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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


15th September

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  • Sweelinck: Psalm 150. Netherlands Chamber Choir/Peter Phillips.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 25, There is naught of soundness. Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Knut Schoch, ten., Marjon Strijk, sop. Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms. London SO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Parry: Songs of Farewell. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Rochberg: Psalm 150. Laudibus Choir/Michael Brewer.
  • Rutter: Psalm 150. Ashley Grote, org., Fergus Thirlwell, treb., Sam Landman, treb., Christopher Beale, treb., City of Birmingham SO, King's College Choir Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College Choir/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Britten: Psalm 150, Op.67. Downside School Boys Choir, Downside School Orch/Benjamin Britten.
  • Basler: Songs of Faith: Psalm 150. Chad William Kidd, horn, Mi-Ae Joo, pno., Seminary Singers/Dr. Mildred B. Beane.
  • Deasey: Psalm 150. Mark Quarmby, org., St Andrew's Cathedral Choir/Michael Deasey.
  • Dyson: Psalm 150 - O Praise God in His holiness. Thomas Trotter, org., St Michael's Singers/Jonathan Rennert.
  • Greene: Lord, let me know mine end. Magdalen College Choir, Oxford/John Harper.

  • 8th September

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  • Frye: Tout a par moi. David James, alto., Rogers Covey-Crump, ten., John Potter, ten., Gorden James, bar., Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Frye: Myn hertis lust. David James, alto., Rogers Covey-Crump, ten., John Potter, ten., Gorden James, bar., Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Blow: I was glad. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Smyth: Mass in D. Scott MacAllister, ten., Helene Schneiderman, mezzo, Catriona Smith, sop., Andreas Macco, bass, Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonia Choir/Helmut Wolf.
  • Bridge: Autumn. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Bridge: Music, When Soft Voices Die. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Bridge: The Bee. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Britten: Five Flower Songs, Op.47. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.

  • 1st September

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  • Rore: Ave Regina caelorum. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Gabrielli: Timor et tremor. King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Palestrina: Missa - Veni sponsa Christi. Michael Turner, treb., Thomas Hunt, treb., John Tudhope, ten., St John's College Choir, Cambridge/George Guest.
  • Puccini: Messa di Gloria. Thomas Hampson, bar., Roberto Alagna, ten., London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Antonio Pappano.
  • Verdi: Stabat Mater. Chicago SO, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Gray: Under the night sky. Rhodri Clarke, pno., The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.
  • Pugh: Northern Star. Rhodri Clarke, pno., The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.

  • 25th August

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  • Dunstable: Sanctus. Tonus Peregrinus/Antony Pitts.
  • Tye: Peccavimus cum patribus nostris. Richard Pinel, org., Magdalen College Choir, Oxford/Bill Ives.
  • Biber: Requiem a 15 in A. Simon Davies, ten., Kai Wessel, alto., Anne Grimm, sop., Els Bongers, sop., Rene Steur, bass, Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Amsterdam Baroque Choir/Ton Koopman.
  • Schubert: Mass No.5 in A flat, D678. Monica Groop, m-sop., Donna Brown, sop., James Taylor, ten., Michael Volle, bar., Oregon Festival Orch, Oregon Festival Choir/Helmuth Rilling.

  • 18th August

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  • Brumel: Lamentations. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Caldara: Stabat Mater. Gerd Turk, ten., Monika Frimmer, sop., Gloria Banditelli, contr., Peter Frank, bass, Capella Agostino Steffani, Westphalian Church Choir/Lajos Rovatkay.
  • Haydn: Mass in D minor, "Nelson", Hob XXII:11. Simon Preston, org., Tom Krause, bar., Helen Watts, contr., Wilfred Brown, ten., Sylvia Stahlman, sop., London SO/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Brahms: Gesange Op.17. Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Tormis: Curse upon iron. Svanholm Singers/Sofia Soderberg Eberhard.
  • Stanhope: Geography songs. Australian Voices Youth Choir/Stephen Leek.

  • 11th August

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  • Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci da cappella. Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Zelenka: Magnificat in D, ZWV108, with antiphon. Schola Cantorum of Melbourne, Schola Cantorum Baroque Players/Gary Ekkel.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat, 'Symphony of a Thousand'. Gothenburg SO, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Choir, Gothenburg Opera Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • McAlley: A Happy Life. The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.

  • 4th August

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  • Victoria: Missa pro Victoria. David Drury, org., The Song Company/Michael Noone.
  • Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus in D, RV595. Lausanne CO, Lausanne Vocal Ensemble/Michel Corboz.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV140, Awaken, the voices call to us. Michael George, bass, Ian Bostridge, ten., Susan Gritton, sop., AAM, King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Schumann: Jagdlieder, Op.137. Quartettverein Die Rauber, Waldhorngruppe Freischutz, Essen/Gus Anton.
  • Schubert: Psalm 23, D.706. Susan Tomes, pno., BBC Singers/Jane Glover.
  • Whitacre: Light of Gold. Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison.
  • Whitacre: When David Heard. Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison.

  • 28th July

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  • Traditional (arr. Thomas): Men of Harlech. Jo Scullin, pno., Leslie Ryan, org., Peter Williams, keyboards, Mike Williams, pno., Wyn Pearson, gtr., Morriston Orpheus Choir/Joy Amman Davies.
  • Traditional: Suo gan. Catrin Finch, harp, Prague PO/Karl Jenkins.
  • Traditional (arr. Crossin): Auld Lang Syne. Greta Bradman, sop., Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K.626. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Paul McMahon, ten., Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op.78. Carolyn Watkinson, contr., Gewandhaus Orch, Latvija Choir/Kurt Masur.
  • Williams: Somewhere in my memory. Ralph Sharon Quartet, Gumpoldskirchner Children's Choir/Steven Mercurio.
  • Orff: Carmina Burana - Ave formosissima and O Fortuna. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Orch, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Williams (arr. Lavender): Hymn To the Fallen, from Saving Private Ryan. Band of the Scots Guard, Staines Songsters/Lt.Col. R J Owen.
  • Morricone: The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe and The Falls. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Roma Sinfonietta Orch/Ennio Morricone.
  • Vangelis (arr. Yachinov): 1492: Conquest of Paradise. The Red Army Choir/General Viktor Eliseev.

  • 21st July

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  • Gibbons: See, See, The Word is incarnate. Simon Preston, org., King's College Choir Cambridge, Jacobean Consort of Viols/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Gesualdo: "I love you not" - unwished for words!. The Kassiopeia Quintet.
  • Gesualdo: If so slight a word. The Kassiopeia Quintet.
  • Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. George London, bass-baritone, Louise Parker, contr., New York PO, Schola Cantorum of New York/Paul Hindemith.
  • Koehne: Words About Music. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Vaughan Williams: Bright is the Ring of Words. Jonathan Bradley, pno., Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Long: Words of the Sun. Chanticleer/Joseph Jennings.
  • Thompson: The Last Words of David. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Grainger: After-word. City of London Sinfonia, Joyful Company of Singers/Richard Hickox.


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