Past Concerts

2019

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Saturday, 21st December 2019, 7:00pm
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Family Christmas Concert:
Carols & Chilcott

Sunday, 3rd November 2019, 5:30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra
& North Cotswold Chamber Choir

William Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast
James MacMillan – Cantos Sagrados 

Saturday, 6th April 2019, 7:30pm
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Fanshawe – African Sanctus

2018

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Saturday, 15th December 2018, 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Church, Banbury

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Soloists: Carris Jones (mezzo-soprano) & Jaes Berry (baritone)

Elgar – The Music Makers
Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem

Saturday, 16th June 2018
Chipping Norton Secondary School & St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Community Sing Day:
Vivaldi – Gloria
Bob Chilcott – The Voyage

Saturday, 12th May 2018
St. Mary’s Church, Witney

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with Baroque Orchestra Oxybaroxy

Vivaldi – Gloria
George Frideric Handel – O Praise the Lord with One Consent (Chandos Anthem No. 9)
Verdi – Pater Noster
Stanford – Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C

2017

Saturday, 9th December 2017
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with Cotswold Baroque Players

Charlotte Beament (1st soprano), Rebecca Outram (2nd soprano), William Purefoy
(counter tenor) & Robert Rice (bass)

J.S. Bach – Mass in B Minor

2016

Saturday, 17th December 2016
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with Cotswold Baroque Players

Charlotte Beament (soprano), Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano), Guy Cutting (tenor) & Robert Rice (bass)

Haydn – Nelson Mass (Mass in D Minor)
Mozart – C Minor Mass

Sunday, 26th June 2016
All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

Tim Wakerill (organ) & Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano)

César Franck – Psalm 150
J.S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
Hector Berlioz – Premiers transports que nul n’oublie
Felix Mendelssohn – Grant us Thy Peace, Nachtlied, Drei geistliche Lieder, Op 96
Hanny Hensel – Frühling
J.S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541

Saturday, 7th May 2016
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Catherine White (harp), Nathan Cole (percussion), Bernard West (piano and organ), Martyn Lane (piano) & Matthew Ernst (treble)

Folk Songs from the British Isles – Braes o’Yarrow, Bobbin John & The Road to Ford
Cecilia McDowall – A Fancy of Folksongs
Trad. – Londonderry Air
Bob Chilcott –  Extracts from Songs and Cries of London Town
Francis Poulenc –  Piano Sonata for Four Hands
Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms

2015

Saturday, 5th December 2015
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Julie Cooper (soprano), William Purefoy (alto), Matthew Minter (tenor), Ben Bevan (bass) & The Cotswold Baroque Players – lead by Catherine Weiss

George Frideric Handel – Messiah

2014

Saturday, 21st June 2014
All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

Cynthia Hall (organ), Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano), Ben Phillips (countertenor) & Martin Davies (baritone)

Stanford – various works including Te Deum Laudamus, Nunc Dimittis and Psalm 150
Purcell – Come, ye sons of art

Saturday, 10th May 2014
Methodist Church, High Street, Witney

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Bernard West (organ) and Oxybaroxy, Esther Brazil (soprano), Rachel O’Malley (alto), Tom Dyer (tenor) & David le Provost (bass)

Vivaldi – Kyrie
George Frideric Handel  – Let thy hand be strengthened
George Frideric Handel – Zadok the Priest
D’Astorga  – Stabat Mater
J.S. Bach – Jesu Joy

2013

Saturday, 7th December 2013
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Rebecca Outram (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor) & Robert Rice (baritone)

Joseph Haydn – Creation

Saturday, 22nd June 2013
St. Mary’s Church, Charlbury

Conductor: Bernard West

David Lee (tenor), David Le Prevost (baritone) & James Brown (organ)

Maunder – Olivet to Calvary

Saturday, 18th May 2013
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Bernard West (piano) & Marion Ackrill (flute)

Dreams of the Summer Night – an evening of music by English composers, featuring:
Arthur Bliss – Pastoral
Hubert Parry – An English Suite for Strings
Colin Touchin – Adlestrop  

2012

Saturday, 8th December 2012
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Bernard West
with The Cotswold Baroque Players

Mozart – Requiem
Haydn – Requiem in C minor

Saturday, 23rd June 2012
All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

Pomp & Pimms:
Coronation Music

Saturday, 26th May 2012
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Oxfordshire County Percussion Ensemble & Cotswold Children’s Choir

Bernard West & Stewart Taylor (piano)

Orff – Carmina Burana

2011

Saturday, 3rd December 2011
St. Mary’s Church, Banbury

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Verdi – Requiem

Saturday, 25th June 2011
All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

Fauré & Fizz:
Fauré – Requiem 

Saturday, 16th April 2011
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cotswold Baroque Players

J.S. Bach – St. John Passion

2010

Saturday, 4th December 2010
St. Mary’s Church, Banbury

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Mendelssohn – Elijah

Saturday, 12th June 2010
Charlbury Church

Conductor: Bernard West

Vivaldi and Vino:
Beatus Vir
Gloria
Ostro Picta

Saturday, 8th May 2010
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with Acer Saccharum (Bassoon Quartet)

Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
Rutter – Gloria

2009

Saturday, 5th December 2009
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem

Saturday, 27th June 2009
All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

Edward Tambling (organ scholar-elect, Westminster Cathedral)

Purcell and Pimms:
Funeral Sentences
Thy word is a Lantern
O Sing unto the Lord
Rejoice in the Lord Always

Saturday, 16th May 2009
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Haydn – Nelson Mass (Missa in Augustiis)
Haydn – Te Deum (for the Empress Maria Therese)
Haydn – Symphony No. 6 in D ‘Le Matin’

2008

Saturday, 13th December 2008
St. Peter’s Church, Hook Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cotswold Baroque Players

Candlelight Concert:
Buxtehude – Magnificat
Monteverdi – Beatus Vir
Pergolesi – Magnificat
Schutz – Christmas Story

Saturday, 17th May 2008
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with the Adderbury Ensemble

Puccini – Messa di Gloria
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music

2007

Saturday, 1st December 2007
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
with The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Schubert – Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’

Saturday, 16th June 2007
St. Edward’s Church, Stow-on-the-Wold

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Bernard West (piano)

Bubbles and Betjeman:
David Pope – From Here to Burgess Hill: Setting of Seven Poems by John Betjeman
Elgar – From the Bavarian Highlands

Saturday, 31st March 2007
Witney Methodist Church

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Bernard West (organ)

An Evening of French Music:
Maurice Duruflé – Requiem and Motets
Gabriel Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine

2006

Saturday, 16th December 2006
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Handel – Messiah

Saturday, 10th June 2006
All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Peter Hunt

An Evening of Musical Entertainment and Summer Refreshment:
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas

Saturday, 1st April 2006
St. Peter’s Church, Hook Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

Three Oxbridge Music Professors:
Sir Charles Stanford – Three Motets Op. 38
Sir Hubert Parry – selection of Songs of Farewell
Sir John Stainer – The Crucifixion

2005

Saturday, 10th December 2005
St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Christmastide Concert:
An evening of carols, readings and seasonal songs for the choir and family audience

Looking back further…
(thanks to Roger Stein for the research)

June 2005

Tippett – A Child of Our Time

2004

December 2004

Vivaldi – Gloria
Haydn – Little Organ Mass
Hummel – Mass in Bb

June 2004

Summer Concert: ForeverEngland!
Rutter – The Reluctant Dragon

2003

December 2003

J.S. Bach – Sleepers Wake
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Mathias – Ave Rex

May 2003

Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle

2002

December 2002

J.S. Bach – Christmas Oratorio

May 2002

Brahms – Songs of Love
Elgar – From the Bavarian Highlands

2001

December 2001

Charpentier – Messe de Minuit
Fauré – Requiem

May 2001

Sullivan – Trial by Jury; and lighter pieces

February 2001

J.S. Bach – St. Matthew Passion

2000

March 2000

Rutter – Requiem
Andrew Carter – Benedicite

1999

December 1999

Handel – Messiah

May 1999

Mozart – Requiem and Great Mass in C Minor (conducted by Shauni)

1998

December 1998

Britten – Ceremony of Carols

March 1998

Monteverdi – Vespers

1997

November 1997

Dvorák – Mass in D
Kodály – Missa Brevis (Peter’s first concert)

July 1997

Music for a Summer Evening (conducted by Shauni)

March 1997

Handel – Israel in Egypt (Stewart Taylor’s final concert) 

1996

November 1996

Fauré – Requiem (from scratch)

June 1996

Purcell – The Fairy Queen

1995

November 1995

Haydn – St. Nicolas Mass
Mozart – Piano Concerto in F K459 (Michael Liddell, soloist)
Britten – St. Nicolas

March 1995

Mendelssohn – Elijah

1994

November 1994

Music for Choir and Organ:
Parry – I was Glad
Gardiner – Evening Hymn
Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens
Durufle – Requiem

Plus organ solos performed by Thomas Trotter

June 1994

Handel – Chandos Anthem No 11 “Let God Arise” and Acis and Galatea

March 1994

J.S. Bach – Mass in B minor

1993

Summer 1993

Pergolesi – Magnificat
Schubert – Mass in G

March 1993

Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord Alway
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Handel – Dixit Dominus

1992

November 1992

Brahms – A German Requiem

June 1992

German – Merrie England

April 1992

J.S. Bach – St. John Passion

1991

November 1991

Mozart – Solemn Vespers and Mass in C

June 1991

Purcell – Bell Anthem, Come ye sons of art and King Arthur

March 1991

Stainer – Crucifixion

1990

November 1990

Vivaldi – Gloria
Haydn – Nelson Mass

July 1990

Handel – Semele

March 1990

Handel – Coronation Anthems
J.S. Bach – Magnificat

1989

November 1989

Handel – Messiah