Past Concerts

Past Chandos Singers Concerts

Music and Espionage, Saturday 23 November 2019, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

Music and musicians have been used as espionage tools since well before the middle ages, when entertainers would be sent ‘through rival encampments to count the number of spears’ while they sang and played. Groups of musicians would sometimes include someone whose purpose was to use the group to obtain entry to a court and then at some point to absent himself for the sake of the state. Compositions that permitted such absences were sometimes commissioned.

Buxtehude Missa brevis

Ferrabosco the Elder Vocem meam audisti

John Bull O Lord my God

Lambert de Sayve Domine non est exaltatum

John Blow Salvator mundi

Johann Walter In caelestibus

Anon (c.1000?) Sic mea fata

Gorczycki Music for a Visit

J.S.Bach Schwingt freudig euch empor

Purcell and Inspiration, Saturday 6th July 2019, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

A concert of European pieces which inspired Henry Purcell, some of his own pieces, and works by later composers who were heavily influenced by his music. The central part of the concert included works by Purcell and pieces which he copied include Super Flumina Babilonis by his near contemporary Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) and Henry DuMont’s Deposuit of 1630 which later was incorporated into his Magnificat. Purcell’s particular way of matching his music to a text was later to be seen in Michael Tippett’s Magnificat of 1961.

Purcell O Sing unto the Lord

Henri DuMont Deposuit

Crivelli O Maria Mater Gratiae

Moulinié Congratulamini mihi omnes

John Blow My Days are gone like a Shadow

Purcell Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes

Paul Feldwick A Part of the Main

Lalande Super Flumina Babilonis

Purcell Te Deum

Michael Tippett Magnificat

Choral Works Smuggled from Europe into England, Saturday 6 April 2019, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

Music was smuggled into England for various reasons: as the spoils of war, for the benefit of a religious community which was not that of the government, to have an illegal text under what appears a religious musical notation, to import an unusual notation which to officials had the appearance of a code, or as the wrapping around a more illegal object. In this concert, Chandos departed from its normal rule of performing the first version of a work. Instead, the first known performance in England was copied.

Pergolesi (1710-36) wrote his famous religious work Stabat Mater for two-part female voices and strings shortly before his death. Within a few years, a copy arrived at the Billingsgate church of St-Mary-At-Hill in London and (after the men of the choir objected) was performed with alto solos given to the bass and the men doubling the women in some choruses.

Music by the Netherlands composer Henri Du Mont (c.1610-1684), featuring all the French court’s bright and splendid pomposity, was published in Paris in 1657, was smuggled into England (during the Commonwealth) and was performed “behind closed doors” in the autumn of 1658.

English messengers who had been ordered to return straight to England to bring news of the (temporary) defeat of Philip II at Fréteval (1194) thought it prudent to hide what they had looted from France.

Also from France came a newly composed plainsong in the 1640’s which set a magic text (a translation from the Hebrew) found in Rouen to be sent to the South of England.

In the same way, Mass movements by Ockeghem (died 1497) and settings from the Aeneid by Josquin (died 1521) and Lassus (died 1594) were brought to these shores at times when importing them would be an offence.

Jean de Castro Decantabat populus Israel

Anon Semit XXXI

Josquin Des Prez Fama malum and Dulces exuviae

Lassus Dulces exuviae

Anon Una fausa des chauzida

Ockeghem Au travail suis – chanson, Sanctus and Agnus from Mass

Anon Omnis curet

Henry Du Mont Tristitia Vestra and Magnificat

Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Cantatas and Celebrations, Saturday 24 November 2018, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

Vivaldi‘s joyous cantata Dixit Dominus (RV 595)

Music by Pierre de La Rue, who died on 20th November 1518: including Ave Regina, Tous les regrets chanson, Dona eis Domine & Non salvatur Rex

Lili Boulanger (who died in 1918) Soir sur la Plaine

Paul Feldwick‘s 10-minute cantata An Episode from the Life of the Rev. John Paul Porter, at Southcot House, Bath in 1790

Music associated with the traditional Feast-Day of St John of the Cross on 24th November (before the feast-day was moved to 14th December in 1969), including:

Palestrina Justus ut Palma

Guerrero O Doctor Optime

Briccio In Medio Ecclesiae, 1610

Bruckner Os Justi

Malcolm Hill Encima de las corrientes

The Italian Connection, Saturday 7 July 2018

Sadly this concert had to be cancelled.

Saturday 17 March 2018, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

This concert started with the Psalms of 1618 by Sweelinck (1562-1621).

In 1618, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck grouped nine of his 5-voice polyphonic Psalm settings for publication, and added an ad lib continuo part to all of his Cantiones Sacrae and sent the new compilation to be published in Amsterdam – the volume appeared in 1619.

The second half of the concert celebrated St Patrick’s Day, starting with Eternal Father from Stanford‘s op.135 set of choral works. Just as St Patrick was born in England and worked most of his life in Ireland, so Stanford was born in Ireland and worked most of his life in England.

Ernest Hawkins (who died in 1868) was a scholar of Purcell’s music, and compiled a cantata from Purcell’s compositions to a text by the poet laureate Robert Southey entitled St. Patrick’s Purgatory. Soloists were Katharine Adams and Paul Feldwick, duettists were Alison Alexander and Katherine Lush.

The concert was conducted by Roger Latimer, and accompanied by Malcolm Hill.

Nativity Scenes, Saturday 9 December 2017, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

The main piece performed was the Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns (1835-1921). The concert also includes the Three Biblical Scenes by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) and works by the composers with whom he interacted: Giovanni Gabrieli, Samuel Scheidt and Claudio Monteverdi.

In 1857 Saint-Saëns became organist at the Madeleine in Paris.

In the following November the church authorities complained that although his improvisations on plainsong themes during the services were “spectacular”, he was not fulfilling their expectations with regard to other church compositions. He set about composing the Oratorio de Noël, which he completed in a week, just in time for its first performance on Christmas Day 1858. The work was purposely traditional in design, and was an instant success. The opening Prelude, much like the pastoral movement from Handel’s Messiah, provides much of the music for the movements near the end of the work. The airs are more like rococo arias.

The main soloists in Chandos’  performance were Katharine Adams, Katherine Lush and Paul Feldwick, accompanied by David Knowles.

Heinrich Schütz was born in 1585, exactly 100 years before Bach and Handel.

He was one of the most widely travelled composers of his time in Europe, firstly for extended tuition, and later to keep north of the fighting during the Thirty Years’ War. Wherever he went, he made lasting friendships with local composers, while also providing his own purpose-written works for local performance. Schütz’s Three Biblical Scenes includes much reference to Christmas; the style of Gabrieli’s 8-voice Jubilate can be heard in its jubilant sections.

Schütz’s boyhood friend, Michael Praetorius, wrote a setting of Psallite which a later friend, Samuel Scheidt, expanded in his Christmas Magnificat – a work which alternates plainsong and choral settings of the canticle’s text with extended settings of Christmas-related words.

Bath Collaborations, Saturday 8 July 2017, Magdalen Chapel, The Holloway, Bath

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 Deum
Malcolm 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

A Renaissance Sequence, Saturday 1 April 2017, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

Chandos’ Spring Concert marked the anniversaries of several composers:

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

Gloria for 8 part choir

Operatic duets (sung by Katharine Adams and Jane Hunt, both from The Coronation of Poppea):

Idolo del cor mio

Pur ti miro

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)

Lobo was one of Spain’s two great Renaissance composers.

Ave Maria

Agnus Dei from O Rex Gloriae Mass

Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)

Cantate Domino

Kyrie and Sanctus from Missa In Te Domine Speravi

Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)

Cantate Domino

Ecce Virgo Concipies

Reflections, Saturday 4 February 2017, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

A concert mostly of polychoral 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.

Magna Carta: the foundation of liberty?, the 1216 Bristol Magna Carta, Saturday 12 November 2016, St James’ Priory, Bristol

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 soprano and drone
Narrabo omnia – plainsong
Afterword – motet

Solo singers included Jane Hunt, Katharine Adams, Paul Feldwick and Peter Hodgson.

Pushing the Boundaries: Choral Music in England and Europe 1500-1520, Saturday 2 July 2016, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

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 included 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 concentrated on performances during the period of works by Josquin des Pres and his European contemporaries, including Josquin: Salve ReginaAve Maris Stella  and L’Homme Arme (ornamented madrigal and all 3 Agnus Dei movements).

It also included Pierre de la Rue Ave Regina, and Isaac Jubilate.

Part Two of the concert featured English choral works of 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.

Shakespeare in Music, Saturday 12 March 2016, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

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

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Handel’s early oratorio Esther, Saturday 12 December 2015, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

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.

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”.

Magna Carta: a Musical Backdrop, Saturday 21 November 2015, St John the Evangelist Church, Bath

[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 soprano and drone

Narrabo omnia – plainsong

Afterword – motet

Soloists included:

Jane Hunt and Katharine Adams (sopranos)

Peter Hodgson (plainsongs and bass)

Paul Feldwick (bass)

Conductor: Malcolm Hill

All income from this concert went to Freedom from Torture.

Summer Concert: A Sequence of Centenaries, Saturday 4 July 2015, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

Choral works which relate to:

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

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

Paul Feldwick

Gamba: Vanessa Coode

Conductor: Malcolm Hill

Agincourt 1415, Saturday 21 March 2015, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

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

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

Simon Caldwell

Other soloists in The Field of Agincourt:

Cate LeGrice-Mack

Julia Rushworth

Katherine Lush

Mandy Shaw

Bass Recorder and Great Bass Recorder: Angela LeGrice

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

How the Viking got his Horns, Wednesday 11 February 2015, Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, Bath

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.

Schütz: The Christmas Story, Saturday 13 December 2014, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath

Schütz Christmas Story (in English)

Goldberg John the Baptist Cantata

Three Cantatas by Buxtehude (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 Latimer : Violas

Vanessa Coode : Gamba

Malcolm Hill : Continuo and Conductor

A Seventieth Birthday Celebration A to Z, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 28 June 2014

An A to Z (Ambrosian chant to Zelenka) of works edited by Malcolm Hill:

Ambrosian Chant Tu es Petrus
Avignon Papacy Agnus Dei
Notre Dame School Bestia quam vidi
Josquin Des Pres Ave Verum
Notker Festa Christi
Pierre de la Rue Ave Regina
Zelenka Regina Coeli

Pieces edited and completed by Malcolm Hill:

Gesualdo Ave sanctissima
Tallis Jerusalem et Sion

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

Conductor: Malcolm Hill

Music of a Neglected Genius: Choral works by the Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 22 March 2014

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)

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Monteverdi: Christmas Vespers, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 7 December 2013

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)

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Roper Theatre, West Wing, Bath, Friday 4 October 2013

Two 20-minute slots in a Showcase concert, where another choir also performed 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 and Trouble
Malcolm Hill The Walrus and the Carpenter

Soloists in The Walrus:
Julia Rushworth and Paul Feldwick (Erudite Footnotes)
Simon Caldwell (Minstrel)

Paul Feldwick (Piano)

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Music of a Killer Prince, The Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 6 July 2013

A 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 Malcolm Hill in 2003)
Deus refugium
Gaudeamus
Peccantem me
Reminiscere

From ‘A Garland for the Queen’, 1953:

Ralph Vaughan Williams Silence and Music
John Ireland The Hills
Gerald Finzi White-flowering days
Edmund Rubbra Salutation

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Soloists:
Alison Alexander, Debbie Warren, Julia Rushworth, Katharine Adams, Simon Caldwell

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Joys and Sorrows of the Virgin, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 23 March 2013

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)

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Magdalen Motets, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 8 December 2012

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

Soloists:
Katharine Adams : Soprano (MacMillan)
Julia Rushworth : Soprano (Gabrieli)
Mandy Shaw : Alto (MacMillan)
Simon Caldwell : Bass (MacMillan)

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

In the Garden of God, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 7 July 2012

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

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Music from East and West, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath Saturday 31 March 2012

Sweelinck Magnificat

Gretchaninov Liturgia Domestica Op.79

Clare Bayman : Soprano
Cameron Neylon : Tenor
Simon Caldwell : Baritone
Paul Feldwick : Bass

Gerry Hoddinott : Piano and Organ

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 3 December 2011

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

The Golden Apples, Thursday to Saturday 17, 18 and 19 November 2011, Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, Bath

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 loosely based on a one-act play by Chekhov, whose libretto is enhanced by Gene Tyburn and Katharine Tylko.

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

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Music for the Queen of Heaven, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 2 July 2011

Victoria (d.1611):  8-voice Mass and motet Ave Regina
Victoria (d.1611):  5-voice motet Ave Regina

together with settings of Ave Regina:

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

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 16 April 2011

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

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Beatus Vir, Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Saturday 27 November 2010

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 Domino and Laetentur caeli
John Sheppard (died 1560) Alleluia confitemini, Christ rising and In pace
Wesley Si iniquitates

and solo soprano concerto:

Viadana  :  Exaudi me, Domine

Julia Rushworth : Soprano
Debbie Warren : Recorder
Simon Caldwell : Violin and Baritone

Conducted by Malcolm Hill

Renaissance Masters, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath,  Saturday 3 July 2010

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

Music for a Time of Penitence, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 6 March 2010

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

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Bath, Saturday 28 November 2009

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 the Te Deum twice. 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 main Te Deum was in many sections and composed for the student choirs of Berlin Singakademie 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’s The 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 his Symphonie 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 : Piano

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

Handel’s dramatic oratorio Deborah, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 18 July 2009

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 prophesies 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

Centenary Compilations, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath : Sunday 15 March 2009

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 (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

A Tapestry of Voices: Concert on Finnish Independence Day, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Bath, Saturday 6 December 2008

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

Music from Central Latin America, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 17 July 2008

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

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Bath, Saturday 15 March 2008

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

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Bath, Saturday 15 December 2007

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 23 June 2007

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

St. Bartholomew’s Church, King Edward Road, Bath, Saturday 3 March 2007

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

St. Bartholomew’s Church, King Edward Road, Bath, Saturday 2 December 2006

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 24 June 2006

J.G. Goldberg (died 1756) Der 12. Psalm (Cantata)
4 motets by Thomas Tomkins (died 1656):
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
4 motets by Tchaikovsky:
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

Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 18 March 2006

Julia Rushworth : Soprano
Dominic Singleton : Tenor
Simon Caldwell : Bass
Gerry Hoddinott : Accompaniment

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

French Composers, Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 3 December 2005

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 2 July 2005

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

St Thomas a Becket Church, Widcombe, Bath, Saturday 12 March 2005

Antonio Salieri : Krönungs – Te Deum
Carl Nielsen : Benedictus Dominus
Vivaldi : Lauda Jerusalem
Mendelssohn : Te Deum a 4
Scarlatti : Miserere
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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 27 November 2004

Vivaldi : Magnificat
Cavalli : Magnificat
Johann Pachelbel : Magnificat
Carl Pachelbel : Magnificat
Hyvonen : Magnificat
Pärt : Magnificat
Heiller : Magnificat
Praetorius : Magnificat

Julia Rushworth : Soprano
Sophie Scott : (Alto) Flute

Malcolm Hill : Conductor

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 26 June 2004

Purcell : Te Deum
Handel : Laudate Pueri
Handel : Choruses from Solomon
Finzi : Three Short Elegies
Vaughan Williams : An Oxford Elegy

Narrator : John Tuohey
Soprano : Julia Rushworth
Bass : Simon Caldwell
Accompaniment : Gerry Hoddinott

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 21 February 2004

Vivaldi : Kyrie
Vivaldi : Credo
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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 29 November 2003

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

Acton Court, Iron Acton, Bristol, Sunday 6 July 2003

Madrigals from The Triumphs of Oriana (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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 5 July 2003

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 15 March 2003

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 23 November 2002

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 13 July 2002

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 9 March 2002

Saint-Saëns : Messe Op. 4
Saint-Saëns : Requiem Op. 54

Soprano : Julia Rushworth
Organ : Gerry Hoddinott
Piano : Clare Nicholls

Conductor : Malcolm Hill

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 1 December 2001

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 flower
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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 7 July 2001

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 10 March 2001

Guillaume Dufay (born c.1401) Ave Regina (3 part version)
Moulinié (born c.1601) Ne Reminiscaris
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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, Saturday 18 November 2000

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

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

St John the Baptist Church, Hinton Charterhouse, 20 May 2000

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

Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath, 4 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