Our music

Past performances

1969 Messiah - Handel - and almost every year since

1970 St Matthew Passion - Bach

1971 Judas Maccabeus - Handel

1972 The Creation - Haydn

1973 Elijah - Mendelssohn

1973 The Creation - Haydn

1974 Requiem - Faure, Hymn of Praise - Mendelssohn

1975 Requiem - Brahms, Te Deum - Dvorak

1976 St Matthew Passion – Bach

1977 The Creation - Haydn, Dido & Aeneas - Purcell

1977 Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast - Coleridge-Taylor

1978 Stabat Mater - Rossini, Nelson Mass - Haydn

1979 Israel in Egypt - Handel

1980 The Seasons - Haydn

1981 Requiem - Mozart, O Praise the Lord - Handel,

1981 Toward the Unknown Region - Vaughan Williams

1982 Mass in F Minor - Bruckner, The Music Makers - Elgar

1982 Blest Pair of Sirens - Parry

1983 St John Passion - Bach, Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams

1984 Gloria - Vivaldi, Maria Theresa Mass - Haydn

1985 Samson - Handel

1986 Three Psalms - Curtis (commissioned), Songs of the Fleet - Stanford

1987 Requiem - Brahms, Song of Destiny - Brahms, Audi Filia - Scarlatti,

1987 Messe Solennelle - Gounod, Serenade to Music - Vaughan Williams

1988 Elijah - Mendelssohn, Cantata for Christmas - Gardner, Hodie - Vaughan Williams

1989 Carmina Burana - Orff, Prince Igor (17) - Borodin

1990 Judas Maccabeus - Handel, The Creation - Haydn

1991 Vesperae Solonnes - Mozart, Requiem - Rutter,

1991 A Ceremony of Carols - Britten

1992 Stabat Mater - Schubert, Songs of Farewell - Parry, Harmoniernesse - Haydn

1993 Gloria - Rutter, Canterbury Pilgrims - Dyson

1994 Gloria - Poulenc, Requiem - Mozart, Christmas Oratorio - Bach

1995 Hymn of Praise - Mendelssohn, Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast - Coleridge-Taylor

1996 Nelson Mass - Haydn, Stabat Mater - Rossini, Childhood of Christ - Berlioz

1997 The Music Makers - Elgar, Blest Pair of Sirens - Parry

1997 Songs of the Fleet - Stanford

1997 Whitehaven Psalms - Fudge

1998 Messa di Gloria - Puccini, Psalmfest - Rutter

1999 Elijah - Mendelssohn

2000 Requiem - Faure, Coronation Mass - Mozart

2001 Magnificat - Rutter, Messe Solennelle - Gounod

2002 St Paul - Mendelssohn, Yeomen of the Guard - Gilbert & Sullivan

2003 Requiem - Brahms

2004 Petite Messe Solonelle - Rossini

2005 Mass for the Children - Rutter, Sprig of Thyme - Rutter

2006 The Creation - Haydn

2007 Cantique de Jean Racine, Madrigal, Requiem – Faure

2008 Gloria - Vivaldi, Messe di Gloria - Puccini, Gloria - Rutter

2009 Requiem - Mozart, Gloria - Poulenc

2010 Carmina Burana - Orff

2011 Iolanthe - Gilbert & Sullivan

2012 Requiem & Liebeslieder Waltzer - Brahms

2013 The Armed Man - Jenkins, Requiem - Chilcott

2014 Brahm’s Requiem

2015 The Pirates of Titipu (with apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan)

2016 Faure’s Requiem, Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs, Chilcott Little Jazz Mass

2017 On the Waterfront - a selection of river and sea themed songs

2018 Eternal Light and the Great Big Tunes Selection - Howard Goodall, Sprig of Thyme - Rutter

2019 Music for an April Evening - Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Ave Verum, Brahms' How Lovely are Thy Dwellings and Rutter Hymns)