A warm welcome to you from Antiphon
Founded in 2000, Antiphon is a chamber choir based in the Northumbrian Tyne Valley with a particular interest in early sacred music.
Under the leadership of our conductor and musical director John Roper, the choir has built up a wide repertoire of English and continental works ranging from Dufay, Josquin and Palestrina to Tallis, Byrd and Tomkins.
Antiphon has sung in well over 30 Northumberland churches for patronal and other festival services and also performed concerts in English Heritage and National Trust sites. In 2017 the choir also performed live on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Free Thinking Festival and has also been on tour in Italy, France and Belgium, as well various parts of the UK .
Antiphon has been delighted to collaborate with other professional groups to produce works for the local community, involving local composers, musicians and singers.These include The Cantata of the Creatures (based on St Francis’ great hymn) and Northumbrian Fragments, a song-cycle of music celebrating Northumbria’s saints, performed in Hexham Abbey in 2011. This was revised and performed on Holy Island in 2013 as part of the Lindisfarne Gospels celebrations.
Antiphon is also available to sing for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.Please see our 'Weddings' page for more details.
We are a sociable bunch of around 28 members and we are always pleased to audition good singers who share our love of early music and can sight sing well and hold a part. We practise on a Tuesday night in St John Lee church, which is about 1 mile outside Hexham. Please contact us through our email email@example.com for more details.
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ANTIPHON 2019 TOUR
This year Antiphon head to the south west ,singing in the wonderful Cathedrals of Wells and Salisbury, plus churches in Frome and Glastonbury.
If you have friends who live in the area, please share this post and we hope they are able to come either to one of the services or our fund raising concert for St. Benedict's Church Glastonbury.
Sunday 26th May ~
Christ Church Frome
Choral Evensong 6pm.
Monday 27th May
Choral Evensong 5.15pm.
Thursday 30th May - CONCERT
St. Benedict's Church Glastonbury
Concert 7.30pm (see link below for more details).
Friday 31st May
Marian Eucharist Service 5.30pm.
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