on Saturday 7th May in Leighton Buzzard.
Sunday 27th February, 2011, 4.00pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert & cakes
Choral music of the Italian Renaissance
A short recital including Pergolesi’s Magnificat and Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir, both accompanied by strings and continuo. The recital was followed by tea and, for those who wished to stay, the Choir sang choral evensong at 6.00pm. Proceeds from the recital were in aid of the Church’s Community Hall restoration project.
Saturday 4th December, 2010, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Christmas Concert
Christmas with the Linsdale Singers
The Singers’ popular end-of-year concert in 2010 had a Christmas feel and was part of the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival weekend. Organist was Paul Carr.
Sunday 10th October, 2010, 6.00pm
All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Choral Evensong
The Singers led the Church’s Sunday Evensong service.
Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th July 2010
Cathedral visit
The Singers’ annual visit to sing the services in a British cathedral.
Saturday 8th May, 2010, 7.30pm
St Michaels Church
Church Road, Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire MK17 8TA
Concert
Sacred and Secular: Choral music through the centuries
A concert of unaccompanied choral music including Tudor anthems and madrigals, Victorian sacred music and partsongs, sacred and secular music for weddings and modern arrangements of sacred and secular music.
Wednesday 24th March, 2010, 7.45pm
Community Concert
Including choruses and solos from Handel’s Messiah
The Linsdale Singers joined other singers in a community concert of choruses and solos from Handel’s popular work.
Sunday 21st March, 2010, 3.00pm
All Saints Church
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Civic Service
With the All Saints Church Choir and members of the Danesborough Chorus
Members of the Linsdale Singers joined with members of the Danesborough Chorus and the All Saints Church Choir to sing in the Central Bedfordshire Council Chairman’s Civic Service.
Saturday 13th March, 2010, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2NR
Concert
An English Passion
A concert of unaccompanied choral music for the season of Lent. Music included the Mass in G minor for double choir and soloists by Vaughan Williams, the Requiem by Herbert Howells and a selection of spirituals arranged by Richard Allain. The concert was in aid of the St Barnabas Parish Hall refurbishment project.