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Major works, sacred and secular, of the choral repertoire from Early Music to Contemporary works, performed by pre-eminent choral ensembles and choirs from around the world.

Bronwen Whyatt


19th January

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  • Gabrieli, Giovanni: O Jesu mi dulcissime. King's College Choir Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni: Suscipe clementissime Deus. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: Beati omnes qui timent Dominum. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Richard Marlow.
  • Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: Angelus ad pastores ait. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Richard Marlow.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Missa Solemnis in D, Op.123. Alastair Miles, bass, Catherine Robbin, m-sop., Charlotte Margiono, sop., William Kendall, ten. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Two motets, Op.74. Collegium Vocale Cologne, La Chapelle Royale/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 12th January

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  • Palestrina, G. P. da: Five Motets. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Stephen Darlington.
  • Purcell, Henry: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695. Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV198, Let, Princess, let one more ray. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Michael Chance, alto., Nancy Argenta, sop., Stephen Varcoe, bar. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Die himmel ruhmen des ewigen ehre. Berlin Cathedral CO, St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir/Roland Bader.
  • Bartok, Bela: Cantata Profana, Sz.94. John Aler, ten., John Tomlinson, bass Chicago SO, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Pierre Boulez.

  • 5th January

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  • Palestrina, G. P. da: Missa Te Deum laudamus. Westminster Cathedral Choir/Martin Baker.
  • Gibbons, Orlando: Te Deum. Simon Preston, org. Jacobean Consort of Viols, King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Delalande, Michel-Richard: Te Deum. Arlette Steyer, sop., Francois Piolino, ten., Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, ten., Jerome Correas, bass, Sandrine Piau, sop., Veronique Gens, sop. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Te Deum, K141. Berlin Cathedral CO, St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir/Roland Bader.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Te Deum, Op.103. Maxine Montgomery, sop., Simon Meadows, bar. Stonnington SO, Victoria Chorale/Raymond Yong.
  • Bizet, Georges: Te Deum Laudamus. Rudiger Wohlers, ten. Berlin Cathedral CO, St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir/Roland Bader.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Te Deum in C. James Lancelot, org., Rory Phillips, treb. King's College Choir Cambridge/Philip Ledger.

  • 29th December

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  • Mondonville, J-J Cassanea de: De Profundis. Francois Bazola, bass, Francois Piolino, ten., Maarten Konigsberger, bar., Maryseult Wieczorek, sop., Paul Agnew, ten., Sophie Daneman, sop. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: De Profundis. Netherlands Chamber Choir/William Christie.
  • Boulanger, Lili: Psalm 130. Julian Podger, ten., Sally Bruce-Payne, alto London SO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Grunenwald, Jean-Jacques: Psalm CXXIX (De profundis). Jeremy Filsell, org. Vasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse.
  • Lloyd, George: Psalm 130. Exon Singers/Matthew Owens.
  • Part, Arvo: De Profundis. The Sixteen/Harry Christophers.
  • Lassus, Orlande de: De profundis clamavi

  • 22nd December

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  • A Ceremony of 9 Lessons and Carols Choir of Trinity College Melbourne/Christopher Watson
  • Palestrina, G. P. da: Canite tuba. Gloriana/Andrew Raiskums.
  • Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28. Marshall McGuire, harp, Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: A Christmas Greeting, Op.52. Jeremy Ballard, vln., Keith Swallow, pno., Robin Thurlby, vln. Worcester Cathedral Choir/Donald Hunt.
  • Scheidt, Samuel: In Dulcie Jubilo. Edward Hobart, tpt., John Scott, org., Michael Meekes, tpt. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.

  • 15th December

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  • Anonymous: Sarum Chant - Missa in Gallicantu. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni (arr. Wilson, Roland): Magnificat. La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata/Roland Wilson.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Mass in E flat, "In honour of Blessed Virgin Mary", Hob.XXII:4. Ian Watson, org., Louise Winter, m-sop., Mark Padmore, ten., Stephen Varcoe, bar., Susan Gritton, sop. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Magnificat in D. Yale Collegium Players, Yale Schola cantorum, Yale Voxtet/Simon Carrington.

  • 8th December

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  • Anonymous: Tempus Nativitatis. Manuela Schenale, sop. In Dulci Jubilo/Alberto Turco.
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: Laetatus sum. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Mazzocchi, Virgilio: Laetatus sum. Cantus Colln, Concerto Palatino/Konrad Junghanel.
  • Benevolo, Orazio: Laetatus sum. Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Gilles, Jean: Laetatus sum. Jean Lombard, alto., Jean-Francois Novelli, ten., Rene Linnenbank, bass, Vincent Deliau, bar. Orpheus Festival Choir, Orpheus Festival Ensemble/Guy Laurent.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Laetatus sum in F, RV607. English CO, John Alldis Choir/Vittorio Negri.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 70, Watch ye, pray ye, pray ye, watch ye!. Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Nico van der Meel, ten., Ruth Holton, sop., Sytse Buwalda, alto Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: In Nativitatem Domini, H414. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Part, Arvo: Seven Magnificat-Antiphonen. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tonu Kaljuste.
  • Tavener, John (arr. O'Leary, Mark): A Nativity. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Orlovich, Matthew: Nativity. Concordis Chamber Choir/Andrew Hunter.
  • Rutter, John: Nativity Carol. Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Norgard, Per: Cradle Song. University of Newcastle Chamber Choir/Philip Matthias.

  • 1st December

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  • Anonymous: Tempus Adventus. Manuela Schenale, sop. In Dulci Jubilo/Alberto Turco.
  • Ockeghem, Johannes: Alma Redemptoris Mater. Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly.
  • Praetorius, Michael: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. Viva Voce .
  • DuMont, Henry: Magnificat. La Chapelle Royale, La Chapelle Royale Choir/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 36, Up joyous raise your song. Hiroya Aoki, alto., Joanne Lunn, sop., Makato Sakurada, ten., Roderick Williams, bar. Bach Collegium, Japan/Masaaki Suzuki.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 62, Come Thou of man the Saviour (II). Christoph Pregardien, ten., Peter Kooy, bass, Sarah Connolly, m-sop., Sibylla Rubens, sop. Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Palmer, George: The Canticles of Advent. Alison Morgan, sop., Nicole Thomson, sop., Raff Wilson, ten. Cantillation/Philip Chu.
  • Campbell, Peter: In Advent Heat. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Olsson, Otto: Advent. Alf Linder, org. Oscar's Motet Choir/Torsten Nilsson.

  • 24th November

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  • Anonymous: 18th century plainsong: Thanksgiving after the harvest. Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Barbara Bonney, sop. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: A Song of Thanksgiving. Lynne Dawson, sop., Sir John Gielgud, spkr. City of London Sinfonia, Corydon Singers, London Oratory Junior Choir/Matthew Best.
  • Bridge, Frank: Autumn. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: Autumn Song. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.
  • Walker, Daniel: Midwinter. Concordis Chamber Choir/Andrew Hunter.
  • Kosma, Joseph (arr. Walker, Daniel): Autumn Leaves. Ben Van Tienen, pno. Cantillation/Philip Chu.


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