Summertime with the Chorus of Opera North

7 - 16 July 2022

Dates & venues

Join members of the Chorus of Opera North as they take you on a promenade through the hottest season of the year with music ranging from Monteverdi and Fauré to Gershwin and Cole Porter, plus some songs inspired by home – wherever that may be.

Featuring solos, duets and trios as well as full choral arrangements of some popular and renowned songs, the concert showcases the diversity of talent from within the ensemble of singers that come together to become the Chorus of Opera North.

Price varies by venue
  • Howard Assembly Room
  • Dewsbury Town Hall
  • Penrith Town Hall
  • The Hive, Nenthead


Anon – ‘Sumer is acumin in’
Monteverdi – ‘Ecco mormorar l’onde’
Thomas Morley – ‘Now is the Month of Maying’
Pilkington – ‘Amyntas with his Phyllis fair’
Josquin des Pres – ‘El Grillo’

Poulenc – ‘Carte Postale’
‘Avant le Cinema’
Fauré – ‘Les Berceaux’
Duparc  – L’Invitation au Voyage

Three songs from op 59 Mendelssohn Lieder im Freien zu singen (Songs to be sung outside)
‘Die Nachtigall’

Schubert – ‘Standchen D920’


Gilbert and Sullivan – ‘Bridesmaids Chorus’ (from Ruddigore)
‘The sun whose rays are all ablaze (from The Mikado)
‘Three Little Maids from School’
‘Come Away’ (from The Emerald Isle)

Folk songs, arr by Benjamin Britten
‘The Ashgrove’
‘The Sally Gardens’
‘The Bonnie Earl of Moray’
‘Waly, waly’

20th Century classics
Gershwin, arr R Williams – ‘Summertime’
Glenn Miller/Harry Warren – ‘Chattanooga Choo-choo’
Cole Porter, arr MacHuff – ‘Let’s Do It’

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Summertime with the Chorus of Opera North

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