Past Programmes

I am often congratulated by members of the choir and audience on the attractive and interesting programmes I put together. I have talked about the thought processes which go into their compilation in past blogs, but here are some of the actual programme lists from the last few years - what a lot of good music we have sung!! 



Nov 2016 –  In dulci jubilo


Palestrina  - Surge illuminare (SATB x2)                    

Plainchant -Rorate (Advent prose in Latin) (unaccomp.)      

Praetorius – Nun komm (SATB x2)

Instrumental - Brass                           

Palestrina – Canite tuba (SSATB- organ only)

Scheidt – Nun komm (SATB x2)                     

Praetorius - In dulci jubilo (SSST - organ only)                       

Instrumental (Brass)                                                  

Schütz – Deutsches Mag (SATB x2)               

M Praetorius - In dulci jubilo (SATB x2)                                                         

Victoria - O magnum mysterium (SATB - unaccomp.)           

Gabrieli – Hodie Christus (SATB x2)               

Instrumental (Brass)                                                  

Sweelinck – Hodie Christus (SSATB - organ only)      

Gabrieli -Angelus         (SATB - unaccomp.)    

Instrumental (0rgan) – Scheidt: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr                                                         

Lassus - Videntes stellam Magi (SSATB)                    

Lassus -  Omnes de Saba venient (SATB x2)              


with sackbuts and organ


March 2017 – Robert White Lamentations; Haydn Seven Last Words

with strings


June 2017 – A little jazz……

I will sing with the spirit          - John Rutter

All things bright and beautiful - Rutter

Little Jazz Mass: Kyrie and Gloria - Bob Chilcott

The Lord bless you and keep you - Rutter

Holy, heavenly love - Mark Browse

Little Jazz Mass: Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei - Chilcott

For the beauty of the earth - Rutter

Look at the world - Rutter


Three Madrigals - Emma Lou Diemer

- O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?

- Take, oh take those lips away

- Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more!


Londonderry Air - Chilcott

Music - Browse


Songs and Sonnets - George Shearing

- Live with me and be my love

- When daffodils begin to peer

- It was a lover and his lass

- Spring

- Who is Silvia?

- Fie on sinful fantasy

- Hey, ho, the wind and the rain




28 November 2015 – A Ceremony of Carols


Three Renaissance motets:

- Sweelinck:  Hodie Christus natus est

- Victoria: O magnum mysterium      

- Philips: O beatum et sacrosanctum diem


Harp solo: La Source – Hasselmans


Three 20th century carols:

- Hadley: I sing of a maiden (+harp)

- Joubert: There is no rose

- Leighton: Lully, lulla op25b


Harp solo: Fantasy on Lara's "Granada"  - Arr. Salzedo


Three carols by local composers:

- J. Hansell: Out of your sleep

- Browse: There is no rose (+harp)

- D. Hansell: This little babe (+harp)              


Adam: O holy night (+harp)

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (+harp)


March 2016 - Passiontide in Paris


Laboravi clamans - Jean-Philippe Rameau

O sacrum convivium - Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Offertoire sur les grand jeux (Messe pour les convents) - Francois Couperin le Grand (organ)


Three motets - Guillaume Bouzignac :

- Salve, Jesu piissime

- Ece homo

- Heu, suspiro


Adagio from Troisième Symphonie - Louis Vierne  (organ)


Four Motets - Maurice Duruflé:                    

- Ubi caritas

- Tota pulchra es

- Tu es Petrus

- Tantum ergo


Cantique de Jean Raçine - Gabriel Fauré                                                                   


Requiem - Gabriel Fauré

- Introit – Kyrie

- Offertorium

- Sanctus

 - Pie Jesu

- Agnus Dei

- Libera me

- In Paradisum


June 2016 – A Night at the Opera




November 2014 – War and Peace

Janequin:  La Guerre

Susato:  Pavane ‘The Battle’

Guerrero:  Missa de la Batalla Escoutez

Kyrie and Gloria

Tomkins:  A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times

Guerrero:  Missa de la Batalla Escoutez -

Credo, Sanctus and Benedictus, Agnus Dei

Aston:  So they gave their bodies

Harris:  Holy is the True Light

Ireland:  Greater love hath no man

Alain:  Litanies

McDowall:  Ave Maris Stella



28 March 2015 - Mozart and Haydn

Alma Dei Creatoris - Mozart


Salve Regina - Haydn

- Adagio

- Allegro

- Largo (soloist: Sarah Russell)

- Allegretto                                                     


String Quartet - The Emperor op. 76 no. 3 -Haydn   

2nd movement

Regina Coeli - Mozart

Missa Brevis in B flat: Kyrie - Mozart


Church Sonata in F - Mozart

Missa Brevis: Credo

Christus factus est - Michael Haydn

Missa Brevis: Sanctus


Ave verum corpus - Mozart

Missa Brevis: Agnus Dei


June 2014 - A Musical Tour of 17th century Europe



Nisi Dominus - Carissimi

Messa a quattro voci da cappella (1650) – Gloria - Monteverdi

Pater peccavi - Montalbano

(Soprano – Jenny Hansell)

Messa a quattro voci da cappella (1650): Sanctus, Benedictus - Monteverdi



Es ist erchienen (SWV 371) - Schütz

Organ solo

Meine seele erhebt den Herren (SWV 426) - Schütz 



Nisi Dominus (H160) - Charpentier

Organ solo

Antiphona (H28) - Charpentier                      



Let thy hand be strengthened - Blow

Paratum cor meum - Blow     

(Sopranos – Jenny Hansell, Sarah Russell)

My days are gone - Blow

O God the King of glory - Purcell

Canzona & Thou knowest, Lord from Funeral Sentences - Purcell

I was glad - Purcell

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