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Monteverdi: Vespers

Saturday 20th November, 2021

Salisbury Cathedral

7pm

 

We joined Salisbury Musical Society as a guest choir, along with St. John's Singers and the Cathedral Choir, for this performance of Monteverdi’s famous Vespers of 1610

The orchestral accompaniment was provided by period instrument ensemble Florilegium.   www.florilegium.org.uk

 

This concert was part of the Cathedral’s (belated) celebration of its 800th anniversary and was conducted by David Halls.

'The Old Order Changeth'

Saturday 23rd October, 2021

St. Martin's Church, Salisbury

7.30pm

Programme

William Byrd - Sing joyfully

Thomas Tallis - Hear the voice and prayer

Orlando Gibbons - O clap your hands

                                     Organ

                Richard Lloyd - Passion Chorale

Edgar Bainton - And I saw a new Heaven

Charles Villiers Stanford - Justorum animae

Edward Bairstow - Lord, I call upon Thee

Sir Edward Elgar - Light out of darkness

                                     Organ

                Richard Lloyd - Church Parade

Richard Lloyd - View me, Lord

Richard Lloyd - All so still

Richard Shephard - The old order changeth

Richard Shephard - Never weather-beaten sail

Richard Shephard - The Birds

Richard Shephard - And when the builders

Simon Dinsdale - organ

Philip Lawson - conductor

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Photograph by Anne Wiltshire

'Hail Gladdening Light'

Thursday 16th April 2021

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kingston Deverill

8pm

Programme

David Briggs - Hail Gladdening Light

Plainsong - Light's abode, celestial Salem

Robert White - Christe qui lux es

William Byrd - O lux beata

Palestrina - Nunc Dimittis

Théodore Dubois - Toccata for organ

Sergei Rachmaninov - Svete Tihiy (O Gladsome Light)

Eric Whitacre - Lux aurumque

William Harris - Bring us, O Lord God

Gustav Holst - Nunc Dimittis

 

Johann Sebastian Bach -  Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht

Chant - The Lord is my light (Psalm 27)

Johann Sebastian Bach - The duteous day now closeth

Charles Wood - Hail Gladdening Light

Chris Mahon - organ

Andrew Mackay - conductor

Christmas Concert

Saturday 21st December, 2019

St. Martin's Church, Salisbury

7.30pm

Programme

Handel - Coronation Anthems

        Zadok the Priest

        Let Thy Hand be Strengthened

        The King shall Rejoice

        My Heart is Inditing

Carols for choir and audience and, of course,

join in the Hallelujah Chorus

The Farrant Orchestra

Simon Dinsdale - organ

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Saturday 9th November, 2019

The Italianate Church, Wilton

7.30pm

Programme

Orlando Gibbons - Drop, drop slow tears (Song 46)

Orlando Gibbons - This is the record of John

Orlando Gibbons - O clap your hands

Henry Purcell - Rejoice in the Lord alway (The Bell Anthem)

Henry Purcell - Remember not, Lord, our offences

Henry Purcell - I was glad

Henry Purcell - Chaconne from The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell - Hear my prayer

Henry Purcell - My heart is inditing

      

                                       INTERVAL

Giacomo Carissimi - Jephte

                      

        Historicus              Andrew Stewart

         Jephte                    Morley Beswick

         Filia                         Abigail Hooper

The Farrant String Ensemble

Mark Wood - organ

Peter Grove - harpsichord

Thursday 3rd October, 2019

St. Andrew's Church, Hurstbourne Priors

8pm

 

Programme

Plainsong - Veni sancte spiritus

Thomas Tomkins - When David heard

Peter Philips - O crux splendidior

Thomas Weelkes - When David heard

C. Hubert H. Parry - My soul, there is a country

C. Hubert H. Parry - Never weather-beaten sail

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford - Beati quorum via

John Tavener - A Hymn to the Mother of God

Pierre Villette - Hymne à la Vierge

Anton Bruckner - Ave Maria

Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque

Sergei Rachmaninov - Bogoroditse

Heinrich Isaac/ - The duteous day now closeth

  Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Joseph Rheinberger - Abendlied

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The Glory of Notre Dame - A Tribute

Friday 21st June, 2019

Gillingham Methodist Church

7.30pm

David Briggs - organ

Programme

Louis Marchand (1669-1732) - Grand Jeu, 3e Livre d'Orgue (1696) 

Louis Couperin (1626-1661)- Chaconne in G 

Louis Vierne (1870-1937) - From ‘Pièces de Fantaisie’ 

        o   Cathédrales

        o   Carillon de Westminster

Pierre Cochereau (1924-84), transcribed by David Briggs -      Berceuse à la Mémoire de Louis Vierne

Pierre Cochereau (1924-84), transcribed by David Briggs -

Scherzo Symphonique Improvisée (November 1968) 

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) - Four motets on Gregorian themes

                                     Ubi caritas et amor

                                     Tota pulchra es

                                     Tu es Petrus

                                     Tantum ergo

Louis Vierne (1870-1937) - Messe Solonnelle in C sharp minor, 

Op. 16

'Beatitudes'

Choral Classics from around Europe

Saturday 15th June, 2019

St. Mary and St. Nicholas' Church, Wilton

7.30pm

Programme

Gregorio Allegri - Miserere mei

Plainsong - Assumpta est Maria

Palestrina - Missa Assumpta est Maria - Kyrie

William Byrd - Laudate Pueri

Palestrina - Missa Assumpta est Maria - Gloria

Orlando Gibbons - Fantasia for organ

Antonio Lotti - Crucifixus à 8

Palestrina - Missa Assumpta est Maria - Credo

Henryk Górecki - Totus Tuus

Palestrina - Missa Assumpta est Maria - Sanctus & Benedictus

Arvo Pärt - The Beatitudes

Palestrina - Missa Assumpta est Maria - Agnus Dei I

Matthew Martin - Vidi aquam

Palestrina - Missa Assumpta est Maria - Agnus Dei II

John Tavener - Song for Athene

Mark Wood - organ.

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Seventh Heaven

A concert of sacred music form seven countries and seven centuries

Thursday 9th May, 2019

St. Mary's Church, Stapleford

8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)

Programme

Plainsong - Veni sancte spiritus

King John of Portugal - Crux Fidelis

Peter Philips - O crux splendidior

John Taverner - Dum transisset

Thomas Tomkins - When David heard

Henry Purcell - Hear my prayer

Thomas Weelkes - When David heard

C. Hubert H. Parry - My soul, there is a country

C. Hubert H. Parry - Never weather-beaten sail

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford - Beati quorum via

John Tavener - A Hymn to the Mother of God

Pierre Villette - Hymne à la Vierge

Anton Bruckner - Ave Maria

Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque

Sergei Rachmaninov - Bogoroditse

Joseph Rheinberger - Abendlied

John Sheppard - Libera nos, salva nos

Music for the Season of Lent

Saturday 23rd March, 2019

St. Martin's Church, Salisbury

7.30pm

Programme

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem in D minor, Op.48

Frank Martin - Mass for double choir

Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence

                                Timor et tremor

                                Vinea mea electa

                                Tenebrae factae sunt

                                Tristis est anima mea

John Challenger - organ

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A Selection of Recently Performed Works

 

Bob Chilcott - Salisbury Vespers - World Premiere

John Rutter - Gloria
Giovanni Gabrieli - In ecclesiis and Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus

J S Bach - Motets

Thomas Tallis - O sacrum convivium

Henry Purcell - Hear my prayer

William Harris - Faire is the heaven

Anton Bruckner - Christus factus est

Sergei Rachmaninov - Vespers

Charles Wood - Hail gladdening light

Charles Villiers Stanford - Eternal Father

Herbert Sumsion - They that go down to the sea

Arnold Bax - Mater Ora Filium

Malcolm Archer - Vespers - World Premiere

Jonathan Dove - Into Thy hands

Philip Moore - Three prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Paul Mealor - Now sleeps the Crimson Petal

Alison Duncan - Night

Alison Cameron - A child of the snows

Gabriel Jackson - The Spacious Firmament

Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque

Sir C. Hubert H. Parry - Songs of Farewell

Alec Roth - The Elixir*

Alison Cameron - A Foreign Field*

Maurice Duruflé - Requiem Op. 9

Richard Lloyd - Christus natus est* (For The Farrant Singers on their                                                                        60th anniversary, 2018)

Richard Shephard - And when the builders

*First performance

Guest Artists

Elizabeth Kenny - lute and theorbo

Reicho Ichise - viola da gamba

Guy Cutting - tenor

Andrew Littlemore - horn

Simon Dinsdale - organ

Edward Reeve - organ

Fisher Ensemble

Amy Carson - soprano

Timothy Dickinson - baritone

Alison Hill - soprano

Colin Howard - tenor

Simon McEnery - tenor

Jonathan Willcocks -  conductor

John Challenger - organ

Mark Wood - organ

 

 

 

 

 

Past Highlights

 

Tour to Galway .

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th October 2017

The choir travelled to Galway on the invitation of Irish choir Cois Cladaigh and performed concerts in Clifden, Connemara and Galway City, as well as a Sunday morning service in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway

All the Queen's Men
Saturday 10th June 2017
St Michael the Archangel, Mere

Part of Flower and Music Festival 2017, Mere

Brahms German Requiem

Saturday 11th February 2017

St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden 

Part of the Brandenburg Festival

Magna Cantata

Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th July 2015

Salisbury Cathedral

A staged cantata written by Philip Lawson and Andrew Mackay to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.