Archive of concertsThe Festival Chorus

Concert Date: 30th September 2019


Spring Mass in B – Bach, Katy Hill Soprano, Alison Ponsford- Hill Soprano, Robin Blaze Counter-tenor, Ruairi Bowen Tenor, Robert Davies – Bass

Summer Coronation Mass – Mozart  and Serenade to Music – V Williams- Summer, Emily Dickens Soprano, Anna Harvey Mezzo- soprano, Aidan Cobern Tenor, Stephan Loges Bass

Autumn -A Child of our Time – Tippett , Nelson Mass – Haydn, Soprano Claire Seaton, Mezzo  – Soprano Victoria Simmonds, Tenor Ben Johnson, Baritone Matthew Durkan


Spring St John Passion – Bach, Alison Hill Soprano, Esther Brazil Alto, Joseph Doody Tenor, Ben Johnson Tenor – The Evangelist, Stephan Loges Bass, Matthew Durkan Bass.

Summer Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Matthews Voices of the Air and Haydn’s Harmonie-Messe. Guest Conductor David Hill, Katy Hill Soprano, Anna Harvey Alto, Ruairi Bowen Tenor, Robert Davies Baritone.

Autumn Mass in D – Ethel Smyth and Dona Nobis Pacem – V Williams, Claire Seaton Soprano, Victoria Simmonds Mezzo- Soprano, Ben Johnson Tenor, Paul Sheehan Baritone.


Spring. The Messiah – Handel

Summer Faure’s Requiem and Saint Saens Messe in D. Katy Newman Soprano, Adrian Powter Baritone, George Vyvyan Treble, Derek Carden and Ben Lewis-Smith Organists.

Autumn Elijah – Mendelssohn, Katy Hill Soprano, Anna Harvey Alto, Ruairi Bowen Tenor, Robert Davies Baritone, Daisy Highe – The Youth


Spring Ein Deutsches Requiem – Brahms and Choral Fantasia – Beethoven, Elinor Rolfe Johnson Soprano, Paul Sheehan Baritone, Elspeth Wyllie Piano.

Summer Carmina Burana – Orff, The Passing of the Year – Dove, Elizabeth Cragg Soprano, Matthew Venner Countertenor, Alex Ashworth Baritone, William Vann and Elspeth Wyllie Piano.

  • Autumn  The Festival Chorus 40th Anniversary Concert

Spem in Alium – Tallis, Voices of the Air Colin Matthews, Zadok the Priest -Handel and Gloria – Poulenc, Katy Hill Soprano, Eleanor Meynell Soprano,


Spring Israel in Egypt – Handel, Katy Hill Soprano, Roderick Morris Countertenor, Pablo Strong Tenor


Autumn Vespers – Monteverdi, Alison Hill Soprano, Katy Hill Soprano, Roderick Morris Countertenor, Tom Raskin Tenor, Pablo Strong Tenor, Edward Ballard Bass, Lawrence Wallington Bass, David Miller Theorbo.


Summer The Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan, Garrick Hagon Narrator, Paul Sheehan Baritone, Pablo Strong Tenor, Katy Hill Soprano, Leon Berger Baritone, Patricia Orr Mezzo Soprano, and members of the chorus.

Autumn Messa da Requiem – Verdi, Claire Seaton Soprano, Rose Aldridge Mezzo Soprano, Tom Raskin Tenor, Paul Sheehan Baritone


Autumn – Begrabnisgesang – Brahms, Schumann’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in E Flat. Katy Hill Soprano, Patricia Orr Alto, Gareth Dafydd Morris Tenor, Derek Carden Tenor and Ed Ballard Bass

Summer  -Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Scarlatti’s Dixit Dominus and the Stabat Mater by Bononcini. Katy Hill Soprano, Patricia Orr Alto, Tom Raskin Tenor and Ed Ballard Bass.


Spring  – Misa Brevis-Dove, McDowall – Magnificat, Requiem – Chilcott, As Kingfishers Catch Fire – Fawcett. Katy Hill Soprano, Christina Petrou Mezzo Soprano, Clare McCaldin Alto, Antony Gregory Tenor, Thomas Kennedy Bass.

Summer – Dido and Aeneus Purcell. Dido Katy Hill, Belinda Zoe Brown, Aeneas Paul Smy, First Witch Esther Brazil, Second Witch Patricia Orr

Autumn Dream of Gerontius – Elgar.  Patricia Orr Mezzo Soprano, Ben Johnson Tenor , Paul Sheehan Bass.


Spring  – Dixit Dominus – Handel and Cherubini’s Requiem, Caroline MacPhie soprano, Katherine Crompton Soprano, Patricia Orr Alto, Anthony Gregory Tenor, Paul Sheehan Bass

Summer  ‘Poetry in Music ‘ A Selection of poems and part songs by Elgar, Horrocks- Hopayian, V Williams, Wagner and Tom Peterson. Patricia Orr Mezzo Soprano, Elen Hydref Harp, Elspeth Wyllie Piano.

Autumn – Saint Nicholas Britten and Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai. Katy Hill Soprano, Patricia Orr Alto, Andrew Dickinson Tenor (St Nicholas), Paul Sheehan Bass, Tay Drummond ( the young St Nicholas ).


Spring – St Matthew Passion – Bach

Summer  –  Leibeslieder Waltzes Brahms, Piano Duets by Brahms and Schuman. Katy Hill Soprano, Tom Raskin Tenor, Elspeth Wyllie and William Vann Piano.

Autumn – The Seasons Haydn, Katy Hill Soprano, Anthony Gregory Tenor, Paul Sheehan Bass.


Solemn Vespers – Mozart

Wind Band Mass – Hayden

The Armed Man – Jenkins

St Paul – Mendelssohn


Carmina Burana – Orff

Petite Messe Solennelle – Rossini

In Windsor Forest, Dona Nobis Pacem, 5 Mystical songs – V Williams


Requiem – Durufle

Ave Maria – Bruckner

Stabat Mater – Dvorak


Requiem – Mozart

Te Deum – Bruckner

Cantata no 12 – Bach

Requiem – Howells

The Music Makers – Elgar

Partsongs – Stanford

They that go down to the sea in ships – Sumsion

Hymn to St Cecilia – Britten

Chichester Psalms – Bernstein

Ode on St Cecilia’s Day – Purcell


Vltava – Smetana

Sea Interludes – Britten

Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams

Mass in G – Schubert

Liturgical works – Mendelssohn


Magnificat in D – Bach

Two Christmas Lauds – Bach

Deutsches Magnificat – Schutz

Nelson Mass – Haydn

Te Deum – Charpentier


Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni

Mass in B Minor – Bach

Messa di Gloria – Puccini

Agnus Dei – Barber

Gloria – Poulenc


Elijah – Mendelssohn

Coronation Mass – Mozart

Vespers – Rachmaninov


Vespers – Monteverdi

Requiem – Verdi

Carmen – Bizet


A Child of our Time – Tippett

The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar


St John Passion – Bach

St Nicholas – Britten


Mass No 3 in B Flat – Schubert

Motets – Bruckner

Sacred Choral Works – Mendelssohn


Liebeslieder Waltzes – Brahms

Requiem – Mozart


Serenade to Music – V Williams

5 MysticalSongs – V Williams

5 Negro Spirituals from a Child of our Time – Tippett

Requiem – Howells

Mass in B Minor – Bach


Gloria – Vivaldi

Magnificat – Bach


Elijah – Mendelssohn


Vespers – Monteverdi


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