Past Concerts

2018

3rd March ~ Anniversary concert no. 1:
Laudate
including Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

May ~ Concert tour to Madrid

21 July ~ Anniversary concert no. 2:
Gloria
including Vivaldi Gloria, Handel My Heart is Inditing, Purcell Sing unto the Lord with Jericho Ensemble

Sunday 4 November 2018 
Anything Goes 
the 20s and 30s in song

Afternoon Concert

Seven Kings High School, 494 Ley Street, Ilford IG2 7BT

15 December
Christmas Gifts
including Jonathan Rathbone’s Mr Fezziwig’s Christmas Party

St Andrew’s Church
The Drive, Ilford
IG1 3PE

2017

25 March ~ Handel Belshazzar with Jericho Ensemble

24 June ~ Midsummer Music including American Folksongs arr. Runswick

July ~ Weekend Concert tour to Bracknell and Hurst

18 November ~ A Sense of Home including Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

16 December ~ A Dream of Christmas including Rutter Brother Heinrich’s Christmas

2016

12 March ~ Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, O’Regan Dorchester Canticles with organ, harp and percussion

2nd July ~ Happy and Glorious: words and music from the 90 years of the Queen’s life, including Kern Showboat medley

August ~ Concert tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: performances in St Giles’ and St Mary’s Cathedrals, and St Cuthbert’s Church

6th November ~ Flights of Fantasy including Parry The Pied Piper, Rutter The Reluctant Dragon

17th December ~ Christmas concert: Journeys including Dove The Three Kings

2015

28 March ~ J S Bach St Matthew Passion with Jericho Ensemble, Valentine Singers Community Chorus and Evening Chorus

27 June ~ 1215 and all that: Vaughan Williams In Windsor Forest, Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury

July ~ Weekend Concert tour to Metfield and Norwich

14 November ~ Kodaly Missa Brevis, Fauré Requiem

19 December ~ Family Christmas concert

2014

15 March ~ Brahms Requiem with piano duet accompaniment

5 April ~ Music for a Spring afternoon: concert in association with The Cinema Organ Society:

May ~ Concert tour to Honfleur

12 July ~ Ahoy! including Alexander L’Estrange Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose with Valentine Singers Community Chorus and instrumental combo.

16 November ~ If Music be the Food of Love including Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region, Chilcott Singing By Numbers

20 December ~ Family Christmas concert including Cecilia McDowall Christus Natus Est with Valentine Singers Community Chorus

2013

23 March ~ Handel Messiah with Jericho Ensemble

29 June ~ Britten 100 concert including Britten Saint Nicolas and Cantata Misericordium with Jericho Ensemble and Writtle Singers

July ~ Weekend concert tour to Oxford and Dorchester-on-Thames

17 November ~ Music from Italy: Puccini Messa di Gloria, Rossini Quartetto Pastorale and Ave Maria

14th December ~ Christmas concert

2012

10 March ~ Coleridge-Taylor Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

April ~ Concert tour to Ghent

30 June ~ Blackford Mirror of Perfection, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Finzi Dies Natalis, with Jericho Ensemble

4 November ~ Music for a Sunday Afternoon including Rathbone Classic Victorian Ballads, Gershwin, arr. Mac Huff Swing Set

15 December ~ A Dickensian Christmas including Rathbone Mr. Fezziwig’s Christmas Party

2011

2nd April ~ Handel Judas Maccabeus with Jericho Ensemble

2nd July ~ Stage and Screen including Gershwin choral medleys, Schonberg/Kretzmer Les Miserables and Abba Mamma Mia

July ~ Weekend concert tour to Winchester

12 November ~ Haydn Little Organ Mass, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Goodall Marlborough Canticles, Burgon Nunc Dimittis

17 December ~ A London Christmas

2010

6 March ~ Songs and Sonnets including Mendelssohn Op 59 Partsongs, Shearing Songs and Sonnets

April ~ Concert tour to Amiens, Abbeville and Albert

2 May ~ South Bank Chorus Festival in the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre

9 May~ Mahler 2 project at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

17 July ~ Mozart evening: Piano concerto K466 (Tim Smith), Vespers K339, Misericordias Domini, Veni Sancte Spiritus with Jericho Ensemble

13 November ~ Nocturne including Mozart Notturni

11 December ~ Wassail: A feast of Christmas music

2009

28 March ~ Haydn The Creation with Aurelian Ensemble

4 July ~ An American Evening including A Gershwin Portrait and choruses from Bernstein On the Town

July ~ Weekend concert tour to Canterbury

14 November ~ Thames Link: Vaughan Williams In Windsor Forest, Handel My Heart is Inditing and Chilcott Songs and Cries of London Town

12 December ~ Bethlehem Down: music for the Christmas season with Spectrum Singers

2008

15 March ~ 10th Anniversary concert including Walton Belshazzar’s Feast, Elgar The Music Makers with Aurelian Ensemble

May ~ Concert tour to Krakow

20 July ~ Birthday Party: concert celebrating 10 years of Valentine Singers including American Folksongs arr. Runswick

1st November ~ Duruflé Requiem

13 December ~ A Dream of Christmas including Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols with Spectrum Singers

2007

31 March ~ J S Bach St Matthew Passion with Jericho Ensemble and Spectrum Singers (ripieno chorus)

30 June ~ Opera Scenes: extracts from Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore, Mascagni Cavaleria Rusticana, Purcell Dido and Aeneas

July ~ Weekend concert tour to East Anglia: performances in Ely Cathedral, Thetford and Godmanchester

3 November ~ Parry Blest Pair of Sirens, Elgar Give unto the Lord, Kodaly Laudes Organi & Missa Brevis

15 December ~ European Christmas music for all ages

2006

25 March ~ Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Aurelian Ensemble

7 June ~ Water Music including Lambert Rio Grande with Spectrum Singers

1 July ~ SING! ENO Baylis project at London Coliseum including première of Richard Taylor genesis, Vecchi Fa una canzona and Barnby Sweet and low

August ~ Concert tour to Tuscany: performances in Lucca, Pisa and Florence

25 August ~ Concert with Il Baluardo at All Saints Margaret Street, London W1

4 November ~ As Time Goes By including Richard Taylor genesis.

16 December ~ Seasonal music and readings with Spectrum Singers

2005

12 March ~ Mendelssohn Elijah with Aurelian Ensemble

16 July ~ Summer Time including Barber Sure on this shining night, Berger Brazilian Psalm, Hurd Jonah-man Jazz

July ~ Weekend concert tour to Norfolk: performances in Norwich, Ludham and Metfield

12 November ~ Verdi Pater Noster and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

10 December ~ Festive Traditions: Christmas concert with Spectrum Singers

2004

6 March ~ Mozart Kyrie in d, Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem with Aurelian Ensemble and Writtle Singers

19 June ~ All Abroad: music from Europe, the USA and Africa with Spectrum Singers

31 July ~ Summer evening recital: Pre-tour concert at St Paul’s, Goodmayes

August ~ Concert tour to Umbria and Tuscany: performances in Montepulciano, Perugia, Siena, Castiglione del Lago, Passignano and Cortona

9 September ~ Concert with Il Baluardo from Lucca, Italy at Ilford Hospital Chapel

13 November ~ Dvorak Mass in D and Schubert Mass in F

11 December ~ Christmas Concert including excerpts from J S Bach Christmas Oratorio with Spectrum Singers

21 December ~ Christmas Carol Concert at Newham University Hospital

2003

5 April ~ Gabrieli In Ecclesiis, Brahms Fours Songs Op17, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Fauré Requiem with Aurelian Ensemble

5 July ~ Scenes from Opera: extracts from Bizet Carmen, Puccini Suor Angelica and Gilbert & Sullivan Pirates of Penzance.

July ~ Summer by the Seaside: weekend concert tour to Sussex and Hampshire

4 October ~ Hospices in Harmony: workshop and performance of music for voices and piano duet, including excerpts from Brahms Requiem.

19 October ~ Memorial and Thanksgiving Service: West & Coe, Funeral Directors centenary year

1 November ~ Autumn Serenade; music for recreation, including Schubert Four partsongs, Goodall The Lord is My Shepherd

13 December ~ Christmas Concert with Spectrum Singers

2002

16 March ~ Italian Evening: Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Blackford Mirror of Perfection, Vivaldi Gloria with Aurelian Ensemble and Spectrum Singers

29 June ~ 75 Years of Music & 75 years of St George’s Gants Hill: music from Vaughan Williams to Gershwin and the Beatles

20 July ~ Summer Salad: Pre-tour concert at St Paul’s, Goodmayes

July/August ~ Concert tour to Lake Garda: performances in San Marco in Venice, Riva, Sirmione and Bezzecca

9 November ~ Gounod Messe Solennelle de Ste Cécile, Mozart Coronation Mass and Laudate Dominum

14 December ~ Christmas Music from around the world including Britten A Ceremony of Carols with Spectrum Singers

2001

February ~ Invitation performance at Valentines Mansion

31 March ~ A World of Song including Tippett Five Negro Spirituals and Five American Folksongs arr. Runswick

21 July ~ All at Sea including excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore, Bizet The Pearl Fishers and Loesser Guys and Dolls

28 July ~ All at Sea on tour in aid of the Wivenhoe Shipyard Project

10 November ~ My Spirit Sang all Day: Parry I was glad, Handel Zadok the Priest, Finzi My spirit sang all day

15 December ~ Follow the Star: Christmas concert with Spectrum Singers

2000

9 April ~ J S Bach St Matthew Passion with Aurelian Ensemble and Spectrum Singers (ripieno chorus)

June ~ Invitation Concert Redbridge Music Society including excerpts from Kern Show Boat & Lehar Merry Widow

23 July ~ Opera Gala with Aurelian Ensemble and Spectrum Singers

14 October ~ Messiah For Hospices

11 November ~ Mozart Evening: Kyrie in D minor, Exsultate Jubilate, Oboe Concerto, Requiem with Aurelian Ensemble

16 December ~ A Christmas Journey

1999

21 March ~ Handel Messiah with Aurelian Ensemble

May ~ Invitation performance: Redbridge Green Fair

7 July ~ Music from the Stage: excerpts from Mozart Magic Flute, Gilbert & Sullivan Iolanthe, Lehar Merry Widow and Kern Show Boat.

13 November ~ Puccini Messa di Gloria, Parry Blest Pair of Sirens, Elgar Ave Verum & The Spirit of the Lord

11 December ~ An Evening of Christmas Music: first concert with Spectrum Singers youth choir

1998

28 March ~ Songs from the Stage including choruses from Bizet Carmen, Kern Show Boat, Bock Fiddler on the Roof and Bernstein Westside Story

14 June ~ Music for a Summer Evening including Brahms Zigeunerlieder, Tippett Five Negro Spirituals and Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

17 October ~ Music of the Great Opera Composers with Oaklands Preparatory School choir.

12 December ~ A Feast of Christmas Music including Rutter Brother Heinrich