Past Concerts


Sunday 5 November 2023

Concert – The Turning Leaf – songs by Brahms, Richard Rodney Bennett and Jonathan Pease

St Anne’s Church

Chingford E4 6NP

Friday 10th November 2023

Open Rehearsal of Christmas Music

Seven Kings School
Ley Street
Ilford IG2 7BT

Friday 15 December 2023

Christmas Concert

Church of the Assumption

Hainault IG7 4DF

Saturday 20 January 2024

Workshop – St John Passion ~ Bob Chilcott

St Mary’s church

South Woodford E18 2PA

Saturday 16 March 2024

Concert – St John Passion ~ Bob Chilcott

The Drive Methodist Church

Ilford IG1 3PP


Friday 11 November 2022

Open Rehearsal

Seven Kings School
Ley Street
Ilford IG2 7BT

Saturday 19 November

Men Sing Together workshop

With Paul Sheehan of English National Opera

Seven Kings School
Ley Street
Ilford IG2 7BT

Thursday 22 December 2022 (date postponed due to weather 

Christmas Concert


Church of the Assumption


Saturday 21 January 2023

Open Singing Day – all day workshop

Marianna Martines – Dixit Dominus (1773)

St Mary’s Church
High Road South
Woodford E18 2PA

Saturday 25 March 2023

Spring Concert in conjunction with the Writtle Singers 

Beethoven – Mass in C

Haydn – Te Deum

Marianna Martinez – Dixit Dominus

St Gabriel’s Church
Wanstead E12 5HH

8 July 2023

Summer Concert

A-Roving – Songs of travel

Christopher Brown – A-Courting We will Go

John Read – Missa Sancti Jacobi

St Andrew’s Church
The Drive
Ilford IG1 3PE

Saturday 22 July

End of term outing and concert

Songs by the river

St Catherine’s Church
Princess Margaret Road 
East Tilbury 
Essex RM18 8PB


Saturday 16 October 2021

Autumn Leaves is our return concert after 18 months of lockdown!

It will feature an array of gorgeous music for voices and piano from around the world, from Africa, New Zealand and America to Italy, France and the UK.


Friday 22 October 2021

Open Rehearsal

Seven Kings School secondary site

Ley Street Ilford IG2 7BT

Saturday 11 December 2021
1030 – 1230

Men Sing Christmas

St John Vianney Church
1 Stoneleigh Rd, Clayhall IG5 0JB

Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas Concert

A feast of seasonal music with favourite carols for everyone to join in


The Church of the Assumption



Saturday 19 March 2022

St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook

London E12 5HH

CONCERT featuring

Martín Palmeri ~ Misatango (Misa a Buenos Aires) 

George Shearing ~ Songs and Sonnets (Settings of Shakespeare)

Derek Lawrence ~ Mary Byfield (settings of John Clare)

Friday 1 April 2022

Fantastic Friday 1 April – 7.30 for 7.45

Valentine Singers host an 
Open Workshop with

international vocal coach Ghislaine Morgan

 Spend the evening with us learning more about how your voice works and how to use it better

2nd June 2022

Redbridge Cycling Centre
Forest Road, Ilford IG6 3HP

The Valentine Singers took part in the beacon lighting ceremony to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Saturday 16 July 2022

St Andrew’s Church, The Drive

Ilford IG1 3PE 

CONCERT featuring Fauré Requiem

with soloists Fru Chilvers and Gavin Cranmer-Moralee


Saturday 18 January 2020

Open Workshop Day

Beethoven Mass in C

St Mary’s, South Woodford

All Day Workshop

Led by choral director and vocal coach
Christine Gwynn



Saturday 21 March 2020

Beethoven 250

Beethoven Mass in C
Haydn: Te Deum
A Calm Sea and A Prosperous Voyage
Elegischer Gesang
Quartet from Fidelio


19 January

Open Workshop Day

Brand New Baroque!

A day singing ZELENKA Missa Divi Xaverii
Mass for the Feast of St Xavier, 1729

This amazing work was written in 1729 but not published until 2016

6 April

Paris and Prague

Concert by Valentine Singers with the Jericho Ensemble 

The UK premiere of 
ZELENKA Missa Divi Xaverii
MOZART Prague Symphony

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

29 June


Making Waves


Flanders & Horovitz:
Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo

Plus a spectrum of other watery and riparian delights!

Conductor: Christine Gwynn 
Pianist: Tim Smith 

Tour to Suffolk

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2019

Music for a Summer’s Day

A light and varied programme of choral music from around the world

Saturday 27 July  3pm
Church of St Mary the Virgin
The Green, Cavendish, Sudbury CO10 8BASunday 28 July  3.30pm
All Saints Church
Church Lane, Worlington IP28 8SG


Friday 13 September 2019

Open Rehearsal


Saturday 9 November 2019

Messe pour Notre-Dame
Cantique de Jean Racine  
Messe Basse

St Gabriel’s Church, Wanstead

Conductor: Christine Gwynn

Organist: Jonathan Dods 

Christmas Concert 2019

Saturday 14 December 2019

Christmas Concert

St Anne’s, Chingford


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

May ~ Concert tour to Madrid

21 July ~ Anniversary concert no. 2:
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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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