Pinsuti is a group of about 20 singers, some of whom are semi-professional and trained singers. We take our name from the little-known Victorian composer Ciro Pinsuti.
Sacred and secular unaccompanied music forms the core of our performances, which are individually tailored to each venue and audience.
We perform 4 - 5 concerts each year in the Wharfedale - Airedale area. We also enjoy singing at weddings and other events.
Pinsuti currently has vacancies for singers in all voices. Choir members need to be able to read music and be reasonably confident about sight reading and holding a line.
We are a friendly choir who enjoy singing together and our concerts are hugely enjoyed by both audiences and singers.
We rehearse in The Friends Meeting House on Queens Road Ilkley LS29 9QJ on Wednesday evenings between 8.00 and 9.30. The committee has recommended that singers bring a mask to wear when they are not singing and recommend that they take a lateral flow test the night before the rehearsal.
There is free street parking along Queens Road.
If you are interested, come along to 2 or 3 rehearsals to see if you enjoy singing with us, and then we'll ask you to take an informal audition. To arrange this, please contact email@example.com One of our committee members will reply within a few days.
We have the following concerts planned for 2021:
* There is Sweet Music
4.00pm Saturday 13th November, in Holy Trinity Church, Skipton BD23 1NJ.
The music will include works by Tomkins and Purcell, together with Parry's moving "Songs of Farewell" and "In Paradisum" from Faure's Requiem. A particular delight is the extraordinary "There is Sweet Music" by Elgar. More modern works include Whitacre's "Sleep", a setting of a poem by Silvestri, and Lauridsen's magical "O Nata Lux".
Tickets are £10 and can be bought in advance from a choir member, or through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-of-remembrance-tickets-191922965757 Tickets will also be on sale on the door.
* A carol concert at 7.00 pm Saturday 11th December, in St Michael the Archangel Church, Kirkby Malham, Skipton BD23 4BS.
You'll see some of our repertoire from the recent concert programmes above.
We sing music from 16th century composers to current works, mainly from Europe and America, and usually sing unaccompanied. The list below includes some, but not all, of the composers whose works we have sung in the past.
Allegri, Bach, Bairstow, Barber, Bednall, Blow, Boyce, Brahms, Britten, Bruckner, Byrd, Copland, Duruflé, Dvořák, Elgar, Ešenvalds, Fauré, Finzi, Gibbons, Grieg, Handel, Harris, Howells, Kirbye, Jackson, Lauridsen, Leighton, Lotti, Macfarren, Mäntyjärvi, Mealor, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Parry, Parsons, Pärt, Pearsall, Poulenc, Purcell, Quartel, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rheinberger, Rogers, Rossini, Rutter, Sandström, Stanford, Sullivan, Sweelinck, Tallis, Tavener, Tchaikovsky, Telemann, Vaughan Willliams, Walton, Webb, Weelkes, Whitacre.
Our list keeps growing!
Robert Webb is a conductor and teacher from Leeds. After reading Music at Merton College, Oxford, where he was a choral scholar under Peter Philips (Tallis Scholars) and Ben Nicholas (Reed Rubin Director of Music), Robert moved back to Leeds to train as a Music teacher.
Robert has conducted numerous choirs around West Yorkshire, and as well as being Musical Director of Pinsuti, is also Music Director of Skipton Choral Society, most recently directing a performance of John Rutter's Magnificat. He holds instrumental teaching posts at Horsforth and Roundhay schools in Leeds, and was recently appointed Trumpet and Singing teacher at the Grammar School at Leeds.
Robert works part-time in order to look after his son, Arthur, who doesn't really have a choice about being musical. In any spare time, Robert enjoys playing and watching American Football, and has even managed to convince his wife to start playing too!
If you'd like some more information about us or would like to talk to us about singing at your event, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our committee members will reply within a few days.