Past Performances



Our recent concerts:


2020
Spring: Bach B Minor Mass - cancelled, the first casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. This would have featured conductor Harry Bradford, soloists Helena Moore, Sarah Anne Champion, Benjamin Durrant and Humphrey Thompson with Musica Donum Dei.
Summer: Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle - also cancelled. Featured soloists were due to be our regular repetiteur, Colin Spinks, on piano and James Orford on harmonium.
Autumn: Haydn The Creation, performed 'at home' via Zoom with pre-recorded solos by Helena Moore, Philippe Durrant and Daniel Vening, accompanied by Colin Spinks

2019
Spring: Bach St John Passion - Conductor Stephen Bullamore (in his farewell concert); accompaniment Musica Donum Dei; soloists Mark Wilde (Evangelist and tenor solos), Sarah Gilford, Susannah Bedford, Jacob Feldman, Isaac Lyons.
Summer: Carl Orff Carmina Burana - Conductor Harry Bradford (in his debut concert); pianists Colin Spinks and Richard Carr; the Percussion Ensemble of London; soloists Magnus Walker, Paul Grant and Ana Beard Fernandez (standing in for Tamsin Raitt).
Autumn: Haydn Missa Sancta Nicolai, Britten St Nicholas - Conductor Harry Bradford; with Chameleon Arts Orchestra, pianists James Orford and Max Barley; soloists Catriona Holsgrove, Sarah Anne Champion, Magnus Walker and Johannes Moore, plus members of the Capital Arts Children's Choir with Joel Swendensky as young Nicholas.
Christmas: Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noel - Conductor Harry Bradford; guest organist Henry Websdale.

(Unless otherwise stated, all concerts in the following list were conducted by Stephen Bullamore, and Christmas concerts consisted of traditional carols.)

2018 - the choir's 50th anniversary year
Spring - commemorating the centenary of Women's Suffrage: Elizabeth Maconchy Proud Thames Overture, Cecilia McDowall Magnificat, Ethel Smyth Mass in D; with Hertfordshire Philharmonia, Louise Mott, Julian Empett, Claire Ward and Ben Alden.
Summer: Haydn's Nelson Mass; with Hertfordshire Philharmonia, Jonathan Lilley (organ).
Autumn - commemorating the centenary of the Armistice: Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem; Fauré Requiem; with Chameleon Arts, Philip Tebb and Grace Davidson (standing in for Elizabeth Weisberg).

2017
Spring: Verdi Requiem with Herts Philharmonia, Claire Pendleton, Louise Mott, Julian Stocker and Julian Empett.
Summer : Music for a Summer's Evening featuring Finzi, Elgar, Bruckner and Vierne with organist Steven Grahl. 
Autumn: Haydn The Creation with  Musica Donum Dei, Elizabeth Weisberg, Julian Stocker and Julian Empett.
Christmas: Jonathan Rathbone Mr Fezziwig's Christmas Party with Chameleon Arts Ensemble and  Andrew Ashwin.

2016
Spring: Elgar Dream of Gerontius with Hertfordshire Philharmonia, Louise Mott, Mark Wilde and Julian Empett.
Summer: Puccini Messa di Gloria with Joanna Songi, Daniel Joy and Dan D'Souza.
Autumn: Handel Israel in Egypt with Musica Donum Dei.

2015
Spring: Mozart Requiem, Thomas Linley Let God Arise, with Musica Donum Dei, Emily Rowley Jones, Susan Gilmour Bailey, Rebecca Stockland, Mark Wilde and Julian Empett.
Summer: a mixed programme featuring works by John Rutter, George Shearing and John Railton with Colin Spinks (piano) and Alice Kent (double bass).
Autumn: Ode to Joy in Herts Philharmonia's performance of Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony.
Christmas: Bach Christmas Oratorio with Susan Gilmour-Bailey, Cathy Bell, Graham Neal, Julian Empett and Musica Donum Dei

2014
Spring: Elgar The Apostles with Herts Philharmonia,  Emily Rowley Jones, Rebecca Stockland, Julian Stocker, Julian Empett, Stuart Young, Andrew Davies
Summer: Music from the Movies, with Sean Riley and Colin Spinks.
Autumn: Handel Judas Maccabeus with Musica Donum Dei, Alexandra Kidgell, Cathy Bell, Mark Wilde and Julian Empett.
Christmas: Rutter Gloria with Regent Brass & Colin Spinks (organ).

2013
Spring - commemorating the life of John Railton: Bach St Matthew Passion (in collaboration with the Orpheus Choir of North Herts); with Musica Donum Dei, Louise Alder, Daniel Keating-Roberts, Mark Wilde, Julian Empett and Michael Bundy.
Summer: works by Elgar, Tavener, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Dove, Dubois and Vierne, with Colin Spinks (organ).
Autumn: works by Purcell, Ireland and others, featuring a special commission by Terry Mann based on the texts of Hildegard of Bingen

2012
Spring: Finzi’s Intimations of Immortality, with Hertfordshire Philharmonia, Mark Wilde and Jo Towler (French horn).
Summer: Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with Iain Farrington (piano), the Goldfield Ensemble, Louise Alder and Stuart Young.
Autumn: Mozart Great Mass in C Minor K427: Solemn Vespers K339: Exsultate, Jubilate K165, with Musica Donum Dei, Claire Pendleton, Rachael Cox, Richard Brain, Thomas Coltman.
Christmas: Henryk Górecki Totus Tuus, Randall Thompson Alleluia with Steven Grahl (organ).

2011
Spring: Bach Mass in B minor, with Musica Donum Dei, Aoife Miskelly, Rupert Enticknap, Graham Neal and Thomas Coltman.
Summer: favourites from Gilbert & Sullivan, with Iain Farrington (piano), Richard Suart, Victoria Joyce, Peter Chapman (narrator).
Autumn: Duruflé Requiem, Bairstow Blessed City Heavenly Salem, Moore All wisdom cometh from the Lord, with Rebecca Hewes (cello), Colin Spinks (organ), Rachael Cox, and Julian Empett.

 

 

 

 

 

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