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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.

Ruth O’Reilly & Kit Millais


17th January

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  • Victoria, Tomas Luis de: Vidi speciosam. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Gounod, Charles: Choral Mass in G minor. Marie-Claire Alain, org. Lausanne Vocal Ensemble/Michel Corboz.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: An Oxford Elegy. John Westbrook, spkr. Jacques Orch, King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Holst, Gustav: Morning of the Year, H164, Op.45/2. Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia Orch/Hilary Davan Wetton.
  • Part, Arvo: Berlin Mass. Andrew Lucas, org. Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Final Chorus from Friedrich Treitschkes Singspiel "The Good News" for bass, chorus and orchestra, Germania WoO94. Gerald Finley, bass, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Sir Andrew Davis.

  • 10th January

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  • Carver, Robert: Gaude flore virginali - motet for 5 voices. Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott.
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: Lamento d'Arianna. Collegium Vocale Cologne/Wolfgang Fromme.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben!. Chicago SO, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Messe solennelle. Donna Brown, sop., Gilles Cachemaille, bass, Jean-Luc Viala, ten. Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Figure humaine. Groupe Vocal de France/John Alldis.
  • Sumner, Gordon M. (arr. Emerson, Roger): Fields of Gold. Jonathan Bradley, pno. Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.

  • 3rd January

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  • Frye, Walter: Missa Flos Regalis: Gloria. David James, alto., Gorden James, bar., John Potter, ten., Rogers Covey-Crump, ten. Hilliard Ensemble .
  • Richter, Ernst Friedrich: Motet, Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen. Richard Mauersberger, sop. St Thomas's Boys Choir Leipzig/Georg Christoph Biller.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Three motets, Op.110. St Thomas's Boys Choir Leipzig/Georg Christoph Biller.
  • Finzi, Gerald: Intimations of Immortality, Op.29. James Gilchrist, ten. Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/David Hill.
  • Howells, Herbert: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Tavener, John: Funeral Ikos. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.

  • 27th December

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Opferlied, Op.121a. Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin RSO/Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni: Shepherds whom did you see?. King's College Choir Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Mass in B flat, " Little Organ", Hob.XXII:7. Janice Watson, sop., Mark Padmore, ten., Pamela Stephen, m-sop., Stephen Varcoe, bar. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Bruckner, Anton: Mass No.1 in D minor. Alastair Miles, bass, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, contr., James O'Donnell, org., Joan Rodgers, sop., Keith Lewis, ten. Corydon Orch, Corydon Singers/Matthew Best.
  • Zaimont, Judith Lang: Meditations at the Time of the New Year, I & II. Kimball Wheeler, m-sop., Martha Cowan, sop. Choral Society of Southern California/Nick Strimple.
  • Tormis, Veljo: Men's Songs, excerpts. Svanholm Singers/Sofia Soderberg Eberhard.
  • Britten, Benjamin: A New Year Carol. Anonymous 4 .

  • 20th December

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  • Schutz, Heinrich: Christmas Story, SWV 435. Harald Stamm, bass, Heiner Hopfner, ten., Jose Luis Wagner, contr., Rachel Yakar, sop. Munich Motet Choir, Munich Residence Orch .
  • Clerambault, Louis-Nicolas: Christmas motets. Emmanuel Mandrin, org. Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr/Emmanuel Mandrin.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: In nativitatem Domini canticum, H.416. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Mass in G, 'Saint Nicholas', Hob.XXII:6. Alastair Miles, bass, Catherine Robbin, m-sop., Michael Schade, ten., Nancy Argenta, sop. English Concert, English Concert Choir/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Scheidt, Samuel: In Dulcie Jubilo. Edward Hobart, tpt., John Scott, org., Michael Meekes, tpt. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.

  • 13th December

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  • Ockeghem, Johannes: Alma Redemptoris Mater. Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'. Birgit Remmert, contr., Charlotte Margiono, sop., Robert Holl, bass, Rudolf Schasching, ten. Arnold Schoenberg Choir, CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: The Moment of Glory, Op.136. Franz Hawlata, bass, Iris Vermillion, m-sop., Luba Organosova, sop., Timothy Robinson, ten. Coro di Voci Bianche dell'Arcum, St Cecilia Academy Chorus, St Cecilia Academy Orch/Myung-Whun Chung.

  • 6th December

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  • Praetorius, Michael: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. Viva Voce .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 62, Come Thou of man the Saviour (II). Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Nico van der Meel, ten., Ruth Holton, sop., Sytse Buwalda, alto Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Lokumbe, Hannibal: Dear Mrs Parks. Janice Chandler-Eteme, sop., Jevetta Steele, sop., Kevin Deas, bass, Taylor Gardner, sop. Brazeal Dennard Chorale, Detroit SO, Rackham Symphony Choir/Thomas Wilkins.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II, WoO 88. Fiona Cameron, sop., Leonid Savitski, bass, Mati Korts, ten., Teele Joks, m-sop. Estonian National SO, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Kaljuste Tonu.

  • 29th November

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  • Tallis, Thomas: Ave, Dei patris filia. Tallis Scholars .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV152, Tread thou the path of faith. Barbara Schlick, sop., Klaus Mertens, bass Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Three Psalms Op.78. Anne Dawson, sop., Rogers Covey-Crump, ten. Corydon Singers, English CO/Matthew Best.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Leonore Prohaska, Incidental Music, WoO 96, excerpts. Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp, Sylvia McNair, sop. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van Lieder WoO 153, no.8 Farewell with mirth and hilarity; WoO 167 Brauchle, Linke; WoO 169 Ich Kusse Sie; WoO172 Ich bitt' dich, schreib' mi die Es-Scala auf; WoO190 Ich war hier, Doktor, ichwar hier; WoO191 Kuhl, nicht lau; H276 Herr Graf, ich komme zu fragen; WoO104 Gesange de Monche. Siegfried Lorenz, Baritone, Brahms Trio, Berliner Soloists
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Chichester Psalms. Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen, sop., Jeremy Budd, ten., Paul Charrier, bass, Thomas Kelly, treb., Victoria Nayler, m-sop. Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Marin Alsop.
  • Tippett, Sir Michael: Four Madrigals and Motets. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Stephen Darlington.
  • Traditional: The cliff. Red Army Band, Red Army Choir/Victor Fedorov.

  • 22nd November

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  • Lassus, Orlande de: Musica Dei donum. Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir/Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Hassler, Hans Leo: Music is My Heart and Soul. The Song Company .
  • Handel, George Frederic: Alexander's Feast, HWV75: Revenge, Revenge, Timotheus Cries. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, John Fisher, hpschd. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Alexander's Feast: The many rend the skies. Now strike the golden Lyre again. Concentus Musicus Vienna, Stockholm Bach Choir/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Purcell, Henry: Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, ' Hail Bright Cecilia'. Ashley Stafford, alto., B Gordon, alto., David Thomas, bass, Jennifer Smith, sop., Paul Elliot, ten., Stephen Varcoe, bar. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Finzi, Gerald: For St. Cecilia, Op.30. James Gilchrist, ten. Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/David Hill.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Hymn to St.Cecilia, Op.27. The Song Company .
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Heart's Music. Holst Singers/Stephen Layton.
  • Cage, John: Living Room Music: Story. The Song Company/Antony Pitts.


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