Previous Concerts

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Chronological Listing

Carleton Etherington 8th December 2018
J S Bach Christmas Oratorio
  5th May 2018 The Glory of Parry and Stanford
  19th December 2017 Christmas Charity Concert
  25th November 2017 Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificats by Vivaldi, Pergolesi and Pachelbel
  8th April 2017 J S Bach St John Passion (Neil Jenkins; English Translation)
  3rd December 2016 Haydn Harmoniemesse – Mozart Requiem
  7th May 2016 Chilcott Requiem – Elgar Te Deum and Benedictus
  22nd December 2015 Christmas Carol Concert
  21st November 2015 Purcell – Hail! Bright Cecilia, Handel – O Praise The Lord
  2nd May 2015 Puccini – Messa di Gloria, Rossini – Stabat Mater
  6th December 2014 Cherubini – Requiem, Haydn – Insanae et Vanae Curae, Te Deum, Trumpet Concerto
  3rd May 2014 “Bach and Son” – Jesu Joy of man’s desiring – J.S. Bach, Ascension Oratorio – J.S. Bach, Magnificat – CPE Bach
  17th December 2013 Christmas Carol Concert
  30th November 2013 Elijah – Mendelssohn
  4th May 2013 A concert by CHH Parry to start the 150th Anniversary Celebrations, Invocation to Music, I was glad, Hear my words ye people, Lady Radnor Suite
  8th December 2012 O sing unto the Lord a new song – Henry Purcell, Chaconne in G minor – Henry Purcell, Te Deum and Jubilate Deo in D major – Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas – Henry Purcell
  5th May 2012 Tantum Ergo in D (K197) – Mozart, Mass in B flat (op 77) – J.N. Hummel, Stabat Mater – J. Haydn
  10th December 2011 Messiah – Handel
  7th May 2011 Messe Solonelle – Vierne, Tantum Ergo – Vierne, Requiem – Faure
  14th December 2010 Christmas Concert
  27th November 2010 St. Nicholas – Britten, Awake, Awake, the World is Young – Ian Venables
  1st May 2010 Solemn Vespers – Mozart, Nelson Mass – Haydn
  5th December 2009 Christmas Oratorio – Bach
  2nd May 2009 St. Paul – Mendelssohn
  13th December 2008 A Christmas Celebration including Christmas Cantata by Geoffrey Bush
  29th November 2008 Maria Theresa Mass – Joseph Haydn, Magnificat – John Rutter
  3rd May 2008 A German Requiem (sung in English) – Brahms, Zadok the Priest – Handel
  8th December 2007 Creation – Haydn
  18th December 2007 A carol concert for Christmas with the Cirencester Band
  5th May 2007 Requiem – John Rutter, From the Bavarian Highlands – Edward Elgar, Suite Antique (flute and piano) – John Rutter
  9th December 2006 Petite Messe Solonnelle – Rossini, Praise the Lord – Jenny Rees
  6th May 2006 Mass in C (K317) (Coronation Mass) – Mozart, Requiem Mass in D minor (K626) – Mozart
  10th December 2005 Te Deum in C major – Haydn, Mass in C major – Beethoven
  14th May 2005 Elijah – Mendelssohn
David Whitehead 4th December 2004 Blest Pair of Sirens – Parry, O Praise the Lord with One Consent – Handel, Gloria – Poulenc
  15th May 2004 Zadok the Priest – Handel, Mass in G, D167 – Schubert, Capriol Suite for Strings – Warlock, Gloria in D, RV 589 – Vivaldi
  21st May 2004 Zadok the Priest – Handel, Mass in G, D167 – Schubert, Piano Concerto – Mozart, Gloria in D, RV 589 – Vivaldi, For the Beauty of the Earth – Rutter
  6th December 2003 A Christmas Celebration.  A programme of choral music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
  12th April 2003 Festival Te Deum – Britten, Five Mystical Songs – R. Vaughen Williams, Solemn Vespers – W A Mozart
  7th December 2002 Samson – Handel
  13th April 2002 Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure, Requiem – DuruflĂ©, Requiem – Faure
  8th December 2001 The Christmas Story – Schultz, Magnificat – Rutter
John Wright 7th April 2001 Mass in B Minor – Bach
  11th November 2000 I Was Glad – Parry, Awake, Awake, the World is Young – Ian Venables, Carmina Burana – Carl Orff
  15th April 2000 Gloria – Vivaldi, Nelson Mass – Haydn, Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury – Britten
  4th December 1999 Chandos Anthem:  O Come let us Sing unto the Lord – Handel, St. Nicholas – Britten
  27th March 1999 Creation – Haydn
  5th December 1998 Cantata No. 140 – Bach, Requiem – Mozart
David White 4th April 1998 Blest Pair of Sirens – Parry, I was Glad – Parry, Towards the Unknown Region – Vaughan Williams, The Hymn of Jesus – Holst
  6th December 1997 Messiah – Handel/Mozart
  22nd March 1997 Mass in C minor – Mozart
  23rd November 1996 Stabat Mater – Palestrina, Harmoniemesse – Haydn
  30th March 1996 Deutsches Magnificat – Schutz, In the Beginning – Copeland, Gloria – Rutter
  19th December 1995 Christmas Carols
  25th November 1995 Jesu, Priceless Treasure – Bach, Mass in D – Dvorak
  8th April 1995 St, Matthew Passion – Bach
  3rd December 1994 Gloria – Poulenc, Maria Theresa Mass – Haydn
  19th March 1994 Requiem – Brahms
  21st December 1993 Christmas Carols
  4th December 1993 Messiah – Handel/Mozart
  27th March 1993 Beatus Vir – Monteverdi, Magnificat in B flat – Stanford, Dixit Dominus – Handel
  5th December 1992 Mass in E minor – Bruckner
  1st June 1992 Magnificat – Bach
  11th April 1992 St. John Passion – Bach
  23rd March 1991 Vespers – Monteverdi
  8th December 1990 Zadok the Priest – Handel, Magnificat – Bach
Joyce Lang 7th April 1990 Mass in B Minor – Bach
  9th December 1989 Messiah – Handel
  18th March 1989 Vespers – Mozart, Nelson Mass – Haydn
  3rd March 1989 Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure, At the round of earth’s imagined corners – Kelly, Cantata 140 – Bach
  26th March 1988 Requiem in C minor – Cherubini, Blest Pair of Sirens – Parry, Filius Prodigus – Charpentier
  5th December 1987 Christmas Oratorio Parts I, II, III – Bach
  11th April 1987 Magnificat – Finzi, Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten, Jesu, Priceless Treasure – Bach
  13th December 1986 Messiah – Handel
  22nd March 1986 Benedicite – Vaughan Williams, Requiem – Mozart
  7th December 1985 The King Shall Rejoice – Handel, This Day to Man – Hurd, Hymn to the Virgin – Britten, Ave Rex – Matthias
  30th March 1985 St. John Passion – Bach
  8th December 1984 Gloria – Vivaldi, Christmas Oratorio – Saint Saens
  31st March 1984 Cantata 147 – Bach, Mass No. 3 – Schubert
  3rd December 1983 St. Nicholas – Britten, In Terra Pax – Finzi
  28th March 1983 Cantata 4 – Bach, Requiem – Faure
  11th December 1982 The Creation – Haydn
Evelyn Webb 27th March 1982 Beatus Vir – Monteverdi, Magnificat – Schutz, Cantata 150 – Bach, Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams
  12th December 1981 Saul – Handel
  28th March 1981 Requiem – Brahms
  6th December 1980 Messe de Minuit – Charpentier, Christ’s Birthday – Montgomery
  22nd March 1980 Harmoniemesse – Haydn
  15th December 1979 Christmas Oratorio – Bach
  25th November 1978 Messiah – Handel
  18th March 1978 Nelson Mass – Haydn
  19th November 1977 Te Deum – Handel, Christmas Cantata – Scarlatti, Cantata 140 – Bach
  26th March 1977 Mass in C – Beethoven
  26th November 1976 Jesu, Joy and Treasure – Buxtehude, Cantata 64 – Bach, Hodie Christus Natus Est – Schutz, O Sing unto the Lord – Purcell
  27th March 1976 Messiah – Handel
  22nd November 1975 Magnificat – Buxtehude, Cantata 61 – Bach, Chandos Anthem 9 – Handel
  15th March 1975 Maria Theresa Mass – Haydn
  23rd November 1974 Beatus Vir – Monteverdi, Gloria – Vivaldi, Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Vaughan Williams
  30th March 1974 Dido and Aeneas – Purcell
  24th November 1973 Requiem – Faure, In Terra Pax – Finzi
Peter Sayer 31st March 1973 Messiah – Handel
  25th November 1972 O be joyful in the Lord, Hodie – Vaughan Williams
  27th November 1971 Requiem – Brahms
  27th March 1971 Cotswold Romance – Vaughan Williams, Spring Cantata – Orr (etc.)
  28th November 1970 Samson – Handel
John Wilson 21st March 1970 Stabat Mater – Dvorak
  22nd November 1969 Christmas Oratorio – Bach (with Rencomb College Choir)
  2nd March 1969 King Arthur – Purcell
  7th December 1968 The Creation – Haydn
Peter Rodway 14th December 1967 Carol Concert
  27th April 1967 Two Psalms – Holst, Motets – Stanford, Seven Last Words – Schutz
  8th December 1966 Messiah – Handel
  4th October 1966 Sacred Service – Bloch
  9th December 1965 Sleepers Awake, Magnificat – Bach
  29th April 1965 The Creation – Haydn
  3rd December 1964 St. Nicholas – Britten
  23rd April 1964 Missa Brevis – Kodaly, Requiem – Faure
  5th December 1963 The Bartered Bride – Smetana
  4th April 1963 Requiem – Mozart
  6th December 1962 Christmas Oratorio Parts I, II, III – Bach
  12th April 1962 Stabat Mater – Dvorak
  14th December 1961 Christmas Cantata (etc.) – Bush
  14th December 1960 Samson – Handel
Peter Maxwell-Davies 22nd March 1960 Dido and Aeneas and Various Songs – Purcell
  10th December 1959 Messiah Part 1 – Handel, A Ceremony of Carols – Britten
Francis Holmes 17th March 1959 The Creation – Haydn
William Jackman 9th December 1958 King Olaf -Elgar
William Lugg 18th March 1958 Messiah – Handel
  3rd December 1957 The Singing Friar – Le Fleming, A Cotswold Romance (from Hugh the Drover) – Vaughan Williams
  9th April 1957 Acis and Galatea (etc.) – Handel
  4th December 1956 Christmas Oratorio – Bach
  7th December 1955 Elijah – Mendelssohn Conducted by H. Byard
  8th December 1954 Christmas Oratorio – Bach
  2nd December 1953 Messiah – Handel
Alfred Taylor 19th March 1952 Samson – Handel
  7th November 1951 Songs of Fleet – Stanford, Cowen – John Gilpin
  24th April 1951 Te Deum – Purcell, Voces Clamantium (etc.) – Parry
  15th November 1950 Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge Taylor, Phaudrig Crohoore – Stanford
  26th April 1950 St. Paul – Mendelssohn
  30th November 1949 Dido and Aeneas – Purcell, In Windsor Forest – Vaughan Williams
Herbert Byard 4th May 1949 The Creation – Haydn
  9th December 1948 Acis and Galatea – Handel, In Windsor Forest – Vaughan Williams
  5th May 1948 Elijah – Mendelssohn
  29th April 1948 Elijah – Mendelssohn
  17th December 1947 Pied Piper – Parry, Songs of the Fleet – Stanford
  20th March 1947 Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge Taylor, Songs of the Sea -Stanford
  11th December 1946 Christmas Cantata – Scarlatti, Requiem – Brahms
  15th May 1946 Judas Maccabeus and Various Songs – Handel
  8th January 1946 Messiah – Handel
  8th December 1945 Messiah – Handel
  30th March 1945 Passion of Our Lord – Wood
Revd. Ernest Swann 1st December 1944 Carol Service
  1st April 1944 Crucifixion – Stainer
 H W Chuter 31st December 1939 Carol Service
  15th March 1939 Countryside Music Festival
  13th December 1938 Miscellaneous songs and choruses – Christmas Concert
  11th May 1938 Countryside Music Festival
Arthur Gibbons 14th February 1914 The Yeoman of the Guard – Gilbert and Sullivan
  3rd April 1913 St. Paul – Mendelssohn
  1st January 1912 Selection from Elijah – Mendelssohn and Creation – Haydn
  2nd May 1911 May Day – Macfarren, Miscellaneous pieces
  9th April 1910 The Mikado – Gilbert and Sullivan
  15th January 1910 Acis and Galatea – Handel, 13th Psalm – Mendelssohn, Corydon Arise – Stanford
  10th April 1909 Miscellany
  23rd April 1908 Pied Piper of Hamelin – Parry, Departure of Hiawatha – Coleridge Taylor
  29th March 1906 Stabat Mater – Dvorak, Song of Miriam – Schubert
  6th April 1905 Oratorio Job – Parry – Conducted by Sir Hubert Parry, Hymn of Praise – Mendelssohn
  13th April 1904 St. Paul – Mendelssohn
  14th April 1903 The May Queen – Sterndale Bennett, Revenge, Stanford
  23rd April 1902 Elijah – Mendelssohn
  14th April 1901 Creation Parts 1 and 2 – Haydn, Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge Taylor
  23rd April 1900 Messiah – Handel
  27th April 1899 Song of Miriam – Schubert, Hymn of Praise – Mendelssohn
Edward Brind 18th April 1895 Creation Part 1 – Haydn, The Ancient Mariner – Barnett
  5th April 1894 The Golden Legend – Sullivan
  28th April 1892 The Redemption – Gounod
  9th April 1891 Messiah – Handel
  17th April 1889 The Prodigal Son – Sullivan, Messe Solonnelle – Gounod
  23rd April 1889 Samson – Handel, Stabat Mater – Rossini
  12th April 1888 Daughter of Jairus – Stainer, Hear My Prayer – Mendelssohn, God Thou Art Great – Spohr
  12th April 1887 Elijah – Mendelssohn
  9th March 1886 Judas Maccabaeus – Handel
  14th April 1885 St. Paul – Mendelssohn
  17th April 1884 Messiah – Handel
  29th March 1883 Hymn of Praise – Mendelssohn, Last Judgement – Spohr
  13th April 1882 Elijah – Mendelssohn
  24th February 1881 Messiah – Handel
  11th December 1880 Judas Maccabaeus – Handel
  20th December 1877 Open Night
Ernest Cockton 20th April 1871 Messiah – Handel
  20th December 1870 The Ancient Mariner – Barnett, Miscellany
  27th April 1870 Selection from St. Paul – Mendelssohn and Creation – Haydn
  14th December 1869 The Women of Samaria – Sterndale Bennett
Richard Mann 15th April 1869 Judas Maccabaeus – Handel – Conducted by Edward Brind
  15th December 1868 Ballad Concert
  21st May 1868 The May Queen – Sterndale Bennett
  16th May 1867 Creation – Haydn – Conducted by Edward Brind
  18th December 1866 Evening Concert
  18th May 1865 Sacred and Secular Music
Frederick Helmore 12th May 1864 Selection from Messiah