Singing Concerts & Events in Yorkshire

Pupils and Staff from The De Costa Academy are heavily involved in events and concerts across Yorkshire and beyond. The Academy hosts its own events, and many pupils take leading roles in local theatre performances (both opera and musical theatre), as well as performing in oratorios, solo recitals and at weddings and funerals.

If you would like to book singers for an event, please contact us for availability.

Repertoire includes
  • Operatic arias, duets and ensembles
  • Oratorio
  • Light opera, operetta and Gilbert & Sullivan
  • English Song, Lieder and Art Song
  • Victorian and Edwardian Ballads
  • Twentieth Century Musicals
  • Popular Songs
  • Jazz standards
  • Original songs by members of bands
  • Cover versions of pop classics

Future events

Date: 6 October 2018

Opera Gala: Howden Minster Summer Concert Series

Joanna Moy, Laura Rafferty–Trow (sopranos), Andrea Campbell–Mapplebeck (mezzo), Jacob Walsh (tenor) and Michael De Costa (baritone) are supported by the Howden Community Chorus, accompanied by Matthew Collins in this Gala concert to close Howden Minster's Summer Concert Series.

Place: Howden Minster (see map below)

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: £7.50

Contact: Howden Minster events page, or email Howden Minster

Date: 13 October 2018

De Costa Academy Opera Concert

Pupils from the De Costa Academy will present their annual opera concert with popular arias, duets and ensembles.

Place: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York (see map below)

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00

Contact: The De Costa Academy, 01904 610341

Date: 20 October 2018

Omega & Alpha: World Premiere oratorio

Ben Pieper is the tenor soloist in the world premiere of the revised version Martin Emslie's new oratorio, Omega & Alpha. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Place: Hull Minster (see map below)

Time: 7:00pm

Tickets: £16, £12, £8

Contact: Hull Minster.

Date: 23,24,26,27 October 2018

Bizet's Carmen (York Opera)

York Opera are performing Bizet's great opera, Carmen in York Theatre Royal. There are several pupils and friends of the Academy in the cast, including Helen Eckersall (Frasquita) and Gareth Rees (Zuniga).

Place: York Theatre Royal (see map below)

Time: 7:15pm (Tue, Wed, Fri), 4:00pm (Sat)

Tickets: From £15

Contact: Scarborough Library Lunchtime Concerts.

Date: 15 November 2018

Owls and Pussycats: Lunchtime Concert

Valerie Parker and Rebecca Smith (mezzo-sopranos) perform a lunchtime concert featuring songs about birds, beasts and their habitat. With pianist Tim Tozer.

Place: Scarborough Library (see map below)

Time: 12:30pm

Contact: York Theatre Royal Box Office.

Past events

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: 27 July 2018

Song Recital: James Gaughan

Baritone James Gaughan is joined by Matthew Lazenby (piano) to give a solo song recital as part of Cross Street Unitarian Chapel's monthly lunchtime concert series.

Place: Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester

Time: 1:00pm

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: 15 July 2018

Strictly Happy (The Bev Jones Theatre Company)

Pupils Steven Jobson and Lee Patterson are singing with The Bev Jones Theatre Company in a bright, happy show full of fun and summer sunshine. Songs and dances to put a smile on your face.

Place: The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Time: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: 26 June 2018

Song Recital: James Gaughan

Baritone James Gaughan is joined by David Hammond (piano) to give a solo song recital as part of Wakefield Cathedral's monthly lunchtime concert series.

Time: 7:30pm and 2:30pm Saturday

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: 23–26 May 2018

Fiddler on the Roof (The Bev Jones Theatre Company)

Place: The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Time: 7:30pm and 2:30pm Saturday

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: 16–17 May 2018

Tales of Love and Passion presented by York Opera

Place: National Centre for Early Music

Time: 7:30pm

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

Voices of Spring (The De Costa Academy)

Place: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York

Time: 7:30pm

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017

Opera Concert presented by the De Costa Academy

In aid of Breathe Easy.

Place: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York

Time: 7:30pm

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017

Songs on a Summer Night (Michael De Costa and Friends)

In support of York charities The Besom and The Island.

Place: St. Columba's United Reformed Church, Priory Street, York YO1 6EX

Time: 7:30pm

PAST EVENT - SOLD OUT!!

Date: Monday 26th June 2017

Sea Fever: A recital of songs with a watery theme

Mezzo Sopranos Valerie Parker, Rebecca Smith and Victoria Manders-Wood with Tim Tozer at the piano.
In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and South Cliff Methodist Church.

Place: South Cliff Methodist Church, Filey Road, Scarborough YO11 2SF

Time: 7:45pm

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