Our Repertoire

The following is culled from programmes and reviews of concerts held since 1961. When only sections of a work were performed at a given concert, the date is marked with an asterisk.

In addition to the works listed below, each year between 1978 and 1989 the Society performed a traditional service of lessons and carols at the chapel of St Mary’s Kingsmead nursing home (now demolished).

Adam: O Holy Night (2011)

Bach J S: Christmas Oratorio (1966, 1972, 1981, 1990); God’s Time is Best (1971); Jesu, Priceless Treasure (1958, 1975); Mass in B minor (1975); Peasant Cantata (1971), Sleepers Wake (1963, 1977, 1991, 2009); St John Passion (1965, 1966); St Matthew Passion (1980); Jesu Meine Freude (2015)

Berlioz: The Shepherd’s Farewell (from L’Enfance du Christ) (2014)

Bizet: Carmen (1960, 1994); Te Deum (2006)

Brahms: German Requiem (1961, 1971, 1977, 2012); Love Song Waltzes (1986); How Lovely are Thy Dwellings (from German Requiem) (2016)

Britten: Ceremony of Carols (1991, 2001); Rejoice in the Lamb (1984); Saint Nicholas (1987, 1992, 2015)

Bruckner: Locus Iste (2018)

Bush: Christmas Cantata (1983)

Carissimi: Jeptha (1989)

Chilcott:  A Little Jazz Mass (2017)

Durufle: Requiem (2010)

Dvorak: Mass in D (2004); Te Deum (2004); Stabat Mater (2014)

Dyson: Three Songs of Courage (1984, 1997)

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius (1969); From the Bavarian Highlands (1984); The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me (2006)

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine (1977, 1996, 2000, 2012, 2016); Requiem (1959, 1970, 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2018)

Finzi: Deis Natalis (1983); In Terra Pax (1982, 2008, 2014)

Gounod: Messe Solennelle de St Cecile (1990, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013)

Grechanov: Litany of Supplication (2001)

Handel: Acis and Galatea (1970); The Messiah (1967*, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996*, 2001*, 2004*, 2006*, 2009*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013, 2017); Chandos Anthem 6 (1965); Chandos Anthem 9 (1973); O Praise the Lord with one Consent (2005, 2006); The King Shall Rejoice (1983, 2002, 2006); Zadok the Priest (1972, 1984, 1997, 2004, 2009, 2016)

Haydn: Creation (1968*, 1969, 1984, 2015); Harmonie Messe (1985); Missa Santi Nicolai (2000); Nelson Mass (Mass in Time of War) (1968, 1978, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017); St Nicholas Mass (2006); Te Deum (1983, 1996); Insanae et Vanae Curae (2018)

Holst: Two Psalms (1968, 1970); Christmas Day (2016)

Hummel: Mass in E flat (2004, 2006)

Jacob: Highways (1957, 1986)

Janaçek: Otcenas (Lord’s Prayer) (2001)

Jenkins: The Armed Man (excerpts) (2018)

Lawson: A Short Mass (1990); A Song for St Cecilia (1997); Stabat Mater (1994); Te Deum (1996); Three Negro Spirituals (1986)

Lennox Berkeley: A Festival Anthem (1985)

Liszt: Hungarian Coronation Mass (2001)

Maunder: Bethlehem (1988); Olivet to Calvary (2002)

Mendelssohn: As the Heart Pants (2006); Elijah (1974, 1980, 1987, 1995, 2005, 2011); Hear My Prayer (1999, 2013); Hymn of Praise (1951, 1970, 1982, 2018); St Paul (1976)

Monteverdi: Beatus Mir (1988)

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus (1991, 1996, 2018); Coronation Mass (1998, 2002, 2013); Mass in C (1989, 1996); Requiem (1983, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010); Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (1990, 2013) ; Great Mass in C Minor (2016)

Orff: Carmina Burana (1988)

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens (1971, 1975); England (1984); Invocation to Music (1998)

Pergolesi: Magnificat (1994, 2003)

Poulenc: Gloria (1997, 2003)

Puccini: Missa de Gloria (2002, 2006, 2011)

Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art (1968, 1991, 1997); Dido and Aeneas (1993); Fairy Queen (1994, 2009); Messa de Gloria (1998); Rejoice in the Lord (1968); Welcome to all the Pleasures (1995)

Ramirez: Missa Criolla (1997)

Rutter: Feel the Spirit (2010), Requiem 2013

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (1988); Stabat Mater (2002, 2007)

Schubert: Mass in G (1964, 1975, 1981, 2008, 2014)

Schütz: Christmas Story (1963, 1969); St Matthew Passion (1979)

Stainer: The Crucifixion (1979, 2003, 2005, 2012)

Stanford: Songs of the Fleet (1984, 2003, 2011)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1987, 1997, 2014); Five Mystical Songs (1970, 1986, 1998, 2007, 2013); Old Hundredth (2007); Pilgrims Way (1962); Benedicte (2016)

Verdi: Requiem (1973)

Vivaldi: Gloria (1964, 1973, 1982, 1986, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2016)

Whitelaw:  The Lord’s Prayer (2015)

With thanks to Bill Brock, who compiled this information from the Society’s archives