This page lists every concert performed by Wokingham Choral Society since it was founded in 1951. Where possible, links are provided to details of soloists, orchestras and conductors. Regrettably, few details are known of the very earliest concerts, save the music that was performed and the names of the Musical Directors at the time. It is uncertain if the same MD conducted all the concerts throughout the 1950s. Prior to 1992, details of Christmas performances have not been listed, though they occurred nearly every year. If you can help to fill in some of the gaps, or help us correct errors, especially about earlier performances, please get in touch.

Past Concerts 2021-Current

Saturday 25 June2022
The Great Hall, University of Reading
JS BACH’S B-MINOR MASS
Conductor:  James Morley Potter 
Continuo:  Benedict Lewis-Smith 
Saturday 19 March 2022
St Paul’s Church, Wokingham
G FAURE:  REQUIEM
L BERNSTEIN:  CHICHESTER PSALMS
R VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  5 MYSTICAL SONGS
Benedict Lewis-Smith, organ.
Conductor: James Morley Potter
Alice Harberd, Soprano
Michael Hickman, Baritone 
Saturday 11 December 2021
St Paul’s Church, Wokingham
CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT 
Benedict Lewis-Smith, organ/piano.
Conductor: James Morley Potter
Saturday 13 November 2021
The Great Hall, University of Reading
G F HANDEL:  MESSIAH
Benedict Lewis-Smith, Continuo 
Conductor: James Morley Potter
Helena Moore, Soprano 
Francis Gush, Counter Tenor 
Robin Horgan, Tenor 
Johannes Moore, Bass
OWING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC,
THE FOLLOWING CONCERTS WERE CANCELLED.

Christmas Concert – December 2020 
Concert – March 2021 
Concert – June 2021 

Past Concerts 1951-2020

OWING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC,
THIS CONCERT WAS CANCELLED. Saturday 14th November, 2020
Great Hall, University of Reading Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op.54 Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden Duruflé: Requiem
Benedict Lewis-Smith, piano. Conductor: James Morley Potter.
OWING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC,
THIS CONCERT WAS CANCELLED. Saturday 20th June, 2020
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Edward Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands American Folk Songs, arr. James Morley Potter Gabriel Fauré: Pavanne Op.50 Michael Tippett: Spirituals from ‘A Child of Our Time’
Benedict Lewis-Smith, piano. Conductor: James Morley Potter.
OWING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC,
THIS CONCERT WAS CANCELLED. Saturday 28th March, 2020
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Dietrich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Download the concert poster.
Lauren Lodge-Campbell, soprano
Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen, mezzo-soprano
Peter Harris, tenor
Thomas Lowen, bass
Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
and Benedict Lewis-Smith, continuo. Conductor: James Morley Potter.
Saturday 14th December, 2019
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Family Christmas Carol Concert In addition to traditional carols, the concert included: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night (arr. Dudley Buck) See the concert poster.
With Benedict Lewis-Smith, piano and organ. Conductor: James Morley Potter There was a retiring collection in aid of: The choir’s chosen charity for this year: Sebastian’s Action Trust The Wokingham Town Mayor’s chosen charity: Diana Brimblecome Animal Rescue Centre
Saturday 16th November, 2019
Great Hall,
University of Reading

Joseph Haydn: The Creation Press review of the concert.
Download the concert poster.
Robyn Parton, soprano
Harry Ross, tenor
Christopher Foster, bass
Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
and Benedict Lewis-Smith, continuo. Conductor: James Morley Potter.
Saturday 22nd June, 2019
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham ‘Songs of Travel’ Bob Chilcott: Irish Blessing Anon, arr. Andrew Carter: I wonder as I wander Percy Grainger: Arrival Platform Humlet (piano) Paul Burke: The Didcot Haiku Stephen Paulus: The Road Home Moses Hogan: Deep River Richard Wagner: Flight of the Valkyries (piano duet) Vaughan Williams, arr. James Morley Potter: Songs of Travel Press review of the concert. View the concert poster.
With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano
Conductor: James Morley Potter
There was a retiring collection in aid of the choir’s chosen charity for this year:
Sue Ryder Wokingham Day Hospice
Saturday 23rd March, 2019
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Antonín Dvořák: Stabat Mater Press review of the concert. See the concert poster.
Robyn Parton, soprano
Claire Barnett-Jones, mezzo soprano
William Blake, tenor
Giles Underwood, bass
Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
(leader Thomas Leate),
and Benedict Lewis-Smith, organ. Conductor: James Morley Potter.
Saturday 15th December, 2018
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Christmas Carol Concert 2018 In addition to traditional carols, the concert featured: Leontovich: Carol of the Bells Bob Chilcott: Twelve Days of Christmas View the concert poster.
With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Organ & Piano
plus several soloists from the choir. Conductor: James Morley Potter
There was a retiring collection in aid of the Wokingham Mayor’s two charities for 2018
and a 3rd charity chosen by the choir:
The Link Visiting Scheme
Wokingham Foodbank
Sue Ryder Wokingham Day Hospice
Saturday 10th November, 2018
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Gjeilo: Serenity
Mozart: Divertimento in D major K136
Mozart: Laudate Dominum from Vespera solenelle de confessore K339
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Mozart: Requiem
Press review of the concert. See the concert poster.
Aileen Thomson, Soprano.
Lila Chrisp, Alto.
Peter Harris, Tenor.
James Geidt, Bass.
Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
(leader Hailey Willington),
and Benedict Lewis-Smith, continuo. Conductor: James Morley Potter.
Saturday 23rd June, 2018
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Summer Concert Music Down in My Soul – Moses Hogan Amazing Grace – John Newton arr. Kristen Allred. (Ben Lewis-Smith, piano solo) ‘Feel the Spirit’, Cycle of Spirituals – John Rutter Love is meant to make us glad – Edward German Barcarolle – Offenbach Brightly dawns our wedding day – Gilbert & Sullivan When the foeman bears his steel – Gilbert & Sullivan With cat-like tread – Gilbert & Sullivan In a doleful train – Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore Overture – Gilbert & Sullivan arr. Berthold Tours. (Ben Lewis-Smith, piano solo) Now to the banquet we press – Gilbert & Sullivan Tripping hither, tripping thither – Gilbert & Sullivan With Strephon for your foe – Gilbert & Sullivan Welcome, gentry – Gilbert & Sullivan Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero – Gilbert & Sullivan Download the concert poster.
With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano
plus soloists from the choir. Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 24th March, 2018
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Handel: Messiah Press review of the concert. View the concert poster.
Soprano: Christine Buras
Mezzo soprano: Jess Dandy (note change)
Tenor: William Wallace
Bass: Michael Mofidian

Hampstead Chamber Orchestra With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Continuo.
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 16th December, 2017
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Bach: Christmas Oratorio Press review of the concert. Download the concert poster.
Soprano: Sofia Larsson
Mezzo-Soprano: Beth Moxon
Tenor: Hiroshi Amako
Bass-Baritone: Johnny Herford

Hampstead Chamber Orchestra With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Continuo.
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 11th November, 2017
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Remembrance Concert Parry – My soul, there is a country Brahms – Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (from Deutsche Requiem) Allegri – Miserere ‘In Flanders Fields’, read by Robin Eaglen Fauré – In paradisum (from Requiem) Todd – Remembrance (Included in the booklet, with permission) Howells – Nunc dimittis (Gloucester Service) Tavener – Exhortation and Kohima INTERVAL Mozart – Ave verum corpus Ireland – Greater love hath no man ‘My Boy Jack’, read by Paddy Haycocks Elgar – Nimrod (Organ) Karl Jenkins – Armed Man Choral Suite: Download the concert poster.
Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano & Organ
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 17th June, 2017
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham ‘Sure on this shining night’ Save us O Lord – Bairstow Bogorodyitse Dyevo – Rachmaninov Magnificat (Gloucester Service) – Herbert Howells Seek him that maketh the seven stars – Jonathan Dove Hail gladdening light – Charles Wood Evening Hymn – Balfour Gardiner Sure on this shining night – Morten Lauridsen Calme des nuits – Saint Saëns The evening primrose – Britten Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre How calmly the evening – Elgar The evening watch – Holst Lullaby – Elgar Download the concert poster.
With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano & Organ
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Sunday 2nd April, 2017
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Bach: St. John Passion Press review of the concert. Download the concert poster.
Sophie Gallagher, Soprano
Tristram Cooke, Countertenor
Nathan Vale, Tenor (Evangelist)
Peter Harris, Tenor
Malachy Frame, Baritone (Pilate)
Michael Mofidian, Bass-Baritone

Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
(Leader: Katie Holmes)
Benedict Lewis-Smith, Piano & Organ
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 4th March, 2017
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art
Purcell: Funeral Sentences
Purcell: DIDO AND ÆNEAS
Press review of the concert. Download the concert poster.
Christine Buras, Soprano
Claire Barnett-Jones, Mezzo-soprano
Patrick Terry, Countertenor
Dan D’Souza, Baritone

Hampstead Chamber Orchestra
(Leader: Katie Holmes) With Benedict Lewis-Smith, Continuo.
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 17th December, 2016
St Paul’s Church, Wokingham Christmas Carols Concert 2016 Download the concert poster or download the full programme.
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 Download the concert poster.
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 Verdi: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) Mozart: Voyagers’ Chorus (Idomeneo) Tchaikovsky: Chorus of the Peasant Girls (Eugene Onegin) Beethoven: Prisoners’ Chorus (Fidelio) Verdi: Witches’ Chorus (Macbeth) Gounod: Soldiers’ Chorus (Faust) Wagner: Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) Bernstein: Make our Garden Grow (Candide) Gershwin: Choral selection (Porgy and Bess) Loesser: Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat (Guys and Dolls) Bernstein: The Plank Round (Peter Pan) Sondheim: Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd) Coleman: Rhythm of Life (Sweet Charity) Weill: Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera) Sondheim: Sunday (Sunday in the Park) View the concert poster.
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
Press review of the concert View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
Benedict Lewis-Smith, Organ & Piano
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 21st November, 2015
Great Hall,
University of Reading
Mendelssohn: Elijah Review in Wokingham Paper View the concert poster.
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. View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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) View the concert poster.
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
View the concert poster.
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
View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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 View the concert poster.
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
Review in Wokingham Times
Helen MasseySoprano
Robin Tyson,   Counter-tenor
Grant DoyleBaritone
Eileen BrosterPiano
Christopher Cromar,  Piano
Malcolm Ball, Principle Percussion
With Spelthorne Young Voices.
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
Review in Wokingham Standard
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
Huw Rhys-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
Saturday 16th December 2000
All Saints’ Church, Wokingham Christmas Concert
Review in Wokingham Times
Denny Lyster, Accompanist
Edward Gardner, Conductor
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: Symphony 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
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Contralto)
William Kendal (Tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone)
With the Sirius Orchestra conducted by Stephen Layton
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 (L’enfance du 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
March 1987
Unknown (?) Berlioz: Te Deum

Paul Daniel, Conductor
March 1986
Unknown (?) Elgar: Dream of Gerontius (? Uncertain)

Paul Daniel, Conductor
November 1985
Eton School Hall (?) Beethoven: Mass in C

Paul Daniel, Conductor
13th July 1985
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge Verdi: Requiem
Nelly Miricioiu
Penelope Walker
Keith Lewis
Matthew Best
With Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
conducted by Graeme Jenkins
9th June 1985
Eton School Hall Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Concert version)
Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest
Copland: Four Dances from Rodeo
Penelope Mackay
Peter Savage
With The National Centre for Orchestral Studies,
conducted by Graeme Jenkins
14th April 1985
Hexagon, Reading Bach: Mass in B minor
Patricia Rozario
Elisabeth Priday
Michael Chance
John Graham-Hall
Henry Herford
With City of London Sinfonia,
conducted by Graeme Jenkins
24th November 1984
St.Crispins, Wokingham Haydn: Symphony 94
Constant Lambert: Rio Grande
Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)
Anne Richards (Sop)
Melanie Marshall (Mezzo)
Charles Daniels (Tenor)
Peter Harvey (Bass)
With Stephen Gutman (Piano) and Chimera Orchestra
conducted by Graeme Jenkins
16th June 1984
St Crispin’s Centre, Wokingham Handel: Messiah
Alison Charlton-West
Michael Chance
John Graham-Hall
Mark Wildman
With the Chimera Orchestra conducted by Graeme Jenkins
15th April 1984
The Hexagon, Reading Verdi: Requiem Joint concert with Bracknell Choral Society
Nelly Miricioiu
Penelope Walker
Keith Lewis
Matthew Best
With the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Graeme Jenkins
26th November 1983
St Crispin’s Centre, Wokingham Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Maria Moll (Soprano)
Peter Gliddon-Harvey (Baritone)
With the Chimera Orchestra conducted by Graeme Jenkins
21st May 1983
Sonning Parish Church Parry: I was glad
Faure: Requiem
Madrigals
Helen Kucharek (Soprano)
Noel Mann (Bass)
With Jane Watts (Organ), conducted by Graeme Jenkins
June 1982Part Songs (Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams)Christopher Hand, Conductor
April 1982Haydn: Te Deum in C
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Christopher Hand, Conductor
November, 1981Handel: MessiahChristopher Hand, Conductor
June, 1981Brahms: Nanie
Rossini: Petite Messe Solenelle
Richard Barnes, Conductor
March, 1981Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae
Mozart: Mass in C Minor
Richard Barnes, Conductor
November, 1980Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Brahms: German Requiem
Keith Pusey, Conductor
May, 1980Brahms: Song of Destiny
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Haydn: Creation (part 1)
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Keith Pusey, Conductor
March, 1980Bach: St John PassionKeith Pusey, Conductor
November, 1979Lambert: Rio Grande
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Keith Pusey, Conductor
May, 1979Monteverdi: Beatur Vir
Purcell: The Bell Anthem
Bruckner: Mass no. 2 in E Minor
Keith Pusey, Conductor
March, 1979Elgar: Dream of GerontiusKeith Pusey, Conductor
November, 1978Mozart: Ave Verum
Mozart: Requiem
National Anthem: Britten
Keith Pusey, Conductor
May, 1978Handel: My Heart is Inditing
Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art
Vivaldi: Gloria
Purcell Orchestra
Keith Pusey, Conductor
April, 1978Faué: Pavanne
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Poulenc: Gloria
Keith Pusey, Conductor
February, 1978Britten: Festival Te Deum
Fauré: Requiem
Madrigals
Keith Pusey, Conductor
November, 1977Handel: MessiahKeith Pusey, Conductor
May, 1977Mozart: Ave Verum
Orff: Carmina Burana
Keith Pusey, Conductor
March, 1977Britten: Festival Te Deum
Fauré: Requiem
Madrigals
Keith Pusey, Conductor
November, 1976Handel: Zadok the Priest
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Keith Pusey, Conductor
May, 1976Bernstien: Chichester Psalms
Coleridge Taylor: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
March, 1976Vivaldi: Gloria
Pergolesi: Magnificat
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
November, 1975Handel: 8th Chandos Anthem
Britten: St Nicholas
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
1975Purcell: Chaconne
Tchaikovsky: The Crown of Thorns
Kodály: Jesus and the Traders
Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
Stanford: The Bluebird
Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea
Seiber: Three Hungarian Folksongs
Bruckner: Three Graduals for the Church Year
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
November, 1974Handel: MessiahBrian Fawcett, Conductor
May, 1974Kodály: Missa BrevisBrian Fawcett, Conductor
March, 1974Bruckner: Three Graduals for the Church Year
Haydn: St Cecilia Mass
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
November, 1973Bach: Cantatas 140 (Jesu, Joy) & 147 (Sleepers Wake)
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
The Wokingham Cantata Orchestra
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
May, 1973‘Music Through the Ages’ (Bach, Monteverdi, Mozart, Williamson)
Taylor: Magnificat
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
March, 1973Verdi: RequiemBrian Fawcett, Conductor
November, 1972Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region
Kodály: Missa Brevis
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
March, 1972Mendelssohn: ElijahBrian Fawcett, Conductor
1971Haydn: Creation
Mozart: Requiem
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
1970Stainer: The Crucifixion
Sullivan: Trial by Jury
Britten: St Nicholas
Pergolesi: Magnificat
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
1969Brahms: German Requiem
Handel: Messiah
Brian Fawcett, Conductor
1968Bach: Ascension Cantata
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Haydn: Autumn (The Seasons)
Handel: Messiah
Robin White, Conductor
1967Haydn: CreationRobin White, Conductor
1966Bach: St John Passion
Handel: Messiah
Robin White, Conductor
1965Fauré: RequiemRobin White, Conductor
1964Haydn: The Seasons
Handel: Messiah
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia of Christmas Carols
David Urquart-Jones, Conductor
1963Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Handel: Messiah
David Urquart-Jones, Conductor
1962Mendelssohn: ElijahDavid Urquart-Jones, Conductor
1961Handel: Acis and Galatea
Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest
David Urquart-Jones, Conductor
1960Handel: MessiahDavid Urquart-Jones, Conductor
1959Haydn: Creation
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus
Robert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1958Rossini: Stabat MaterRobert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1958Mendelssohn: ElijahRobert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1957Handel: MessiahRobert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1955Haydn: Creation
‘The Passion of Our Lord’ (Bach, Stainer, Handel, Mozart)
Robert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1954Sullivan: Strange Adventure
German: Love is Meant to Make Us Glad
Robertson: The Old Woman
Sullivan: Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day
Purcell: How Blest Are Shepherds
Elgar: Songs from ‘The Bavarian Highlands’
Mozart: Ave Verum
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Schubert: The Lord is My Shepherd
Handel: Messiah
Robert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1953Haydn: The PassionRobert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1952Handel: Messiah
Handel: Acis and Galatea
Robertson: The Old Woman
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Robert Noble (uncertain), Conductor
1951Farrant: Lord for Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake
Quilter: Non Nobis Domine
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Holst: Turn Back O Man
Robert Noble (uncertain), Conductor