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Recent Concerts of the Chandos Singers

 

Saturday 1st April 2017 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

A Renaissance Sequence

Chandos' Spring Concert marked the anniversaries of

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Rather than singing only one category of his varied compositions, the concert included examples of each of his types of composition:

Opera: Scene 5 from The Return of Ulysses, featuring Paul Feldwick (bass)

Madrigals: Sestina - a lament on the death of his 18year-old lodger

Church works: Cantate Domino for 4 part choir

                      and Gloria for 8 part choir

Operatic duets: sung by Katharine Adams and Jane Hunt

                       Idolo del cor mio, and Pur ti miro (both from The Coronation of Poppea)

Solo motets: sung by Jane Hunt, with Din Ghani (archlute):

                        Jubilet tota civitas

                        Laudate Dominum

                        Salve Regina

                        Currite, Populi

Alonso Lobo (1555 - 5th April 1617), one of Spain's two great Renaissance composers,

                        Ave Maria, and the Agnus Dei from O Rex Gloriae Mass

Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)

                        Cantate Domino, and the Kyrie and Sanctus from Missa In Te Domine Speravi and

Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)

                         Cantate Domino, and Ecce Virgo Concipies.

 

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Saturday 4th February 2017 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

Reflections

A concert, mostly of poly-choral Renaissance works where the composer borrowed from his earlier pieces.

Lassus : Aurora Lucis - Hymn and Magnificat

Victoria : Alma Redemptoris - Antiphon and Mass movement

Clemens non Papa : Ego flos campi and Magi videntes stellam

Zieleński : Spiritus Sancti motet, Domine Deus motet and Magnificat

Pierre de La Rue : Tous les regretz - Chanson and Kyrie

 

In addition to the choral works above, sung by the Chandos Singers,

Paul Feldwick sang Zieleński's Concio trabeata (based on Domine Deus),

Alison Alexander, Debbie Warren and Rob Jack sang an earlier Polish plainsong (Concio trabeata),

and Malcolm Hill played Zieleński's Fantasia which borrows the opening of his Motet of the S. Spirit.

 

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Saturday 12th November 2016 at St. James' Priory, Bristol at 3pm

The 1216 Bristol Magna Carta

Magna Carta: the foundation of liberty?

Choral works performed during 1200-1220 and a few pieces composed since (settings of texts by the Bath poet Caroline Heaton) which relate both to the original Magna Carta in 1215 under King John, the proclamation at St. Paul's Cathedral of the future Louis VIII as King of England, and to the reissue in Bristol under the boy-king Henry III in 1216 will be sung.

A history presentation by Professor Peter Fleming of UWE was also included.

All proceeds went to Freedom From Torture

Pieces sung included:

On the Eve of Magna Carta
Rege Mentem - duo for two basses
Regnum sine termino
Alma iam ad gaudia
Non orphanem / Quant florist / Hypocritae
Rex caeli - plainsong
Ave beatissima
Prima fuit rabies
Latex silice / Latus
Sperent in te - plainsong
Fulget coelestis Curia
Pope annuls Magna Carta
Runnymede - 4 choral songs
Alleluia, verba mea - plainsong
Villeins' Song - Solo soparano and drone
Narrabo omnia - plainsong
Afterword - motet
 
Solo singers included Jane Hunt, Katharine Adams, Paul Feldwick and Peter Hodgson

 

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Saturday 2nd July 2016 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

Pushing the Boundaries: Choral Music in England and Europe 1500-1520

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The first two decades of the 16th century showed vast differences in choral musical direction between the Low Countries and England. British composers such as Cornysh and Fayrfax were to some extent resting on their laurels, composing brief secular pieces or maintaining their sacred styles from the 1480’s. But on the near continent composers such as Josquin Desprez and Heinrich Isaac were expecting choirs to integrate scale-like ornaments and individually shaped phrases into their sacred works, letting the music rather than the text determine the interpretation. Their motets became far more sectional – a form which later composers such as Palestrina and Byrd refused.

The first half of Chandos’ July concert will include newly edited sacred works by Josquin, Isaac and Pierre de la Rue, which show how these ever-increasing ornaments and rhythmic complexities led by 1520 to a highly passionate style. After the interval, British compositions of the same period will be sung – traditionally far more light-hearted and seldom presenting anything new. By 1523 all the composers presented in the concert had died.

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Part One of the concert concentated on performances during the period of works by Josquin des Pres and his European contempories:

            including Josquin: Salve ReginaAve Maris Stella  and L'Homme Arme (ornamented madrigal and all 3 Agnus Dei movements)

            Pierre de la Rue: Ave Regina, and Isaac : Jubilate

Part Two of the concert featured English choral worksof the same time

            including William Cornysh(?): Rutterkin and Robert Fayrfax: Benedicite! What dreamed I? and Somewhat musing

            together with solo songs of the period sung by Katharine Adams, Julia Rushworth, Rob Jack and Paul Feldwick.

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Saturday 12th March 2016 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

 

 

To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Chandos Singers presented an enormous variety of musical settings of his words. While many of Shakespeare’s plays have been used as the basis of numerous operas and solo songs, both in English and in all European languages, there are surprisingly few composers who have set his words for chorus.

Charles Wood: Full Fathom Five

John Gardner: Fear no More the Heat o’the Sun

Thomas Arne: Under the Greenwood Tree (sung by Katharine Adams)

Francesco Veracini: Pastoral (sung by Katharine Adams)

Handel: Piangero (sung by Katharine Adams)

Jaako Mäntyjärvi: Come Away, Death

Anon: The Willow Song  (sung by Jane Hunt)

Thomas Arne: Where the Bee sucks (sung by Jane Hunt)

Herbert Parry: Crabbed age and youth (sung by Jane Hunt)

Thomas Morley: It was a Lover and his Lass

Gerald Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring (sung by Paul Feldwick)

Jaako Mäntyjärvi: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Benjamin Cooke: Hark, Hark the Lark

Huub de Lange: A Tale Told by an Idiot

Huub de Lange: Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Herbert Howells: Under the Greenwood Tree (sung by Katharine Adams)

Benjamin Britten: BE kind, be courteous (sung by Katharine Adams)

Franz Haydn: She never told her love (sung by Katharine Adams)

Jaako Mäntyjärvi: Full Fathom Five

Malcolm Hill: Sonnet LXV (sung by Jane Hunt)

Tamas Beischer-Matyó: Jog on, Jog on, the Foot-path Way

Malcolm Hill: Ophelia’s Song (sung by Jane Hunt)

Charles Bordes: Orphée avec son Luth

Malcolm Hill: O Gentle Sleep

 

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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Saturday 12th December 2015 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

 

Handel's early oratorio Esther

The role of Esther was sung by Katharine Adams,

Esther's husband/king was sung by Julia Rushworth,

Esther's uncle Mordecai was sung by Rob Jack,

Haman, Esther's enemy, was sung by Paul Feldwick.

Other (un-named) major roles were sung by

Alison Alexander, Debbie Warren, Kathy Lush and Mandy Shaw.

The Chandos Singers

Colin Hunt : Continuo

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

The Esther of the Old Testament uses rhetoric to overturn an edict from her husband the King of Persia which would have destroyed the entire Jewish nation. In 1718, Handel provided the music for a five-scene masque using this story and with a text reputedly written by Alexander Pope. This was given a private performance at Cannons, the Duke of Chandos’ country estate in Little Stanmore, Middlesex. The duke seldom paid for good performers, but by early 1720 he had increased their numbers, allowing Handel to rewrite the masque as an oratorio entitled Esther with a revised libretto. This first Esther, which was the version performed by the Chandos Singers, was performed at Cannons in the summer of 1720, advertised by the duke as “made for himself and sung by his own servants”.

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Saturday 21st November 2015 at St John the Evangelist Church, Bath at 3pm

 

 Magna Carta: a Musical Backdrop

Magna Carta was signed-with-a-seal by King John on the Monday (or possibly Tuesday) after Trinity Sunday 1215. Surprisingly, we know much of what was sung at the special Mass on Trinity morning at Windsor, where the king and his combative Archbishop Langton were staying. It seems that after the morning Mass, Langton went to Runnymede, where the barons were assembling. Since the 750th-year celebrations concerning Magna Carta in 1965, more evidence has come to light about which specially-chosen texts were sung on the eve of the signing – by the king’s small but trained group and the barons’ large but less disciplined singers. The concert included reconstructions of both texts, along with music known to have been sung during that week. Most of the church music was still plainsong, but contemporary secular polyphonic textures were starting to be introduced. The concert ended with Bath poet Caroline Heaton’s poems Runnymede, Villeins' Song and Afterword about the effects of Magna Carta.
Between sections of the concert, the historian Dominic Singleton gave an episodic talk on the relevance of the document.
 
On the Eve of Magna Carta
Rege Mentem - duo for two basses
Non orphanem / Quant florist / Hypocritae
Rex caeli - plainsong
Ave beatissima
Latex silice / Latus
Sperent in te - plainsong
Pope annuls Magna Carta
Runnymede - 4 choral songs
Alleluia, verba mea - plainsong
Villeins' Song - Solo soparano and drone
Narrabo omnia - plainsong
Afterword - motet

Soloists included Jane Hunt and Katharine Adams (sopranos)

Peter Hodgson (plainsongs and bass)

and Paul Feldwick (bass)

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

 
 
All income from this concert went to Freedom from Torture.
 

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Saturday 4th July 2015 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

 Summer Concert : A Sequence of Centenaries

Choral works which relate to:

1215 : The Pope annuls Magna Carta : by Faidit, arr. MH

1315 : Dante Fragments (Dante born 1265) : by Malcolm Hill

1415 : Henry V breaks the chivalric code at Agincourt : by Grossin

1515 : John Sheppard born 1515 : Justi in perpetuum

1715 : First performance of J.S.Bach's Cantata 31 : Der Himmel lacht, Die Erde jubilieret

1715 : Antonio de Salazar's Credidi for three choirs (Salazar died in 1715)

1815 : Music relating to the battle of Waterloo by John Wall Callcott

1915 : Music relating to the genocide of Armenians, arr. Grigor Arakelian

1915 : Works by Haller (Surrexit pastor) and Taneyev (Heruvimskaia) (who both died in 1915)

and one American piece (The Lamb by Eric Haas) as the concert was on 4th July.

Soloists included Katharine Adams, Julia Rushworth and Paul Feldwick

Vanessa Coode : Gamba

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

 

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Saturday 21st March 2015 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

 

1415 saw the battle of Agincourt (during which Henry V broke all the rules of chivalry by having prisoners executed). The concert explored music of Henry V's reign and the effects on French composers of his war-crime.

      Anon       Cantemus Domino             (soloists: Alison Alexander and Debbie Warren)

      Anon       Deo gracias, Anglia

      Anon       Miles Christi

      Anon       Windsor Mass

      Grossin   Agnus Dei (a4)

      Libert      Kyrie

      Roy Henry     Sanctus

and Malcolm Hill's setting of Caroline Heaton's poem The Field of Agincourt

 plus keyboard music by Dunstable (aka Dunstaple)

 

 Main Soloists in The Field of Agincourt:

 Katharine Adams and Simon Caldwell

 

Other soloists in The Field of Agincourt:

Cate LeGrice-Mack, Julia Rushworth,

Katherine Lush and Mandy Shaw

 

Bass Recorder and Great Bass Recorder : Angela LeGrice

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

 

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Wednesday 11th February 2015 at the Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, Bath at 7.30

The Chandos Singers formed the "Greek Chorus" in How the Viking got his Horns:

the first of two comedy-operas in the programme by Malcolm Hill

 

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Saturday 13th December 2014 at the Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath at 7.30

Schütz : Christmas Story (in English)

Goldberg : John the Baptist Cantata, and

Buxtehude : Three Cantatas (in German) :

      Alles was ihr tut

      Das newgebohrne Kindelein

      Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

 

Soloists in Goldberg:

Jane Hunt, Susanna Watsaon, Katharine Adams, Simon Caldwell

 

Soloists in Schütz:

Jane Hunt : Angel

Joe Baker : Evangelist

Paul Feldwick : Herod

 

Angela LeGrice, Debbie Warren, Mandy Shaw : Recorders

Simon Caldwell : Violin

Susanna Watson, Julia Rushworth, Roger Latiner : Violas

Vanessa Coode : Gamba

The Chandos Singers

Malcolm Hill : Continuo and Conductor

 


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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 28th June 2014 at 7.30

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Summer Concert of short choral works celebrating Malcolm Hill's 70th birthday

1. An A to Z (Ambrosian chant to Zelenka) of works edited by MH:

                                        Ambrosian Chant : Tu es Petrus

                                        Avignon Papacy : Agnus Dei

                                        NotreDame School : Bestia quam vidi

                                        Josquin Des Pres : Ave Verum

                                        Notker : Festa Christi

                                        Pierre de la Rue : Ave Regina

                                        Zelenka : Regina Coeli

2. Pieces edited and completed by Malcolm Hill

                                        Gesualdo : Ave sanctissima

                                        Tallis : Jerusalem et Sion       

3. Compositions by Malcolm Hill

                                       De cora lux

                                       Homage to Binchois : Benedictus Dominus

                                       Homage to Duruflé : Ave Maria

                                        Nunc Dimittis and Benedictus

                                        Soprano Mass

                                       Go, song, whither it please thee

                                       The Walrus and the Carpenter

 

Soloists:

Alison Alexander, Debbie Warren,

Julia Rushworth, Katharine Adams,

Susanna Watson

Paul Feldwick, Simon Caldwell

The Chandos Singers

 Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 22nd March 2014 at 7.30

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Choral works by the Czech composer

Jan Dismas Zelenka(1679-1745) :

Miserere   ZWV 57

     Sub tuum praesidium   ZWV 157 no.3

Agnus Dei (Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis; newly edited) ZWV 17.5

4 Anthems to the Blessed Virgin Mary (newly edited):

          1.Alma Redemptoris   ZWV 127

      2.Ave Regina    ZWV 128 no.2

    3.Regina Coeli   ZWV 130      

                     4.Salve Regina   ZWV 140                       

Te Deum   ZWV 145

Soloists:

Katharine Adams,

Alison Alexander, Debbie Warren

Simon Caldwell

Hugh Osborne (Oboe)

Dawn Chalmers (Clarinet)

Frank Thynne, Simon Caldwell (Violin)

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 7th December 2013 at 7.30

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Monteverdi : Christmas Vespers :

Dixit Dominus

    Confitebor Tibi

    Beatus Vir

Laudate Pueri

Laudate Dominum

Christe Redemptor Omnium

Magnificat

together with

Monteverdi : Rutilante in Nocte

Monteverdi : Angelus ad Pastores Ait

Monteverdi : Beatus Vir (1640)

Soloists:

Julia Rushworth, Katharine Adams, Katherine Lush

Alison Alexander, Dawn Chalmers

Cameron Neylon, Dominic Singleton

Robert Jack, Simon Caldwell

Angela LeGrice, Mandy Shaw (Recorders)

Hugh Osborne (Oboe)

Frank Thynne, Simon Caldwell (Violin)

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Tickets from Bath Festivals : sold out

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Roper Theatre, West Wing, Bath, Friday 4th October 2013 at 7.30

Two 20-minute slots in a Showcase concert, where another choir also performs two 20-minute slots

                       

Anon 1163 : Music for the foundation of Notre Dame

Ireland : The Hills

Anon 1309 : Agnus Dei (for the beginning of the Papacy in Avignon)

Gesualdo : Gaudeamus omnes

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi  :  Double, Double, Toil

Malcolm Hill : The Walrus and the Carpenter

Soloists in The Walrus:

Julia Rushworth and Paul Feldwick (Erudite Footnotes)

Simon Caldwell (Minstrel)

Paul Feldwick (Piano)

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 6th July 2013 at 7.30

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Summer Concert marking

the 850th anniversary of the foundation of Notre Dame Cathedral,

the 400th anniversary of the killer-Prince Gesualdo's death,

and the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation

Anon 1163 : plainsong and polyphony : Vidi mare bestiam & Bestia quam vidi

Gesualdo Motets:

Ave dulcissima

Ave Sanctorum (completed by MH in 2003)

Deus refugium

Gaudeamus

Peccantem me

Reminiscere

and

Ralph Vaughan Williams : Silence and Music

John Ireland : The Hills

Gerald Finzi : White-flowering days

Edmund Rubbra  : Salutation

and

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi  : Double, Double, Toil

Soloists:

Alison Alexander, Debbie Warren,

Julia Rushworth, Katharine Adams,

Simon Caldwell

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 23rd March 2013 at 7.30

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Gretchaninov : Passion Week

Preceded by Renaissance Motets related to the Annunciation:

Plainsong : Ave Maria (Ambrosian rhythm)

Alessandro Grandi : O quam tu pulchra es

Hans Leo Hassler : Dixit Maria

Jacob Handl : Ecce concipies

Orlando Lassus : Alma Redemptoris

Luca Marenzio : Gabriel Angelus

Jan Sweelinck : Ecce virgo concipiet

Mikołaj Zieliński : Ecce Virgo

Soloists:

Alison Alexander, Julia Rushworth

Simon Caldwell, Paul Feldwick

Michael Spence (bassoon)

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 8th December 2012 at 7.30

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Giovanni Gabrieli (died 1612)

Beata es Virgo (à 6)

Hodie Christus natus est (à 8)

O Domine Jesu Christe (à 8)

O sacrum convivium(version of the à 7 motet for solo and organ)

Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Adoramus te, Jesu Christe (2 settings: à 6, and à 8)

O magnum mysterium (à 8)

Radix Jesse (à 4)

Rorate coeli (à 6)

Thomas Tallis (died 1585)

O nata lux

James MacMillan (born 1959)

The Strathclyde Motets:

Benedicimus Deum caeli, Canticle of Zachariah, Data est mihi, Dominus dabit benignitatem,

Factus est, Lux aeterna, Mitte manum tuam, O radiant dawn,

Os mutorum, Pascha nostrum immolatus est, Qui meditabitur, Videns Dominus

       Katharine Adams : Soprano (MacMillan)

Julia Rushworth : Soprano (Gabrieli)

Mandy Shaw : Alto (MacMillan)

Simon Caldwell : Bass (MacMillan)

The Chandos Singers

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 7th July 2012 at 7.30

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Giovanni Gabrieli  :Jubilate Deo

Britten  : A.M.D.G.(settings of Gerald Manley Hopkins, 1939)

Rubbra  : Creature-Songs to Heaven

Sweelinck  : Ecce prandium

Grieg  :  How fair is Thy face,

Grieg  :  God's Son hath set me free

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Baritone

Gerry Hoddinott  :  Piano

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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 The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath Saturday 31st March 2012 at 7.30

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Sweelinck  : Magnificat

Gretchaninov  : Liturgia DomesticaOp.79

Clare Bayman : Soprano

Cameron Neylon : Tenor

Simon Caldwell : Baritone

Paul Feldwick : Bass

Gerry Hoddinott  :  Piano and Organ

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath : Saturday 3rd December 2011 at 7.30pm

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Victoria  (d.1611) :  4-voice Mass and motet O magnum mysterium

Willaert  and Lauridsen  : O magnum mysterium (motets)

Sweelinck  : Ecce virgo concipiet

Sweelinck  : Hodie Christus natus est

15th century Spanish chant: Sicut mater consolatur

and seasonal music

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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Thursday to Saturday 17th, 18th and 19th November 2011 at 8pm in The Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, Bath

The Golden Apples

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Chandos Singers with members of the Fire Springs storytelling group

Stories and music based on Russian folk-tales.

On Friday 18th November, a comedy-opera, "The Bear" by Malcolm Hill was staged after the interval,

sung by Julia Rushworth, Simon Caldwell and Paul Feldwick - all of whom sing with the Chandos Singers

"A very humorous account of a Russian farce",

the comedy-opera is loosly based on a one-act play by Chekhov,

whose libretto is enhanced by Gene Tyburn and Katharine Tylko

[ full details of the opera at malcolm-hill.co.uk]

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath : Saturday 2nd July 2011 at 7.30pm

Music for the Queen of Heaven

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Victoria  (d.1611) :  8-voice Mass and motetAve Regina

Victoria  (d.1611) :  5-voice motetAve Regina

together with settings of Ave Regina by:

Ambrosian chant, Lionel Power, La Rue, Guerrero and Lassus

plus

Liszt  (b.1811)  : Salve Regina

Johannes Ciconia  (d.1411)  : O Italie

Vincentino  (b.1511)  : Heu mihi

Willliam Boyce  (b.1711)  : Turn thee unto me

Heinrich Schütz  : Ich hebe

Pitoni  :  Cantate Domino

Pearsall  :  Lay a garland

Finzi  :  My spirit sang all day

Hatfield  :  Elibama

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Alison Alexander : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Bass

The Chandos Singers

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath : Saturday 16th April 2011 at 7.30pm

O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Victoria  : 12-voice setting of Psalm 121 : Laetatus sum

Victoria : 12-voice Mass : Laetatus sum

Adam Michna : Laetatus sum (motet)

Alessandro Scarlatti : Laetatus sum(motet)

G.G. Gorczycki  : Laetatus sum (motet, composed 1725-1730)

Purcell  :  I was glad (Psalm 121)

Boyce  : I was glad

John Blow  :  O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (text from Psalm 121)

Thomas Tomkins  :  O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Herbert Howells  :  O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath : Saturday 27th November 2010 at 7.30pm

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Beatus Vir

Claudio Monteverdi  : Beatus Vir

Adam Michna  :  Beatus Vir

Adam Michna  :  St. Wenceslas Mass for Christmas (c.1650)

Bartłomiej Pękiel (died 1670)Audite mortales

John Sheppard (died 1560)  :Spiritus Sanctus

Kenneth Leighton  : God's grandeur

Herbert Howells  : One thing have I desired

Together with

works performed by The Consort of Barber-Surgeons:

(Dominic Singleton, Cameron Neylon, Simon Caldwell and Paul Feldwick)

Hans Leo Hassler  : Cantate DominoandLaetentur caeli

John Sheppard (died 1560)  :  Alleluia confitemini, Christ risingandIn pace

Wesley  : Si iniquitates

and solo soprano concerto sung by Julia Rushworth:

Viadana  :  Exaudi me, Domine

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Debbie Warren : Recorder

Simon Caldwell : Violin and Baritone

The Consort of Barber-Surgeons

The Chandos Singers

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square,Bath : Saturday 3rd July 2010 at 7.30pm

Renaissance Masters

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John Sheppard (died c.1610) :Christ rising from the dead

Adam Michna  :  Mass for Summer (c.1645)andDe Profundis

Heinrich Schutz : Saul

Pierre de la Rue : Ave Regina Caelorum

Eustache du Caurroy : Te Deum(1605)

Josquin des Pres (?) : Regina celi letare

Nicholas Gombert : Quem dicunt homines(1555)

and settings of Renaissance texts:

Waller Goodworth :Ut queant (1906)

Malcolm Hill : Sound-Houses in New Atlantis (2010)

Simon Caldwell  :  Baritone

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 6 March 2010 at 7.30pm

Music for a Time of Penitence

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Adam Michna  :  Mass for Lent (c.1650)

Adam Michna  :  Requiem

Victoria  :  Salve Regina (double choir, c.1592)

Vaughan Williams : O vos omnes (1922)

Poulenc : Tenebrae facta est (1938)

Poulenc : Tristis est anima mea (1938)

Bernhard Lewkovitch : Exsultate Domino (1952)

Bernhard Lewkovitch : Laudate Dominum (1957)

Kenneth Leighton : Quam dilecta (1966)

Debbie Warren  :  Soprano and Recorder

Simon Caldwell  :  Baritone and Violin

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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St. Bartholomew's Church, Bath : Saturday 28 November 2009 at 7.30pm

A fund-raising concert on behalf of The Friends of the Royal United Hospital 

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2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Haydn's death and Mendelssohn's birth. Each composer set the words of theTe Deumtwice. Haydn's main setting was for the Empress Marie Therese. She frequently attended the Hofburg in Vienna and persuaded her husband (Franz I of Austria) to commission the single-movement work. On the other hand, Mendelssohn's mainTe Deumwas in many sections and composed for the student choirs of Berlin Singakadmie which he accompanied on the piano. An early work, it contains references to his incidental music forA Midsummer Night's Dream. Less than a decade later, Berlioz was asked to provide an Italian vocal overture to Shakespeare'sThe Tempest. He scored the work for piano and chamber chorus (this is the version Chandos performed), but the piano part was so difficult that soon a version for piano duet was made. By 1830, he had orchestrated the piano parts, enlarged the choir and added a coda, so that it would act as a complimentary work to be performed with hisSymphonie Fantastique.

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Haydn  : Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese (1800)

Mendelssohn:Te Deum for two choirs and piano (1820)

Berlioz Fantasie sur la tempête de Shakespeare (1830)

James Durrant  : Anniversary (1933)

Joonas Kokkonen  :  Mass (1963)

Simon Caldwell  :  Baritone

Gerry Hoddinott  :  Paino

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 18 July 2009 at 7.30pm

Handel  : The dramatic oratorioDeborah

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Handel's Deborah (1733) was composed quickly, incorporating many reworked choruses from his earlier successes. It was the first English dramatic oratorio. Eighteen choruses bind the work together as an oratorio.
The Drama is partially acted by the soloists:Deborah the prophetess, Barak (whom she orders to lead the Israelite army against the Canaanites), and Sisera (the Canaanite leader, who Deborah prophecies will be killed by a woman's driving a tent-peg though his eye - seen in the 18th century as a foretaste of 1066). Although the text was in English throughout, in the first London performances the soloists translated their parts into their native Italian. Only at the final performance before Handel took the work on tour were the soloists replaced by English-singing chorus-members (this is the version performed by Chandos Singers on 18th July).
Cast, in order of singing:

Deborah, Israelite prophetess  : Alison Alexander 

Barak, Israelite commander  : Mandy Shaw  

Barak (in the duets)  :  Debbie Warren

Jael, young Israelite  : Virginia Knight

Abinoam, Barak’s father  :  Simon Caldwell

Canaanite Herald  : Dominic Singleton

Sisera, Canaanite commander  : Kathy Lush

Chief Priest of Baal  :  Simon Caldwell

Chief Priest of the Israelites Simon Caldwell

Israelitish woman  : Kathy Lush

Israelitish woman  : Alice Petersen

with

Colin Hunt  :  Continuo

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Sunday 15th March 2009 at 7.30 pm

Centenary Compilations

Pergolesi (born 1709,birth registered January 1710)

Papacy established in Avignon (March 1309)

Pergolesi and Vivaldi :  Vespro della B.V.M. :

Vivaldi : Beatus vir

Pergolesi : Domine ad adjuvandum

Pergolesi : Dixit Dominus

Pergolesi : Confitebor tibi

Pergolesi : Laudate pueri

Vivaldi : Lauda Jerusalem

Pergolesi : Magnificat

French medieval music: possibly performed March 1309 in Avignon

when Pope Clement V moved the Papacy from Rome to Avignon,

where it would remain for 100 years

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Introit, Kyrie, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

Motet : Aucun qui ne sevent / Jure tuis / Maria

Benedicamus Domino

Julia Rushworth  :  Soprano

Simon Caldwell  :  Violin and Bass

Gerry Hoddinott : Organ and harpsichord

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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St. Bartholomew's Church,Bath : Saturday 6th December 2008 at 7.30 pm

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 Concert on Finnish Independence Day

A Tapestry of Voices

Hyvonen : Freedom on Saint Nicholas' Day

Joonas Kokkonen : Agnus Dei

Rautavaara : True and False Unicorn

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Violin and Bass

Gerry Hoddinott : Piano

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 17 July 2008 at 7.30 pm

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Music from Central Latin America

Fernando Franco : Salve Regina

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla : Litany BVM

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla : Pater peccavi

Fernando Franco : Magnificat on 1st tone (a 6)

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla : Missa Ego flos campi

Gaspar Fernandez : Tleycantimo choquiliya

Gaspar Fernandez : Xicochi xicochi

Anon (c.1590) : Hanacpachap

Juan de Araujo : Los conflandes de la estleya

Juan Garcia de Zespedes : Convidando esta la noche

also

three pieces for guitar and

Domenico Zipoli : Intrada for organ

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Baritone

Debbie Warren : Recorder

Steve Crompton : Guitar

Malcolm Hill : Conductor and Organ

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St. Bartholomew's Church, Bath : Saturday 15th March 2008 at 7.30 pm

Schubert : German Mass

John Sheppard : Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria

John Sheppard : Christ rising from the dead

S.S. Szarzyński : Ad hymnos (1692)

S.S. Szarzyński : Litania (1707-8)

S.Scheidt : Duo Seraphim

Schutz : Der Herr ist Gross (a 2)

Schutz : Siehe, es erschien (a 8)

Schutz : Nicht uns Herr (Psalm 115) (a 12)

Alison Alexander : Soprano

Virginia Knight : Soprano

Debbie Warren : Recorder and Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Violin and Bass

Colin Hunt : Organ continuo and Piano

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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St. Bartholomew's Church, Bath : Saturday 15th December 2007 at 7.30 pm

J. S. Bach : Magnificat

John Sheppard : Salvator mundi (for Christmas vigil)

Notker : Festa Christi

Antonius Romanus : Gloria (c. 1420)

Ingegneri : Tibi Laus (double choir)

Gerald Finzi : In terra pax

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Paul Feldwick : Baritone

Simon Caldwell : Bass

Edna Blackwell : Continuo

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 23rd June 2007 at 7.30 pm

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Vivaldi : Domine ad adiuvandum me festina

Handel : Concerto for Organ and Chorus

Adam Michna z Otradovic : Vesper Psalm (pub. 1648): De profundis

Adam Michna z Otradovic : Vesper Psalm (pub. 1648): Domine probasti me

Don Fernando de las Infantas (died c.1610) : Quasi stella matutina

Michael Nyman : Miserere (from The Cook, The Thief And Her Lover)

"C. N. Lewis" (Malcolm Hill) : The Walrus and the Carpenter

Eric Whitacre : Sleep

Eric Whitacre : Water Night

Eric Whitacre : i thank You God

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Paul Feldwick : Bass

Edna Blackwell : Continuo

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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St. Bartholomew's Church, King Edward Road, Bath : Saturday 3rd March 2007 at 7.30 pm

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Henry Purcell : O sing unto the Lord

Henry Purcell : Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes

Henry Purcell : Blow up the Trumpet in Sion

G.G. Gorczycki : Conductus (1733)

Michel-Richard de Lalande (born 1657) : Super flumina Babilonis

Alberto Ginastera : Jeremiah

Eric Whitacre : Lux Aurumque

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Paul Feldwick : Bass

Debbie Warren : Treble Recorder

Gerry Hoddinott : Accompaniment

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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St. Bartholomew's Church, King Edward Road, Bath : Saturday 2nd December 2006 at 7.30 pm

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Charpentier : Te Deum (H 146)

Saint-Saëns : Christmas Oratorio Op. 12

In memory of John Inwood, a much-loved second bass in the Chandos Singers

who died in September 2006

The concert also included:

Victoria : Movements from Requiem (1605)

Tallis : Lamentations (part one)

Rachmaninov : Bogoroditse (Ave Maria)

Kreek : Taaveti laul (Psalm 104, Estonian composed in 1923)

Lauridsen : O nata lux
Lauridsen : O magnum mysterium

There was a retiring collection for Cancer BACUP (John Inwood’s chosen charity)

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Bass

Edna Blackwell : Accompanist

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 24th June 2006 at 7.30 pm

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J.G. Goldberg (died 1756) : Der 12. Psalm (Cantata)

Thomas Tomkins (died 1656) : 4 Motets :

Behold, I bring you glad tidings

O give thanks unto the Lord

Out of the deep

Sing unto God

Waller Goodworth  : Ut Queant Laxis (composed 1906)

Rachmaninov : Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky  : 4 Motets :

Cherubic Hymn No.2

We praise Thee

Holy God

The Cherubic Hymn

 Adriano Banchieri : Movements from Festino:

Gli Festinati
Sproposito di Goffi
Il Diletto moderno licenza
Contraponto bestiale alla mente
Vinata di brindesi, e ragioni

Julia Rushworth : Soprano and viola

Alison Alexander : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Bass and violin

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 18th March 2006 at 7.30 pm

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Dvorak : Stabat Mater

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Dominic Singleton : Tenor

Simon Caldwell : Bass

Gerry Hoddinott : Accompaniment

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 3rd December 2005 at 7.30 pm

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French Composers

Perotin : Beata viscera

Anon 13th century : Balaam prophetanti

Anon 13th century : Hare, hare, hye - Balaam

Moulinié : Congratulamini mihi omnes + Fulcite me floribus

Fauré : Madrigal : In humaines

Poulenc: Quae moerebat and Eja Mater from Stabat Mater

Saint-Saëns : Le Déluge Op.45

plus

French-texted Music

Hindemith : En Hiver

Lauridsen : Les Chansons des Roses

Julia Rushworth  :  Soprano

Alison Alexander : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Baritone

Malcolm Hill : Conductor and accompanist

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 2nd July 2005 at 7.30 pm

Motets by Tallis, to mark the 500th anniversary of his birth

Tallis : Sermone blando

Tallis : Verily I say unto you

Tallis : O nata lux

Tallis : This is my commandment

Tallis : Audivi media nocte

Tallis : O Lord give thy Holy Spirit

Tallis : Salvator Mundi (1575)

Tallis : If ye love me

Tallis : Salvator Mundi

Monteverdi : Beatus Vir

Vivaldi : Beatus Vir

Palestrina : Haec Dies a 4

Palestrina : Haec Dies a 6

J.J. Fux : Mass in C (1730)

Heinrich Schütz : German Magnificat (Güben version)

Janacek : 1905 Mass (new reconstruction)

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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St. Thomas a Becket Church, Widcombe, Bath : Saturday 12th March 2005 at 7.30 pm

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Antonio Salieri : Krönungs - Te Deum

Carl Nielsen : Benedictus Dominus

Vivaldi : Lauda Jerusalem

Mendelssohn : Te Deum a 4

Scarlatti : Miserere

E. du Caurroy : Te Deum (1609)

Schütz : Spes mea, Christe Deus

Schütz : Wann unsre Augen

Schütz : Amen, mein lieber

Schütz : Saul, Was verfolgst du mich?

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Simon Caldwell : Bass

Gerry Hoddinott : Accompanist

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 27 November 2004 at 7.30 pm

Vivaldi : Magnificat

Cavalli : Magnificat

Johann Pachelbel : Magnificat

Carl Pachelbel : Magnificat

Hyvonen : Magnificat

Pärt : Magnificat

Heiller : Magnificat

Preatorius : Magnificat

Julia Rushworth : Soprano

Sophie Scott : (Alto) Flute

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 26 June 2004 at 7.30 pm

Purcell : Te Deum

Handel : Laudate Pueri

Handel : Choruses from Solomon

Finzi : Three Short Elegies

Vaughn Williams : An Oxford Elegy

Narrator : John Tuohey

Soprano : Julia Rushworth

Bass : Simon Caldwell

Accompaniment : Gerry Hoddinott

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 21 February 2004 at 7.30 pm

Vivaldi : Kyrie

Vivaldi : Credo

G. Gabrieli : Gloria Patri a 8

Sweelinck : Cantate Domino

Monteverdi : Cantate Domino

Buxtehude : Magnificat

Buxtehude : Missa Brevis

Pergolesi (attrib.) : Magnificat

Satie : Messe des Pauvres

Menotti : Muero porque no muero

Soprano : Julia Rushworth

Continuo : Julia Thynne

Conductor (and Organ) : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 29 November 2003 at 7.30 pm

Haydn : Te Deum

Bach : Schwingt freudig euch empor

G.G.Gorczycki (1667-1734) : Completorium and Missa Rorate :

Rorate Caeli

Kyrie (Rorate)

Gloria (Rorate)

Cum Invocarem

In Te, Domine, speravi

 Alleluia, Ave Maria

Qui Habitat

Ave Hierarchia

Ecce nunc benedicite

Sanctus (Rorate)

Te lucis ante terminum

Agnus (Rorate)

In manus tuas

Ecce Dominus veniet

Nunc Dimittis

 Benedictus II (Rorate)

Soprano : Julia Rushworth

Continuo : Gerry Hoddinott

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 5 July 2003 at 7.30 pm

Works from Estonia since 1923

Kreek : Requiem

  Kreek : Psalms

Tormis : Midsummer Eve

  Tormis : Herding Calls

Meister : Ave Verum

  Meister : Regina Angelorum

Siimer : Magnificat

Pärt : Annum per Annum

Soprano : Julia Rushworth

Piano : Gerry Hoddinott

Conductor, Organ : Malcolm Hill

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Acton Court, Iron Acton, Bristol : Sunday 6 July 2003 at 3.00 pm

Madrigals from The Triumphs of Orianna (T) (1601)

 and Lute songs (1, 2)(1600-1620)

Ellis Gibbons : Long live fair Oriana (T)

John Farmer : Fair Phyllis I saw

John Bennet : Weep O mine eyes

Robert Jones : The fountains smoke (1)

Robert Jones : Once did my thoughts (1)

Robert Jones : Might I redeem mine errors (1)

John Farmer : Fair nymphs, I heard one telling (T)

           Thomas Campion : Oft have I sighed (2)

           Thomas Campion : My love hath vow'd (2)

John Mundy : Lightly she whipped o’er the dales (T)

William Cobbold : With wreaths of rose and laurel (T)

Robert Jones : How many new years (1)

Robert Jones : My father fain would have me take (1)

 Thomas Morley : April is in my mistress' face

             John Dowland : Flow my tears (2)

John Dowland : If my complaints could passions move (2)

           John Dowland : Go crystal tears (2)

 John Wilbye : Adieu sweet Amaryllis

John Milton : Fair Orian in the morn (T)

Solos : (1) Debbie Warren & (2) Julia Rushworth

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 15 March 2003 at 7.30 pm

Tallis : Lamentations

Lalande : De Profundis

Charpentier : Le Reniement de Saint-Pierre

Gesualdo : Ave Sanctissima 1603  (recent completion)

 Monteverdi : Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus

Tomkins : Out of the deep

Soprano : Julia Rushworth

Continuo : Clare Gordon

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 23 November 2002 at 7.30 pm

Handel : Ode for St Cecilia's Day

Morten Lauridsen : O Magnum Mysterium

 Morten Lauridsen : Lux Aeterna

Britten : Rejoice in the Lamb

Sopranos : Susanna Watson and Julia Rushworth

Organ : Gerry Hoddinott

Keyboard : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 13 July 2002 at 7.30 pm

Gabriel Fauré : Requiem (first version)

Francis Poulenc : Sécheresses

Lili Boulanger : Hymne au Soleil

Lili Boulanger : Soir sur la Plaine

Francis Poulenc : Gloria

Soprano : Claire Surman

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Organ : Gerry Hoddinott

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 9 March 2002 at 7.30 pm

Saint-Saëns : Messe Op. 4

Saint-Saëns : Requiem Op. 54

Soprano : Julia Rushworth

Organ : Gerry Hoddinott

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 1 December 2001 at 7.30 pm

Stephen Hatfield :  Elibama

Paul Hindemith : En hiver

Józek Swider : Oto ziemia

Jaako Mäntyjärvi : Double, double, toil and trouble

Gerald Finzi : My spirit sang all day

Cameron Neylon : John 1:19

Arthur Bliss : Last night

Rachmaninov : Chorus of Spirits

Max Reger : In Gottes Namen

Gerald Finzi : I praise the tender flowers

D.Menezes arr. M.Hill : Desert musics

Soprano : Julia Rushworth (in Desert Musics)

Soprano : Debbie Warren (in Chorus of Spirits)

Narrator : Viv James

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 7 July 2001 at 7.30 pm

Guillaume Dufay : Two hymns

Alessandro Grandi : Exaudi Deus

Giovanni Crivelli : O Maria Mater Gratiae

Rautavaara : True and False Unicorn

Philip Glass : Three Songs for Chorus

Górecki : Three Lullabies

Arvo Pärt : Magnificat

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday10 March 2001 at 7.30 pm

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Guillaume Dufay(born c.1401): Ave Regina (3 part version)

E. Moulinié(born c.1601) :Ne Reminiscaris

E. Moulinié : O dulce nomen

Stefano Bernadi : Dixit Dominus

Pierre de la Rue : Ave Regina

Guilain : Magnificat Suite (Tone I)

Pergolesi (attrib.) : Magnificat

Poulenc : Stabat Mater

Soprano : Rebecca Rudge (in Poulenc, Bernadi and Pergolesi)

Soprano : Julia Rushworth (in Moulinié and Pergolesi)

Tenor : Cameron Neylon (in Moulinié)

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Saturday 18 November 2000 at 7.30 pm

Vivaldi : Magnificat

Mendelssohn : Te Deum in D (8 part)

Fauré : Madrigal : Inhumaines

John Gardner : Shakespeare song (op.36 no.1)

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi : Shakespeare songs (nos 1 & 4)

Rautavaara : "Suite" de Lorca

Górecki : Totus tuus

Solo sopranos : Rebecca Rudge and Julia Rushworth

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : 17 June 2000 at 7.30

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Francis Poulenc : Sept Répons des Ténèbres

Pierre de la Rue : Ave Regina

Franz Liszt : Salve Regina

Antonio Vivaldi : Beatus Vir

Claudio Monteverdi : Beatus Vir

Soloist in all three main pieces : Susanna Watson

Extra soloist in the pre-1800 pieces : Julia Rushworth

SOLO PIANO

Mozart : Fantasia in c minor

Franz Liszt : Consolation

Claude Debussy : Sarabande from Pour le Piano

Karol Szymanowski : Etude No. 3

Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

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St John the Baptist Church, Hinton Charterhouse 

20 May 2000 concert at 7.pm 

Giuseppi Ottavio Pitoni : Cantate domino

Pierre de la Rue : Ave Regina caelorum

Thomas Campian : Never weather-beaten sail

Franz Liszt : Salve Regina

Orazio Vecchi : Sing me a song

Robert Lucas de Pearsall : Sing we and chaunt it

Edward Elgar : As torrents in summer

Edvard Grieg : Ave maris stella

C.V. Stanford : Shall we go dance?

Ludovico Viadana : Exsultate justi

C.V. Stanford : When Mary thro' the garden went

C.V. Stanford : Corydon, arise!

C.V.Stanford : Diaphenia

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

with additional pieces performed by the Jerome Consort

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Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, 4th March 2000

Gabriel Fauré : Cantique de Racine

Aaron Copland : In the Beginning

Marcel Dupré : Passion Symphony 1st mov.  (organ)

Maurice Duruflé : Requiem

Soprano : Rebecca Rudge

Baritone : Vincent Ashton Newton

Organ : Malcolm Hill

Conductor : Jason Thornton

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