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Saturday 17th December, 2016
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Christmas Carols Concert 2016

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Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano & Organ
Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 12th November, 2016
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Haydn: Te Deum No. 2 in C
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K. 427

Press review of the concert

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Nia Coleman, Soprano
Amy Lyddon, Mezzo-Soprano
Bradley Smith, Tenor
Michael Mofidian, Bass

Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
(Leader: Katie Holmes)

With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Organ.
Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 18th June, 2016
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

'Heroes and Villains': Choruses from Opera and Musicals

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Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano
Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Vivaldi: Gloria
Mozart: Solemn Vespers K339
Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Handel: Dixit Dominus

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Nika Gorič, soprano (Note change of soloist)
Sinead O'Kelly, soprano
Katie Coventry, mezzo-Soprano
Oliver Johnston, tenor
Tristan Hambleton, bass

With Solistes de Musique Ancienne
and Benedict Lewis-Smith, Organ.

Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 19th December, 2015
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Christmas Carol Concert 2015

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Benedict Lewis-Smith, Organ & Piano
Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 21st November, 2015
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Mendelssohn: Elijah

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Alice Privett, Soprano
Michelle Daly, Mezzo-soprano
William Morgan, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone as Elijah
and Zoë Farrow from the choir
With Orchestra Vitae
Richard Pinel, Organ
Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 13th June, 2015
Sindlesham Court, Sindlesham, Wokingham

Summer Concert of Sacred & Secular Music

Including George Shearer's 'Songs and Sonnets' and pieces by Bach, Palestrina, Victoria, Viadana, Elgar, Fauré, Bruckner, Franck, Rheinberger.

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Conductor: Ben Lewis-Smith
Organ, piano: Richard Pinel
Double bass: Alice Kent

Saturday 21st March, 2015
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Rossini: Petite Messe Solenelle

Rossini: Salve Regina

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Laura Hudson, Soprano
Jemma Brown, Mezzo Soprano
Alberto Sousa, Tenor
Stuart Pendred, Bass
William Vann, Piano
Benedict Lewis-Smith, Harmonium
Conductor: Benjamin Woodward

Saturday 13th December, 2014
Sindlesham Court, Sindlesham, Wokingham

Christmas Carol Concert 2014

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Conductor: Alexander Chaplin
Organ, piano: Benjamin Woodward

Saturday 8th November, 2014
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Autumn 2014 Concert:
Howard Goodall Eternal Light: A Requiem
John Rutter Mass of the Children
Carrie Rosita Ha Comrades (First performance)
Zoë Farrow Peace of Mind (First performance)

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Maggie Caswell, sopranoo
Matthew Sprange, baritone
Luckley House School Choir (Director: Eve Bull)
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin

Saturday 28th June, 2014
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Summer 2014 Concert:
Verdi: Requiem

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Laura Hudson, soprano
Marie Elliot, contralto
Paul Curievici, tenor
Callum Thorpe, bass

Conductor: Alexander Chaplin

Saturday 22nd March, 2014
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Spring 2014 Concert:
Rachmaninov: Vespers

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Lorna Perry, Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Joy, Tenor
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin

Saturday 21st December, 2013
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Christmas Concert:
A Celebration of Christmas Carols & Music

Traditional Christmas music, and extracts from
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

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Soloists from the choir: Caroline Newton (Soprano), Christine Davis (Soprano), Nigel Mellor (Baritone) & a semi-chorus from the choir
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin
Organ, piano: Benjamin Woodward
Brass Quintet

Saturday 16th November, 2013
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Autumn 2013 Concert:
Bach: Mass in B minor

Review in Wokingham Times

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Joanna Marie Skillett, Soprano
Anna Gillingham, Soprano
Glenn Kesby, Counter Tenor
Stuart Laing, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone
With Charivari Agréable (Kah Ming Ng, Continuo)
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin

Saturday 15th June, 2013
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Summer 2013 Concert:
African Sanctus

A joint concert with Wokingham Choral Academy
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass (with WCA)
David Fanshawe: African Sanctus (with WCA)

Comments from John Redwood, MP

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Jenny Stafford (Soprano)
Conductors: Alexander Chaplin & Jo McNally
Benjamin Woodward, Piano & Andrew McKenna, Piano
With London Productions Orchestra (Percussion).

Soloists from WCS: Nigel Mellor (Bass) & Bob Jenkins (Bass).

Saturday 9th March, 2013
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Spring 2013 Concert:
Fauré: Requiem

Howells: Magnificat
Stanford: Nunc Dimittis in G
Howells: Te Deum
Piccolo: Venite
Dove: Missa Brevis
Fauré: Requiem

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Emily Vine, soprano
Samuel Pantcheff, baritone
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin
Organ: Benjamin Woodward

Saturday 22nd December, 2012
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Christmas Concert:
'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Traditional Christmas music, and two pieces from
Rachmaninov: Vespers

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Soloists from the choir: Louise Blight (Soprano), Cheryl Slater (Soprano), Sarah Burrell (Soprano), Helen Belcher (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin
Organ, piano: Benjamin Woodward
Brass Quintet

Saturday 24th November, 2012
Great Hall, University of Reading

Mozart: Requiem
Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai (St. Nicholas Mass)
Bach: Suite No 3 in D BWV 1068

Review in Wokingham Times

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Rhiannon Llewellyn, soprano
Kate Howden, mezzo-soprano
Oliver Johnston, tenor
Lancelot Nomura, bass
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Conductor: Alexander Chaplin
Continuo: Benjamin Woodward

Saturday 16th June, 2012
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Diamond Jubilee Prom: 'Vivat Regina!'
(A joint concert with Wokingham Choral Academy)

CHH Parry: I was glad
Morley: Now is the month of maying
Gibbons: The silver swan
Bennett: All creatures now
Grainger (arr.): Londonderry Air
Rutter (arr.): O waly, waly
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Holst (arr.): My sweetheart's like Venus
Willcocks (arr.): Bobby Shaftoe
Arne: Rule Britannia
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March 1
Emerson (arr.): All You Need is Love
Parry: Jerusalem
Britten (arr.): National Anthem

Alexander Chaplin: Conductor, WCS
Benjamin Woodward: Organ, Piano
Jo McNally: Conductor, WCA
Andrew McKenna: Piano
Soloists from WCS: Claire Aldridge (Soprano), Matt Warren (Bass)

Saturday 31st March, 2012
Great Hall, University of Reading

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Emily Vine, Soprano
Jenny Stafford, Soprano
Thomas Elwin, Tenor
Samuel Furness, Tenor
Alistair Ollerenshaw, Bass
Gareth John, Bass
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor
Charivari Agréable Simfonie

Saturday 10th December 2011
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

'Twelve Days of Christmas'
Carols for choir and audience.

(A joint concert with Wokingham Choral Academy)

Review in Wokingham Times

Alexander Chaplin: Conductor, WCS
Jo McNally: Conductor, WCA
Andrew McKenna: Piano
The Brass Quintet

Saturday 19th November, 2011
Great Hall, University of Reading

Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
Ralph Vaughan Williams: O Clap Your Hands
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-truth
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Gustav Holst: St Paul's Suite op 29 no. 2

Review in Reading Chronicle

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Fiona Scott MacArthur, Contralto
Soloists from WCS: Cheryl Slater (Soprano), Robert Grindley (Tenor), Nigel Mellor (Bass)
Dominic John, Piano
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor
The Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday 18th June 2011
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Verdi: Anvil Chorus Il trovatore
Bizet: Habanera Carmen
Verdi: Brindisi La Traviata
Rossini: Overture The Barber of Seville (piano duet)
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances Prince Igor
Bizet: Au fond du temple saint The Pearl Fishers (duet)
Tchaikovsky: Waltz Scene Eugene Onegin
Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway (WCA)
Sondheim! A choral celebration (WCA)
Verdi: Son io mio Carlo and Per me giunto Don Carlo (solo)
Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima L'Elisir d'Amore (solo) Mascagni: Easter Hymn Cavalleria rusticana
Verdi: Chorus of Hebrew Slaves Nabucco (WCS and WCA)
Donizetti: Quando rapido in estasi Lucia di Lammermoor (solo)
Verdi: Triumphal Scene Aida

Helen Bailey: Soprano
Sam Furness: Tenor
Adam Marsden: Bass
Christopher Cromar: Piano
Alexander Chaplin: Conductor, WCS
Jo McNally: Conductor, WCA
Andrew McKenna: Piano, WCA

Sunday 10th April 2011
Bearwood College Theatre

Brahms:   Ein deutsches Requiem
Vaughan Williams:   Five Mystical Songs
Cecilia McDowall:   On Angel's Wing
Brahms:   Four Hungarian Dances (piano duet)
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Helena Dix: Soprano
Matthew Sprange: Baritone
Christopher Cromar: Piano
Dominic John: Piano
Alexander Chaplin: Conductor

Saturday December 11th 2010
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'Child in a Manger'
A Family Christmas celebration

Review in Wokingham Times

Peter HuntConductor
Christopher CromarOrgan
Berkshire Young Voices

Saturday 20th November 2010
Wellington College Newsome Sports Hall

Haydn:  Creation
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Louise Lloyd: Soprano
Oliver Johnston: Tenor
John-Owen Miley-Read: Bass
Alexander Chaplin:Conductor
The Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday June 19th 2010
All Saints Church, Wokingham

Great Choral Classics
Review in Wokingham Times

Alexander Chaplin, Conductor and Piano
Christopher Cromar, Organ and Piano
Sing into Summer singers  Conductor: Andrew Phillips

Sunday March 21st 2010
Reading University Great Hall

Parry: I was Glad
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Review in Wokingham Times

Ruth Jenkins, Soprano
Catherine King, Mezzo soprano
Joseph Cornwell replaced an indisposed
  Michael Bracegirdle to sing the Tenor role
Simon Thorpe, Baritone
Joseph Spooner , Cello
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor
Chameleon Arts Orchestra

Saturday December 12th 2009
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'O Magnum Mysterium'
Carols for Choir and Audience

Alexander Chaplin, Conductor and piano
Christopher CromarOrgan and piano
Berkshire Young Voices Conductor: Peter Hunt

Saturday November 14th 2009
Reading University Great Hall

Handel:  Messiah
Review in Wokingham Times

Hannah Bradbury, Soprano
Roderick Morris, Counter-tenor
Sam Furness: Tenor
Thomas Faulkner, Bass
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor
with the Excelsis Chamber Orchestra

Saturday June 13th 2009
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'SUMMERTIME....' Music for a summer's evening
A celebration of music and readings.
Review in Wokingham Times

Alexander Chaplin, Conductor and Piano
Christopher CromarOrgan and Piano

Saturday March 21st 2009
Reading University Great Hall

J. S. Bach:  St John Passion BWV 245
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Henley Standard
Review in Reading Chronicle

John Bowley: Tenor (Evangelist)
Paul Carey Jones, Baritone (Christus)
Sarah Redgwick, Soprano
James Laing, Counter-tenor
James Edwards, Tenor
Jonathan Gunthorpe: Baritone
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor
with the Excelsis Chamber Orchestra

Saturday December 13th 2008
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'On Christmas night'
Carols for Choir and Audience

Review in Wokingham Times

Keep Hatch Primary School Choir
Christopher CromarOrgan
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor

Saturday November 22nd 2008
Reading University Great Hall

Mozart:  Mass in C Minor KV 427
Handel:  Ode on St Cecilia's Day (1739)

Review in Wokingham Times

Amanda Forbes, Soprano
Sally Harrison, Soprano
Joseph Cornwell,Tenor
Wyn Pencarreg, Baritone
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor
with the Excelsis Chamber Orchestra

Saturday June 14th 2008
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'A Summer Celebration of Love'
A celebration of music and readings.
Review in Wokingham Times

Alexander Chaplin, Conductor and Piano
Christopher CromarPiano and Organ

Saturday March 29th 2008
Eton College School Hall

'20TH CENTURY CHORAL SPECTACULAR'
Carl Orff:  Carmina Burana
Jonathan Dove:  The Passing of the Year
Haydn:  Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese
Maurice Ravel:  Mother Goose Suite
Edvard Grieg: Choral Suite

With Spelthorne Young Voices.
Review in Wokingham Times

Helen MasseySoprano
Robin Tyson,   Counter-tenor
Grant DoyleBaritone
Eileen BrosterPiano
Christopher Cromar,  Piano
Malcolm Ball, Principle Percussion
Alexander Chaplin,  Conductor

Saturday December 15th 2007
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'Of the Father's Heart Begotten'
Seasonal Music for Choir and Audience

Review in Wokingham Times

Christopher Hodges,  Baritone
Olivia Russell,  Cello
Edward Batting,  Organ
Alexander Chaplin, Conductor

Saturday November 17th 2007
Reading University Great Hall

'MUSIC FIT FOR A KING'
Handel: Coronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing'
Mozart:  Exsultate Jubilate K165
Haydn:  Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese
Mozart:  Epistle Sonata K263
Mozart:  Coronation Mass K317

Review in Wokingham Times

Amy MooreSoprano
Carris Jones,   Mezzo Soprano
Christopher BowenTenor
Michael BundyBass
Christopher Cromar,  Organ
Alexander Chaplin,  Conductor
with the Excelsis Chamber Orchestra

Saturday June 2nd 2007
All Saints Church, Wokingham

Elgar Anniversary Prom
The story of Elgar's remarkable rise to fame and a selection of his best-loved choral and instrumental works.
Review in Reading Chronicle

Aidan OliverConductor and Narrator
Christopher CromarPiano and Organ
David Brodowski,  Violin

Saturday March 24th 2007
Eton College School Hall

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, St Anthony Chorale
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Katherine Manley, Soprano
Rodney ClarkeBaritone
Aidan Oliver,  Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday December 16th 2006
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'Christmas around the World'
Carols for Choir and Audience

Keep Hatch Primary School Choir
Christopher Cromar,  Organ
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Saturday November 18th 2006
Reading University Great Hall

Albinoni: Adagio for organ and strings
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore K339
Haydn: Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)

Julie Cooper, Soprano
Anna Stéphany,   Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Auchincloss,  Tenor
Samuel Evans,  Bass
Christopher CromarOrgan
Aidan OliverConductor
with the Southern Pro Musica

Saturday June 17th 2006
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'Pilgrims Progress'
John Bunyan's classic tale in a dramatic sequence of words and music.

Bruce Alexander: Narrator
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
Christopher Cromar, Organ

Saturday March 25th 2006
Eton College School Hall

Mendelssohn: Elijah
Review in Wokingham Times

Andrew Foster-Williams,   Bass as Elijah
Sam Landman, Treble
Rachel Nicholls,   Soprano
Doreen Curran,  Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Norman,  Tenor
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with the Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday December 17th 2006
All Saints Church, Wokingham

'A Maiden Most Gentle'
Carols for Choir and Audience

Review in Wokingham Times

Keep Hatch Primary School Choir
Christopher Cromar, Organ
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Sunday November 20th 2005
The Hexagon Reading

Lest we forget .............1945 - 2005
A concert to commemorate the end of the second World War
Jenkins: The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace (concert suite)
Mozart: Requiem

With Reading Festival Chorus
Guests Berkshire Youth Choir and Tamesis Chamber Choir
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Claire Booth, Soprano
Caitlin Hulcup, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Matthew Rose, Baritone
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with the Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday June 25th 2005
All Saints Church, Wokingham

Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
César Franck: Psalm 150
César Franck:Panis Angelicus
Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve (cello solo)
Gabriel Fauré: Pavane
J.S.Bach arr. Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
(Mezzo-soprano solo)
Gabriel Fauré:Cantique de Jean Racine
Charles-Marie Widor arr. David Willcocks:Sing!

Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Susan Atherton, Mezzo-soprano
Julian Empett, Baritone
Rosie Biss, Cello
Denny Lyster, Organ
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Saturday 19th March 2005
Reading University Great Hall

Handel: Messiah
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Laurie Brock, Treble
Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen, Soprano
James Bowman, Countertenor
Thomas Walker, Tenor
Edward Price, Bass
Denny Lyster, Organ
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with Chimera Baroque Orchestra

Saturday 18th December 2004
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

A Wokingham Wassail
featuring the World Premier of A Wokingham Wassail
by Simon Wright

Emmbrook Junior School Choir
Denny Lyster, Organ and Accompanist
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Saturday 27th November 2004
Eton College School Hall

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Orff: Carmina Burana

With Choristers of St Margaret's Church, Westminster
Review in Wokingham Times

Katie Van Kooten, Soprano
Daniel Auchincloss, Tenor
Owen Gilhooly, Baritone
Denny Lyster and Richard Pearce,
Pianists
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with the Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday 19th June 2004
All Saints Church, Wokingham

Summer Concert
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Bob Chilcott: Jubilate
Haydn: Te Deum for Empress Marie Theresa
Finzi: Movements from Dies Natalis
Britten: Movements from Suite for Harp

Review in Wokingham Times

Bene't Coldstream, Tenor
Laurie Brock, Treble
Denny Lyster, Organ
Lucy Wakeford, Harp
James Turner, Percussion
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Saturday 27th March 2004
Leighton Park School

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (St Anthony Chorale)
Review in Reading Chronicle
Review in Wokingham Times

Claire Ormshaw, Soprano
Trine Bastrup Møller, Mezzo-Soprano
Thomas Walker, Tenor
Adam Green, Baritone
Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore, Pianists
Denny Lyster, Harmonium
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Saturday 20th December 2003
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Carols for Choir and Audience

Paddy Haycocks, Reader
St. Paul's Junior School Choir,
Denny Lyster, Organ and Accompanist
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Saturday 6th December 2003
Guildford Cathedral

Hector Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
With Windsor & Eton Choral Society
Review in Reading Chronicle
Review in Wokingham Times

HuwRhys-Evans, Tenor
Aidan Oliver,Conductor
with Eton Festival Orchestra & Brass

Saturday 14th June 2003
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

A Shakespearean Evening
Traditional English madrigals
Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest
George Shearing: Music to Hear
John Rutter: Birthday Madrigals

Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Malcolm Creese, Double Bass
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Paddy Haycocks, Reader
Aidan Oliver, Conductor

Sunday 30th March 2003
Eton College School Hall

Baroque Extravaganza
Vivaldi: Gloria
Handel: Coronation Anthems (including Zadok the Priest)
Handel: Ode on St. Cecilia's Day

Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Sarah Fox, Soprano
Ruth Massey, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Kennedy, Tenor
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with the Sinfonia Britannica

Saturday 15th February 2003
Guildford Cathedral

Verdi: Requiem
With Guildford Philharmonic Choir
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle
Review in Surrey Advertiser

Claire Weston, Soprano
Jean Rigby, Mezzo-soprano
William Kendall, Tenor
D'Arcy Bleiker, Bass-baritone
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 14th December 2002
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

Paddy Haycocks, Reader
St. Paul's Junior School Choir,
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with the Burnished Brass

Sunday 24th November 2002
Eton College School Hall

Haydn: Creation
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Claire Booth, Soprano
Matthew Beale, Tenor
Robert Rice, Bass
Aidan Oliver, Conductor
with the Sinfonia Britannica

Saturday 22nd June 2002
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Summer Concert
Rutter: Requiem
Rutter: I will lift up mine eyes
Parry: I was glad when they said unto me

Review in Wokingham Times

Cecilia Osmond, Soprano
Justin Luke, Organ
Stephen Nash, Cello
Denny Lyster, Conductor

Sunday 24th March 2002
Eton College Chapel

J. S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Review in Wokingham Times

Gillian Keith, Soprano
Stephanie Marshall, Mezzo Soprano
William Towers, Alto
Andrew Kennedy, Tenor
Jonathan Brown, Bass-Baritone
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Chimera Baroque Orchestra

Saturday 15th December 2001
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Christmas Concert

Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor

Sunday 25th November 2001
Eton College, School Hall

Verdi: Requiem
Review in Wokingham Times

Giselle Allen, Soprano
Louise Mott, Mezzo-Soprano
Richard Coxon, Tenor
James Rutherford, Baritone
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 2nd June 2001
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Vaughan Williams
Elgar
Finzi

Review in Wokingham Times

Matthew Beale, Tenor
Adam Green, Baritone
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor

Saturday 31st March 2001
The School Hall, Eton College

Szymanowski: Stabat Mater
Beethoven: Choral Symphony (No. 9)

Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Sarah Fox, Soprano
Anna Burford, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Tenor
Colin Campbell, Bass
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Chimera Orchestra

Sunday 26th November 2000
The School Hall, Eton College

Tippett: A Child of our Time
Rachmaninov: Second Piano Concerto

Review in Wokingham Times

Sarah Fox, Soprano
Stephanie Marshall, Mezzo Soprano
Matthew Beale, Tenor
Jonathan Brown, Bass-Baritone
Anna Markland, Piano
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 14th October 2000
All Saints' Church

Handel: Excerpts from Messiah
Tippett: Spirituals from A Child of our Time
Fauré: Requiem

Review in Wokingham Times
This concert was specially arranged to mark the opening of the Wokingham Arts Festival

Natalie Raybould, Soprano
Eamonn Dougan, Baritone
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 10th June 2000
All Saints Church, Wokingham

Millenium Summer Celebration
Fauré: Requiem

Julie Cooper, Soprano
Thomas Guthrie, Baritone
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor

Saturday 1st April 2000
Eton College, School Hall

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius
Review in Wokingham Times

James Oxley, Tenor
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mezzo-Soprano
Riccardo Simonetti, Baritone
Edward Gardner, Conductor

Saturday 27th November 1999
The School Hall, Eton College

Handel: Messiah
Review in Wokingham Times
Review in Reading Chronicle

Emma Bell, Soprano
William Towers, Alto
Daniel Norman, Tenor
Thomas Guthrie, Baritone
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Caroline Balding

Sunday 28th March 1999
The School Hall, Eton College

Mozart: C Minor Mass
Mozart: Symphony No 38 (Prague)

Review in Wokingham Times
Felicity Hammond had to withdraw from the concert due to illness. Her place was taken at short notice by Jeni Bern.

Jeni Bern, Soprano
Emma Bell, Soprano
Matthew Beale, Tenor
Thomas Guthrie, Baritone
Felicity Hammond, Soprano
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra led by Andrew Smith

Saturday 12th December 1998
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

A Christmas Celebration
Review in Wokingham Times

Paddy Haycocks, Reader
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra led by Andrew Smith

Saturday 28th November 1998
The School Hall, Eton College

Brahms: Deutsches Requiem
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Review in Wokingham Times

Emma Bell, Soprano
Mark Stone, Baritone
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra led by Andrew Smith

Saturday 6th June 1998
All Saints Wokingham

Summer Serenade
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
A selection of English Partsongs
A selection of English Folk Songs


Thomas Guthrie, Baritone
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor

Saturday 21st March 1998
Eton College Chapel

Bach: St John Passion

Sarah Fox, Soprano
William Towns, Alto
Daniel Norman, Tenor
Matthew Beale, Tenor
Christopher Dixon, Bass
Robert Rice, Bass
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 13th December 1997
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

with the Sebastian Wokingham Band

Sunday 2nd November 1997
The School Hall, Eton College

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Giselle Allen, Soprano
Anna Burford, Mezzo-Soprano
Daniel Norman, Tenor
James Rutherford, Bass
Robert Rice, Bass
Edward Gardner, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 7th June 1997
All Saints' Church

Andrew Carter: Benedicite
A selection of English Romantic Part Songs
A recital of Songs from the Shows


Libby Crabtree, Soprano
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 5th April 1997
The School Hall, Eton College

Handel: Israel in Egypt

With the WCS Youth Choir

Libby Crabtree, Soprano
Julie Cooper, Soprano
Patrick Craig, Alto
Mark Milhofer, Tenor
Laurence Whitehead, Bass
Robert Rice, Bass
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Sunday 15th December 1996
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

With the WCS Youth Choir

Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Friary Guildford Brass Ensemble

Saturday 23th November 1996
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Tchaikowsky: Violin Concerto


With the WCS Youth Choir

Lesley-Jane Rogers, Soprano
Quentin Hayes, Baritone
Richard Barclay, Tenor
Simon Fischer, Violin
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra

Saturday 8th June 1996
St.Paul's Church, Wokingham

Summer Serenade
Rutter: Festival Te Deum
Rutter: Jubilate Deo
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
A Selection of English Romantic Partsongs


With the choirs of Emmbrook Junior, Keephatch, and St. Crispin's Schools

Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Stephen Layton, Conductor

Saturday 23th March 1996
The School Hall, Eton College

Elgar: The Apostles

Lesley-Jane Rogers, Soprano
Anne Mason, Contralto
Justin Lavender, Tenor
Laurence Whitehead, Bass
Thomas Guthrie, Bass
Quentin Hayes, Bass
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 9th December 1995
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Friary Guildford Brass Ensemble

Saturday 25th November 1995
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Janacek: Glagolitic Mass
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Gorecki: 2nd movement from Symphony No. 3


Jane Webster and Sarah Connolly were indisposed, and their parts were taken at short notice by Lesley-Jane Rogers and Louise M..

Jane Webster, Soprano
Lesley-Jane Rogers, Soprano
Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano
Louise Mo H, Soprano
Julian Gavin, Tenor
Gavin Carr, Baritone
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 10th June 1995
St.Paul's Church, Wokingham

Music for Purcell's Tercentenary
Te Deum
Rejoice in the Lord Alway
Trumpet Tune, Zadok the Priest


Rebecca Outram, Soprano
Robin Blaze, Alto
Patrick Craig, Alto
Robert Rice, Bass
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Ensemble

Saturday 29th April 1995
Guildford Cathedral

Walton: Suite from Henry V
Delius: Sea Drift
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast


A joint concert with the Bracknell Choral Society and the Holst Singers

Stephen Roberts, Baritone
Andrew Millington, Organ
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra led by Hugh Bean

Saturday 10th December 1994
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Friary Guildford Brass Group

Saturday 26th November 1994
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Bach: B Minor Mass

Libby Crabtree, Soprano
Robin Tyson, Counter-Tenor
James Gilchrist, Tenor
Gavin Carr, Baritone
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 4th June 1994
All Saints' Church

Rutter: Requiem
Parry
Vaughan-Williams


Maggie Caswell, Soprano
James Morgan, Organ
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Ensemble

Saturday 12th March 1994
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Elgar: The Kingdom

Alison Pearce, Soprano
Fiona Kimm, Mezzo-Soprano
Maldwyn Davies, Tenor
David Mattinson, Baritone
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 18th December 1993
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

James Morgan, Organ
Stephen Layton, Conductor

Saturday 27th November 1993
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Verdi: Requiem

Janice Watson, Soprano
Tamsin Dives, Contralto
Adrian Thompson, Tenor
Matthew Best, Bass
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 5th June 1993
Bearwood College Theatre

Rutter: Magnificat
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Songs from the Shows (Libby Crabtree)


Libby Crabtree, Soprano
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Peter Barley, Organ
Miriam Keogh, Harp
Pete Hamburger, Percussion
Nicholas Ormrod, Percussion

Saturday 13th March 1993
Guildford Cathedral

Britten: War Requiem

Joint Concert with Bracknell Choral Society

Marina Lapina, Soprano
Maldwyn Davies, Tenor
Alan Opie, Baritone
Choristers of Guildford Cathedral, Guest Choir
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Andrew Millington, Conductor
with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 19th December 1992
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Fanfare for Christmas

David Harrison, Organ
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Ranelagh School Brass Ensemble

Saturday 21st November 1992
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Susan Gritton, Soprano
Maggie Caswell, Soprano (The Youth)
Susanna Spicer, Contralto
Huw Rhys Evans, Tenor
Stephen Gadd, Bass
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 13th June 1992
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals
Copland: Old American Songs
Elgar: Songs from the Bavarian Highlands


David Harrison, Accompanist
Stephen Layton, Conductor

Saturday 4th April 1992
Eton College Chapel

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

with the Choristers of Southwark Cathedral


Rogers Covey-Crump, Evangelist
Stephen Gadd, Jesus
Lucy Bowen, Soprano
David James, Alto
James Gilchrist, Tenor
David Mattinson, Bass
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 30th November 1991
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Mozart: Requiem
Beethoven: Sympohony No. 5


Bethan Dudley, Soprano
Tasmin Davies, Mezzo-Soprano
Huw Rhys-Evans, Tenor
Lawrence Whitehead, Baritone
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 8th June 1991
St. Paul's Church, Wokingham

Stravinsky: Mass
Mozart: Wind Serenade in E flat minor
Bruckner: Mass in E minor


Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Ensemble

Saturday 9th March 1991
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Vaughan-Williams: Serenade to Music
Vaughan-Williams: Sea Symphony
Walton: Prelude to Richard III


Alison Pearce, Soprano
Peter Savidge, Baritone
Stephen Layton, Conductor
with the Sirius Orchestra led by Simon Fischer

Saturday 17th November 1990
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius

 

Sunday 12th March 1989
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Brahms: German Requiem


Francoise Pollet, Soprano
Thomas Hemsley, Baritone
Simon Phipps, Conductor
with the Amadeus Orchestra

Sunday 13th November 1988
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ

with the Queen Anne's School Choir

Neill Archer, Narrator
Anne-Marie Durens, Mary
Martin Shaw, Joseph
John Connell, Herod
Mark Granville, Polydomus
John Forsyth, Centurion
Simon Phipps, Conductor
with the Amadeus Orchestra

Sunday 5th June 1988
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Mozart: Coronation Mass (KV317)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Joan Rodgers, Soprano
Wendy Verco, Mezz-Soprano
Barry Banks, Tenor
Alistair Miles, Bass
Paul Daniel, Conductor
with the Akademeia Orchestra

Sunday 27th March 1988
The Hexagon, Reading

Haydn: The Seasons

Joan Rodgers, Soprano
Paul Harrhy, Tenor
Clive Bayley, Bass
Paul Daniel, Conductor
with the London Mozart Players led by Luigi de Filippi

Sunday 6th December 1987
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Ravel: Bolero
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast


plus Paco Peno, Flamenco Guitar

William Shimell, Baritone
Brian Wright, Conductor
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra led by Brendan O'Brien

June 1984
Eton School Hall

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Graeme Jenkins, Conductor

March 1984
The Hexagon, Reading

Verdi: Requiem

Joint concert with Bracknell Choral Society

Graeme Jenkins, Conductor

June 1983
St Crispins Centre

Handel: Messiah

Graeme Jenkins, Conductor
with the Chimera Orchestra

November 1982
St Crispins Centre

Vaughan Williams: Sea Symphony

Graeme Jenkins, Conductor
with the Chimera Orchestra


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