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Summer Concert 2019.

Conductor: Jamie Sperling.


Exsultate Justi - Viadana

Laudate Dominum - Sweelinck

Sicut cervus - Palestrina

Ach, arme Welt - Brahms

Locus iste - Bruckner

Abendlied - Rheinberger



Verborgenheit (Hugo Wolf) – Kathryn Reynolds (soprano), Ian Pirie (Piano)

Bach Prelude in C Major – Ian Pirie (Piano)


Excerpts from Jesu, meine Freude - Bach (10”)


Second Half:

God and the Universe - Stanford

The Shower - Elgar

How calmly the evening - Elgar


Solos :


Salut d’Amour – Elgar – Jenny Reckless (Violin), Hilary Barkwith (Piano)

Pleading – Elgar – Ian Pirie (Baritone), Daphne Ewington (Piano)


Songs of Nature - Dvorak

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring - Bach (accompanied by Hilary Barkwith)


Encore: Goodnight Sweetheart.


Cappella Spring Concert 2019

Conductor: Jamie Sperling.





John Bennet (fl. 1599 – 1614): All Creatures Now

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897): 6 Lieder und Romanzen op.93a

    1. Der bucklichte Fiedler (The Hunch-back fiddler)

    2. Das Mädchen (The maiden)

    3. O süßer Mai (O sweet May)


Solo – Daphne Ewington (Soprano): Brahms, Die Mainacht, acc Ian Pirie (piano)


Brahms: 6 Lieder:

    4. Fahr wohl (Fare well)

    5. Der Falke (The Falcon)

    6. Beherzigung (Taking to Heart)


C.V. Stanford (1852 – 1924): Heraclitus


Brahms: Von edler Art (from Deutsche Volkslieder)




Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958): Linden Lea

Ralph Vaughan Williams - from Five English Folk Songs:

            The Dark Eyed Sailor


Solo - Ian Pirie (piano): Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907): Shepherd’s Boy (Lyric Pieces Op 54)


Ralph Vaughan Williams - from Five English Folk Songs:

             Just as the tide was flowing

             The Lover’s Ghost


Solo -  Hilary Barkwith (harp): ‘I will leave my country and go along with you’ (Trad Irish)


The Gift to be Simple (Traditional Shaker tune) arr. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Adapted by Stephen Paulus (1949 – 2014) - The Road Home



Cappella Singers Christmas Concert 2018

Conductor: Jamie Sperling.


Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548 – 1611) - O Magnum Mysterium

Jacob Handl (1550 – 91) - Resonet in laudibus


Linda Hayden (Flute), Hilary Barkwith (Harp):

‘Arioso’ by J.S. Bach, based on cantata 156, arr. Barton.

Nick lamb (Tenor), Hilary Barkwith (Harp):
 ‘O Holy Night’ by Adolph Adam, arr. Rohrbacher



Arr. Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621) - Quem pastores laudavere

William Byrd (ca. 1539 – 1623) - O magnum mysterium


Jane Keane (Soprano), Ian Pirie (Piano):

O Tannenbaum (trad.)

Kathryn Reynolds (Soprano), Ian Pirie (Piano):

The First Mercy by Peter Warlock (1894 – 1930)


Michael Praetorius - A great and mighty wonder

Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) - Virga Jesse

Flecha (Mateo Flecha el Viejo, 1481 – 1553) - Riu, riu, chiu

Short Interval

Audience: Once in Royal David’s City



Ralph Vaughan Williams  (1872 – 1958)- The truth from above (arr. Willcocks)

Angelus ad virginem (arr. Willcocks)

Of the Father’s heart begotten (arr. Willcocks)

John Rutter (b. 1945) - Nativity Carol


Audience: Joy to the World!



Joanna Gill (words: Becca Beschizza) – Look to the stable

William Mathias (1934 – 1992) - A babe is born


Audience: Hark the herald angels sing

Choir Encore: A Merry Christmas


Summer Concert 2018 – Conductor Jamie Sperling.


First Half


Robert Pearsall       Sing we and chant it

Frederick Bridge     The Goslings

Edward Bairstow    The Oak and The Ash


Instrumental: The Ash Grove (arr. Skaila Kanga):

Linda Hayden (flute), Hilary Barkwith (harp)


Gustav Holst            I sowed the seeds of love

            I love my love

Swansea Town


Solo: The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies:

Jill Luff (soprano), John Luff (guitar)

Duet: Scarborough Fair (arr. Jay Althouse):

Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds (soprano), John Luff (guitar)

Solo: The Foggy Foggy Dew (arr. Benjamin Britten):

Ian Pirie (Baritone), Paul McDowell (piano)


R. Vaughan Williams         Ca’ the yowes

The turtle dove

Second Half


John Rutter              The Sprig of Thyme


Spring Concert 2018, Conductor Jamie Sperling.


First Half


Pastime with good company - Henry VIII

Hide Not Thou Thy Face - Richard Farrant

Give Almes of thy Goods - Christopher Tye

I heard a voice - Thomas Tomkins

Sweet Nymph Come to thy Lover: Thomas Morley – Jill Luff & Kathryn Reynolds- duet

April is in My Mistress' Face - Thomas Morley

Weep, weep, mine eyes - Wilbye

The Violet, Mozart – Jane Keane- solo

Sweet Suffolk Owl - Thomas Vautor



Second Half


Weep you no more sad fountains - John Dowland

Ach, Wei des Leiden - Hassler

Tanzen und springen - Hassler

O would that my Love could be, Mendelssohn :  Kathryn Reynolds & Nick Lamb - duet

Ancor che col partire - de Rore

Crabbed Age & Youth - Madeleine Dring (Shakespeare setting) – Jill Luff - Solo

Who is Sylvia, Schubert version (Shakespeare setting) - Ian Pirie & Daphne Ewington - duet

The Cloud-Capped Towers from 3 Shakespeare Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Crossing the Bar - C.H. Parry

Music, when soft voices die - C.H. Parry

My Soul There Is A Country - C.H. Parry



Christmas Concert 2017, Conductor Jamie Sperling

Choir:             Matin Responsory                                                  Palestrina

                        Ceremony of Carols                                               Benjamin Britten

                        Harpist:  Hilary Barkwith


                                    Wolcum Yole

                                    There is no Rose

                                    That Yongë child

                                    Balulalow (Soloist Daphne Ewington)

                                    As dew in Aprille

                                    This little Babe

                                    Interlude (harp solo)

                                    In Freezing Winter Night

                                    Spring Carol

                                    Deo Gracias


Audience:     O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Choir:             Adam Lay YBounden                                             Boris Ord

                        Coventry Carol                                                         arr. Martin Shaw

Audience:     The First Nowell

Duet:              The Little Road to Bethlehem

Soloists:  Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds

Choir:             Christe Adoramus Te                                              Claudio Monteverdi

 Sussex Carol                                                             arr. David Willcocks

Audience:     O Come All Ye Faithful

Choir:             O Little One Sweet                                                  Alex Turner

                        Soloist:  Jane Keane

                         Sans Day Carol                                                        John Rutter

Audience:     Hark The Herald Angels Sing

(Encore)        The Twelve Days of Christmas                             John Rutter


Summer Concert   2017, Conductor Jamie Sperling

Choir:             Summer is icumen in                                 John of Fornsete

                        Sing We and Chant It                                Thomas Morley

                        My bonny lass she smileth                                   Thomas Morley

                        Now is the month of maying                  Thomas Morley

                        Greensleeves                                               Trad. arr. Gough

Duet               Fantasia on Greensleeves                                    Ralph Vaughan Williams

                        Viola:  Jenny Reckless;  Piano: Hilary Barkwith

Choir:             Dindirín, Dindirín                                       Anon.

                        Ohimè, se tanto amate                             Claudio Monteverdi

                        Die Harmonie in der Ehe                          Joseph Haydn

                        My Spirit Sang all Day                               Gerald Finzi

Choir:             Summer is y’comin in                               Robert Pearsall

                        Sing we and chaunt it                               Robert Pearsall

                        Light of my Soul                                          Robert Pearsall

Solo:               A Soft Day                                                    C V Stanford

                        Tenor: Nick Lamb; Piano: Hilary Barkwith

Choir:             As Torrents in Summer                             Edward Elgar

Solo:               Come, O Come My Life’s Delight                       Ivor Gurney

                        Baritone: Ian Pirie; Piano: Paul McDowell

Choir:             The Blue Bird                                                           C V Stanford

                        Birthday Madrigals                                              John Rutter

                                    It was a lover and his lass

                                    Draw on sweet night

                                    Come live with me

                                    When daisies pied

Spring Concert 2017, Conductor Jamie Sperling

Peter Philips:                                   Ascendit Deus

Thomas Tallis:                                  If Ye Love Me

Richard Farrant/John Hilton:      Lord for thy Tender Mercy’s Sake

William Byrd:                                   Justorum Animae

                                                            Ave Verum Corpus

                                                            Sing Joyfully

Orlando Gibbons:                          Almighty and Everlasting God

Henry Purcell:                                 Thou Knowest Lord the Secrets of our Hearts

                                                Hear My Prayer

Charles Wood:                                This Joyful Eastertide

Thomas Campion:                          Never Weather-Beaten Sail

John Bennet:                                   All Creatures Now

Orlando Gibbons:                          Ah Dear Heart

The Silver Swan

Athur Sullivan:                                The Long Day Closes

John Rutter:                                     My True Love Hath My Heart (from The Birthday Madrigals)


Christmas Concert 2016: Winter Wonderland

Conductor:  Jonathan Schranz


Congregational: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Choir: The Seven Joys Carol Collection - Andrew Daldorph Accompanist: Hilary Barkwith

Veni, Veni

The Angel Carol

Be Still  (Jane Keane, Nick Lamb)

Christ was born on Christmas Day

Shine On

Three Kings

The Seven Joys


Congregational: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Solo: Ave Maria - Schubert (Nick Lamb, Hilary Barkwith)

Congregational: Away in a Manger


Choir: Follow that Star - 7 Christmas Songs in Close Harmony Arr. Peter Gritton

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 

Winter Wonderland

Follow that Star

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Mary’s Boy Child

Just Another Star

The Christmas Song


Solo: The Carol Singers – T.C. Sterndale-Bennett (Ian Pirie, Paul McDowell)

Quartet:  White Christmas - Irving Berlin,

Quartet:  Let it Snow - Julie Styne

 (Jill Luff, Mike Ewington, Ted Simkins, Jonathan Schranz)

Congregational: O Come all ye Faithful

Choir: Rise Up, Shepherd – Traditional Spiritual Arr. L Ballantine




The Cappella Singers Summer Concert 2016

Songs from the British Isles


Songs attributed to Henry VIII

                        Pastime with Good Company

                        O My Heart



Solo & Harp                She moves through the fair                    arr. J Marson   

                                    Jane Keane, Hilary Barkwith


Four Madrigals

            Weep O mine eyes                                           John Bennet 1599-1614

            Weep you no more, sad fountains         John Dowland 1563-1626

            Now is the month of Maying                             Thomas Morley 1557-1602

            Fair Phyllis                                                        John Farmer 1591-1601


Solo & Harp                Awake Sweet Love                  John Dowland             

                                    Ian Pirie, Hilary Barkwith


Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Folk Song arrangements

                        I love my love

                        I sowed the seeds of love

                        Swansea Town


Solo & Harp                Watching the Wheat                             arr. H Greehl   

                                    Daphne Ewington, Hilary Barkwith


Solo Harp                    The Golden Harp                                  arr. A Griffiths

                                    Hilary Barkwith


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Folk Song Arrangements

                        The Dark Eyed Sailor

                        The Springtime of the year       

                        Just as the time was flowing      

                        The Lover’s Ghost

                        Wassail Song


Solos & Harp   My Lagan Love                                                arr. H Harty

                                    The Lark in the clear air                        arr. J Marson

                                    Ian Pirie, Kathryn Reynolds, Hilary Barkwith


Flower Song     The Evening Primrose   B. Britten (1913-76)


Finale:              Sing a song of sixpence John Rutter       b. 1945




Spring Concert March 18th 2016.

Conductor: Jonathan Schranz



1. John Willbye: Thou Art but Young thou Say’st


2. John Willbye: Weep, Weep Mine Eyes


3. Knud Jeppesen: Four Shakespeare Songs



4. Graham Robb: Jazz Sonnets (Nick, Jill, Katherine)


5. Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs

Full Fathom Five

            The Cloud Capp’d Towers

            Over Hill, Over Dale


6. John Cook: Fear No More the Heat O’ the Sun



7. Roger Quilter: It Was a Lover and his Lass (Daphne, Ian)



8. Gerald Finzi; O Mistress Mine (Ian)


9. Vaughan Williams: No Longer Mourn for Me



10. Ian Higginson: Fear No More the Heat O’ the Sun (Jane)


11. George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets

            Live with me and be my Love

            When Daffodils

            It was a Lover...


            Who Is Sylvia?

            Fie on Sinful Fantasy

            Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain


12. John Willbye: Draw On Sweet Night.




Cappella Singers Christmas Concert 2015

Conductor: Jonathan Schranz


O Magnum Mysterium                                      T.L. de Victoria (1548 – 1611)                                   

Exsultate Deo                                                   G.P. da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)

Alma Redemptoris Mater                                              G.P. da Palestrina


Missa super Dixit Maria:                                               Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)

            Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Benedictus, Agnus Dei.


Harp Solos (Hilary Barkwith):

Medieval Hymn: Jesu Christes Mild Moder       arr. S. Milligan

Plainsong meditation: Adoro Te Devots arr. D. Burton



Puer Natus est Nobis                                        William Byrd (ca. 1540 – 1623)



O Come O Come Emmanuel                            arr. David Wilcocks (1919 – 2015)



The Crown of Roses                                         P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree                              Elizabeth Poston (1905 – 1987)


Trio: (Daphne Ewington, Judith Holt, Jill Luff, acc. Hilary Barkwith)

Maria Walks Amid the Thorn                            Andrew Carter (born 1939)


Solo: (Jill Luff acc. Hilary Barkwith)

The Little Road to Bethlehem                            Michael Head (1900 – 1976)


Hark the Herald Angels Sing                             F. Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)



Coventry Carol                                                 arr. Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)

Cradle Song                                                     Richard Causton (born 1971)

Indulgent Jubilo – for The Cappella Singers of Upminster

                                                                                    Nicolas Walker (born 1994)



Ding Dong Merrily on High                               16th c. French, arr. Charles Wood

                                                                                                (1866 – 1926)


Cradle Song                                                     trad. Flemish arr. John Rutter

                                                                                                 (born 1945)


Duets: (Linda Hayden flute, Hilary Barkwith harp):

Charms of Christmas                                        arr. S. Morgan-Thomas

Ukrainian Bells Carol, with God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

                                                                                    arr. E.& E. Brock



I Wonder as I wander                                       John Rutter



O Come all ye Faithful                                      arr. David Willcocks

Star Carol                                                                    John Rutter




Sunday 21st June, 2015Summer, Strawberries and Strings’

Conductor Robert Jacobs

A programme of Early Music featuring Purcell: Symphony Anthems and Vivaldi: Gloria


Accompanied by a String Quartet from the Havering Concert Orchestra



Choir:               I Was Glad                                           Henry Purcell

                        Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts


Solo:                Sweeter than Roses                  Henry Purcell

                        Ian Pirie


Choir:               O Sing Unto the Lord               Henry Purcell

                        (HCO Ensemble)

                        Soloist:  Paul McDowell


Choir:               O God, the King of glory


Solo:                Silent Worship                          G F Handel

                        R. Francis Parkin


Choir:               Remember not, Lord                Henry Purcell

                        Rejoice in the Lord, alway

                        (HCO Ensemble)


Solo:                Lascia ch’io pianga                   G F Handel

                        Jill Luff                                     arr. M Rondeau


Choir & HCO Ensemble                       GLORIA          Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

            Gloria in excelsis Deo

            Et in terra pax hominibus

            Laudamus Te:                           (Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds)

            Gratias agimus tibi

            Domine Deus, Rex Coelestis:    (Jill Luff)

            Domine Fili unigenite

Dominus Deus, Agnus Dei:        (Judith Holt)

Qui Tollis peccata mundi

Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris:    (Judith Holt)

Quonium tu solus sanctus

Cum Sancto Spiritu



Havering Concert Ensemble:


Paul Kelly, 1st violin; Katy Kelly, 2nd violin; Jenny Reckless, viola; Andrew Crichton, ‘cello;

Paul Hollingsworth, Trumpet; Dylan Man, Oboe.




Spring Concert, 27th March 2015: ‘Faith, Hope and Love’.

Conductor: Robert Jacobs



Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)                   Geistliches Lied (Sacred song)

Words by Paul Flemming (1609 – 1640)          (Let no sad thought oppress me...)

Max Reger (1873 – 1916)                             Unser lieben Frauen Traum

                                                                                    (Our Lady’s dream)

Josef Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)                  Abendlied (Abide with us...)

Words: Luke 24:29


Harp solo (Hilary Barkwith):

J.S.Bach:        Andante from violin sonata no. 2, arr. Grandjany



J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)                                 Jesu Meine Freude (Jesus My Joy)

Words (except for IV) by Johann Frank (1618 – 1677)

I Chorale:                   Jesu Meine Freude (Jesus, my joy... nothing shall be dearer to me)

III Choral:                  Unter deinem Schirmen (Under your protection I am safe...)

IV Chor (Jane, Jill, Kathryn, Daphne, Averil, Judith):

                                    Denn das Gesetz (For the law of the spirit... Romans 8:2)

V Choral:                    Trotz (Defiance... to the vengeance of death... and to fear)

VII Choral:     Weg, weg (Away with all treasures, you are my delight, Jesu my joy)

IX Choral:                  Gute Nacht (Good night to an existence that cherishes the world)

XI Chorale:    Weicht, ihr Trauergeiste (Hence, you spirits of sadness... Jesus comes)


Harp solo (Hilary Barkwith):

J.S.Bach:        Sarabande from violin partita no.1, arr. Grandjany



Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)                  Ach, Weh des Leiden

                                                                        (Ah, woe and grief, must we then part?)

Hans Leo Hassler                                          Tanzen und Springen

                                                (Dancing and leaping... and celebrating, fills my mind)

John Farmer (fl. 1591 – 1601)                                    Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone

Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856)                                  Who shall have my lady fair?


Two solos (Jill Luff):

George Butterworth (1885 - 1916)                The Cuckoo

George Butterworth                                    Sowing the seeds of Love.



William Paxton (1735 – 1787)                                   Breathe soft, ye winds

Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1896)                                    Sweet and Low

Thomas Morley (1557/8 – 1602)                   My Bonny Lass she smileth

Thomas Morley                                                         Now is the month of Maying.  




Christmas Concert 2014 (including Carols): What Sweeter Music.

Conductor: Robbie Jacobs


Programme included:


John Rutter: What Sweeter Music

Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol

Richard Rodney Bennett: Out of Your Sleep

William Mathais: Sir Christemas

Bach: O Little One Sweet

Will Todd: My Lord Has Come

Duruflé Motets: Ubi Caritas, Tota Pulchra Es, Tu Es Petrus, Tantum Ergo

Sweelinck: Hodie Christus Natus est.


And Congregational Carols




Summer Concert July 11th 2014: ‘Flights of Fancies’

Conductor: Robert Jacobs





Francis Pilkington (1562 – 1638)                      With Fragrant Flowers                         

                                                                                    Have I Found her?                               

John Dowland (1563 – 1626)               Come Heavy Sleep

                                                                                    Can She Excuse My Wrongs   

                                                                                    Weep You No More Sad Fountains    


Thomas Ford (d. 1648)                                    Since First I Saw Your Face    

Jane Keane, Kathryn Reynolds, Averil Silson, Judith Holt, Ian Pirie, Nick Lamb, Paul McDowell, Ron Parkin.



Francis Pilkington                                             Flow Not So Fast Ye Fountains

Soprano: Jill Luff. Guitar: John Luff



Francis Pilkington                                             Rest Sweet Nymphs                            

Short Interval


Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956) From: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges:                                                                             

1. My Spirit Sang All Day        

                                                                                    3. I Praise the Tender Flower


John Rutter (b. 1945) From Birthday Madrigals:                       

                                                                                    3. Come Live With Me and Be my Love

                                                                                    4. My True Love Hath My  Heart

John Rutter: Fancies:

Accompanist: Phil Mitchell (piano)       

                                                                                    1. Tell me where is Fancy Bred

                                                                                    2. There is a Garden in her Face

                                                                                    3. The Urchins’ Dance

                                                                                    4. Riddle Song

                                                                                    5. Midnight’s Bell

                                                                                    6. The Bellman’s Song




Spring Concert: Friday 28th March 2014, at 8.0 pm

Conductor: Robbie Jacobs

With instrumentalists – string quartet.


David Todd (Piano), Rachel Spencer (1st Violin), Charlotte Fairbairn (2nd Violin), Heather Bourne (Viola), Duncan Strachan (‘Cello), Hilary Barkwith (Harp).



Old American Songs                                                  Aaron Copland

Set 1

                                    The Boatmen’s Dance

                                    The Dodger

                                    Long Time Ago

                                    Simple Gifts

                                    O Bought Me a Cat


Duet:                           The Water is Wide                             arr Mark Hayes

                                    (Daphne Ewington & Kathryn Reynolds)


- Short Interval -



Fern Hill                                                                                 Music by John Corigliano, Poem by Dylan Thomas

(Mezzo-Soprano solo  Jill Luff)


Duet:                           Sourwood Mountain                           arr Ruth Elaine Schram

(Ian Pirie & Paul McDowell)



Old American Songs                                                  Aaron Copland

Set 2

                                    The Little Horses

                                    Zion’s Walls

                                    At the River

                                    Ching-a-ring Chaw



Shenandoah                                                                arr James Erb





Christmas Concert: Saturday 14th December 2013, at 7.30 pm.

Conductor: Robbie Jacobs


And With Hilary Barkwith (harp)



Programme included:


Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium


Scheidt: Puer Natus in Bethlehem


Vaughan Williams: Wither’s Rocking Hymn


Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down


Flecha: Riu Riu Chiu


Vivaldi: Gloria



Summer Concert July 2013

Conductor: Robert Jacobs.




Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite                  John Dowland (arr. Stefan Schwartz)

Never Weather-Beaten Sail                                          Thomas Campion

Rest, Sweet Nymphs                                                    Francis Pilkington

Weep, O Mine Eyes                                                     John Bennet



Awake, Sweet Love                                                     John Dowland

Jill Luff (Soprano), John Luff (Guitar)

Flow My Tears                                                             John Dowland

Ian Pirie (Baritone), John Luff (Guitar)



Ach, Weh des Leiden                                                   Hans Leo Hassler

Tanzen und Springen                                                     Hans Leo Hassler

Come Woeful Orpheus                                                 William Byrd


Short Interval



Bushes and Briars                                                                     R. Vaughan Williams

(arr. Donald James)

The Turtle Dove                                                                       R. Vaughan Williams

Harp: Hilary Barkwith

My True Love Hath My Heart                                      arr. Ian Pirie

(melody by Claude Debussy)

Londonderry Air                                                                       trad., arr. Robbie Jacobs

Harp: Hilary Barkwith


Harp solos:

Hilary Barkwith                                                                        Two Irish Folk Tunes (t.b.a.)



Three Spirituals from A Child of Our Time                    Michael Tippett

By the Rivers of Babylon                                                          trad., arr. Ken Burton


Soloists:            Daphne Ewington, Jane Keane, Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds,

                        Nick Lamb, Ian Pirie, R Francis Parkin






Spring Concert 2013: ‘O be joyful’: secular and sacred part-songs from John Wilbye to Benjamin Britten.


Conductors: Christopher Hann & Robbie Jacobs

Guest Organist Jeremy Lloyd. 


1st Half                                                                                                           

April is in My Mistress' Face                        Thomas Morley

Sweet Suffolk Owl                                       Thomas Vautor

Ah, Dear Heart                                             Orlando Gibbons

Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes                              John Wilbye

Since First I Saw your Face                          Thomas Ford

Who shall have my Lady Fair                       Robert Pearsall

Four folk-song settings                                 Benjamin Britten

1. David of the White Rock

2. Bonny at Morn

Jill Luff (Soprano), Hilary Barkwith (Harp)

3. The Foggy, Foggy Dew

4. The Little Plough-boy

Ian Pirie (Baritone), Paul McDowell (Piano)

My Love’s an Arbutus                                 C.V. Stanford

Music, when Soft Voices Die                       C. Hubert H. Parry

The Evening Primrose                                  Benjamin Britten


2nd Half

Jubilate Deo                                                 Benjamin Britten

Like as the Hart                                            Herbert Howells

A New Heaven                                             Edgar L. Bainton

Ave Verum                                                  Edward Elgar

O thou the Central Orb                                 Charles Wood

Greater Love                                                John Ireland

Blessed be the God and Father                     Samuel Sebastian Wesley




Feb 2013: ‘Come and Sing’ FAURÉ’S REQUIEM

Saturday 2nd February 2013

Choral workshop from 1pm – 6pm

with Christopher Hann, Music Director

Performance at 7.30pm






Carol – Ding Dong, Merrily on High                      Palestrina

Hymn – As with Gladness Men of Old 

POEM: A Christmas Thought, by Lucy Larcom, read by Averil Silson.

Carol – Good King Wenceslas                              Traditional, arr. Jaques

Carol – The Holy and the Ivy                                Tradtional, arr. Jaques

Carol – Sussex Carol                                            Tradtional, arr. Willcocks


Hymn – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen


TRIO: Brahms – Geistliches Wiegenlied (Lullaby for the Christ Child)

Soprano: Jill Luff, Viola: Jenny Reckless, Piano: Ian Pirie.


You holy angels that hover over the palm trees, in the night and the wind, bring us some stillness! My child is sleeping. Palm trees of Bethlehem, shaking in the wind, why are you making such a noise? Do not rustle so loudly, be silent, be calm, be gentle, bring some stillness. My child is sleeping.

The child of heaven bears our grief, ah how weary he is from the sorrows of the world.

Ah, when he is sleeping softly his suffering will stop, so bring some stillness - my child is sleeping.

Cold winds and storms rush down; how shall I clothe the child? O all you angels, flying in the wind, bring some stillness, my child is sleeping.


Carol – Away in a Manger                                    Tradtional, arr. Jaques

Carol – Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                          Tradtional, arr. Willcocks


POEM: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read by Jenny Reckless


Hymn – O Come All Ye Faithful


Carol – What Cheer?                                            William Walton

Short Interval

Hymn – Once in Royal David’s City  


Carol – Quelle est cette Odeur Agréable?               Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Carol – Sans Day carol                                         Traditional, arr. Rutter


READING: from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee, read by Judith Holt.


Carol – I Sing of a Maiden                                    Hadley

Carol – The Infant King                                        Traditional, arr. Willcocks


Hymn – It Came Upon the Midnight Clear


POEM: The Oxen by Thomas Hardy, read by Ian Pirie


Carol – Resonemus Laudibus                               Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Carol – Dormi Jesu                                               Kilmek


Hymn – Hark! The Herald Angels sing


POEM: Bright Star by Linda Hayden, read by Linda Hayden


Carol – Zion Hears the Watchmens’ Voices          Bach


Carol – Jingle Bells                                               Pierpont, arr. Willcocks







Music by composers with Royal connections from Henry VIII to William Walton:


Music Director: Christopher Hann

Organist:  Peter Yardley-Jones


England’s Green and Pleasant Land

1st Half

1.    Pass time with Good Company                Henry VIII

2.    Tunes for Archbishop Parker                   Tallis

i.                   Psalm 1

ii.                Psalm 68

3.    If ye Love me                                             Tallis

4.    Tunes for Archbishop Parker                   Tallis

i.                   Psalm 2

ii.                Psalm 67

5.    Gloria (Mass for 4 Voices)                      Byrd

6.    Ave Verum Corpus                                   Byrd

7.    I am the Resurrection and the Life           Croft

8.    Thou Knowest Lord                                  Purcell

9.    Lord Let me know mine end                     Greene

10. Let Thy Hand be Strengthened                Handel

2nd Half

1.    Rejoice in the Lord Always                      Redford

2.    I Vow to thee my Country (with audience)

3.    Blessed be the God and Father                 Wesley

4.    My Soul there is a Country                       Parry

5.    Jerusalem (with audience)

6.    To Music                                                   Dyson

7.    The Blue Bird                                            Stanford

8.    Rest                                                            Vaughan Williams

9.    What Cheer!                                              Walton

Encore. Rule Britannia     (with audience)






Friday 2nd March 2012, 8.0 pm, Trinity United Reformed Church, Station Road, Upminster, RM14 2UD


Remembering anniversaries of the birth or death of various composers:


The 50th anniversary of the death of John Ireland (1879 – 1962)


The 150th anniversary of the birth of:

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Edward German (1862 – 1936)

Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934)


The 400th anniversary of the death of:

Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)

Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1554 – 1612)


The 500th anniversary of the birth of John Bull (1562 – 1628)



1st Half

1.    Dixit Maria                                                Hassler

2.    Missa Dixit Maria                                     Hassler



3.    Fraile man, despise the treasures              Bull

of this life

4.    In the Departure of the Lord                     Bull

5.    Missa Dixit Maria                                     Hassler



6.    O Magnum Mysterium                             Gabrielli

7.    Missa Dixit Maria                                     Hassler

Angus Dei

8.    Ex Ore innocentium                                  Ireland

9.    Greater Love                                             Ireland

2nd Half

1.    Tanzen und Springen                                 Hassler

2.    Ach, Weh des Leiden                                 Hassler

3.    The Hills                                          Ireland

Solo (Ian Pirie):

John Ireland: Sea Fever, Spring Sorrow, If there were Dreams to Sell

4.    O Peaceful Night                                       German

5.    Rolling down to Rio                                 German

Solo (Jill Luff):

Edward German: Charming Chloe

Delius: Summer Nights, The Nightingale

6.    Trois Chansons de Charles Orleans         Debussy

I.                  Dieu! qu'il a fait bon regarder!

II.               Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin

III.             Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain




Christmas Concert 2011:

Conductor: Christopher Hann

Organist: Felix Yeung


Carol – Matin Responsory            

Hymn – Come, thou Redeemer of the Earth   




Carol – The Truth from Above                Trad, arr. Vaughan Williams

Carol – Adam Lay YBounden                 B Ord        

Carol – Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary         Trad, arr. Wood


Hymn – Lo he comes with clouds descending




Carol – Gabriel’s Message                      Trad, arr. Willcocks

Carol – The Cherry Tree Carol                Trad, arr. Willcocks

Carol – A Maiden most gentle                 Trad, arr. Carter


Hymn – O Little Town of Bethlehem




Carol – Coventry Carol                           Trad


Hymn – Once in Royal David’s City


Carol – O Magnum Mysterium               Gabrielli

Carol – Nativity Carol                             Rutter

Carol – The Shepherds Pipe Carol          Rutter        




Hymn – O Come all ye Faithful


Carol – Up! Good Christian Folk           Trad, arr. Woodward

and Listen

Carol – Torches                                        Joubert

Carol – Sir Christemas                             Matthias




Hymn – Hark! The Herald Angels sing


Carol – I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas   arr. Hann 




Summer Concert 2011:

Conducted by: Christopher Hann

Friday 10th June 2011, 8.0 pm at Trinity United Reformed Church, Station Rd, RM14 2UD.

 “The Evening Primrose”

Guest Soloist:

Jessica Broad (Soprano)



My Spirit Sang all Day                         Finzi

I Praise the Tender Flower                   Finzi

As Torrents in Summer                        Elgar

The Evening Primrose                         Britten




Down by the Sally Gardens                Trad, arr. Britten

There are Fairies at the bottom         Lehmann

of our Garden

O Mio Babbino Caro                          Puccini                        

(from Gianni Schicchi)




Calme des Nuits                                   Saint-Saens

Les Fleurs et les Arbres                       Saint-Saens

Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder!         Debussy




Song to the Moon                                Dvorak

(from Rusalka)

Summer Time                                       Gershwin

Someone is sending me flowers          Baker




The Blue Bird                                       Stanford

All in the April Evening                       Roberton

Adiemus                                                Jenkins




Spring Concert 2011, Friday April 1st, Songs of Love and Loss


Conductor: Christopher Hann


1st Half


Quam Pulcra Es                                                  John Dunstable

Descendi in Hortum Meum                               Giovanni Palestrina

Lamentation for Maundy Thursday                   Tomás Luis de Victoria

Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae

Amicus meus                                                      Tomás Luis de Victoria

Lamentation for Good Friday                            Tomás Luis de Victoria

Heth. Cogitavit Dominus

Tanquam ad Latronem                                        Tomás Luis de Victoria

Lamentation for Holy Saturday                         Tomás Luis de Victoria

Heth. Misericordiae Domini

Astiserunt Reges                                                 Tomás Luis de Victoria

Rise up My Love                                                Howard Skempton

Rise up My Love

My Beloved in Gone Down

How Fair and How Pleasant



2nd Half


Fair Phyliss                                                John Farmer

Weep, weep mine eyes                              John Wilbye

My Bonny Lass she Smileth                     Thomas Morley

The Silver Swan                                        Orlando Gibbons

Adieu, Sweet Amaryliss                            John Wilbye

All Creatures Now                                    John Bennett

Heraclitus                                                  Charles V Stanford

The Long Day Closes                                Arthur Sullivan

Ae Fond Kiss                                             Trad, arr. S.K. Hope

My Love dwelt in a Northern Land          Edward Elgar

My Spirit Sang all Day                              Gerald Finzi








2010 Summer Concert

Trinity United Reformed Church, Friday, June 25th,

music director: Felix Yeung; Organist:  Shing Ma


Thomas Morley               My Bonnie Lass She Smileth

Orlando Gibbons             Almighty and Everlasting God

                                            O Lord In Thy Wrath

Thomas Tallis                   If ye Love Me

                                            Salvator Mundi

William Byrd                    Teach me O Lord

                                           Solo Kathryn Reynolds

Thomas Morley               Out of the Deep

                                           (Solos Averil Silson, Judith Holt)

Two Lute Songs by John Dowland

                                           Awake Sweet Love Thou Art Return’d

                                           Come Again,  Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

(Soprano  Jill Luff, Guitar John Luff)

William Byrd                   Mass for four voices (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)

                                            Sing Joyfully

Charles Villers Stanford          Purest and Highest

                                                     O For A Closer Walk With God

Gerald Finzi                    Clear and Gentle Stream

                                            My Spirit Sang All Day

Edward Elgar                  As Torrents in Summer

Two Duets by Roger Quilter  

Weep You No More Sad Fountains

It was a Lover and his Lass

                                                (Soprano Daphne Ewington, Tenor Ian Pirie

                                                Accompanist Paul McDowell)

Arthur Sullivan                The Long Day Closes

Hubert Parry                   Music, When Soft Voices Die

                                           My Soul, There Is A Country




Spring Concert: “EAST MEETS WEST”

music director: Felix Yeung


folk songs from Britain & the Far East


Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 8pm Trinity United Reformed Church



EARLY ONE MORNING: (English), arr. Thomas F Dunhill

SHE’S LIKE THE SWALLOW:  (Newfoundland), arr. Edward T Chapman

MY SWEETHEART’S LIKE VENUS: (Welsh), arr. Gustav Holst

THE OAK AND THE ASH: (English), arr. Edward Bairstow

AFTON WATER:  (Scottish), arr. David Willcocks


Trio:           MEN OF HARLECH: (Welsh), Ian, Nick & Paul


Solos:         YE BANKS & BRAES: (Scottish), Jill

                   LOCH LOMOND: (Scottish), Ian



ARIRANG: (Korean), arr. Chen Yi, adapted by Felix Yeung

THE FLOWING STREAM: (Yunnan), arr. Chen Yi

PAO MA LIU LIU: (Xikang), arr. Zhao Yu-shu, adapted by Felix Yeung


Quartets:    THE ASH GROVE: (Welsh),

                   WILL YE NO COME BACK AGAIN? (Scottish)

                   (arr. Felix Yeung), Jill, Felix, Ian & Paul


Solos:         THE LARK IN THE CLEAR AIR: (Irish), Daphne

                   MY LAGAN LOVE: (Irish), Jill



SHENANDOAH: (Traditional American), arr. Darmon Meader

SWANSEA TOWN: (Welsh), arr. Gustav Holst

THE SAILOR & YOUNG NANCY: (Norfolk) arr. E J Moeran


THE DARK EYED SAILOR: (English) arr. R. Vaughan-Williams

THE LOVER’S GHOST: (English) arr. R. Vaughan-Williams

JUST AS THE TIDE WAS FLOWING: (English) arr. R. Vaughan-Williams



Friday 4th December 2009, Christmas Concert, conducted by Greg Hallam:


Clemens non Papa: Magi Veniunt

Ord:Adam lay ybounden

Perez:Gloria Laus


The Angel Gabriel


Handl: Ecce Concipies

Bruckner: Virga Jesse Floruit


It came upon the Midnight clear (with audience)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Guerrero: Canite Tuba


O come, O come, Immanuel

Praetorius: From Jesse’s Stock Upspringing

R R Bennett: Five Carols

There is no Rose

Out of your Sleep

That Younge Child

Sweet was the Song



Angels from the Realms of Glory (with audience)


Byrd: O Magnum Mysterium




Friday 3rd July, 2009, Conductor: Greg Hallam



Franz Joseph Haydn               Te Deum (for the Empress Marie Therese)

(1732 – 1809)                                


William Byrd                         Ave Verum Corpus

(1543 – 1623)


Alonso Lobo                          Vivo ego, dicit Dominus

(ca.1555 – 1617)


Dietrich Buxtehude               Magnificat

(1637 – 1707)


Gabriel Faure                         Requiem:

(1845 – 1924)

                                                          Introit – Kyrie



                                                          Pie Jesu

                                                          Agnus Dei

                                                          Libera me

                                                          In Paradisum


Soloists:  Jill Luff, Ian Pirie



March 2009, Conducted by Greg Hallam: “Songs and Sonnets”

programme included

George Shearing’s settings of sonnets by Shakespeare,

Vaughan Williams’s Shakespeare Songs,

E.J. Moeran: Under the Greenwood Tree,

Stanford: The Bluebird,

And music by:


John Dowland, Orlando di Lassus, John Willbye


Hubert Parry, and Cole Porter.




December 2008, Conducted by Greg Hallam: Music for Advent:


Resonet in LaudibusHandl

O Magnum Mysterium – Victoria

Hodie Christus Natus est – Sweelinck

Almighty and Everlasting God – Gibbons

O Little Town of Bethlehem (with audience)

Cibavit Eos – Byrd

Coventry Carol – arr. Shaw

A Hymn to the Virgin – Britten

O Quam Gloriosum – Victoria

Es ist ein Ros EntsprungenVulpius

Sancte Deus – Tallis

Dixit Maria – Hassler

Away in a Manger – Jacques

Ave Maria – Parsons

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (with audience)

Salve Regina – Poulenc

In Dulci Jubilo - Praetorius




June 2008, Conductor: Huw Morgan: Summer Concert:


Part-songs and madrigals, featuring the work of the 19th century composer Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856) and his contemporaries.


Pearsall’s music is not as well-known as it should be, and our conductor Huw Morgan has been researching and editing his madrigals and part-songs, which seem in style to belong to the sixteenth century rather than the nineteenth! 


Music by Pearsall:


          O Who will o’er the Downs so Free,

          My Bonny Lass She Smileth,

          I Saw Lovely Phillis,

          Purple Glow the Forest Mountains


Other music in this concert included: 


          Orlando Gibbons: Ah, Dear Heart

          Thomas Ford: Since First I Saw Your Face

          William Horsley: Come, Gentle Zephyr

          William Paxton: Breathe Soft, ye Winds

          Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten sail

          John Stainer: Cupid, Look About Thee

          Benjamin Britten: The Evening Primrose

          Gerald Finzi: My Spirit Sang all day

          C Hubert Parry: Music, when Soft Voices Die

          C.V. Stanford: Heraclitus


Solos: Two Shakespeare settings by Thomas Arne:


          Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind (Soloist: Jill Luff)

          When Daisies Pied (Soloist: Ian Pirie).





Easter 2008, Conductor: Huw Morgan.


Richard Farrant               Call To Remembrance         

Henryry Purcell               Remember not, Lord, our offences

Henry Purcell                  Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

Cristobal de Morales       Peccantem me quotidie



Gregorian chant                Vexilla Regis prodeunt

Tomas Luis de Victoria    Pueri Hebraeorum

Orlando Gibbons              Hosanna to the Son of David



Gregorian chant                  Ubi Caritas

Gregorian chant                  Tantum Ergo

Felice Anerio                      Christus factus est

Orlando Gibbons              Drop Drop Slow Tears



Tomas Luis de Victoria      Improperia

John IV of Portugal            Crux fidelis

Thomas Tallis                      Salvator Mundi

Orlando di Lasso                 Adoramus te Christe

Rodrigo de Ceballos           Posuerunt super caput eius

Tomas Luis de Victoria      Vere Languores



GP da Palestrina                Sicut cervus

Gregorian chant                 Vidi aquam

Jacob Handl                       Ecce quomodo



Francesco Soriano            Regina Caeli

Ludovico da Viadana       Exsultate Iusti

Heinrich Schutz                Cantate Domino

William Byrd                    Sing Joyfully



Luca Marenzio                 O Rex Gloriae

Peter Philips                    Ascendit Deus



Thomas Tallis                 If ye love me

Gregor Aichinger          Factus est repente

GP da Palestrina             Gloria (Missa Iam Christus Astra Ascenderat)






December 2007, Conductor: Huw Morgan: A Christmas Concert:


Hans Leo Hassler – Missa Dixit Maria                                    Kyrie



Basque Noel, Arr Edgar Pettman                         The Angel Gabriel


Hans Leo Hassler – Missa Dixit Maria                                Sanctus


                                                                                            Agnus Dei


William Matthias – Ave Rex                                                 Ave Rex

                                               Alleluya, a new work is come on hand

                                                                                   There is no rose

                                                                                     Sir Christemas

                                                                                  Ave Rex (repeat)


Huw Morgan - Aperiatur Terra (Let the Earth Open):

First Performance of a piece Composed for the Cappella Singers:


                                                                             Mattins Responsory

                                                                                       Advent Prose

                                                       There is a flow’r sprung of a tree

                                                                                        Shone to him

                                                                            Vespers Responsory


Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams             O Little Town of Bethlehem


Basque Noel, arr. Edgar Pettman                              I Saw a Maiden


Arr. John Rutter                                                         Sans Day Carol


Basque Noel, arr. David Willcocks                          The Infant King


John Rutter                                                                  Nativity Carol


Arr. David Willcocks                                              The First Nowell





Friday 6th July 2007, Conductor: Huw Morgan.

Songs for a Summer’s Evening



A joint concert with the James Oglethorpe School Choirs.


Performed by the Cappella Singers:


Anon (arr Huw Morgan)       Summer is icumen in

Thomas Morley          Now is the month of Maying

Henry Lawes              Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

John Farmer               Fair Phillys


Thomas Morley          Sing we and chant it

Luca Marenzio           Scaldava il sol

John Dowland            Weep you no more, sad fountains


Robert Pearsall          Who shall have my lady fair?

Edward Elgar             As Torrents in Summer

Benjamin Britten       The Evening Primrose (from 5 Flower Songs)


Arthur Sullivan          The Long Day Closes

George Gershwin       Prelude number 2 (Huw Morgan piano solo)

Samuel Barber           Sure on this shining night





April 2007, Conductor: Will Dawes


Held at Langtons Hall, Hornchurch.


“William Byrd and Other Birds”


Kyrie (from the Mass for four voices)                        William Byrd (1543-1623)


The Silver Swan                                                  Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)


The Blue Bird                                                     C Villers Stanford (1852-1924)

Soloist:  Jill Luff


Gloria        (from the Mass for four voices)                        William Byrd


Harp & ‘Cello Duet:    The Swan                      Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) from The Carnival of Animals arr. David Burton


                                      On Wings of Song                 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) arr. Daniel Burton

Harpist:  Hilary Barkwith            

‘Cellist:  Tim Handel




The Turtle Dove                                                 R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Soloist:  Ian Pirie


Credo         (from the Mass for four voices)               William Byrd


Sanctus, Benedictus                                            William Byrd


Sweet Suffolk Owl                                                       Thomas Vautour (1600-20)


Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno                                              Jacques Arcadelt (1507-68)


Agnus Dei                                                           William Byrd


Harp & Flute Duet:      The Gentle Dove          Trad. Welsh adapted from an arrangement by Meinir Heulyn


                                      The Blackbird               Trad. Welsh adapted from an arrangement by Meinir Heulyn


                                      The Rising of the Lark Trad. Welsh arr Meinir Heulyn

Harpist:  Hilary Barkwith   

Flautist:  Linda Hayden




Ye Little Birds                                                    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)


Lullaby of Birdland                                            George Shearing (b.1919) arr. Jenny Ewington


The Goslings                                                       Frederick Bridge (1844-1924)




December 2006: “Seasonal Music”: Conductor: Will Dawes


A Boy was Born                                                 Benjamin Britten

Gloria in Excelsis Deo                                       Thomas Weelkes

Torches                                                                Jean Joubert


Organ Solo: Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 700   J.S. Bach


Five Carols                             Richard Rodney Bennett


1. There is no Rose: (words: Anon.)

2. Out of your sleep: (Words: 15th century, Anon.)

3. That Younge Child: (Words: Anon.)

4. Sweet was the song: (Words: William Ballett, 17th century)

5. Susanni: (Words: 14th century)


O magnum mysterium William Byrd

O Holy Night (Words: Cappeau de Roqemaure)       Adolphe Adam


Organ:      In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729                       J.S. Bach             


All this time (Words: 16th century)                             William Walton

The Lamb (Words: William Blake)                             John Tavener

Sir Christemas (Words: Anon, ca. 1500)                    William Mathias


Organ: Chorale (1996)                                               William Mathias


Choir (women): I sing of a maiden (Words: traditional) Patrick Hadley

Today the Virgin (Words: Mother Thekla)                 John Tavener

Ave Maria                                                                     Robert Parsons

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Traditional)             John Rutter



July 2006 New Windmill Hall, Upminster:


Summer Soireé: Songs of Love and Devotion


Conductor: Graham Walker


          Dixit Maria by Hassler

          Crucifixus by Lotti

          Exsultate Deo by Palestrina


          Bach: Sarabande and Gigue from Suite No. 4, for solo cello – soloist Graham Walker.



                   Psalm 43 (Richte mich, Gott)

                   Kyrie Eleison

                   Lift Thine Eyeyes (from Elijah) – Jenny Ewington, Cathy Edkins and Jill Pirie.

                   For He shall give His Angels (from Elijah).


          Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (mens’ voices)


          Brahms: Two Songs Opus 91, for contralto, cello and piano – Jill Luff, Graham Walker and Susie Summers.


          Brahms: Love Song Waltzes.




March 2006: Spring Concert: Conductor Graham Walker


Mozart: Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum Corpus.

Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae


Organ solo: Bach: Prelude in E Flat BWV 552


Faure: for female voices:

Cantique de Jean Racine;

Maria Mater Gratiae;

Ave verum;

Tantum ergo;

Ave Maria.


Finzi: Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice.


Organ solo: Bach Fugue in E Flat BWV 552.


Elgar: Give unto the Lord.


Vaughan Williams: Lord, Thou has been our Refuge.


Soloists: Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds, Ian Pirie, Tim Handel, Judith Holt.

Trumpet: Stuart Bristow.

Organist: Allan Walker.




December 2005: Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols:

Conductor Graham Walker



Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Bruckner: Virga jesse Floruit

Flecha: Riu, riu, chiu

Byrd: Rorate Caeli Desuper

Parsons: Ave Maria

Together with some traditional Christmas carols.




July 2005: Music on a Summer Evening

Conductor: Graham Walker


Together with the James Oglethorpe School Choir:


Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo by Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz.


The Cappella Singers:


Two Tudor Anthems:


           William Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus


           Orlando Gibbons: O Clap your hands


          Gerald Finzi: settings of poems by Robert Bridges.




April 16th 2005, at Langtons Hall, Hornchurch

Voices in Spring


Conductor: Graham Walker

with the Rees Quartet


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 17360:                    Stabat Mater

Soloists: Jenny Ewington (Soprano), Jill Luff (Alto).


John Bennett (fl. 1599 – 1614):                                 All Creatures Now


C.V. Stanford (1982 – 1924):                                     Heraclitus


Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856):                                  Lay a Garland


John Dowland (1563 – 1626):                                    Can she Excuse my Wrongs


Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934):                                To be sung on a summer night on the water


John Willbye (1574 – 1638):                                      Draw on, Sweet Night


Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956):                                       My Spirit Sang all Day.





December 2004 with The James Oglethorpe Primary School Choir:


“Glad Tidings”


Conductors: Graham Walker,

Michelle Twine (The James Oglethorpe Primary School Choir)


Cappella Singers:                 Dixit Maria, by Hans Leo Hassler


                                                Magnificat from Gloucester Service, by Herbert Howells.


                                                The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn (Dormi, Jesu!), by Edmund Rubbra


Oglethorpe School:              Let me tell you about a baby, by Mark and Helen Johnson


Cappella Singers:                 There were shepherds abiding in the field (Recitative from Messiah)

                                                Glory to God (Chorus from Messiah), by Friedrich Handel

Guest Soprano:  Jenny Ewington


Cappella Singers:                 Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, by John Rutter


Oglethorpe School:              The First Noel, by Chris Carter


Cappella Singers:                 The Three Kings, by Peter Cornelius, arr. Ivor Atkins

Soloist: Jill Luff                                                         


Oglethorpe School:              Hi-Dom, Anon., arranged Jan Holdstock


Organist: Paul Plummer




June 2004 with The James Oglethorpe Junior Choir: “A Musical Evening”


Conductors: Graham Walker

Michelle Twine (The James Oglethorpe Primary School Choir)


Duet: Deborah Rowles and Jill Luff: I Know Him So Well, from Chess.


The Cappella Singers:

Geistliches Lied, by Brahms

Gloria in Excelsis Deo, by Thomas Weelkes


James Ogelthorpe Junior Choir:

Swing Low Medley


Cello Solo: The Swan, by Saint-Saens


The Cappella Singers:

The Lord is my Shepherd, by Schubert


James Oglethorpe Choir:

Lean On Me



The Cappella Singers:

Learsongs, by William Mathias


Solo: Claire London: Fields of gold, by Eva Cassidy


James Oglethorpe Choir:

Let It Be, Beatles

With a Little help from my Friends, Beatles


Cappella Singers and James Oglethorpe Choir: Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart


Piano: Graham Walker and Claire London.




March 2004 Brahms: Requiem

Conductor: Graham Walker


Soloists: Armin Zanner (Baritone)

              Jill Luff (Soprano)




“When David Heard” by Thomas Weelkes


Hear My Prayer, by Mendelssohn


Wash Me Throughly by Samuel Wesley


Litanies a la Vierge Noire, by Poulenc.


Organist: Allan Walker



Nov 2003 “Glad Tidings”


Conductor: Graham Walker

Organist: Allan Walker  


Three Renaissance Advent motets:


Vigilate, by William Byrd

Almighty and Everlasting God, by Orlando Gibbons

Gloria in Excelsis Deo, by Thomas Weelkes


Organ solos: Bach’s Chorale Prelude “Wachet Auf”, and two settings of In Dulci Jubilo


Three English Anthems:


Blessed city, by Edward Bairstow

Evening Hymn, by Balfour Gardiner

For Lo, I Raise Up, by Stanford


Two Christmas Songs:

Jesus the Apple Tree, by Elizabeth Poston

There is a Flower, by John Rutter


Three Christmas songs:


Look Up Sweet Babe, by Lennox Berkeley

Ave Maris Stella, by Grieg

Salve Regina, by Francis Poulenc


Two Carols:


Coventry carol

Ding Dong! Merrily on High




July, 2003 “Songs on a Summer Evening”


Conductor: Graham Walker.


Three Tudor Anthems by William Byrd :

          Rorate Coeli 

          Ne Irascaris Domine

          Haec Dies


Cello solo:  Allemande from Cello Suite No 6 by J.S. Bach (soloist: Graham Walker)


Victorian anthems:


          C.V. Stanford (Beati Quorum Via, Justorum Animae, Coelos Ascendit Hodie)


          C. Hubert H. Parry: My Soul there is a Country


Three French Choral pieces:


          G. Faure: Les Djinns


          C. Saint-Saens: Les Fleurs et les Arbresand Calme des Nuits.


Tenor solos:  En Sourdine by C. Debussy and Nell by G. Fauré (soloist: Ian Pirie)


Springtime madrigals and Songs:


          Now is the Month of Maying (T. Morley)


          Fire! Fire! (T. Morley)


          Under the Greenwood Tree: Love is a Sickness; and         

          Spring, the Sweet Spring (from Songs of Springtime, by E.J. Moeran)



March 2003, Spring Concert

Conductor: Graham Walker


Marcel Dupre: Le Monde dans l’Attente du Savieur (organist: Alan Walker)


Thomas Tallis (1505 – 85): O Nata Lux, and Salvator Mundi


Peter Warlock (1894 – 1930): Bethlehem Down


John Tavener (b. 1944): O Do Not Move


Jacob Handl (1550 – 91): Omnes de Saba Venient


Schutz: Praise to Thee Lord Jesus


William Byrd (1543 – 1623): Civitas Sancti Tui


Thomas Tallis: Salvator Mundi


Edward C. Bairstow (1874 – 1946): Lamentations of Jeremiah


C. Hubert Parry (1848 – 1918): There is an Old Belief


John Stainer (1840 – 1901): God So Loved the World (from The Crucifixion)


Marcel Dupre: Crucifixion (organ solo: Alan Walker)


Heinrich Schutz (1585 – 1672): Praise to Thee, Lord Jesus


J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750): At The Sepulchre (from the St John Passion)




Dec. 2002: “An Advent Celebration”


Conductor: Graham Walker.


Advent Antiphons


Byrd: Rorate Coeli


Wood: O Thou, the Central Orb


Parson: Ave Maria


Hadley: I Sing of a Maiden


Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium


Sweelinck: Hodie Christus Natus Est


Tavener: The Lamb, and A Christmas Proclamation.




Nov 2001: “Homage to Saint Cecilia” Conductor: Freda Drage


Purcell:                Ode on St Cecilia’s Day 1692


Schubert:             To Music


Purcell:                If Music be the Food of Love


Britten:                Hymn to St Cecilia


Howells:              Hymn to St Cecilia


White:                  There is sweet music here


Finzi:                             God is gone up




July 2001: “Songs of Love and Longing”: Conductor: Freda Drage.


Schubert:             arrangements for choir from Winterreise

                             Thou Art my Rest (for trio)


Matthias:             Shakespeare Songs


Vaughan Williams:      from In Windsor Forest


Farrar:                 To Daffodils


Ireland:                The Hills


Howells:              The Scribe



For list of pieces previous to 2001, performed under Freda Drage, go to: link