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Previous Concerts

Autumn Concert Saturday December 7th 2019 at 5pm
Christ Church, Wellington, Shropshire
Programme - A Christmas Theme to include
Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols'
plus, amongst others, arrangements by J Rutter, Phil Ypres-Smith
and from ‘Sing Nowell’ 1963
M Williamson; E Rubbra; A Bush; A Ridout; J Joubert


Summer Concert Saturday June 29th 2019
R. C. Cathedral, Town Walls, Shrewsbury
with percussion; keyboard; guitars; pipes
and soloists: Myles Payne (guitar); Christina Jones (soprano)

'Music of the Americas' - to include
Hanacpachap Cussicuinin: (anon. Quecha hymn to the Virgin)
A la jácara jacarilla: Villancico by Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
Lamentatio in Coena Domini A4: Juan de Lienas
Canciones Amatorias (I & II): L.Brouwer
La Bella Incorrupta: Manuel de Zumaya
Appalachian Gospel including:-
Amazing Grace; Gospel Plow; My Shepherd will Supply My Need; What Wondrous Love
arr. Daniel Galbreath
'Misa Criolla': Ariel Ramírez


Spring Concert Saturday March 30th 2019
St Mary the Virgin and St Chad Church, Brewood, Staffs.
Programme (with orchestra):
Henryk Górecki Totus Tuus

Elgar Serenade For Strings
Ola Gjeilo Dark Night of the Soul
Ola Gjeilo Luminous Night of the Soul
Howard Goodall's Eternal Light


Autumn Concert Saturday 24th November 2018
St Austin RC Church, Stafford
Programme: with instrumentalists (Veracini Ensemble)
Ed Coxhead Ave Verum
Ola Gjeilo Dark Night of the Soul
Ola Gjeilo Luminous Night of the Soul
Paul Mealor Ubi Caritas
Purcell Chacony in G minor (excerpts)
Purcell Choruses from Hail Bright Cecilia
Isabella Leonarda Sonata Duodecima (Adagio & Allegro e presto)
Leonarda Domine ad Adjuvandum
Vivaldi Gloria (choruses)


Summer Concert Saturday 14th July 2018
St Austin RC Church, Stafford
Poulenc's Gloria; Naji Hakim's Mariales (Organ solo)
Four Gregorian Motets; Phil Ypres-Smith's 4 reflective Prayer-Poems
Dolly Suite (Piano Duet); Rutter's Children's Lyrics;
Songs and Cries of London Town


Spring Concert Saturday 24th March 2018
RC Catholic Cathedral, Town Walls, Shrewsbury

Allegri: Miserere
Hewetson: Reproaches
Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe (in part)
Doolittle: Spring Wassail Songs
Finzi: Lo The Full Final Sarifice
V. Williams: 5 Mystical Songs


Autumn Concert Saturday 25th November
The Bradbury Hall, Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Programme 'Feel The Spirit - Songs for Africa' taken from:

Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Barber: Agnus Dei
Tippett: A child of our time (Spirituals)
Parry: My Soul, There Is A Country
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
William Albright: An alleluia super round
Rutter: Feel the Spirit
Haazan: Missa Luba (A Lively African Mass)


Summer Concert Saturday July 8th
Christ Church, Wellington, Shropshire, 7.30pm
Excerpts from Russian Choral Masterpieces
Kerry Andrew: O lux beata trinitas
Chant & Tallis: In Manus Tuas
Tallis: Te Lucis Ante Terminum
Rheinberger: Abendlied
Ed Denham: new commissioned piece
Barber: To Be Sung on the Water
Barber: Sure on this Shining Night
Delius: To be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water (I & II)
Eriks Ešenvalds: Only in Sleep


Whole Day Open Workshop
Wolverhampton Grammar School on Saturday May 6th

A chance to sing through and become familiar with Masterpieces of Russian Choral Music.


Spring Concert 2017
St Mary and St Chad Parish Church, Brewood, Staffordshire
Saturday March 25th 7.30pm

with orchestra
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
E J Moeran: Songs of Springtime
L Cohen: Hallelujah
Haydn: Toy Symphony (orchestral piece)


Autumn Concert
Church of the Holy Trinity, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Saturday November 19th 7.30pm

Organist: Phil Ypres-Smith
Soloist: Sam Oram http://www.samueloram.com

Faure's Requiem
Ernest Bloch's Excerpts from Avodath Hakodesh;
African American Spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan.
A setting by Georgia Denham of a poem by Walt Whitman,
specially composed for the choir for this concert


Saturday June 25th 2016
Catholic Church of SS Peter and Paul, Newport, Shropshire 7.30pm
With organ and trumpet

Programme with a theme to celebrate Shakespeare's anniversary and Petertide.

Rutter - Five Traditional Songs
Walton - Three pieces from Richard III (organ solo)
R V Williams - Shakespeare Songs
Newsome - Concorde Theme and Variations [1974] (trumpet solo)
Cohen - Hallelujah
Elgar - The Spirit of the Lord
Palestrina - Tu es Petrus
Leighton - An Easter Sequence
Britten - Hymn to Saint Peter
Mulet - Tu es Petra (organ solo)
R V Williams - Old 100th (with organ and trumpet)


Saturday, April 16th 2016
RC Cathedral, Shrewsbury
Handel: Messiah with Orchestra


Sunday, April 24th 2016
Solihull School
Handel: Messiah: Joint concert with orchestra


Saturday, December 5th 7.30pm
SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7LB

Music for Advent with Readings

Palestrina arr Cleobury: Matin Responsory,
Guerrero: Canite Tuba
R V Williams arr: Truth From Above
Howells: A Spotless Rose
Goldschmidt: A Tender Shoot
Excerpts from Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Part the First:
And The Glory Of The Lord
Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive - O Thou That tellest
For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover - The People That Walked In Darkness
For Unto Us A Child Is Born
There Were Shepherds - And Lo - And The Angel - And Suddenly
Glory To God
Jacob Handl: Ecce Concipies
MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn
Moore: Magnificat (Third service)
Arcadelt: Ave Maria
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Schubert: Ave Maria
Simon Phillips: Virgin’s Lullaby
Hodgkinson arr: Gabriel’s Message
Rutter arr: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Guest arr: Zion, At Thy Shining Gates
Wood: O Thou The Central Orb


Saturday 4th July Catholic Cathedral Shrewsbury
Handel - Coronation Anthems
Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens
Stanford - Beati Quorum; Justorum Animae; The Blue Bird
Tippett - Steal away, Nobody knows, Go down Moses
(from 'Five negro spirituals')
Todd - Stay with me Lord
Lauridsen - O nata lux; Sure on this shining night
Copland - Ching a ring chaw


Sunday 8th March 2015 - Solihull - Mozart Requiem
A joint concert with Solihull School Chamber Choir and the Orchestra of the Swan


Saturday 21st March 2015 at 7.30pm - The Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Chad,
Brewood, Staffs.
A concert of music by popular modern day composers
with an ensemble of Organ, Instruments and Soloists

Requiem - Bob Chilcott
Joshua fought the battle of Jerico - John Rutter
This is the day - John Rutter
O nata lux - Morten Lauridsen
Adiemus - Karl Jenkins
Ave Verum - Karl Jenkins
Give me justice - James Macmillan
O radiant dawn - James Macmillan
Ave Maria - Will Todd
Stay with me - Will Todd
Were you there? - Alex Hodgkinson
Oh when the Saints - John Rutter


Autumn Concert - 22nd November St Cecilia's Day - 7.30pm St Peter's Parish Church, Edgmond, Shropshire
with instrumentalists

Finzi: God is gone up
Hymn for St Cecilia
Walton: Organ - 3 Pieces from Richard 3rd
Finzi: Lo the full final sacrifice
Hymn to St Cecilia
Ode on St Cecilia's Day


Summer Concert Sat 28th June 7.30, with Oswestry Sinfonia
at the Methodist Church, Wellington, Shropshire, TF1 1LU.

Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Ave Verum
Vivaldi: Gloria


Sat, March 22nd 2014, Holy Trinity, Much Wenlock
Durufle: Requiem
Durufle: Ubi Caritas
John Sanders: The Reproaches
Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary
arr. Hodgkinson: Were You There?
Parry: 3 Songs of Farewell


Sat, Dec 14th 2013, St Andrew's Church, Shifnal, Shropshire

Programme included:
Britten: Ceremony Of Carols (Harp accompaniment)
Handel: Passacaille (Harp Solo)
Vaughan Williams: The Truth From Above
Britten: Hymn To The Virgin
Howells: A Spotless Rose
Tournier: Children By Christmas Crib (Harp Solo)
Darke: In The Bleak Midwinter
Arr. Shaw: Coventry Carol
Reading: Fr Joseph Breigher; There Was A Time
Arr. Willcocks: Away In A Manger
Wood: Ding Dong Merrily On High
Recorder Solos
Jackman: Stille Nacht
Jackman: I Saw Three Ships


Friday, November 8th 2013, RC Cathedral, Shrewsbury
(Keyboard; Oboe; Cello)

Requiem:One of the best loved and widely performed choral works of the twentieth century
Childhood Lyrics: A group of simple nursery rhymes set in a spirit of fun and fairytale

Feel the Spirit: Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho; Steal Away; I Got a Robe;
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Every Time I Feel the Spirit; Deep River;
When The Saints Go Marching In


June 29th 2013, St Peter's Church, Wrockwardine,

A delicious programme of English and French music and readings on the theme of
food and feasting.

Vierne: Messe Solennelle
Durufle: Ubi Caritas
Frank: Panis Angelicus
Britten: Rejoice in the lamb
Tallis: O Sacrum Convivium
R.V.Williams: Love bade me welcome
Rutter: 'The reluctant dragon' - Banquet Fugue
Bratton/Carter: The Teddy Bears' Picnic

Saturday 23rd March 2013, 7.30pm - with Orchestra
St Michael's Church, Madeley, Shropshire, TF7 5BN
Concert cancelled due to weather conditions


St Peter's Church, Edgmond, Shropshire
Sat January 5th 2013.

Schubert: Mass in G
Gott ist mein Hirt
Brahms: Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Eleven Chorale Preludes, Number 9) Organ solo
Schubert: Des Tages Weihe
Der Tanz
Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer
Verleih uns Frieden
Brahms: Geistliches Lied
Ach, arme Welt
Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Eleven Chorale Preludes, Number 10) Organ Solo
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (German Requiem)
Rheinberger: Abendlied

Sat July 21st - Wedding of Katie Allen (Choir Member) & Simon McIntosh
at St Leonard's Church, Ludlow

Sat June 30th 2012 - Joint concert with the Warwickshire Singers
with Organ and Random Brass accompaniment
at the Church of Saint Nicholas Warwick

Handel - Zadok The Priest
Purcell - Funeral Sentences
Random Brass
Gabrieli - In Ecclesiis
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Parry - I Was Glad
Random Brass
Rutter - This is the day
Rutter - Gloria
Arr. Gordon Jacob - National Anthem

Saturday 21st April 2012 - Concert in the Church of St Peter and St Paul,
Wem, Shropshire.

Sunday 22nd April 2012 - Repeat Concert at St Peter's Church,
Wrockwardine, Shropshire.

Being the Queen's Birthday weekend, the programme below was a mixture of pieces connected to Royal Occasions:

Bennet - All creatures now are merry minded
Gibbons - Fantasia of four parts (Organ)
Byrd - O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth
Byrd - Kyrie and Agnus Dei (from Mass for four voices)
Purcell - Funeral Sentences - Funeral music for Queen Mary
Man that is born of a woman
In the midst of life we are in death
Though knowest Lord, the secrets of our hearts
Purcell - I was glad
Britten - National Anthem
Britten - Four Choral Dances from the opera 'Gloriana'
Britten - Jubilate in C
Walton - Crown Imperial (Organ)
Mealor - Ubi Caritas
Rutter - This is the day
Parry - I was glad

Sat 10th December 2011
Seasonal Concert in Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock.

Christmas excerpts - ‘Messiah’ - Handel
And the glory of the Lord
There were Shepherds abiding in the field
Glory to God

Coventry Carol - Trad. arr. Shaw
Gloucester Wassail - Trad. arr. V Williams
Torches - John Joubert
Organ Solo: Dance Variations on 'Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer' - Clifton Hughes
Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams
A Spotless Rose - Howells
Hymn to the Virgin - Britten
A Ceremony of Carols - Britten

Harp Solo: Noels 1, 3 and 6 (from Six Noels) - Tournier
Stille Nacht - Gruber arr. Jackman

Sun 6th November 2011 – RC Cathedral, SHREWSBURY
'Some Messiah! Some Enchanted Evening!'
Concert in aid of Rett Syndrome Charity.
Click here for details and programme for the November concert

16th July 2011 St. Peter’s WROCKWARDINE
Repeat of the Ironbridge concert below

2nd July 2011 St Luke's Church, IRONBRIDGE
Dr Tony (ex Chorale President) and Mrs Constance Whitney Memorial concert.
Faure Requiem
3 of Britten’s Flower Songs
Items by Elgar; Bennet; Farmer; Dowland and Stanford

2nd April 2011, St Peter & St Pauls Church, NEWPORT
' A Passiontide in Music'
The choir’s first concert with its new musical director, Oliver Walker.
The programme ranged from Palestrina’s Missa Brevis to the first performance of Alex Hodgkinson's setting of ‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord?’
Also included were works by Gibbons; Tallis; Charpentier; Croce; Bach (Organ Solo by Alex);
The Reproaches by John Sanders

27th November 2010 St. George's Church, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM
Accompanied by Nykko-Mickael Gregoire on Piano and the 'Midlands Ensemble'
'Music of France and the Americas'
Concert version of Carmen
Latin American Songs by Ramirez; Fonseca;Gustavino
Solos by members of the Chorale and Instrumentalists
Excerpts from Navidad Nuestra (based on the Nativity) by Ramirez.

27th June 2010 Our Lady and St Oswald's Church, Oswestry
Summer Concert
Items by Monteverdi; Grieg; Bruckner; Lotti; Casals; Mozart; Rheinberger
Five Traditional Songs by Rutter
Five Mystical Songs by R V Williams

17th April 2010 SHREWSBURY R C Cathedral
Sacred Music at the Cathedral
6 centuries of Motets by great European composers.

November 2009 St Peter’s Church EDGMOND
Mozart Requiem;
Bach Magnificat

June 2009 SHREWSBURY R C Cathedral
Rutter Feel the Spirit;
Vivaldi Gloria;
Handel Zadok the Priest

March 2009 Our Lady of Lourdes, BIRMINGHAM
European Madrigals & Part Songs including works by Wilbye, Morley, Byrd, Weelkes, Kirbye, Gibbons, Bateson, Tomkins, Gesualdo, Anerio, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Cornelius, Brahms, Wesley, Stanford, Elgar

November 2008 St James The Greater, Leicester
(joint concert with Leicester Bach Choir and Queen's Park Sinfonia
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Elgar The Music Makers

June 2008 Shrewsbury Cathedral &
July 2008 Longden on Tern Shropshire

Purcell Dido & Aeneas Final Lament & Chorus
Verdi Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore)
Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco)
Wagner Wach Auf (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Wagner Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin)
Bizet Carmen Choruses
Verdi Triumphal Chorus (A?da)
Handel Messiah Parts II & III Choruses

March 2008 All Saints and Holy Souls Church, Acocks Green, Birmingham
Rutter Requiem
Elgar Four Latin Motets
Haydn Mass No 7 in B flat by (Kleine Orgelmesse)
Goodall Psalm 23
Wesley Blessed Be The God And Father

December 2007 St Peter’s Edgmond
Repeat of the Alvechurch concert below (with organ accompaniment)

November 2007 St Laurence's Alvechurch Worcestershire (with orchestra)
J S Bach Cantata 5 form Christmas Oratorio
Bruckner Virga Jesse
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Stanford Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C
Berlioz The Shepherd’s Farewell
Mendelssohn How Lovely are the Messengers
Handel Messiah Choruses

July 2007 Sts Peter & Paul Newport
Dvorák Mass in D, op. 86
Brahms Ach, Arme Welt, op.110
Webbe Alma Redemptoris Mater, Preces Populi and other pieces
Duruflé Quatre Motets Sur Des Thèmes Grégoriens, op. 10
Haydn Insanae Et Vanae Curae
Webbe Mass in A
Mozart Misericordias Domini, K.222
Elgar Ave verum corpus, op. 2, no. 1

March 2007 Shrewsbury R C Cathedral
Parry Songs of Farewell 1-6
Fauré Requiem - Pie Jesu (solo)
Bizet The Pearl Fishers- Je Crois Entendre Encore (solo)
Grieg Ave maris stella
John IV, King of Portugal Crux fidelis
Reger Unser lieben Frauen Traum
Gounod Ave Maria (solo)
Elgar As Torrents in Summer
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Rossini O Salutaris hostia
Silk Islands: A medley of Scottish Airs
Rheinberger Abendlied (Evening Song)

November 2006 St James The Greater, Leicester
(joint concert with Leicester Bach Choir)
Brahms Requiem

July 2006 St Peter’s Edgmond
Mozart Vesperae solennes de Dominica
Mendelssohn Four Sacred Partsongs
Mozart “Et incarnates est” from Mass in C minor
Elgar Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29), op. 74
Fauré Requiem

March 2006 Shrewsbury R C Cathedral
Palestrina Missa Brevis
Mozart Ave Verum
Bruckner Tota Pulchra Es Maria
Poulenc Salve Regina
Bruckner Ave Maria
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Purcell O Dive Custo
Lotti Crucifixus a 8
Schumann Fugue on B-A-C-H

November 2005 St Patrick’s Church, Wellington
Seiber Hungarian and Yugoslav Folk Songs
Brahms op.104 and op.93
Elgar My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land & others
Vaughan Williams Folk Songs
Bartok Slovak Folk-Songs
Holst Part Songs
Toch Geographical Fugue

July 2005 Sacred Heart & Holy Souls Church, Acocks Green, Birmingham
Handel Coronation Anthems
Allegri Miserere
Parry I was Glad
Rutter Psalmfest

April 2005 Shrewsbury R C Cathedral
Byrd Mass for 4 Voices
Stanford Beatum Quorum Via
Gibbons This is the Record of John
Ireland Greater love hath No Man
Vaughan Williams O Taste and See
Morley Agnus Dei
Bairstow Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Tallis Gloria Patri
Howells O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
Parry Lord, Let me Know mine End

November 2004 St George’s Edgbaston
J.S. Bach O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht
J.S. Bach "Prepare thyself, Zion" from Christmas Oratorio
J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude
Schubert, Deutsche Messe
Mendelssohn Verleih uns Frieden
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Haydn Insanae et vanae curae

June 2004 St Patrick’s Church Wellington
Bruckner Motets
Handel Coronation Anthems
Mozart Ave Verum
Purcell Dido’s Lament
Verdi Va’ Pensiero

April 2004 Shrewsbury RC Cathedral
Handel Coronation Anthems
Stanford Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C
Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer
Parry Songs of Farewell (1 – 5)

December 2003 St George’s, Curdworth
Rutter Feel the Spirit
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Barber Agnus Dei



Joint Concert at the Church of St Nicholas, Warwick



St Peter and St Paul, Wem



Andrienna Straw's French Horn Solo
Midlands Ensemble

Midlands Ensemble