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This page lists our past concerts starting with the most recent.

‘Summer Jazz’

A choral concert of jazz-inspired music on 8th July 2017.

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho - - ) John Rutter

Steal away  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - )

I got a robe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - )

Deep river  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - )

Music to Hear - George Shearing

Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre

It was a lover and his lass  - - - - ) Julian Thomas

Take, O take those lips away - - )

Little Jazz Mass - Bob Chilcott

Here is the poster.

‘German Gems’

Music mainly by Germanic composers on 25th March 2017

Ein feste Burg – Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)

Die mit Tränen säen - Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht – J.S Bach (1685-1750)

Insanæ et vanæ curæ – Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Geistliches Lied - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sancta Maria, mater Dei - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Missa tempore quadragesimae - Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Christus factus est - Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Here is the poster.

‘Angels and Saints’

Music for Christmas time on 29th November 2016

Te Deum in F - John Ireland

Messiah (part 1): Scene 4: The Annunciation to the Shepherds  - G F Handel

Angelus ad pastores ait - Hans Leo Hassler

The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel’s Message) - Traditional arr. Pettman

O how glorious is the kingdom - Basil Harwood

Three excerpts from Elijah - Felix Mendelssohn

- For he shall give his Angels

- Lift thine eyes

- And then shall your light break forth

Duo Seraphim - Juan de Esquivel Barahona

A Hymn for St Cecilia - Herbert Howells

Angelus Domini - Joseph Gruber

And I saw a new heaven - Edgar Bainton

Give us the wings of faith - Ernest Bullock

In Paradisum (from Requiem) - Gabriel Fauré

Light of the World - Edward Elgar

Here is the poster.

‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Music’

25th June 2016, including cold supper.

Hark, Hark the Lark - Benjamin Cooke (1734-1793)

Sweet Suffolk Owl - Thomas Vautor (1590-1625)

It was a lover and his lass - Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

A damsel fair, and

Over hill, over dale - John Hatton (1809-1889)

Full fathom five - Charles Wood (1866-1926)

As torrents in summer, and

O happy eyes - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Who is Sylvia,

O lovely May,

O peaceful night, and

My bonnie lass she smileth - Edward German (1862-1936)

Swansea Town - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

And so it goes - Billy Joel (arr. Bob Chilcott)

Short people - Randy Newman (arr. Simon Carrington)

Choral selection from My Fair Lady -  Lerner and Loewe (arr. Carl Strommen)

Here is the poster.

‘Rutter Requiem’

This was the first concert under our new Musical Director, Julian Thomas, on 19th March 2016. The first half comprised a number of anthems by well-known composers, including Charles Wood.

Rutter’s Requiem was performed as the second half of the concert, accompanied by organ, oboe and cello.  

Here is the poster and the programme.

‘A Christmas Collection'

Our final concert with Sarah Latto as Director, on 5th December 2015 was a selection of songs and carols for Christmas, including excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”.

Here is the poster.

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