Past performances

Please note: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is performed annually the week before Christmas at Colwich church ‘St Michael and All Angels’

2017

70th Anniversary concert – Lichfield Cathedral:
Dream of Gerontius – Elgar

2016

Mass in Blue – Will Todd

Requiem – Duruflé

2015

The Manchester Carols – Music by Sasha Johnson Manning, (Words by Carol Ann Duffy – Poet Laureate)

Elijah – Mendelssohn

2014

Popular Opera choruses
Feel the Spirit – Rutter

Requiem – Fauré
Magnificat – Rutter

2013

A selection of Choral works on the theme of ‘Voices & Brass’  with the Vision Brass Group (including. Beatus vir, Gardner’s 5 Hymns in popular style, Joubert’s There is no Rose & many more)

A section from Completus—Kerry Milan (local composer)

Coronation Mass—Mozart

Nelson Mass—Haydn

2012

Programme of advent music
A Christmas Cantata—Geoffrey Bush

Music from the Shows – West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof & Les Miserables

2011

Requiem Mass in C minor—Cherubini

Crucifixion  – Stainer

English & European Choral Music

2010

Gloria – Vivaldi

Requiem – Mozart

Orchestra – Serenade for Strings – Elgar

Spring Concert of Renaissance Music

2009

Organ Concerto –  Poulenc

5 Hymns in Popular Style – Gardner

St Nicholas Cantata – Britten

In the Mood – classic popular songs & opera choruses

2008

Creation Mass – Haydn
Coronation Anthems – Handel

A Spring in the Step –  an evening of music & poetry
relating to Spring, with St Patrick’s Primary School choir

2007

Mass in Time of War – Haydn
Requiem – Rutter

Diamond Jubilee Concert in Lichfield Cathedral:
The Music Makers – Elgar
A Sea Symphony –  Vaughan Williams

2006

An Evening of Music for all Tastes

Magnificats – J S Bach, J C Bach, C P E Bach

2005

Petite Messe Solonelle – Rossini
Rio Grande – Constant Lambert

European Sacred Music & Songs from the Shows

2004

St Cecilia Mass – Gounod
Te Deum Laudamus – Purcell
Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten

 2003 

The Creation – Haydn

Requiem – Duruflé

 2002 

St. John Passion – Bach
The Music Makers – Elgar
Feel the Spirit – Rutter

 2001

Symphony Hall, Birmingham with British Police Symphony Orchestra:
Polovtzian Dances – Borodin: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco – Verdi: Rule Britannia arr. Henry Wood: Jerusalem – Hubert Parry: Land of Hope & Glory – Elgar.

Stabat Mater – Rossini
Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams

2000

Millennium Concert performed in Lichfield Cathedral:
Elijah – Mendelssohn

German Requiem – Brahms
Toward the Unknown Region – Vaughan Williams

 1999 

Mass in D – Dvořák
Requiem – Rutter

 1998

The Creation – Haydn

 1997 

Golden Jubilee Concert performed in Lichfield Cathedral:
Requiem – Verdi

1996 

Advent Music

 1995 

Requiem – Cherubini
Messa di Gloria – Puccini
Hiawatha’s Wedding – Coleridge Taylor

 1994 

Nelson Mass – Haydn
Coronation Mass – Mozart
Petite Messe Solonelle – Rossini

1993

Messiah – Handel
Purcell  with Live Brass

1992 

Gloria – Poulenc
Tempus Gratiae – Mike Revel (local composer)

 1991

Te Deum – Dvořák
Mass in C – Beethoven

1990

The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar
Sleepers Wake – Bach
Mass in G – Schubert
Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten

 1989 

Mass in Time of War – Haydn

 1988 

Magnificat – Bach
St. Nicolas – Britten

1987

German Requiem – Brahms
Chichester Psalms – Bernstein

 1986

Elijah – Mendelssohn

1985 

Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams
Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams

 1984 

Requiem – Mozart

Messa di Gloria – Puccini

 1983

Requiem – Fauré

The Kingdom – Elgar

1982

Mass in F minor – Bruckner

Sacred Pieces – Verdi

1981

Mass of Christ the King – Williamson

Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams

1980

Benedicite – Vaughan Williams

Christmas Cantata – Bush

1979

Requiem – Verdi

1978

Dream of Gerontius – Elgar

1977  

Elijah – Mendelssohn

 1976 

Missa Brevis – Kodály
Song of Destiny – Brahms
Stabat Mater – Rossini

1975

Christmas Oratorio – Bach

1974

Hodie – Vaughan Williams
Dies Natalis – Finzi

1973

Childhood of Christ – Berlioz
Dixit Dominus – Handel
In Ecclesiis – Gabrieli

Chichester Psalms – Bernstein

 1972 

Mass in C minor. – Mozart
King David- Honegger
Belshazzar’s Feast – Walton

 1971

Mass in B minor – Bach
Carmina Burana – Orff
Matra Pictures – Kodály

 1970

Requiem – Verdi

Utrecht Jubilate – Handel
David – Christopher Brown

 1969

Samson – Handel
Gloria – Vivaldi
Symphony of Psalms – Stravinsky

 1968 

Creation – Haydn
The Music Makers – Elgar
Spring Symphony – Britten

1967

Nabucco – Verdi
Damnation of Faust – Berlioz

 1966

Mass in C minor – Mozart
Messiah – Handel

 1965 

Pastoral – Bliss
Carmina Burana – Orff
Canterbury Pilgrims – Dyson

1964

Christmas Story – Schutz
Gloria – Poulenc
Elijah – Mendelssohn

1963

Messiah – Handel
Hymn of Jesus – Holst
Belshazzar’s Feast – Walton

1962

Te Deum – Dvořák
King David – Honegger
Hiawatha – Coleridge Taylor

1961

Bartered Bride – Smetana
Mass in B minor – Bach

1960

Requiem – Verdi
Seasons – Haydn

1959

Jephtha – Handel
From the Bavarian Highlands – Elgar
Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams

1958

Messiah – Handel
Nabucco – Verdi

1957

In Terra Pax – Finzi
Magnificat – Bach
Samson – Handel

1956

Christmas Oratorio – Bach
Christmas Cantata – Bush
King Olaf – Elgar

1955

Hodie – Vaughan Williams
St. Nicholas – Britten
Elijah – Mendelssohn

1954

Messiah – Handel
Canterbury Pilgrims – Dyson

1953

Come Redeemer – Bach
St. Nicholas – Britten
Christ lay in Death’s Dark Prison – Bach
Hymn of Praise – Mendelssohn

1952

Messiah – Handel
Hymn to St. Cecilia – Britten
Five Tudor Portraits – Vaughan Williams

1951

Christmas Oratorio – Bach
Creation – Haydn

1950

Messiah – Handel
King Arthur – Purcell
Five Tudor Portraits – Vaughan Williams

1949

Messiah – Handel
Pastoral – Bliss
In Windsor Forest – Vaughan Williams

1948

Elijah – Mendelssohn

1947

Messiah – Handel
Elijah – Mendelssohn

1946

Messiah – Handel.
Creation – Haydn