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We sing a wide range of music from the Tudor and Renaissance period right up to contemporary, living composers. Our repertoire also covers large scale works with instrumentalists as well as both sacred and secular styles. Examples of the genres we have covered follows:

Seasonal Sacred music

We regularly perform an Advent/Christmas concert including well-known carols, readings and audience participation as well as new arrangements and contemporary pieces. Recent programmes have included works by Bob Chilcott, Victoria, Kerensa Briggs, Eric Whitacre, Oliver Tarney, Juan García de Zéspedes, Benjamin Britten, Toby Young, Ola Gjeilo, Poulenc, Sullivan, John Joubert, Gerald Finzi, Ian Assersohn, Rutter, Max Reger, Peter Warlock, Howard Skempton, Thomas Pascual and Will Todd.

We have also performed seasonal programmes for Lent, such as our recent “the wondrous cross” programme, and have performed notable sacred pieces including Martin Double Mass, , Rheinberger Mass, Macmillan Cantos Sagrados, and Bach Cantatas 131 and 182.

Contemporary compositions

Whilst not exclusively singing contemporary music, we have been fortunate in our conductors’ programming of innovative concerts introducing us and our audiences to new pieces, particularly by female composers. We have recently sung compositions by composers including Kerry Andrew, James MacMillan, Rani Arbo, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Don MacDonald, Eleanor Daley, Judith Weir, Rebecca Clarke, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Annabel Rooney, Cecilia McDowall, Bob Chilcott, Jussi Chydenius, Alex Roth, Sam Piper, Douglas Childs, Katherine Bell, David Hamilton and David Bednall.

Larger Works

When resources allow we perform larger-scale works, typically with professional soloists and period instrument ensembles where appropriate. These have included:

BachSt John Passion(2000, 2015)
HandelMessiah(2001, 2018)
DurufleRequiem(2001, 2006, )
BachB Minor Mass(2002)
RachmaninovVespers(2002, 2006, 2010, 2015)
MozartC Minor Mass(2003)
FaureRequiem(2004, 2014, 2021)
BernsteinChichester Psalms(2004)
HandelIsrael in Egypt(2004, 2013)
BachChristmas Oratorio(2006)
BrahmsRequiem(2008, 2011)
PurcellDido and Aeneas(2009)

Lighter, secular programmes

We occasionally perform concerts of lighter, secular music, often combined with afternoon tea or dinner, as a seasonal summer or Valentines concert and a way of reaching different audiences. These have included traditional folk songs and madrigals as well as arrangements of more contemporary styles, including pieces by George Gershwin, George Shearing, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lennon & McCartney, Flanders & Swann, and Leonard Bernstein.