Songs for the Dales

A choral performance by the Yorkshire Dales chamber choir Cantores Salicium will raise money for the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.

The highly accomplished chamber choir will sing Handel's ever popular masterpiece, Messiah, with its lively choruses and poignant arias at Bolton Abbey on May 14 for Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

Soloists will be young singers from the Royal Northern College of Music and the choir will be accompanied on the organ by Shaun Turnbull, assistant organist at Ripon cathedral.

Choir director Lindy Williams said: “Once again it is a great pleasure for us to be able to support the work of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust through music. This is a most important organisation in our community, providing diverse opportunities to many groups and working to preserve and enhance our surroundings.

“For the choir it is a great opportunity to sing a major work in the beautiful surroundings of Bolton Abbey. This year we are also pleased to be affiliated to the Festival of Europe, a nation-wide celebration of the cultural heritage that we share so strongly with European countries. Please don't miss what promises to be a joyful concert.”

Of a previous concert a reviewer said: “I urge all who have the chance, go and see Cantores Salicium, they were fabulous!” and "This is an excellent choir, characterised an impressively assured technique, a wonderful clarity of tone, great variety of dynamic and immaculate diction."

The concert will take place at The Priory Church at Bolton Abbey on Saturday May 14th at 7.00 pm (please note slightly earlier starting time). Tickets cost £12 for adults and the price includes a complimentary interval drink. Under 18s are free.

For more information or to book tickets please call YDMT on 015242 51002 or email

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Tickets are also available from members of the choir and on the door on the night.

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