Concert History

This is a list of all known concerts. Follow the links in the left-hand column to find programmes, pictures, recordings, and other memorabilia.

Use of programme notes

Programme notes are produced by the choir for all concerts, and where available historically are linked from the relevant concert pages. These notes can be used by other choirs, without restriction, but we would ask that you acknowledge the author and our choir.

May 24Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Prélude, Choral et Fugue
A German Requiem
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 24Mozart Great Mass in C Minor Purcell Funeral Sentences & They that go down to the sea in shipsSt Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 23Liszt Missa Choralis
Dvořák Six Moravian Songs
Tchaikovsky Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (movements 1 & 13)
Clara Schumann Abendfeier in Venedig
Bortniansky Cherubic Hymn Brahms Geistliches LiedIn Stiller Nacht Liszt Ad nos ad salutarem undam (finale)Appassionata 
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 23Haydn Nelson Mass
Handel Coronation Anthems
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 22Vierne Messe Solennelle
Franck Panis angelicus
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Saint-Saëns Requiem
Gounod St Cecilia Mass
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 22Handel MessiahSt Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 20Bach Mass in B MinorSt Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 19Schubert Mass in E
Ives (arr.) One Morning in Spring: Three Folksongs from Oxfordshire (Première)
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 19Monteverdi Vespers (1610)St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 18Parry Four Part Songs (Since thou, o fondest; O love, they wrong thee much; Come pretty wag and sing; In praise of song); There is an old belief; Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land and Put off, O Jerusalem from Judith
Walter Parratt Tears for the good and true
Vaughan Williams Te Deum in G
Stanford If ye then be risen with Christ; Preludes for piano op. 163, nos. 2, 10 and 15
Purcell My heart is inditing; Chaconne in D minor; My beloved spake
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 18Handel Israel in EgyptSt Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 17Puccini Messa di Gloria
Wagner Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Mozart Agnus Dei from the Coronation Mass; Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339; Voyagers’ Chorus from Idomeneo
Purcell Dido’s Lament and ‘With drooping wings’ from Dido and Aeneas
Joseph Parry Y Cychod ar yr Afon
Berlioz The Shepherds’ Farewell from L’Enfance du Christ

Verdi Va, pensiero from Nabucco
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 17Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 4-6)
Bach Lobet denn Herrn
Buxtehude ‘Ad ubera portabimini’ from Membra Jesu nostri
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 16Haydn ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from The Seasons
Bartók Four Slovak Folksongs
Dvořák Songs of Nature
Arensky Praise ye the Lord in Heaven
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 16Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3)

Monteverdi ‘Nisi Dominus’ from the Vespers of 1610
Carissimi ‘Plorate Filii Israel’ from Historia di Jephte
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 15Mozart Coronation Mass

Handel Israel in Egypt
Schubert Mass in G
Verdi Chorus of the Scottish Refugees
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
St. Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 15Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Rossini O Salutaris Hostia
Giacomo Meyerbeer Pater Noster
St. Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 14A Celebration of English Melody: Vaughan Williams Bushes and Briars; Dives and Lazarus; Linden Lea; O clap your hands; Old Hundredth; The Turtle 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 fum’th 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 (Première)
St. Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 14Haydn Nelson Mass
Purcell Come ye Sons of Art; I was Glad; My Heart is Inditing
St Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 13Murder, Morse & Mozart: Mozart Requiem
Bruce Montgomery Spring the Sweet Spring;
Full Fathom Five; My Joy, My Life, My Crown!
Dorothy Sayers I’ve got a Little List
Herbert Howells St. Hugh’s Galliard
George Dyson Reveille
Franz Schubert An die Musik
Geoffrey Bush Prélude and Sicilienne (from Suite Champêtre)
George Dyson Evening Service in D
Charles Wood Expectans Expectavi
Albert Peace Hymn 699; O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

St Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 13Bach St. John PassionSt Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 12Randall 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 ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Feb 12Bach Mass in B MinorSt Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jul 11Handel My Heart is Inditing; Foundling Hospital Anthem
Mendelssohn Ave Maria
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (1,7); In Stiller Nacht
Philip Moore Three Oxford Songs (Première)
Tippett Five Negro Spirituals (1,2,4)
 My Delight
Copland The Boatmen’s Dance
Ives Songs of Ariel
Sheldonian TheatreDuncan Saunderson
Feb 11Handel MessiahSt Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 10Parry 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 ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 10Monteverdi 1610 Vespers (excerpts)
Handel Nisi Dominus; The King Shall Rejoice
Dering Factum Est Silentium
Humfrey Hear O Heavens
St Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 09Mozart Great Mass in C minor
Ives Songs of Ariel (Première)
Bach Agnus Dei (from Mass in B minor)
Haydn The Heavens Are Telling
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 09Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Schubert The Lord Is My Shepherd
Schumann Widmung (arr. Saunderson)
St Margaret’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 08Handel Chandos Anthem No. 9
Haydn Spring, (from The Seasons)
Britten Five Flower Songs
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 08Haydn Winter (from The Seasons)
Walton Jubilate Deo
Britten Te Deum in C
Mendelssohn Verleih uns Frieden
Brahms Geistliches Lied
St Margaret’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 07Mozart 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 ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 07Haydn Maria Theresa Mass
Beethoven Mass in C
St Barnabas’ ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 06Fauré Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine
Vierne Messe Solennelle
Duruflé Tota Pulchra Es; Notre Père
St Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 06Vivaldi Gloria
J S Bach Lobet den Herrn
Handel Utrecht Te Deum
Britten Jubilate
St Andrew’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 05Sir 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 ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 05J S Bach Magnificat
Henry Purcell My Heart is Inditing
Ralph Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jun 04Handel 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 ChapelDuncan Saunderson and David Gould with Stanmore Choral Society
Jan 04Purcell 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 ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 03Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleSt Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 03Mozart “Great” Mass in C minor; Who Can Comprehend Thee? (Wind Serenade in B♭)
Haydn Te Deum
St Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 02Purcell 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 ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 02Handel MessiahSt Barnabas ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 01Stravinsky Mass
Fauré Requiem Mass
Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 01Purcell Dido & Aenaeas
Vivaldi Beatus Vir
Handel Zadok the Priest
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 00Mozart Requiem Mass
Haydn Insanae et Vanae CuraeThe Heavens are Telling
Süssmayr Ave Verum
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 00Handel Judas MaccabaeusSt Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 99Michael Tippett Five negro spirituals (from A Child of Our Time)
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Abbé Theodas Messe Solennelle en l’Honneur de Ste Claire
Guido Haazen (arr.) Missa Luba
Parry Hear My Words, Ye People
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 99Haydn Nelson Mass
Charpentier Te Deum
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 98Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleSt Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
Jan 98Vivaldi Magnificat/Gloria
Handel Foundling Hospital Anthem
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 97Pergolesi Magnificat
Purcell Hush No More (from Faerie Queen); Come Ye Sons of Art
Handel Oh, the pleasure of the plains! (from Acis and Galatea)
New College ChapelDuncan Saunderson
Jan 97Mozart Mass in C
Schubert Mass in G
Handel Zadok the Priest; My Heart is Inditing
St Michael’s ChurchDuncan Saunderson
May 96Vaughan 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 ChapelStephen Taylor
Jan 96Dvorak Mass in D; Blessed Jesu, Fount of Mercy
Elgar Give Unto the LordThe Spirit of the LordAve Verum
St Michael’s ChurchStephen Taylor
May 95Haydn Harmonie Messe
Mozart Laudate DominumAve Verum Corpus
Keble College ChapelStephen Taylor
Jan 95Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
St Michael’s ChurchStephen Taylor
Apr 94Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleKeble College ChapelChris Fletcher-Campbell
Jan 94Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3, 5, and 6)St Michael’s ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 93Vaughan 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 ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Apr 93Haydn CreationKeble College ChapelChris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 92Britten A Ceremony of CarolsSt Michael’s ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Apr 92Fauré Requiem
Schubert Mass in G
St Michael’s ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 91Hummel Mass in BSt Michael’s ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 91Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts (with Oxford Harmonic Society)Sheldonian TheatreRobert Secret
Mar 91Stainer CrucifixionSt Michael’s ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 90Handel MessiahOxford Town HallChris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 90Beethoven Symphony no. 9 (with Oxford Harmonic Society)Sheldonian TheatreRobert Secret
Apr 90Bach St John PassionMerton CollegeChris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 89Bach Christmas Oratorio (Part 1); Sleepers AwakeSt Michael’s ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 89Verdi Requiem (with Oxford Harmonic Society and others)Sheldonian TheatreRobert Secret
Dec 88Haydn The SeasonsUniversity ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
May 88Mozart RequiemVesperae Solennes de ConfessoreMerton CollegeChris Fletcher-Campbell
Nov 87Vivaldi GloriaMagnificatWesley Memorial ChurchChris Fletcher-Campbell
Jun 87Mendelssohn ElijahOxford Town HallChris Fletcher-Campbell
Dec 86Haydn Nelson MassSt Michael’s ChurchNeil Sissons
May 86Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Neil Sissons
Dec 85Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
St Michael’s ChurchNeil Sissons
May 85Dvorak Requiem massSt Michael’s ChurchNeil Sissons
Dec 84Handel Messiah (selection)
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
St Michael’s ChurchNeil Sissons
May 84Haydn CreationKeble CollegeNeil Sissons
Dec 83Handel Dixit Dominus
Bach Sleepers Awake
St Andrew’s ChurchNeil Sissons
May 83Brahms Ein Deutsches RequiemKeble College ChapelDavid Pritchard
Dec 82Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3, 5, and 6)SS Philip & JamesDavid Pritchard
May 82Handel O Praise the Lord With One Consent
Haydn Nelson Mass
SS Philip & JamesDavid Pritchard
Dec 81Vivaldi Gloria
Buxtehude The Little Newborn Jesus Child
SS Philip & JamesDavid Pritchard
May 81Vaughan Williams Sea SymphonyCherwell SchoolDavid Pritchard
Dec 80Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
 David Pritchard
May 80Byrd Mass for Four Voices
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Fauré Requiem
 David Pritchard
Dec 79Charpentier Messe de MinuitSS Philip & JamesDavid Pritchard
May 79Handel Judas MaccabaeusSt Michael’s ChurchDavid Pritchard
Dec 78Handel Messiah (selection)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
St Michael’s ChurchDavid Pritchard
May 78Schubert Mass in G
Mozart Requiem
St Michael’s ChurchDavid Langdon
Dec 77Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3)SS Philip & JamesDavid Langdon
May 77Dvorak Mass in D;
Bach Magnificat
Keble College ChapelDavid Langdon
Dec 76Buxtehude Magnificat
Monterverdi Beatus Vir
Finzi In Terra Pax
 David Langdon
Dec 75Handel Messiah (selection)St Michael’s ChurchDavid Langdon
May 75Mendelssohn ElijahKeble College ChapelDavid Langdon
May 74Mozart Coronation Mass David Langdon
Dec 73Charpentier Messe de MinuitSt Michael’s ChurchDavid Langdon
May 73Brahms Ein Deutsches RequiemKeble College ChapelDavid Langdon
Dec 61Fauré RequiemSt Michael’s ChurchEdward Olleson/David Gatwood