Past Events

2017

April 9th

Poster
Nasce la gioia mia Giovan Leonardo Primavera c.1540–85
Missa Nasce la gioia mia Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina c.1525–94
Three Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
   Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55
    Ich habe genug, BWV 82
    Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161

Soloists: Ashley Catling (tenor), Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo-soprano)
Musical director: Lindy Tennent-Brown

2016

December 11th

Poster
O Radiant Dawn James MacMillan b. 1959
Two Motets, Op. 29 Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
   Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
   Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz
Balulalow Peter Warlock 1894–1930
Three Carols Michael Head 1900–1976
   The little road to Bethlehem
   Small Christmas Tree
   The Carol of the Field Mice
I sing of a maiden
David Farquhar 1928–2007
I saw three ships arr. David Willcocks 1919–2015
Lord of the Dance arr. David Willcocks 1919–2015
The twelve days of Christmas arr. John Rutter
Two carols arr. Ola Gjeilo b. 1978
   Away in a manger
   The First Nowell
Christmas Day (Choral Fantasy on Old Carols) Gustav Holst 1874–1934
Two carols by Bob Chilcott b. 1955
   Mid-winter
   For Him all stars have shone Bob Chilcott b. 1955
Silent Night arr. David Willcocks 1919–2015
Ding Dong! Merrily on high arr. Charles Wood 1866–1926
Oh come, all ye faithful arr. David Willcocks 1919–2015
Heav’n is ringing (Merry Christmas rag) Colin Gibson b. 1933
May the road rise to meet you David Hamilton b. 1955

Soloist: Claire Surman (soprano)
Musical director: Lindy Tennent-Brown

Poster
April 24th

Welcome to all the pleasures (An Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day): Henry Purcell (1659–95)
Orchestra: Clarinet Quintet K581 (Larghetto): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Orchestra: Divertimento No. 1 for 2 Basset Horns and Bassoon: W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Requiem Mass K626: W. A. Mozart (1756–91)

Soloists: Sarah Holland (soprano), Lucy Vallis (mezzo-soprano), Edd Ingham (tenor), Chris O'Hara (baritone)
Musical Director: Jonathan Holland

2015

Poster
December 13th

Hodie Christus Natus Est: J.P. Sweelinck (1562–1621)
Remember Thou O Man: Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1588–1635)
Remember Thou O Man: Bob Chilcott (b.1955)
Gabriel to Mary Came: 14th-century Irish Carol, arr. David Willcocks
This Christmas Night: Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003), words by Mary Wilson
Shepherds Pipe Carol: John Rutter (b. 1945)
Christmas Concerto: Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
O Radiant Dawn: Sir James Loy MacMillan, CBE (b. 1959)
The Crown of Roses: P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
The Christmas Spirit: David Dunford (b. 1965), words by John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922)
My Spirit Sang all Day: Gerald Finzi (1901–1956)
Christmas Oratorio: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Soloists: Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Doody (tenor), David Cane (baritone)
Musical Director: Jonathan Holland

Poster
April 26th

Mass in G: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Mass in C: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

2014

December 14th: Gloria!

Poster
Orchestra: Canon and Gigue in D: Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)
Baritone: Easter and Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Minstrels: a new carol by Robin Wallington
Gloria: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Soloists: Cally Youdell (soprano), Emily Howard Cobley (mezzo-soprano), Chris O’Hara (baritone)

September 21st: Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills

Requiem: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Cantique de Jean Racine: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Soloists: Kirsty Kelly (soprano), Chris O’Hara (baritone)

Poster
April 13th

Requiem: Maurice Duruflé (1902–86)
Requiem: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

2013

December 8th: Music for Christmas

Poster
Lully, lulla, thou tiny little child: Bob Chilcott
Orchestra: Chaconne: Henry Purcell (1659–95) arr. Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Baritone: The Wexford Carol: Irish Traditional, Holy City: Stephen Adams
Rock-a-bye: Adrienne Spilsbury
Where riches is everlastingly: Bob Chilcott
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C: C. V. Stanford (1852–1924)
In Terra Pax: A Christmas scene: Gerald Finzi (1901–56)
Beatus Vir: Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Soloists: Aaron O’Hare (baritone), Debs Shaw (soprano)

April 28th: Coronation!

Poster
Orchestra: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
My Heart is Inditing: George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me: Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me: C. Hubert Parry (1848–1918)
Six Choral Dances from Gloriana: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Zadok the Priest: George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Mass in C, K317, the ‘Coronation’: W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Soloists: Soraya Mafi (soprano), Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano), Bo Wang (tenor), Ben McKee (bass)

2012

December 2nd: 20th Anniversary Gala Concert

Poster
Orchestra: Concert Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 (Christmas Concerto): Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Cantique de Jean Racine: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Spirituals from A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett (1905–88)
Excerpts from Messiah: George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Soloists: Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano), Bo Wang (tenor), Louis Hurst (bass-baritone)

October 21st: Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills

Excerpts from Petite Messe Solennelle: Gioachino Rossini (1792—1868)
Excerpts from Messiah: George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Cantique de Jean Racine: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Missa brevis St. Joannis de Deo ("Little Organ Mass"): Josef Haydn (1732–1809)
Soloist: Emily Howard (mezzo-soprano)

Poster
April 22nd

Petite Messe Solennelle: Gioachino Rossini (1792—1868)
Harmonium: Roger Briscoe; Piano: Jonathan Holland.
Soloists: Lianne Birkett (soprano), Heather Ireson (mezzo-soprano), Elgan Thomas (tenor), Louis Hurst (bass-baritone).

2011

Poster
December 11th

Orchestra: Gabriel's Oboe (theme from The Mission): Ennio Morricone (b.1928)
A Christmas Cantata: Geoffrey Bush (1920–98)
O Clap Your Hands Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

April 10th: Handel and his Contemporaries

Poster
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
From Solomon:
   Orchestra: ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’
   Choir and Orchestra: ‘May no rash intruder’ and ‘Music, spread thy voice around’

Domenico Cimarosa (1749–1801)
Four Sonatas for Organ

J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
From St. Matthew Passion
   Baritone and Organ recit: ‘Der Heiland fallt vor seinem vater nieder’
   Aria: ‘Gerne will ich mich bequemen’

Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)
Orchestra: ‘Canon’
Choir and continuo: ‘Magnificat’

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Soloists, choir and orchestra: ‘Dettingen Te Deum’

Poster
2010

12th December

St.Nicolas (a cantata): Benjamin Britten (1913–76)

25th April

Poster
Linden Lea: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) arr. Arthur Somervell
The Salley Gardens: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
My spirit sang all day: Gerald Finzi (1901–56)
Orchestra: Suite of Dances: Henry Purcell (1659–95) arr. Nicholas Smith
Lamento d'Arianna: Lasciate mi morire: Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Lament from Jephte: Giacomo Carissimi (1605–c.1674)
Motet: Ave Verum Corpus: William Byrd (1543–1623)
DIDO AND AENEAS: Henry Purcell (1659–95)

2009

13th December

Poster
Sonata in D for Trumpets and Strings: Petronius Franceschini (c.1650–1680)
The King shall rejoice: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Three movements from Elijah: Felix Mendelssohn (1809–46)
  For He shall give his angels charge over thee
  Lift thine eyes
  He, watching over Israel
Three sequences from Christmas Oratorio: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
  Recitative – chorale
  Recitative – chorus
  Recitative – chorale – chorus

Poster
26th April

The Creation: Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

2008

14th December

Poster
Hodie Christus Natus Est: J. P. Sweelinck (1562–1621)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Cantique de Jean Racine: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Per questa bella mano (K.612): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Concerto for Organ no. 13 in F: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

7th December

Carol singing at Eyam Hall.

October 5th (at St. George's Church, New Mills)

Trial by Jury: W.S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and A. Sullivan (1842–1900)
Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett (1905–88)
Goin' Home: Spiritual adapted from Symphony no. 9: From the New World by Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)

Spring

Trial by Jury: W.S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and A. Sullivan (1842–1900)
Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett (1905–88)
Goin' Home: Spiritual adapted from Symphony no. 9: From the New World by Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Spring and Summer from The Four Seasons: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

2007

Christmas

The best things happen when you're dancing and White Christmas: Irving Berlin (1888–1989)
A Hymn to the Virgin: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
In Terra Pax: Gerald Finzi (1901–56)
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

Spring

Mass in G: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Rejoice in the Lamb: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Cantata no. 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

2006

Christmas

My spirit sang all day: Gerald Finzi (1901–56)
Te Deum laudamus/Jubilate Deo: Henry Purcell (1659–95)
Concerto for 2 trumpets & strings: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Beatus Vir: Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Spring

The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross: Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Divertimento in D (K.136): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Mass in C, "Organ Solo Mass" (K.259): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)

2005

Christmas

Canon: Thomas Tallis (1505–85)
Pastorale 'Gesu Bambino': Pietro Yon
Impromptu for Harp: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Zadok the Priest: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

Spring

Coronation Mass in C (K.317): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Requiem (Op.48): Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

2004

Christmas

Four Estonian Lullabies: Veljo Tormis
Concerto grosso (Op.6, no. 8): Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Magnificat: James MacMillan (b. 1959)
Messiah: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

Spring

St. John Passion (BWV 245): J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

2003

Christmas

The Childhood of Christ: Hector Berlioz (1803–69)
Pastorella (BWV 590): J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Spring

Pilgrim's Journey: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
The Vagabond from Songs of Travel: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett (1905–88)
My Soul, There is a Country from Songs of Farewell: C. Hubert Parry (1848–1918)
Blest Pair of Sirens: C. Hubert Parry (1848–1918)

2002

Christmas

Eternal Source of Light: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Cantique de Jean Racine: Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
'Dilys': John Morgan Lloyd
Mattinata: Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857–1919)
The Trumpet Shall Sound!: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Dettingen Te Deum: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

Spring

Motet: Venite, populi (K.260): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Motet: Ave verum corpus (K.618): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Requiem Mass (K.626): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)

2001

Christmas

Hodie Christus natus est from A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Let the bright seraphim from Samson: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Magnificat: James MacMillan (b. 1959)
Gloria: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Spring

Elijah: Felix Mendelssohn (1809–46)

2000

Christmas

Air in D: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Kanon: Johann Pachelbel (c.1653–1706)
Hosianna dem Sohne David: Franz Tunder (1614–67 )
Messiah: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

Spring

Te Deum in B Flat: C. V. Stanford (1852–1924)
Dance Suite: Henry Purcell (1659–95)
Jubilate Deo in C: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts: Henry Purcell (1659–95)
Welcome to all the pleasures (An Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day): Henry Purcell (1659–95)
Psalm 100: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Oboe Solo: Movements from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
O Praise the Lord (Chandos Anthem No. 9): G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

1999

Christmas

Organ Concerto No. 13 in F (HWV 296): G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Magnificat: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Magnificat: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

May

The Creation: Josef Haydn (1732–1809)

Spring

Petite Messe Solennelle: Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)

1998

Christmas

A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Dancing Day: arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)
Cantata No. 142: To us a Child is born: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Spring

Missa brevis St. Joannis de Deo ("Little Organ Mass"): Josef Haydn (1732–1809)
Concerto for two oboes and strings: Tommaso Albinoni (1671–1750)
Exultate Jubilate: W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Mass in G, No. 2: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

1997

Christmas

Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Joseph, dearest Joseph: from Mainz, 1605
Joseph, dearest Joseph: Johannes Brahms (1833–97)
Magnificat: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–36)
The Christmas Story: Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)

Spring

Requiem: John Rutter (b. 1945)
Te Deum: C. V. Stanford (1852–1924)

1996

Christmas

Excerpts from Messiah: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Saint Nicolas: a Cantata (Op. 42): Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Joseph, dearest Joseph: Johannes Brahms (1833–97)
Magnificat: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–36)
The Christmas Story: Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)

Summer

Madrigal: April is in my Mistress' Face: Thomas Morley (1557–1602)
Folk Songs: O waly, waly and The Salley Gardens: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Clarinet and piano: Five Bagatelles: Gerald Finzi (1901–56)
Motet: Ave Verum: W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Motet: Virge Jesse: Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Liebeslieder Waltzes: Johannes Brahms (1833–97)
Summertime and The Man I Love: George Gershwin (1898–1937)
Motet: Ave Verum: William Byrd (1543–1623)
Motet: Christus natus est: Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
The Shepherd on the Rock: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
A selection from The Pirates of Penzance: W.S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and A. Sullivan (1842–1900)

Spring

Easter Oratorio: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Gott meine Zuversicht: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time: Michael Tippett (1905–88)
Coronation Mass in C (K.317): W. A. Mozart (1756–91)

1995

Christmas

Messiah: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)

Spring

Zadok the Priest: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Chacony: Henry Purcell (1659–95)
The King shall rejoice: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Dido and Aeneas: Henry Purcell (1659–95)

1994

Christmas

Ensemble: Concerto grosso (Op.6, no. 8): Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Chacony: Henry Purcell (1659–95)
A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
Sleepers, Wake! (Wachet auf!): J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Spring

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
Magnificat: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–36)
Exultate Jubilate: W. A. Mozart (1756–91)
Harmonie-Messe: Mass No. 12 in B Flat: Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

1993

Christmas

Fantasia on Christmas Carols: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Christmas Oratorio: J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Summer Serenade

Summer is icumen in
Three Madrigals:
  April is in my Mistress' Face: Thomas Morley (1557–1602)
  It was a Lover and his Lass: Thomas Morley (1557–1602)
  In these delightful Pleasant Groves: Henry Purcell (1659–95)
Five English Folk Songs: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
  The Dark-eyed Sailor
  The Springtime of the Year
  Just as the Tide was Flowing
  The Lover's Ghost
  Wassail Song
Three Songs: Benjamin Britten (1913–76)
  The Salley Gardens
  O waly, waly
  Old Albram Brown

Spring

Gloria: Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Requiem (Op.48): Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

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