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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


25th October

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV192, Now Thank we all our God. Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Marjon Strijk, sop. Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Messiah: Worthy is the Lamb. Concentus Musicus Vienna, Stockholm Chamber Choir/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Incidental Music to Alfred King of Angelsachsen, Hob.XXX:5a. Jacqueline Fox, spkr., Nancy Argenta, sop. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Consecration of the House, Op.124. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Sylvia McNair, sop. Berlin PO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
  • Reger, Max: Song of Consecration. Ursula Kunz, contr. Bamberg SO, Bamberg Symphony Chorus/Horst Stein.
  • Copland, Aaron: In the Beginning. Susanne Mentzer, m-sop. University of Texas Chamber Singers/James Morrow.

  • 18th October

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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.
  • Whitacre, Eric: Little Birds. Leslie De' Ath, pno. Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison.

  • 11th October

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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 (arr. Thomas, Meinir): Suo gan. Brandenburg Choir/Paul Dyer.
  • 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.
  • Vangelis (arr. Yachinov): 1492: Conquest of Paradise. The Red Army Choir/General Viktor Eliseev.

  • 4th October

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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.

  • 27th September

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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.

  • 20th September

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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.

  • 13th September

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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.

  • 6th September

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  • Edwards, Ross: Flower songs. David Hewitt, perc., David Miller, pno., Gerard Willems, pno., Philip South, perc. The Song Company/Roland Peelman.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Lob auf den Dicken. Joachim Vogt, ten, Gunther Beyer, bass, Siegfred Hausmann, bass, Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Graf, Graf, liebster Graf. Joachim Vogt, ten, Christina Klopsch, sop, Astrid Pilsecker, alto
  • Cherubini, Luigi: Requiem in C minor. Boston Baroque/Martin Pearlman.

  • 30th August

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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.


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