Programmes

The group has an extensive repertoire of mainly European sacred and secular choral music from the medieval to the present day.

CURRENT PROGRAMME


Italian & English Masses & Madrigals

Saturday 3rd November 2023


Messa à quattro voci (1650) by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)


Mass for four voices  by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)


Chi la gagliarda by Baldassare Donato (1530-1603)
Ancor che col partire by Cipriano de Rore (1515-1565)
Il bianco e dolce cigno by Jacques Arcadelt (c.1507-1568)
La verginella by Paulo Bellasio (1554-1594)
Pose un gran foco by Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina (1525-1594)
Zefiro torna by Luca Marenzio (1556-1599)
Dal lecto me levava by Michele Pesenti (c.1470-1528)


April is in my mistress' face by Thomas Morley(1557-1602)

Happy, oh happy he by John Wilbye (1574-1638)
Go, crystal tearsJ by John Dowland (c.1563-1626)
The elves' dance by John Bennett (c.1575-c.1614)
Farewell, dear love by Robert Jones (c.1577-c.1615)
Never weather-beaten sail by Thomas Campion (1567-1620)

RECENT PAST PRGRAMMES

Christmas 2022 Carols and Sacred Motets


The Wexford Carol
Traditional
The cherry tree carol
arr. David Wilcocks
As dew in Apreylle
Peter Warlock (1897-1930)
O Beatum et Sacrosanctum Diem
Peter Philips (1561-1628)
I sing the birth (Ben Jonson)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Un enfant du Ciel nous est né
Eustache du Caurroy (1549-1609)
Dormi, Jesu!
Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)
O magnum mysterium
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Pastores Loquebantur
Franceso Guerrero (1528-1599)
Kommet, ihr Hirten
Jens Klimek (b.1984)
The Shepherds’Cradle Song (Wiegenlied)
Karl Leuner arr. Charles Macpherson
Omnes de Saba venient
Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
Das Christkind zieht zu Schiff ein
arr. Heinrich Weireis
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
arr. David Wilcocks
The truth from above
arr. R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
A child is born in Bethlehem
Samuel Scheidt (d.1654) arr. David Wilcocks

MUSIC IN THE 2022 PROGRAMME INCLUDED


Tallis - If Ye Love Me

Bruckner - Os justi

Bennet - All creatures now

Pearsall - Who shall have my lady fair?

Vaughan Williams - Three Elizabethan Songs

Pearsall - Lay a garland

Josquin - El grillo

Encina -Fata la parte

Encina - Cucu

Machado - Dos Estrellas

Arcadelt - Margot labourez les vignes

Passereau - Il est bel et bon

Lassus - Bonjour mon coueur

Purcell - The Mavis

Purcell - Choruses from The Fairy Queen

Purcell - If music be the food of love

Morley - Sing we and chant it

Arcadelt - Il bianco e dolce cigno

Gibbons - The silver swan

Josquin - El grillo

Finzi - My sprirt sang all day

Stanford - Blue bird

Wilbye - Adieu sweel Amaryllis

Byrd - Though Amaryllis dance


2019 SPRING CONCERT PROGRAMME

* indicates music for the concert at St Sarkis Armenian Church on June 15th

*Cantate Domino - Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

*Ego flos campi - Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)

*Hark, all ye lovely saints - Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
*Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone - John Farmer (1570-1601)
*I love, alas, I love thee - Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Cucu, cucu!-  Juan del Encina (1464-1523)
Fata la parte - Juan del Encina
Un cavalier di Spagna - Francesco Patavino (c.1478-c.1556)

*O morte - Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Trois chansons - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
*I was glad Henry-  Purcell (1659-1695)
*Hear my prayer, O Lord - Henry Purcell

Chi la gagliarda, donne, vo'imparare-  Baldassare Donato (c.1530-1603)
Quivi sospiri - Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545-1607)

Kacen divoka-  Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Ach Vojna, Vojna! - Leos Janacek

*O vos omnes-  Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

*Armenian folk songs - Komitas (1869-1935) 

Addional repertoire:

*Three Motets by Charles Stanford

  Justorum animae

  Coelos ascendit hodie

  Beati quorum via

*Two partsongs by Robert Pearsall

  Lay a garland

  Who shall have my lady fair

*Jesu, dulcis memoria by T.L. da Victoria

*Excerpts from the Divine Liturgy (Armenian) by Makar Yekmalyan


CHRISTMAS 2018 PROGRAMME


Parry - Welcome Yule

Dering - Gaudent in coelis

Ledger - Adam lay ybounden

Tallis - O Nata Lux

Pearsall - In Dulci Jubilo

Britten – Hymn to the virgin

Victoria - O magnum mysterium

Gjeilo - Northern Lights

Carol Ann Duffy’s poem 'The Christmas Truce’

Whitacre - Lux arumque

Victoria - Gaudent in coelis

Gaudete

Dumigan – Can it be true

Head -The Little  Road to Bethlehem

Rocking Carol

2018 PROGRAMME


Angelus Domini (1735)    Claudio Casciolini (Italy 1690-1760)

Regina caeli laetare    Heinrich Isaac (Netherlands c.1450-1517)

Crucifixus a  8    Antonio Lotti (Italy 1667-1740)

Ave Maria    Josquin Desprez (France c.1440-1521)

Eli Eli    György Deák-Bárdos (Hungary 1905-12991)

Jesu, dulcis memoria    attrib.  T.L.de Victoria (Spain 1548-1611)

Nunc dimittis    G.P.da Palestrina (Italy 1525-1594)

Ave maris stella    Edvard Grieg (Norway 1843-1907)

Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen    Johannes Brahms (Germany 1833-1897)


Un soir de neige    Francis Poulenc (France 1899-1963)

Si ch'io vorrei morrire    Claudio Monteverdi (Italy 1567-1643)

Quel augellin che canta    Claudio Monteverdi

Margot labourez les vignes    Jacques Arcadelt (Flanders 1507-1568)

Ancor che col partire    Cipriano de Rore (Flanders d.1565)

Il bianco e dolce cigno    Jacques Arcadelt

Un doux regard    Pierre de Manchicourt (Flanders c.1510-1564)

Que n'est elle aupres de moi     Pierre Certon (France 1515-1572)

Au joli jeu du pousse avant    Clément Janequin (France c,1485-1558)

La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire    Pierre Certon

Dana Dana    Lajos Bárdos (Hungary 1899-1986)

Abenlied    Josef Rheinberger (Liechtenstein 1839-1901)

The programmes for 2016 included:


MacMillan-  Miserere

Vaughan Williams - Kyrie

Parry - Lord, let me know mine end

Stanford:Beati quorum via

  Justorum animae

  Coelos ascendit hodie

Bryars - Super flumina

Dumigan - Ave Maria

Britten - Evening Primrose

Elgar - My Love Dwelsl in a Northern land

  As Torrents in Summer

  Go song of mine

  There is sweet music

Holst - I love my love

  I sowed the seeds of love

Stanford - Bluebird


Selig sind die Toten-  Heinrich Schutz (German 1585-1672)

Enek Szent Istvan Kiralyhoz - Zoltan Kodaly (Hungarian1882-1967)
Turot Eszik - A Cigany

Sum Tuum Praesidium - Jan Dismas Zelenka (Czech 1679-1745)

Jesu, meine Freude - Johann Sebastian Bach (German 1685-1750)

Yugoslav Folksongs - Matyas Seiber (Hungarian 1905-1960)

Totus Tuus - Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (Polish 1933-2010)

Steh auf, meine Freudin - Philipp Dulichius (German 1562-1631)

Hortobagy - Gyorgy Ligeti (Romanian 1923-2006)

The programme for 2017  included:


HENRY PURCELL::
Funeral sentences
Hear my prayer, O Lord
Remember not, Lord, our offences
In God's word will I rejoice
Lord, how long wilt Thou be angry
I was glad
Jubilate
Magnificat
Nunc dimittis
My Beloved Spake
Dido and Aeneas (excerpts)



My spirit sang all day by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

The blue bird by Charles Stanford (1852-1924)

I love my love by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

I sowed the seeds of lov eby Gustav Holst

My love dwelt in a Northern land by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Funeral sentences by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Man that is born of woman

In the midst of life we are in death

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

Kyrie from Mass in G minorRalph by Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

I was glad by Henry Purcell

Hear my prayer, O Lord by Henry Purcell

Three Motets by Charles Stanford

1.          Justorum animae

2.          Coelos ascendit hodie

3.          Beati quorum via