LIST OF WORKS PERFORMED

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1921

July – Merrie England – German

1922

June – Tom Jones – German
Dec – Battle of the Baltic – Stanford

1923

May – Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge-Taylor, Towards the Unknown Region & Wassail Song – Vaughan Williams, The Shepherds Heard an Angel & Sleep – Besly, As Torrents in Summer – Elgar, Since thou O fairest and truest – Parry, Dovo Sono – Mozart, Full Fathom Five – T. Wood
Dec – Towards the Unknown Region & Wassail Song – Vaughan Williams, The Shepherds Heard an Angel – Besly, Since thou O fairest and truest – Parry, Dovo Sono – Mozart, I vow to thee my country – Holst, Shenandoah – arr. Besly, As Torrents in Summer – Elgar, The Angel’s Greeting – Brahms

1924

April –  O Lord, support us – Besly, Hymn to the Trinity – Tchaikovsky, Psalms LXXXVI & CXIVIIIHolst, O lily, lady of loveliness & The Shepherds Heard an Angel – Besly, Jerusalem – Parry
June – Pied Piper of Hamelin – Parry, O can ye sew cushions – Bantock, Shenandoah – arr. Besly, Hymn to the Trinity – Tchaikovsky, I vow to thee my country – Holst
Dec – A Festival Chime & Lullay my Liking – Holst, Nowell – Besly, A Song of Darkness & LIght – Parry, After many a dusty mile – Elgar

1925

Mar – Pied Piper of Hamelin – Parry
Mar – Parts I & II of Creation – Haydn, Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart, Two Psalms – Holst
June – Ode to Music – Parry, Faery Chorus – Boughton, The Springtime of the Year – Vaughan Williams, News from Whydah – Gardiner
Nov – Dettingen Te Deum – Handel, Song of Destiny – Brahms, The Blackbird’s Song – Buck, Here is the Little Door – Howells, Nowell – Besly

1926

May – Song of Destiny – Brahms, The Silence of Maternal Hills – Besly, News from Whydah – Gardiner, Forty Singing Seamen – T. Wood, Toward the Unknown Region – Vaughan Williams
Dec – Carmen – Bizet (concert arr. by Besly), Arise ye Stubborn Winds & Droop not Young Lover – Handel, Toward the Unknown Region & Linden Lea – Vaughan Williams, The Blackbird’s Song – Buck, Bobby Shaftoe – trad.

1927

Feb – A Seamen’s Overture & Forty Singing Seamen – T. Wood
May – Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge Taylor
Nov – Christmas Oratorio – Bach, Song of Destiny – Brahms, The Blackbird’s Song – Buck, Nowell – Besl

1928

Mar – King Arthur – Purcell, The Ballad of Hampstead Heath – T. Wood
May – Ode to Music & Motets – Parry
Nov – The Death of Minnehaha – Coleridge Taylor, Songs by Dowland & Ford, Folk Songs – arr. Cecil Sharpe, In Honour of the City – Dyson

1929

Mar – Overture and Choral Dances from Prince Igor – Borodin

1930

May – Cantata Praise Jehovah, Motets Be Not Afraid, Come Jesu Come, To My Shepherd, Hear now the Flute – Bach
May – Missa Solemnis – Beethoven, 5 songs & Banks of Green Willow – Butterworth

1931

Feb – Acis and Galatea – Handel
May – Requiem – Mozart

1932

Jan – In Windsor Forest – Vaughan Williams, Dirge for Two Veterans – C. Wood
May – The Creation – Haydn

1933

Jan – My Spirit was in Heaviness – Bach, Benedicite – Vaughan Williams
May – The Glories of our Blood and State – Parry, Three folk songs – Vaughan Williams, The Ballad of Hampstead Heath – T. Woods

1934

Feb – Stabat Mater – Verdi, Three Choral Hymns – Vaughan Williams
June – Cryes of London – Deering, In Honour of the City – Dyson

1935

May – Semele (abridged) – Handel, Magnificat in D – Bach
Nov – Symphony No 9 – Beethoven

1936

May – Requiem – Verdi

1937

May – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar, Cantata O Light Everlasting – Bach

1938

May – Sancta Civitas & Benedicite – Vaughan Williams

1939

Feb  – Sirènes – Debussy

1940

May – St John Passion – Bach

1941

Mar – St Matthew Passion – Bach
Dec – Requiem – Mozart

1942

Mar – St Matthew Passion – Bach
June – Western Wynd Mass – Taverner

1943

Mar – Messiah – Handel
June – Missa Asumpta Est Maria – Palestrina

1944

Mar – Elijah – Mendelssohn
June – Missa Papae Marcelli & Exultate Te – Palestrina

1945

Mar – Acis and Galatea – Handel, Festival Te Deum – Vaughan Williams, Magnificat in D – Bach
June – Mass Dixit Maria – Hassler, Coronation Anthem – Parry
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1946

May – Requiem – Mozart, Te Deum – Haydn, Jauchzet Gott – Bach
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1947

May – Coronation Anthems – Handel, Cantatas Praise Jehovah & Sing to the Lord – Bach
Oct – Mass and motet O Quam Gloriosum – Victoria, De Profundis  – Lalande
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1948

May – Awake my Lyre – Blow, Soul of the World – Purcell, Serenata Solomon – Boyce, The King Shall Rejoice & Dettigen Te Deum – Handel
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1949

May – Te Deum – Vaughan Williams, Missa Brevis – Kodály , The Music Makers – Elgar
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1950

Feb – Judith – Arne
May – Magnificat in D, Ricercare from “The Musical Offering”, Cantatas “Praise Jehovah” & “Sing to the Lord” – Bach
Nov – Messiah – Handel
Dec – Messiah – Handel

1951

Feb – Mass in E minor – Bruckner, King of Glory – Howells, O Clap Your Hands – Vaughan Williams
Jun – Mass in E minor – Bruckner, King of Glory – Howells, O Clap Your Hands – Vaughan Williams
July – Vocal music of the 17th century
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1952

Feb – Elijah – Mendelssohn
June – Mass for 4 voices – Monteverdi, Jesu, Joy and Treasure – Buxtehude, Fantasia on “Ein feste Burge” – Praetorius, Adoremus in Aeternum – Allegri
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1953

Feb – Four Coronation Anthems – Handel + other national music
May – Mass “Quarti Toni” – Victoria, Ascendit Deus – Philips
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1954

Feb – Requiem in D minor – Bruckner, Te Deum – Haydn, Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day – Handel
May – Songs of Farewell – Parry, Missa “Douce Memoire” – Lassus
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1955

May – Samson – Handel
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1956

May – Mass in F minor – Bruckner, From the Bavarian Highlands – Elgar
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1957

May – Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened – Handel, Four Motets – H K Andrews, Five English Folk Songs – Vaughan Williams, Songs from “Dies Natalis” – Finzi
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1958

Feb – The Seven Last Words of Christ & Insanae et vanae curae – Haydn, A Prayer – Frank Bridge
May – Mass “Aeterna Christi Munera” – Palestrina, The Voice out of the Whirlwind – Vaughan Williams
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1959

Feb – Dioclesian, Masque – Purcell, O come let us sing – Handel
May – Missa Brevis – Palestrina, various Mendelssohn & Purcell
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1960

Feb – Elijah – Mendelssohn
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1961

Feb – St. Cecilia Mass – Haydn, Hymn of Praise – Mendelssohn
May – Part songs
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1962

Mar – St. John Passion – Bach
May – Cantata “St. Nicolas” – Britten
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1963

May – Mass in B minor – Bach
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1964

Mar – Jephtha – Handel
May – Requiem – Mozart
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1965

Feb – Gloria – Poulenc, King David – Honegger
May – Jesu, meine Freude – Bach, Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1966

Feb – The Creation – Haydn
May – Missa “O Quam Gloriosum est Regnum” – Victoria, Magnificat – Schütz, Symphony of Psalms – Stravinsky
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1967

May – Ode to St. Cecilia – Purcell, A Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams
Dec – Messiah – Handel

1968

Mar – Dixit Dominus – Handel, Magnificat in D – Bach
May – Mass (4 part) – Byrd, Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes – Purcell, Motets – Bruckner
Dec – Messiah – Handel

1969

Mar – Cantata “Christ lag in Totesbanden” – Bach + other works
May – Requiem – Verdi
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1970

Mar – Five Tudor Portraits – Vaughan Williams, Carmina Burana  – Orff
May – O Bone Jesu, Fili Mariae – Schütz, Missa Brevis St Joannis de Deo – Haydn, Festival Te Deum – Britten
Oct – Jephtha – Handel
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1971

Feb – The Damnation of Faust – Berlioz
May –  Benedicite – Vaughan Williams, Stabat Mater – Bryan Kelly
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1972

Mar – Jesu, meine Freude – Bach, The Wilderness – Wesley
May – Requiem – Duruflé, Te Deum – Bruckner
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1973

Mar – Elijah – Mendelssohn
May – Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten, Petite Messe Solennelle – Rossini
Nov – Christmas Oratorio – Bach
Dec – Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben & Selig ist der Mann – Bach

1974

Mar – Saul – Handel
May – Te Deum in C major – Haydn, Beatus Vir – Monteverdi, Mass in G minor – Vaughan Williams
Dec – Messiah – Handel

1975

Mar – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar
May – Missa Brevis – Kodály, Jephthe – Carissimi
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1976

Mar – St Matthew Passion – Bach
May – Songs of Farewell – Parry, God is Gone Up – Finzi, How Lovely are Thy Dwellings from A German Requiem – Brahms
June – Ascendit Deus – Philips, O Quam Gloriosum – Victoria, God is Gone Up – Finzi , L’Ascension (part) – Messaien, Songs of Farewell – Parry
Dec – A Ceremony of Carols – Britten, Ave Rex – Mathias, Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Vaughan Wiliams, Hodie Christus Natus Est – Sweelinck

1977

May Solomon – Handel
July – Four Coronation Anthems – Handel
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1978

Mar – Requiem – Verdi
May – Part songs – Stanford, Vaughan Williams & Elgar, Folk songs – arr. Morris and Carter, Geographical Fuge – Toch
Oct – Part songs – Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Morris, Carter, Francis & Toch, Zadok the Priest – Handel
Dec – Messiah – Handel

1979

May – Messa di Gloria – Puccini, Belshazzar’s Feast – Walton
Nov – Symphony no. 9 (Choral) – Beethoven
Dec – Christmas Oratorio – Bach

1980

Mar – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar
May – Three Graduals – Bruckner, Mass in D minor – Dvořák
Nov – Elijah – Mendelssohn

1981

Mar – Messiah – Handel
May – Mass in B minor – Bach
Nov – War Requiem – Britten

1982

Mar – Kubla Khan – Veale, Te Deum – Bruckner, Sancta Civitas & Flos Campi – Vaughan Williams
June – Carmina Burana – Orff
Nov – Messiah – Handel
Dec – A Christmas Charity Concert

1983

Mar – A German Requiem – Brahms
July – Mass in D – Dvořák, Requiem – Duruflé
Nov – Te Deum – Berlioz, Four Sacred Pieces – Verdi

1984

Mar – St John Passion – Bach
June – Requiem – Mozart, Litaniae Lauretanae – Mozart
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1985

Mar – The Creation – Haydn
June – The Rio Grande – Lambert, Springtime on Funen – Nielsen
Sept – Carmina Burana – Orff
Nov – Requiem – Verdi

1986

May – Easter Oratorio & Ascension Oratorio – Bach
June – Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré
Nov – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar

1987

Mar – Mass in Time of War – Haydn, Stabat Mater – Szymanowski
June – Symphony of Psalms – Stravinsky, Te Deum Laudamus – Bizet
Aug – Carmina Burana – Orff
Nov – Five Tudor Portraits – Vaughan Williams, Belshazzar’s Feast – Walton

1988

Mar – St Matthew Passion – Bach
June – Petite Messe Solennelle – Rossini
Nov – Messiah – Handel

1989

May – Vespers of 1610 – Monteverdi
Nov – A German Requiem – Brahms

1990

Mar – Mass in B Minor – Bach
June – Symphony No. 9 (Choral) – Beethoven
June – Trial by Jury – Gilbert & Sullivan, Part SongsElgar
Nov – Requiem – Mozart

1991

Mar – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar
June – Grande Messe des Morts – Berlioz
Sept – From the Bavarian Highlands – Elgar
Sept – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar
Nov – Requiem – Verdi

1992

Mar – The Seasons – Haydn
June – A Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams, Four Sea Interludes – Britten
Nov – The Apostles – Elgar

1993

Mar – Elijah – Mendelssohn
July – War Requiem – Britten
Nov – Acis & Galatea – Handel

1994

Mar – Missa Solemnis – Beethoven
June – Carmina Burana – Orff, Spartacus Ballet Suite #2 – Khachaturian
Nov – The Creation – Haydn

1995

Mar – Ein deutsches Requiem – Brahms, Three Graduals – Bruckner, (Four Last Songs – Strauss)
July – The Kingdom – Elgar
Oct – The KingdomElgar
Dec – Messiah – Handel

1996

Mar – St John Passion – Bach
June – Petite Messe Solenelle – Rossini, Five Motets – Bruckner
Nov – Mass in C minor – Mozart

1997

Mar – Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré, Flos Campi – Vaughan Williams
May – Elijah – Mendelssohn
July – Little Organ Mass – Haydn, Part Songs – Schubert, Motets – Bruckner
Aug – Elijah – Mendelssohn
Nov – Nänie – Brahms, Triumphlied – Brahms

1998

Mar – Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart, Requiem – Mozart
June – Litany – Pärt, Motets – Bruckner, Cantata No. 12 – Bach
Nov – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar

1999

Mar – Requiem – Verdi
June – Mass in C (Coronation) – Mozart, Magnificat – Pergolesi
Aug – Requiem – Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart, Exultate Jubilate – Mozart
Nov – Symphony No. 9 – Beethoven, Te Deum – Bruckner

2000

Mar – Moses – Bruch
June – Nelson Mass – Haydn, Pastoral – Bliss
Nov – A Child of Our Time – Tippett
Dec – A Concert of Carols and Christmas Music

2001

Mar – Ein deutsches Requiem – Brahms, (Four Last Songs – Strauss)
June – Magnificat – Bach, Dixit Dominus – Handel
Nov – Messiah – Handel

2002

Mar – St Matthew Passion – Bach
June – Requiem – Mozart
Nov – Elijah – Mendelssohn

2003

Mar – Das Feuerkreuz – Bruch
June – The Creation – Haydn
Nov – The Christmas Oratorio (parts 1, 2, 4 & 6) – Bach

2004

Apr – Requiem Verdi
June – Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré, Svyati – Taverner
Nov – A Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams

2005

Mar – St John Passion – Bach
June – Vespers of 1610 – Monteverdi
Nov – St Paul – Mendelssohn

2006

Mar – Ave Verum Corpus, Mass in C minor – Mozart
June – Gloria, Dixit Dominus – Vivaldi
Nov – Messiah – Handel

2007

Mar – The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar
June – Requiem, Four Motets on Gregorian Themes – Duruflé, Prayer Before Birth – David Kay
Nov – The Childhood of Christ – Berlioz

2008

Mar – Mass in B minor – Bach
June – Mass No. 2 in G – Schubert, Mass in D – Dvořák
Nov – War Requiem – Britten

2009

Apr – Requiem Mass, Solemn Vespers – Mozart
July – Imperial Nelson Mass – Haydn, Magnificat in B flat – Pergolesi, Stabat Mater – Caldara
Nov – Stabat Mater – Dvořák

2010

Mar – St Matthew Passion – Bach
June – Petite Messe Solenelle – Rossini, Five English Folk Songs – Vaughan Williams
Nov – Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1, 2, 4 & 6) – Bach

2011

Apr – Ein deutsches Requiem – Brahms
July – An Oxford Elegy – Vaughan Williams, Feel the Spirit – Rutter
Nov – Messiah – Handel

2012

Mar – Passion Oratorio – Loewe
June – The Creation Haydn
Nov – Requiem – Fauré

2013

Mar – St John Passion Bach
June – Saul – Handel
Nov – Messe de Minuet – Charpentier

2014

Mar – Elijah Mendelssohn
June – Requiem – Mozart
Nov – Requiem – Verdi

2015

Mar – Last Judgement – Spohr
June – Mirjams Siesesgesang – Schubert, St Cecilia – Gounod
Nov – Choral Symphony – Beethoven, Te Deum – Bruckner

2016

Mar – The Spectre’s Bride Dvořák
June – Mass in B minor – Bach
Nov – Dream of Gerontius – Elgar

2017

MarA Child of Our Time – Tippett
June – Alexander’s Feast – Handel
Nov – Christmas Oratorio – Bach

2018

Mar – Missa Solemnis – Beethoven
June – The Seasons – Haydn
Dec Christmas Oratorio – Saint-Saëns, Gloria – Vivaldi, Puer Natus – Praetorius

2019

Mar – Mass in E Flat Major – Schubert, Hear My Prayer – Mendelssohn