Repertoire

Performances by The Waltham Singers
(brackets) denote orchestral or solo pieces not performed by the choir

18th June 2016
Celebrating Cipriano de Rore
Great Waltham Church
Desprez In te Domine
Cipriano de Rore Missa Prater Reum Seriem
Lassus Anima mes liquefacta est
Arcadelt O pulcherrima mulierum
Cipriano de Rore Descendi in hortum meum
Willaert Infelix ego
Gabrieli Maria Stabat
Willaert O amgnum mysterium
Cipriano de Rore Dissimulare etima sperasti
Cipriano de Rore Signor mio caro
Monteverdi Ohime, se tanto caro

12th March 2016
King Edward VI Grammar School
with longfordbrown piano duo
Percussion Ensemble of London
New Hall School Fibre Optic Choir
Soloist: Benjamin Williamson
Arnold John Clare Cantata
(Parsons Rhythm Studies II)
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
(Salzedo Concerto for percussion)
Dove Arion and the Dolphin

21st November 2015
Mendelssohn Elijah
Chelmsford Cathedral
with Enemble OrQuesta
Soloists:
Elliot Harding-Smith
Kate Symonds-Joy
Sarah Power
Tom Robson
Stephen Gadd

20th June 2015
A Sense of Place
Great Waltham Church
with New Hall School Fibre Optice Choir
Elgar Songs of the bavarian Highlands
(Armstrong Gibbs Five Eyes)
Chilcott Cries of London Town
Maxwell Davies The Kestrel Road
Wilson Songs of Home

14th March 2015
Baroque Treasures
with Meridian Sinfonia
King Edward VI Grammar School
(Zelenka Fanfares for four trumpets and timpani)
Vivaldi Domine ad adjuvandum me festina
Biber Requiem in F minor
Zelenka Missa PurificationisBeatae Virginis Mariae 

29th November 2014
Chelmsford Cathedral
with St Paul's Sinfonia
Soloists: Kate Symonds-Joy and Charles Rice
Bliss Lie strewn the white flocks
(Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis)
Durufle Requiem

21st June 2014
Great is the Lord
with the Williams Kelleher Guitar Duo
Great Waltham Church
Monteverdi Missa Ave Domine Jesu Christe
Lotti Crucifixus
Widor Surrexit a mortuis
Harris Bring us, O Lord God
Howells Salve Regina
Stanford Coelis ascendit
Elgar Great is the Lord
Balfour Gardiner Evening Hymn

15th March 2014
Music of Mozart
King Edward IV Grammer School, Chelmsford

Litaniae Lauretanae
Coronation Mass
Piano Concerto in G
Concert Rondo in D

The Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra
Kirsty Hopkins (soprano)
Kate Telfer (mezzo)
David De Winter (tenor)
Colin Campbell (bass)
Tim Carey (piano)

16th November 2013
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony
Chelmsford Cathedral
With The Salomon Orchestra
Soloists:
Katherine Crompton - Soprano
Andrew Rupp - Baritone
(Brahms - Variations on a theme of Haydn)

22nd June 2013
A Summer Celebration
From the Chapel Royal to the Kings Singers
Great Waltham Church
with Claire Harper

Rutter God be in My Head
Victoria Kyrie and Gloria from Missa O Magnum Mysterium 
Tallis If Ye Love Me and O Nata Lux
Bruckner Locus Iste and Ave Maria
Victoria Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei from Missa O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Franck Panis Angelicus
Handel Hallelujah Chorus
David You are the New Day
Joel And so it Goes
Hammond I'm a Train
Gershwin Autumn Leaves
Porter Night and Day

24th to 28th May 2013
Waltham Singers Tour to Venice
at Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Vivaldi Gloria from Gloria
Bruckner Locus Iste
Bruckner Ave Maria
Victoria Kyrie and Gloria from Missa O Magnum Mysterium
Tallis If ye love me
Tallis O nata lux de lumine
Rutter God be in my head
Victoria Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa O Magnum Mysterium
Bairstow I sat down under His shadow
Walton Set me as a seal
Victoria Agnus Dei from Missa O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Franck Panis Angelicus
Handel Hallelujah from Messiah

16th March 2013
40th Anniversary Concert
Verdi - Requiem
Chelmsford Cathedral
With The Salomon Orchestra
soloists
Kimberly Myers
Sarah Pring
John Pierce
Phillip Joll

8th December 2012
Music for Christmas
Great Waltham Church
with The Meridian Sinfonia
Sarah Potter - soprano
Edward McMullan - counter-tenor

MacMillan O Radiant Dawn
Bruckner Virga Jesse
Mawby Ave Maria
Victoria O Magnum Mysterium
Howells A spotless Rose
Tallis O Nata Lux
Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
Whitacre Lux Aurumque
Handel 'But who may abide' and 'For unto us a child is born' from Messiah
Handel 'Let the bright Seraphim' from Samson
Berlioz L'adieu des Bergers a la Sainte Famille
Vivaldi Gloria
(Purcell Trumpet Sonata in D)
(Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor)

16th June 2012
Music for a Summer's Evening
with Tim Carey
Chilcott Aesop's Fables
Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana
Bullard A Summer Garland
Brahms Zigeunerlieder

24th March 2012
Love Sacred and Profane
with pianos and percussion of The Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Palestrina Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui; Duo ubera tua; Veni dilecte me
Chan Dodi Li
Schutz Ego Dormio
Walton Set me as a seal
Bairstow I sat down under his shadow
Billings I am the Rose of Sharon
Willan Rise up my love, my fair one
Orff Carmina Burana

7th December 2011
Mencap Carol Service
Chelmsford Cathedral

12th November 2011
Poulenc Gloria and Stabat Mater
with The Salomon Orchestra
Chelmsford Cathedral

18th June 2011
Victoria 400th Anniversary and Mantra
with The Orlando Consort
 Kuljit Bhamra, Jonathan Mayer and Shahid Khan
Victoria Te Deum
Victoria Missa Gaudeamus
Mantra including original music by Mayer, Bhamra, Khan, Greig and Smith

19th March 2011
Handel Messiah
with leading Baroque instrumentalists
Chelmsford Cathedral

20th November 2010
Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai
Malcolm Williamson
Extracts from A Pilgrim Liturgy
Pie Jesu from Requiem for a Tribe Brother
Geoffrey Alvarez Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Roxanna Panufnik So Strong is His Love
(Ireland String Quartet no.1 in D minor)
with The Maggini Quartet and
Lucy Hare (double bass)

19th June 2010
Armstrong Gibbs 50th Anniversary Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
Armstrong Gibbs
Behold the Man (extracts)
Psalm CXXII
The Pleasures of Love
Five Elizabethan Lyrics
Five Eyes
Before Sleeping
Come Sleep
(Lakeland Pictures)
R Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Herbert Howells Take him Earth for Cherishing
C H H Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
with Robert Poyser (Piano)

20th March 2010
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
(Beethoven Symphony No.5)
With The Salomon Orchestra
Chelmsford Cathedral

2nd December 2009
Macmillan Carol Concert

Chelmsford Cathedral

21st November 2009
Purcell Anniversary Concert

Great Waltham Church
Rejoice in the Lord
Hear My Prayer
O Sing Unto the Lord
Dido and Aeneas
(Chacony in G Minor
Fantasia No 8 in D Minor
Fantasia No 11 in G Major)

20th June 2009
Summer Concert
Great Waltham Church
Mozart Solemn Vespers K339
Handel Dixit Dominus
with Camerata of London

14th March 2009
Concert

Chelmsford Cathedral
Rossini Stabat Mater
Haydn The Creation (Part 1)
with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra

13th December 2008
Reach Out Concert

St Johns Church

10th December 2008
Macmillan Carol Concert

Chelmsford Cathedral

15th November 2008
Concert

Great Waltham Church
Vivaldi Beatus Vir
Vivaldi Magnificat
Finzi In Terra Pax
Finzi Magnificat
Finzi My Spirit Sang All Day
Finzi Bagatelle for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Finzi Romance for Strings

21st June 2008
Concert

Chelmsford Cathedral
Joint concert with die Kantorei der Schlosskirch Weilburg
with The Salomon Orchestra
Elgar the Music Makers
Mendelssohn Psalm 95
(Brahms Academic Festival Overture)

Sunday 25th May 2008
Schlosskirch, Weilburg, Germany
Joint concert with die Kantorei der Schlosskirch Weilburg
Elgar the Music Makers
Mendelssohn Psalm 95

Saturday 15th March 2008
Choral Workshop
New Hall School, Boreham
Poulenc Gloria led by Robert Dean

Saturday 1st March 2008
Andrew Fardell 25th Anniversary Concert

Great Waltham Parish Church
Roxanna Panufnik So Strong is His Love commissioned by The Waltham Singers, world premiere
Mozart Missa Brevis K275; Misericordias Domini K222; Sancta Maria,Mater Dei K273, Ave Verum Corpus K618
Panufnik Olivia
(Mozart Hunt Quartet K458)
with The Maggini Quartet

Wednesday 5th December 2007
Macmillan Carol Concert

Chelmsford Cathedral

Saturday 17th November 2007
Concert

Great Waltham Parish Church
Paul Patterson, The Waltham Singers Patron's 60th birthday celebration
Patterson The Fifth Continent - A Gift from the Sea
Patterson Spare Parts Rutter Gloria
Elgar Four Choral Songs (Opus 53)

Sunday 30th September 2007
"Reach Out" Concert

St John's Church, Chelmsford
A concert for young people with learning difficulties

Saturday 23rd June 2007
Concert

Great Waltham Parish Church
David Bedford The Soft Stars that Shine at Night (Making Music joint commission)
Rutter Mass of the Children with New Hall School Choir
Poulenc Four Christmas Motets Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium

WALTHAM SINGERS TOUR TO YORKSHIRE
Saturday 2nd June 2007
Concert
All Saints Church, Terrington
Bassano Sancta et Immaculata
Priuli Domine Labia Mea
Monteverdi Missa in Illo Tempore (Sanctus and Benedictus)
(Bax The White Peace)
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
Chilcott The Marvellous Birth
Rutter Mass of the Children (Kyrie and Agnus Dei)
(Arnold Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano)
Bullard The Brisk Young Widow, Willow Song, Cob-o' Coalin'
Grainger I'm Seventeen come Sunday, Irish Tune from County Derry, Country Gardens
(Quarles Voluntary in F Minor)
Elgar As Torrents in Summer
Mendelssohn

Saturday 17th March 2007
Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
with The Salomon Orchestra
Haydn Nelson Mass
Beethoven 9th Symphony

Wednesday 6th December 2006
Carol Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
Macmillan Cancer Support
Chilcott The Marvelous Birth (First performance)
Poulenc Four Christmas Motets
Lauridsen O magnum mysterium

Saturday 25th November 2006
Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
from Venice to London
16th century music with authentic accompaniment from Quintessential
Monteverdi
Gloria a 7 voci
Missa in illo tempore
Beatus Vir
Ave Maris Stella
Priuli
Mass in 9 parts
Domine, labia mea
Giovanni Bassano
Sancta et immaculata
(Divisions on Anchor che co'l parire)
(Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon XI
Jeronimo Bassano Fantasia)

Saturday 14th October 2006
Workshop
New Hall School
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
lead by Robert Dean (Director, Philharmonia Chorus)

Saturday 17th June 2006
Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
Mozart Requiem
Salieri Te Deum
(Elgar Serenade for Strings)
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Elgar Ave Verum Corpus
with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra

Saturday 18th March 2006
Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
J S Bach St. John Passion
with Charivari Agreable Simphonie

Saturday 26th November 2005
Thomas Tallis '500' Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
All works composed by Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585)
Spem in Alium
(with Braintree Choral Society, Chelmsford Cathedral Voluntary Choir and Voci Miste)
If ye love me
Hear the voice and prayer
A new commandment
O Lord, give thy holy spirit
Why fumeth in sight
(Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part 1)
Laudate Dominum
O Nata Lux de Lumine
With all our heart
Discomfit them, O Lord

Saturday 18th June 2005
Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
with The Maggini String Quartet
Peter Maxwell-Davies The Kestrel Road
Schubert Mass in G
Beethoven Elegiac Song
Haydn Salve Regina
(Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 1)

WALTHAM SINGERS TOUR TO GERMANY

Saturday 28th May 2005
Schlosskirche, Weilburg, Germany
Concert
Byrd O Magnum Mysterium and Beata Virgo
Vaughan Williams O Taste and See
(Annabel Malton (Soprano) accompanied by Gerald Malton (piano)
Purcell The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
Purcell Music for a While)
Bullard Three English Folk Songs
(Duncan Archard (Organ)
Harris Prelude in Eb
Stanford Postlude on an Old Irish Melody)
Elgar
Ave Verum
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
The Shower
As Torrents in Summer
Joint works performed by the Waltham Singers and die Kantorie Weilburg
Rheinberger Abendlied Conducted by Doris Hagel
Handel Zadok the Priest Conducted by Andrew Fardell
As a light-hearted conclusion to the concert the joint choirs, conducted by Andrew Fardell, performed
Britten Old Abram Brown

Sunday 29th May 2005
Schlosskirche, Weilburg, Germany
During Sunday morning service the Singers sang:
Tallis If ye love me
Britten O be joyful
Wesley thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you

Sunday 20th March 2005 Palm Sunday
Workshop
6.30 pm New Hall School Chapel
Faure Requiem
with New Hall School Choir

Saturday 12th March 2005
Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
with The Chameleon Arts Orchestra

Saturday 13th November 2004
Concert
Great Waltham Parish Church
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
with Tim Carey (piano) and Robert Poyser (harmonium)

Saturday 26th June 2004 Great Waltham Parish Church
Concert
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Constant Lambert Rio Grande
Elgar Give unto the Lord and My Love dwelt in a Northern Land
(Finzi Let us Garlands Bring)
(Copland Long Time Ago)
(Martinu Prelude en forme de foxtrot)

21st March 2004 Snape Maltings
Joint Concert with Colchester Choral Society
with the Salomon Orchestra and Orwell Park School Choir
Walton Belshazzar's Feast
(Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra)
Bullard Canticle of Freedom
Supported by the Arts Council

10th December 2003
MacMillan Cancer Relief Carol Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral

8th November 2003 Great Waltham
Concert
Schubert Deutsche Messe
Bruckner Mass in E Minor
(Mozart Serenade No 12 in C Minor K388)
with The Chameleon Arts Orchestra

21 June 2003 Great Waltham
"The Tingle Factor"
Works which have special meaning for members of The Waltham Singers
Opening sequence
Elgar Opening Chorus from The Music Makers
Handel extracts from The Messiah
Haydn Achieved is the glorious work from The Creation
Stanford The Blue Bird
Finzi My Spirit Sang All Day
Tavener The Lamb
Bruckner Graduals
Winters A smile and a sigh and Seaside sensation from Summer Songs
Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium!
Poulenc Sanctus and Benedictus from Messe in G
Brahms Nos. 1, 2 14 and Zum Schluss from Neue Liebeslieder
Bullard July Evening and Summer Queen from A Summer Garland
Bairstow Blessed City, Heavenly Salem
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Rutter A Gaelic Blessing
Harris Faire is the Heaven
Randall Thompson Ye shall have a song from The Peaceable Kingdom

22 February 2003 Chelmsford Cathedral
90/60/30 Concert
Benjamin Britten born 1913
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings composed 1943
Waltham Singers formed 1973
The Britten Sinfonia
Nigel Robson, tenor: Stephen Bell, horn: Bibi Heal, soprano
Benjamin Britten Saint Nicolas
(Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)
Haydn Little Organ Mass
Supported by Birkett Long Solicitors,

9 November 2002 Christ Church
Concert
J C Bach Dies Irae
Mozart Litaniae de venerabili altaris Sacramento K243
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

15 June 2002 Great Waltham
16 June 2002 Dedham
A New Garland for the Queen
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Britten - Choral Dances from Gloriana
Bullard - A Summer Garland (Commissioned Work, World Premiere)
Vowles - I was glad (Sponsored Student Composition)
Cracknell - When you're asleep (Sponsored Student Composition)
Coggan - Adoramus Te Domine (Sponsored Student Composition)
Halls - I will arise and go now (Sponsored Student Composition)
Parry - I was glad
Finzi - White Flowering Days (from A Garland for the Queen)
Ireland - The Hills (from A Garland for the Queen)
Vaughan Williams - Silence and Music (from A Garland for the Queen)

23 February 2002
Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

10 November 2001
Concert
Great Waltham
(Handel - Occasional Oratorio Overture)
Telemann - Machet die Tore weit
(Festing - Concerto for two Flutes)
Bach - Magnificat

16 June 2001
Concert
Great Waltham
Finzi - Magnificat
Stanford - The Blue Bird
Finzi - Poems of Robert Bridges
Byrd - Mass for Four Voices
Rutter - Psalmfest

27 May 2001
Concert
St. Marien-Kirche, Ahaus, Germany
Byrd - Mass for Four Voices (Sung in the appropriate context of the Catholic Mass)
Finzi - Magnificat
Stanford - The Blue Bird
Finzi - Poems of Robert Bridges
Rutter - Psalmfest

25 May 2001
Concert
St. Pieterskerk, Utrecht, Holland
Finzi - Magnificat
Stanford - The Blue Bird
Finzi - Poems of Robert Bridges
Byrd - Mass for Four Voices
Rutter - Psalmfest

24 February 2001
Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
Haydn - The Seasons

12 November 2000
Concert
Bures St. Mary Church
Faure - Cantique de Jean Racine
Poulenc - Salve Regina
Faure - Requiem

11 November 2000
Concert
Great Waltham
Poulenc - Sept Chansons
(Faure - En Priere Les roses d'Ispahan Nell)
Poulenc - Salve Regina
Faure - Cantique de Jean Racine
Faure - Requiem

17 June 2000
500 Years of Music
Great Waltham
Palestrina - Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
(Gaspar Sance - Canarios
J S Bach - Bourree in E minor
Fernando Sor - Minuet in C major)
Mozart - Ave Verum
John Tavener - Song for Athene
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing
Brahms - Geistliches Lied
(Francisco Tarrega - Adelita
Isaac Albeniz - Asturias
Charlie Byrd - Spanish Guitar Blues)
Britten - Five Flower Songs

11 March 2000
Concert
Chelmsford Cathedral
(Prokofiev - Classical Symphony)
Vaughan Williams - An Oxford Elegy
Beethoven - Mass in C

13 November 1999
Concert
Great Waltham
Bruckner - Motets
(Mozart - Wind Serenade in C minor)
Bruckner - Mass in E minor

19 June 1999
In America
Great Waltham
Four American Folksongs - arr. Daryl Runswick
Plantation Songs - arr. Stephen Foster
(Gershwin - Three Preludes)
Michael Tippett - Five Spirituals
Aaron Copland - Four American Songs
Alastair King - In Just
Porter arr. Carter- Begin the Beguine
Kosma arr. Carter- Autumn Leaves
(Mason - Yankee Doodle)
Barber - Fourth Excursion)
Gershwin arr. Blackwell - 'S Wonderful
De Rose arr. Carter & Blackwell - Deep Purple
Garland arr. Gritton - In the Mood

13 March 1999
Concert
Christ Church, Chelmsford
Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem

21 November 1998
Concert
Christ Church, Chelmsford
Paul Patterson - Missa Brevis
(Handel - Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op 6 No 12)
Handel - Dixit Dominus