Concert history

This is a list of all known concerts. Follow the links in the left-hand column to find pictures, recordings, and other memorabilia. If anyone has further information, photographs, corrections etc., please send them to the webmaster.

Date Programme Venue Conductor
Feb 17

Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Parts 4-6)
Bach: Lobet denn Herrn
Buxtehude: 'Ad ubera portabimini' from Membra Jesu nostri

St Andrew's Church Duncan Saunderson
Jun 16

Haydn: 'Spring' and 'Summer' from The Seasons
Bartók: Four Slovak Folksongs
Dvořák: Songs of Nature
Arensky: Praise ye the Lord in Heaven

St Andrew's Church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 16

Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3)
Monteverdi:'Nisi Dominus' from the Vespers of 1610
Carissimi: 'Plorate Filii Israel' from Historia di Jephte

St Andrew's Church Duncan Saunderson
Jun 15

Mozart: Coronation Mass
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Schubert: Mass in G
Verdi: Chorus of the Scottish Refugees
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

St. Andrew's Church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 15

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Rossini: O Salutaris Hostia
Giacomo Meyerbeer: Pater Noster

St. Michael and All Angels Duncan Saunderson
Jun 14

A Celebration of English Melody:

Vaughan Williams: Bushes and Briars, Dives and Lazarus, Linden Lea, O clap your hands, Old Hundredth, The Turtle Dove
Wood: Full fathom five
Weelkes: Hark all ye lovely saints
Parry: Blest pair of sirens
Holst: My sweetheart's like Venus, There was a tree
Finzi: I praise the tender flower
Tallis: Why fumth in flight
Gant: RVW Suite: Prelude on a theme of Thomas Tallis, In the windless stillness, The fall of the leaf, The ploughboy's dream

St. Michael and All Angels Duncan Saunderson
Jan 14 Haydn: Nelson Mass
Purcell: Come ye Sons of Art, I was Glad, My Heart is Inditing
St Barnabas Church Duncan Saunderson
Jun 13

Murder, Morse & Mozart:

Mozart: Requiem
Bruce Montgomery: Spring the Sweet Spring,
Full Fathom Five, My Joy, My Life, My Crown!
D. L. Sayers: I've got a Little List
Herbert Howells: St. Hugh's Galliard
George Dyson: Revielle
Franz Schubert: An die Musik
Geoffrey Bush: 'Prélude' and 'Sicilienne' from Suite Champêtre
George Dyson: Evening Service in D
Charles Wood: Expectans Expectavi
A. L. Peace: Hymn 699: O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

St Barnabas Church Duncan Saunderson
Feb 13 Bach: St. John Passion St Barnabas Church Duncan Saunderson
May 12

Randall Thompson: Frostiana, Seven Country Songs
Ralph Vaughan Williams
: Five Mystical Songs
Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; A Hymn of St. Columba; Hymn to St. Peter
Charles Villiers Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Gerald Finzi: My Spirit Sang All Day

St Andrew's Church Duncan Saunderson
Feb 12 Bach: Mass in B Minor St Andrew's church Duncan Saunderson
Jul 11

Handel: My Heart is Inditing, Foundling Hospital Anthem
Mendelssohn: Ave Maria
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1,7), In stiller Nacht
Philip Moore: Three Oxford Songs (Premiere)
Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals (1,2,4)
Parry
: My Delight
Copland: The Boatmen’s Dance
Ives: Songs of Ariel

Sheldonian Theatre Duncan Saunderson
Feb 11 Handel Messiah St Andrew's church Duncan Saunderson
May 10

Parry Ode on St Cecilia's Day; My Delight
Purcell Though Knowest, Lord; Funeral Sentences; Jehova Quam Multi Sunt Hostes mei
Stanford Heraclitus

St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 10

Monteverdi 1610 Vespers (excerpts)
Handel Nisi Dominus, The King Shall Rejoice
Dering Factum Est Silentium
Humfrey Hear O Heavens

St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
May 09

Mozart Great Mass in C minor
Ives Songs of Ariel (Premiere)
Bach Agnus Dei from the Mass in B minor
Haydn The Heavens Are Telling

St Andrew's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 09

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Schubert The Lord Is My Shepherd
Schumann Widmung (arr. Saunderson)

St Margaret's church Duncan Saunderson
May 08

Handel Chandos Anthem No. 9
Haydn Spring, from The Seasons
Britten Five Flower Songs

St Andrew's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 08

Haydn Winter (from The Seasons)
Walton Jubilate Deo
Britten Te Deum in C
Mendelssohn Verleih uns Frieden
Brahms Geistliches Lied

St Margaret's church Duncan Saunderson
May 07

Mozart Ave Verum; Laudate Dominum
Stravinsky Mass; Pater Noster
Tavener Funeral Ikos
Pearsall Requiem; O Who Will O'er the Downs so Free
Pitoni Cantate Domino

St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 07 Haydn Maria Theresa Mass
Beethoven Mass in C
St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
May 06 Fauré Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine
Vierne Messe Solennelle
Duruflé Tota Pulchra Es; Notre Père
St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 06

Vivaldi Gloria
J S Bach Lobet den Herrn
Handel Utrecht Te Deum
Britten Jubilate

St Andrew's church Duncan Saunderson
May 05 Sir Michael Tippett  Five Negro Spirituals (from A Child of Our Time)
Guido Haazen (arr.) Missa Luba
Mozart Requiem Mass
Aaron Copland The Boatmen's Dance; Long Time Ago; Simple Gifts
R Vaughan Williams Linden Lea, The Turtle Dove
St Margaret's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 05

J S Bach Magnificat
Henry Purcell My Heart is Inditing
Ralph Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

St Michael's church

Duncan Saunderson

Jun 04

Handel Zadok the Priest; Let the Bright Seraphim
Mozart Ave Verum; Laudate Dominum
Gibbons This is the Record of John
Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Schubert Ave Maria
Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae
Bruckner Locus Iste
Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer
Elgar Give Unto the Lord; Ave Verum
Stanford Te Deum
Stainer God So Loved the World
Wise The Ways of Zion Do Mourn
Parry I Was Glad

St Peter's College chapel

Duncan Saunderson and David Gould

with Stanmore Choral Society

Jan 04

Purcell Come Ye Sons Of Art
Handel The King Shall Rejoice; My Heart Is Inditing; Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
Byrd O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth Our Queen

St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
May 03 Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 03 Mozart "Great" Mass in C minor; Who Can Comprehend Thee? (Wind Serenade in Bb)
Haydn Te Deum
St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
May 02

Purcell Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Blow I Was Glad
Haydn Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse)
Gant A Hymn for the Golden Jubilee

St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 02 Handel Messiah St Barnabas' church Duncan Saunderson
May 01 Stravinsky Mass
Fauré Requiem Mass
Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 01 Purcell Dido & Aenaeas
Vivaldi Beatus Vir
Handel Zadok the Priest
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
May 00 MozartRequiem Mass;
Haydn Insanae et Vanae CuraeThe Heavens are Telling;
Süssmayr Ave Verum
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 00 Handel Judas Maccabaeus St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
May 99 Michael Tippett Five negro spirituals (from A Child of Our Time)
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Abbe' Theodas Messe Solennelle en l'Honneur de Ste Claire;
Guido Haazen (arr.) Missa Luba
Parry Hear My Words, Ye People
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 99 Haydn Nelson Mass
Charpentier Te Deum
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
May 98 Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
Jan 98 Vivaldi Magnificat/Gloria
Handel Foundling Hospital Anthem
Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
May 97 Pergolesi Magnificat
Purcell Faerie Queen Act 2: Hush No More/ComeYe Sons of Art
Handel O the Pleasures and the Pains (Acis and Galatea)
New College chapel Duncan Saunderson
Jan 97 Mozart Mass in C;
Schubert Mass in G;
Handel Zadok the Priest/My Heart is Inditing
St Michael's church Duncan Saunderson
May 96 Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Stanford Songs of the Fleet
Walford Davies Nursery Rhymes
Vaughan Williams In Windsor Forest
Hadley My Beloved Spake
Elgar O Harken Thou
New College chapel Stephen Taylor
Jan 96 Dvorak Mass in D/Blessed Jesu Fount of Mercy
Elgar Give Unto the Lord/The Spirit of the Lord/Ave Verum
St Michael's church Stephen Taylor
May 95 Haydn Harmonie Messe
Mozart Laudate DominumAve Verum Corpus
Keble College chapel Stephen Taylor
Jan 95 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
St Michael's church Stephen Taylor
Apr 94 Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle Keble College chapel Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Jan 94 Bach Christmas Oratorio, parts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 St Michael's church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 93 Vaughan Williams Wasps Overture
Malcolm Arnold Little Suite
David Pope From Here to Burgess Hill
Donald Paine Sea Songs
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance marches
Wesley Memorial church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Apr 93 Haydn Creation Keble College chapel Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 92 Britten A Ceremony of Carols St Michael's church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Apr 92 Fauré Requiem
Schubert Mass in G
St Michael's church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 91 Hummel Mass in B flat St Michael's church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 91 Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts, with Oxford Harmonic Society Sheldonian theatre Robert Secret
Mar 91 Stainer Crucifixion St Michael's church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 90 Handel Messiah Oxford town tall Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 90 Beethoven Symphony no. 9, with Oxford Harmonic Society Sheldonian theatre Robert Secret
Apr 90 Bach St John Passion Merton College Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 89 Bach Christmas Oratorio part 1: Sleepers Awake St Michael's church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 89 Verdi Requiem with Oxford Harmonic Society and others Sheldonian theatre Robert Secret
Dec 88 Haydn The Seasons University church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
May 88 Mozart Requiem; Vesperae Solennes de Confessore Merton College Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Nov 87 Vivaldi GloriaMagnificat Wesley memorial church Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 87 Mendelssohn Elijah Oxford town hall Chris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 86 Haydn Nelson Mass St Michael's church Neil Sissons
May 86 Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle   Neil Sissons
Dec 85 Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
St Michael's church Neil Sissons
May 85 Dvorak Requiem mass

St Michael's church

Neil Sissons
Dec 84 Handel Messiah (selections);
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
St Michael's church Neil Sissons
May 84 Haydn Creation Keble College Neil Sissons
Dec-83 Handel Dixit Dominus
Bach Sleepers Awake
St Andrew's church Neil Sissons
May 83 Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem Keble College chapel David Pritchard
Dec 82 Bach Christmas Oratorio parts 1, 3, 5, and 6 SS Philip & James David Pritchard
May 82 Handel O Praise the Lord With One Consent
Haydn Nelson Mass
SS Philip & James David Pritchard
Dec 81 Vivaldi Gloria
Buxtehude The Little Newborn Jesus Child
SS Philip & James David Pritchard
May 81 Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony Cherwell school David Pritchard
Dec 80 Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
  David Pritchard
May 80 Byrd Mass for Four Voices
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Fauré Requiem
  David Pritchard
Dec 79 Charpentier Messe de Minuit SS Philip & James David Pritchard
May 79 Handel Judas Maccabaeus St Michael's Church David Pritchard
Dec 78 Handel Messiah (selections);
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
St Michael's church David Pritchard
May 78 Schubert Mass in G
Mozart Requiem
St Michael's church David Langdon
Dec 77 Bach Christmas Oratorio parts 1, 2, and 3 SS Philip & James David Langdon
May 77 Dvorak Mass in D;
Bach Magnificat
Keble College chapel David Langdon
Dec 76 Buxtehude Magnificat
Monterverdi Beatus Vir
Finzi In Terra Pax
  David Langdon
De 75 Handel Messiah (selections) St Michael's church David Langdon
May 75 Mendelssohn Elijah Keble College chapel David Langdon
May 74 Mozart Coronation Mass   David Langdon
Dec 73 Charpentier Messe de Minuit St Michael's church David Langdon
May 73 Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem Keble College chapel David Langdon
Dec 61 Fauré Requiem St Michael's church Edward Olleson/David Gatwood

The record for the early 1970s may be fragmentary