Belford Singers

"A cappella" singing across the centuries


Past Events 

Belford Singers perform at a number of events and venues across Northumberland. Here is a list of events and some example programmes.

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Sat 10 December - 16:30 Wallington Hall Cambo. Our traditional Christmas venue which is always oversubscribed!

Sat 17 Dec - 19:00, St. James Church Morpeth. Tickets from St James parish office or at the door, to include refreshments. A concert of Christmas music through the ages which was enjoyed by audience and choir alike.



Performances of sacred and secular music through the ages, including madrigals and folk songs.

Sat 23 July - St. Ebba's Church Beadnell.

Belford Singers performed to a packed St Ebba's with an audience of all ages who appreciated both the music and the refreshments!

Sun 31 July - Gibside Chapel, Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead, NE16 6BG

A relaxed Belford Singers performed in the rotunda of Gibside Chapel to a promenade audience. A wedding party was taking place in the grounds and we shared one of the the few sunny days we've had.

Sat 20 August - Brinkburn Priory, Nr Rothbury.

After a light picnic lunch, our closing summer concert took place in the fabulous acoustic of Brinkburn Priory. Brinkburn is a wonderful place to sing and the Singers pleasure was evident in their relaxed approach to the programme.

You can read more about events at Brinkburn here.



Due to the early winter adverse weather conditions, we were not able to peform any of our planned Christmas concerts in 2010. We will be making up for this in 2011 with more summer performances and will have our fingers crossed for the Christmas period.

CHRISTMAS 2009 - "A Christmas Rose"

A programme of glorious music from many different periods, celebrating the Christmas festival.

Sat 28th November - St. James Church, Morpeth


Sun 6th December - St Mary's Church, Wooler


Sat 12th December - Wallington Hall Christmas concert - this concert was recorded by Northumberland hospital radio for Wansbeck and Hexham hospitals over the Christmas period. If you were unfortunate to be in either of these hospitals at this time, we hope you heard and enjoyed some of this music. The Programme included:


I Saw a Maiden- 15th Century Basque Noel

De Herdetjes Bij Nachte - Old Dutch melody

All and Some - Medieval Carol

In Dulci Jubilo - German Trad. arr R L Pearson

A Spotless Rose - Herbert Howells

The World's Desire - English Trad. arr Martin Shaw

The Boar's Head Carol - English Trad arr. Elizabeth Poston

Christmas scene


Sat 12th September, 2009 - St Mary's Church, Wooler

Wooler 's historic parish church is raising funds for the repair of its roof. Belford Singers were invited to perform a concert in aid of the roof fund. The Programme included:

Drop, drop Slow Tears - Orlando Gibbons

Let thy Merciful Ears - Thomas Mudd

Jesu, Meine Freude- JS Bach

Lead me Lord - SS Wesley

You are so Rich in Graces - French 16th C.

Ah Robin, Gentle Robin - William Cornysh

Linden Lea - R Vaughn Williams


Sun 23rd August, 2009 - Wallington Hall, Northumberland 

A promenade style concert at Wallington Hall has now become a summer tradition for Belford Singers. This year was no exception, despite reduced numbers due to sickness and family commitments.

The Programme included:

 Come again sweet love - John Dowland

Ave Verum - William Byrd

The Turtle Dove - R Vaughn Williams

Never weather beaten sail - Thomas Campion

Water of Tyne - WG Whittaker


Sat 9th August, 2009 - Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

In glorious sunshine Belford Singers were joined by friends and family for an informal day out at Fountains Abbey.


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Fountains Abbet Undercroft

Passing visitors to the Abbey Undercroft were entertained by performances of sacred and secular music. Some very young visitors were particularly entranced by the lilting rhythm of the Agnus Dei from Schubert's German Mass in F and contributed their own dances to the entertainment.

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Sat 25th July, 2009 - St Maurices Church, Eglingham

Sacred and Secular music for a summer evening in aid of church funds. The Programme included:-

 O Quam Gloriosum - Victoria

Sanctus from Schubert German Mass

Justorum Animae - CV Stanford

Sing we and Chant it - Thomas Morley

Chillingham - CV Stanford

The Hills - John Ireland