Recent Performances

Recent Concerts of the Chandos Singers

 

Saturday 8th July 2017, at Magdalen Chapel, The Holloway, Bath at 7.30pm

Bath Collaborations

All the works performed in Chandos’ Summer Concert were written by composers who had strong ties with Bath.

The concert included the first full performance of Malcolm Hill’s Avon Street – en plein air – a setting of Caroline Heaton’s 2016 poem which appeared in “find another bath” – a book designed and published by Anna Kot and Carlos Ordonez in association with Fringe arts Bath. (The painting below is by Ben Hughes of Bath, which appeared opposite Caroline Heaton’s poem in find another bath.)

 

Also in the concert was the first performance of The Endless Weave with words by Richard Pearce and associated picture (below) by Usha Pearce which also appeared in find another bath.

Other pieces in the concert included works by William Croft (1678-1727), William Herschel (1738-1822), Thomas Linley (1756-78); works composed in the 20th century by Waller Goodworth (c.1859-1938) and Katharine Tylko; and pieces written more recently by members of Chandos Singers (Mo Boys, Brian Wilson and Cameron Neylon).

Soloists included Jane Hunt (soprano) and Paul Feldwick (bass-baritone).

The full list of pieces in the concert:

Brian Wilson: I saw a maiden
Cameron Neylon: John 1:19
Cameron Neylon: Kyrie/Exaudi
Katharine Tylko: Fastest Te DeumMalcolm Hill: Avon Street (text by Caroline Heaton)
Malcolm Hill: The Endless Weave (text by Richard Pearce)
Mo Boys: Mary’s child
Thomas Linley: Hark, the birds melodious sing
Waller Goodworth: Ut Queant Laxis
William Croft: O Lord God of my salvation
William Croft: We will rejoice
William Herschel: Te Deum

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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
em> 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 De irom 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 were 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

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.

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 works of the same time
ncluding 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

Settings of Shakespeare

 

 

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

[The picture above was purposely chosen in order that the 19th century myth that King John signed with a quill could be discussed and rejected.]

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

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

  1. Pieces edited and completed by Malcolm Hill

Gesualdo : Ave sanctissima

Tallis : Jerusalem et Sion

  1. 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

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

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

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

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

Giovanni Gabrielli (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

Soloists:
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

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

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

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

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

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

Soloists:
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

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

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

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

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 

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.

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 oratorio Deborah

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

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

 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

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

  1. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antonio Salieri : Krönungs – Te Deum

Carl Nielsen : Benedictus Dominus

Vivaldi : Lauda Jerusalem

Mendelssohn : Te Deum a 4

Scarlatti : Miserere

  1. 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

  1. 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 : Saturday 10 March 2001 at 7.30 pm

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

  1. Moulinié(born c.1601) :Ne Reminiscaris
  2. 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

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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