Acclaimed German choir to give concert in Ilkley Church

Augustinerkantorei, an acclaimed 110-person strong choir from Erfurt, Germany, is visiting West Yorkshire for a concert tour in October, culminating in a performance at St Margaret’s Church in Ilkley on Saturday 19th October.

The week-long tour, taking in Cathedrals, Minsters and churches across Yorkshire, has been organised as part of the Erfurt and Leeds Diocesan link which has been in place since 1997. 

Augustinerkantorei, founded in 1877, are visiting the region as representatives of the monastery in the former East German city where Martin Luther was a monk.

St Margaret’s Church on Queen’s Road will host the choir’s grand finale, a concert of sacred choral music, on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 7.30pm. Doors will open at 7.00pm with free entry and a cash bar, and a retiring collection.

The choir will sing a selection of music spanning seven centuries from the 15th-21st, including works by J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Holst, Rinck, Reger, Peeters and Pärt. This is a marvellous chance to hear a choir of massed voices singing a wide range of music in a wonderful setting.

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