Previous Concerts

Sunday 8 July 2018 | The Green & Pleasant Land: a programme of English choral music

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Blandford

Together with the DRMS Singing for Pleasure Choir **

William Byrd: Sing joyfully
Anonymous: Non nobis Domine **
Thomas Tallis: If ye love me
Charles Villiers Stanford: Justorum animae | Caelos ascendit hodie | Beati quorum via [Three motets Op 38]
Rick Birley: Short Mass [Kyrie | Sanctus | Agnus Dei]
Blandford Fire Anthem **
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-truth | Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Charles Villiers Stanford: For lo, I raise up
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: My soul there is a country | There is an old belief [Songs of Farewell #1 & #4]
We will remember them **
Gustav Holst: The Dove [Twelve Welsh Folk Songs # 3]
Rick Birley: Dance to your Daddy
The Forsaken Maiden **
Richard Hall (arr): I’ll mount the air on swallow’s wings | The Bunch of Rushes


Sunday 3 December 2017 | Advent Concert

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Barry Ferguson (arr): People look East
Philip Ledger (arr): Adam lay ybounden
Richard Hall (arr): Gabriel to Mary came (Angelus ad Virginem)
Stephen Cleobury (arr): The cherry tree carol (Joseph was an old man)
George Dyson: Magnificat in F
Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Alma Redemptoris mater
Edward Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Joseph Rheinberger: Ex Sion (Advent Motets op176 #4)
Arvo Pärt: Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Never weather beaten sail (Songs of Farewell #3)
Bob Chilcott: Nova!  Nova!


Sunday 9 July 2017 | Summer Concert | Music from the Golden Age

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Chapel, Lulworth Castle

Henry Purcell: Praise the Lord O Jerusalem
Dietrich Buxtehude: Magnificat
Claudio Monteverdi: Beatus vir
Antonio Vivaldi: Credo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alma Dei creatoris | Misericordias Domine
Georg Philipp Telemann: Laudate Jehovah


Sunday 4 December 2016 | Advent Concert

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

David Bruce-Payne (arr): Rex virginum amator Deus
Hymn: On Jordan’s bank
Francisco Guerrero: Canite tuba in Sion
Orlando Gibbons: This is the record of John
Richard Sheppard: Never weather beaten sail
Charles Villiers Stanford: Lo, He comes
B J Dale: Rosa mystica
Christopher Brown: The Song of the Rose
Andrew Carter: The Morning Star
Rick Birley: I sing of a maiden
Herbert Howells: Magnificat (Collegium Regale)
Advent spiritual: Pretty home


Saturday 21 May 2016  | Summer Concert with Lyme Bay Chorale

St Michael’s Church, Lyme Regis

Saturday 4 June 2016 | Summer Concert with Lyme Bay Chorale

Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Stanford: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Stanford: Beati quorum | Coelos ascendit hodie (Three Latin motets #1 + 3)
Naylor: Vox dicentis clama


Sunday 6 December 2015 | Advent Concert

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Edward Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Bob Chilcott: Nova ! Nova !
Orlando Gibbons: Hosanna to the Song of David
Herbert Howells: A spotless rose
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Canite tuba in Sion
Michael Praetorius: Est ist ein Ros entsprungen
Josef Rheinberger: Qui sedes Prope est Dominus
Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat in G


Sunday 6 July 2015 | Music for a Summer’s Evening

Dorset County Museum

Elgar: Three songs from From the Bavarian Highlands.  The dance | Lullaby | The marksmen
Stanford: Sweet and low
Ian Purseglove: Settings of three poems by William Barnes.  Lowshot light | The wind up the stream | Come
Vaughan Williams: Valiant for truth
Balfour Gardiner: Evenen’ in the village (words: William Barnes)
arr Richard Hall: Two Dorset folksongs. Madam madam | Farewell my joy and heart
Pearsall: Lay a garland
Finzi: My spirit sang all day


Sunday 7 December 2014 | Advent Concert

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

David Bruce-Payne (arr): Rex Virginum amator Deus
Hymn: O come, O come Emmanuel
Barry Ferguson (arr): People look East
Ledger: Adam lay ybounden
Britten: Hymn to the Virgin
Handl: Ecce concipies
Birley: I sing of a maiden
Dale: Rosa mystica
Guerrero: Canite tuba
Wise: Prepare the way Zion
Hymn: Come thou long expected Jesus
Mendelssohn: Lasset uns frolocken
Rheinberger: Ex Sion
Berkeley: I sing of a maiden
Wishart: Alleluya, a new work is come on hand


Sunday 6 July 2014 | Summer Concert

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Chapel, Lulworth Castle

Tallis: O nata lux
Dering: Factum est 
Byrd: Justorum animae
Byrd: Ave verum
Tallis: Why fumeth in sight
Philips: Ascendit Deus
Arne: Libera me
Wesley: Tu es sacerdos
Wesley: Constitues eos
Elgar: Ave verum
Elgar: O salutaris
Mawby: Ave verum
Berkeley: Regina coeli


Sunday 8 December 2013 | Advent Service

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Nuns of Chester
Hymn: O come, O come Emmanuel
Ledger: Adam lay y bounden
Joubert: There is no rose
Brahms: Motet: Es is das Heil
Dyson: Magnificat: Dyson in F
Shepherd: Never weather beaten sail
Archer: Creator of the stars of night
Wood: O Thou the central orb
Wishart: Alleluya, a new work is come on hand


Saturday 2 November 2013 | Concert with Lees Court Music

Canterbury

Duggan: Salve Regina
Elgar: As torrents in summer | My love dwelt in a northern land
Gardner: Rejection
Howells: The scribe
Palestrina: Sicut cervus | Exsultate Deo
Parry: Never weather-beaten sail | My soul there is a country | There is an old belief
Rheinberger: Abendlied | Selig sind die Toten
Schutz: Selig sind die Toten
Stanford: Three Elizabethan Pastorals.  Shall we go dance | Diaphenia | To His flock
Sullivan: The long day closes
Viadana: Exsultate justi


Saturday 27 July 2013 | Summer Concert

St Mary’s Church, Kingston

Batten: O praise the lord, all ye heathen
Tallis: O nata lux
Byrd: Justorum animae
Gibbons: Almighty and everlasting God
Brahms: Geistliches Lied
Stanford: Diaphenia | To his flocks | Shall we go dance?
Britten: Flower songs.  To Daffodils | The succession of the four sweet months | The evening primrose | The ballad of green broom


Sunday 2 December 2012 | Carol Concert

St Paul’s Church, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth

Willcocks (arr): O come, O come, Emmanuel
Bennett: Out of your sleep
Brown: The song of the rose
Shephard: Never weather-beaten sail
Willcocks (arr): Of the Father’s heart begotten
Rutter (arr): Wexford Carol (Irish trad carol)
Darke: In the bleak mid-winter
Finzi: In terra pax
Willcocks (arr): Once in Royal David’s city
Holst: Personet hodie
Pearsall (arr): In dulce jubilo
Rutter (arr): Rise up, shepherd
Willcocks (arr): O come, all ye faithful
Rutter (arr): The twelve days of Christmas


Sunday 2 December 2012 | Carol Concert

St Paul’s Church, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth

Palestrina: I look from afar
Bennett: Out of  your sleep
Christopher Brown: The Song of the Rose
Shephard: Never weather-beaten sail
Rutter (arr): The Wexford Carol
Darke: In the bleak mid-winter
Finzi: In terra pax
Holst: Personet hodie
Rutter (arr): Rise up shepherd | The Twelve Days of Christmas


Saturday 7 July 2012 | Summer Concert

Stratton Village Hall (sadly cancelled at the last minute – floods)

Parry: Songs of Farewell | My soul, there is a country | Know my soul | Never, weather-beaten sail
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditse Devo (Vespers #6)
Byrd: Agnus Dei (from Mass for 4 voices)
Gibbons: What is our life | The silver swan
Kodaly: Matra pictures
Richard Hall (arr): Spirituals
Madrigals: Fair Phyllis | Now is the month of Maying | Sweet Suffolk owl | All creatures now
Stanford: Heraclitus
Sullivan: The long day closes
Pearsall: Lay a garland


Saturday 12 May 2012

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Rachmaninov: Vespers


Saturday 10 December 2011 | Advent Carols

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Ledger: Adam lay ybounden
Willcocks (arr): Cherry Tree Carol
Bach: Wachet auf (arr Richard Hall)
Willcocks: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Archer (arr): Angel Gabriel
Chilcott: Nova! nova!
Willcocks: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Mathias: Sir Christemas
Rutter (arr): Rise up shepherd
While shepherds watched (arr Richard Hall)
Lloyd: Drop down, ye heavens
Howells: A spotless rose
Wood: O Thou, the central orb
Vaughan Williams: Wassail Song
O come all ye faithful


Saturday 4 June 2011 | Music for a Summer Evening

United Church, Dorchester

Matyas Seiber : Hungarian Folk-Songs. The handsome butcher | Apple, apple | The old woman
John Bennett: All creatures now
Thomas Vautor: Sweet Suffolk owl
John Farmer: Fair Phyllis
Thomas Morley: Now is the month of Maying
Rick Birley (arr): In vernali tempore
Edward Elgar: As torrents in summer
Joseph Parry: Music, where soft voices die
Benjamin Britten: The evening primrose
C V Stanford: Heraclitus
Gerald Finzi: My spirit sang all day
Richard Hall (arr): Five Spirituals. Deep river | Virgin Mary, meek and mild | Were you there | Nobody knows | Steal away
Matyas Seiber: Yugoslav Folk-Songs. The unfaithful lover | Handsome Mirko | Eighteen shining buttons | Heaven above | Hussars | Fairy tale


Saturday 5 March 2011 | Sacred Choral Classics

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Mendelssohn: Psalm 43
Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria
Victoria: Ave Maria
Bruckner: Ave Maria
Parry: Songs of Farewell. My soul there is a country | Never weather-beaten sail | I know my soul hath power | There is an old belief
Grieg: Ave maris stella
Poulenc: Salve regina
Brahms: Warum ist das Licht
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Casals: O vos omnes
Victoria: O vos omnes
Schutz: Selig sind die Toten
Rheinberger: Abendlied


Saturday 27 November 2010 | Advent Carols

 


Saturday 5 June 2010 | Summer Concert

St James’ Church, Kingston

Saturday 20 March 2010

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Rachmaninov: All night vigil/Vespers


Saturday 29 November 2009 | Advent Concert

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

J S Bach: Sleepers wake
Philip Ledger: Adam lay ybounden
Willcocks (arr): The Cherry Tree Carol
Handl: Ecce concipies
Guerrero: Canite tuba
Carter (arr): Angelus ad Virginem
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ, the apple tree
Joubert: There is no rose
Vaughan Williams (arr): This is the truth sent from above
Parry: Songs of Farewell.  Never weather-beaten sail
Rheinberger: Deus tu convertens | Ex Sion
Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Lloyd: Drop down, ye heavens
Chilcott: Nova! Nova!


Sunday 18 October 2009 | DurnoVibe

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Saturday 14 February 2009 | Romantic Choral Classics

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Viadana: Exsultate justi
Sweelinck: Laudate Deum
Mendelssohn: Psalm 43 | Jauchzet dem Herrn
Arensky: Otche nash [Lord’s Prayer]
Tchaikovsky: Dostoino yest [Hymn to the Virgin]
Glinka: The Cherubic Hymn [Izhe kheruvimyi]
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditsye Dyevo [Ave Maria]
Verdi: Ave Maria
Grieg: Ave maris stella
Rossini: O salutaris hostia
Birley (arr): In vernali tempore | My bonny cuckoo | Do nothing till you hear from me | The brisk young widow
Tippett: Early one morning | Liliburlero
Elgar: As torrents in summer | My love dwelt in a Northern Land | Shower


Saturday 29 November 2008 | Advent Carol Succession

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Rick Birley: Advent Carol Succession

This work presents Advent through the imagined sense of expectation experienced before the Nativity and sets some well-known texts/plainsong chants into a single piece for Soprano and Tenor soloists, choir and instrumental accompaniment.

I look from afar
Out of your sleep arise and wake
Adam lay ybounden
Ave Maria
Descendit de caelis
Canite tuba
There is no rose
Veni, Creator Spiritus
Virga Jesse
Tomorrow go ye forth


Saturday 23 August 2008  |  Monday 25 August 2008
Summer Festival with Lees Court Music

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester  |  St Edward, King & Martyr, Parish Church Corfe Castle

Palestrina: Exsultate Deo | Sicut cervus
Sweelinck: Laudate Dominum
Schutz: Selig sind die Toten | Jauchzet dem Herrn
Stanford: Three Latin motets.  Beati quorum via | Justorum animae | Coelos ascendit hodie
Harris: Faire is the heaven
Rheinberger: Abendlied
Casals: O vos omnes
Ridout: Corde natus
Bennett: All creatures now | Weep, O mine eyes
Morley: April is in my mistress’ face
Pearsall: Lay a garland | Great God of love
Vaughan Williams: The dark-eyed sailor | The lover’s ghost | Just as the tide was flowing
Swingle (arr): Blackbird | I will


Saturday 10 May 2008 | Summer Concert

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Birley: Magnificat | Nunc dimittis
Brahms: Geistliches Lied
Bruckner: Locus iste | Christus factus est
Finzi: Lo, the full final sacrifice
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Bach: O Jesu Christ, meins lebens licht
Stanford: Beati quorum via
Poulenc: Salve regina
Sweelinck: Laudate Dominum
Mozart: Ave verum
Rick Birley: Lord of the dance


Sunday 2 December 2007 | Advent Carols

St Paul’s Church, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth

Rick Birley (arr): Noel nouvelet
Palestrina: Fuit homo
Goldschmidt: A tender shoot
Richard Hall: A Dorset Christmas Carol
Handl: Ecce concipies
David Bruce-Payne: I sing of a maiden
Guerrero: Canite tuba
Poston: Jesus Christ the apple tree


August 2007 | Burton Bradstock Festival


Sunday 15 July 2007 | Summer Concert

St James’s Church, Kingston

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Vaughan Williams: O vos omnes
Rick Birley: Short Mass


Saturday 28 April 2007

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Rick Birley: Short Mass [première]
Viadana: Exultate justi | O vos omnes
Palestrina: Exultate Deo
Casals: O vos omnes
Grieg: Ave maris stella
Mendelssohn: Psalm 43. Richte mich Gott
Rossini: O salutaris hostia
Tchaikovsky: Dostoino [Hymn to the Virgin]
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditsye Dyevo [Hymn to the Virgin]
Rheinberger: Abendlied


Sunday 10 December 2006 | Mayor’s Civic Carol Service

St Paul’s Church, Westham, Weymouth

Ding, dong merrily on high
Away in a manger
Sans Day Carol
In the bleak mid-winter
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Jingle Bells


Saturday 4 November 2006

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Rick Birley: Universal truth
Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
Rick Birley: The Lambton Worm
Finzi: My spirit sang all day | I praise the tender flower | Clear and gentle stream | Haste on, my joys (from Seven poems of Robert Bridge)
Vaughan Williams: Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Holst: This have I done for my true love


Saturday 10 June 2006 | An Evening of Mozart

St James’s Church, Kingston (Purbeck)

Hosannah KV223
Kyrie in D minor K341
Alma Dei Creatoris K277
Venite populi KV260
Regina caeli K127


Saturday 11 June 2005

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Vaughan Williams: Flos campi
Vaughan Williams: The lark ascending
Vaughan Williams: Greensleeves
Vaughan Williams: Valiant for truth

Rick Birley: Fern Hill – Words by Dylan Thomas (première)


Saturday 20 March 2004 | A Feast of Choral Classics
with the St Osmund Singers

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester

Handel: Zadok the Priest
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Vivaldi: Gloria


 

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