Remember this one? We doubt it. A Red, Red Rose was one of thousands of events cancelled in spring 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Come and Sing Carmina Burana – Carl Orff. Music Director for the day – Ben Vonberg-Clark.
Airs for Armistice. Music from composers who served in, or were connected to, the First World War. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Charles Villiers Stanford, Gabriel Faure, Max Reger, Lorenzo Perosi, Sibelius, Gustav Holst, Fernand Halphen, George Butterworth, Ernest Farrar and Samuel Barber.
Lunch at the Movies. Hollywood classics including from La La Land, the Lion King, James Bond and others.
Hallelujah. Extracts from the Messiah, Solomon, Judas Maccabeus – Handel. Plus works by Haydn, Mozart and Bach.
The Manchester Carols – Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning. A concert of the complete suite.
Sizzling Summer Singing. Selections from The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and West Side Story, with barbecue.
Elijah – Mendelssohn. Nayland Choir joined Bury Bach Choir in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
Messa di Gloria – Puccini. Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure. O Padre Nostro – Verdi. O Vergine Maria – Rossini.
Songs of Fireworks and Fables – modern choral music by Alan Bullard, Bob Chilcott and Eric Whitacre.
Surprising Schumann – the little known, but beautiful Missa Sacra Op. 147 and also three Bruckner motets, Afferentur Regi, Locus Iste and Vexilla Regis Prodeunt.
Songs from the Jazz Age – romantic and light-hearted songs and readings from between the wars.
Brilliant Baroque! – a look back at some of our greatest hits including Vivaldi’s Gloria, and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, and Bach’s St John Passion.
Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue – Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, and some new arrangements of familiar songs including Skyfall, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and Adiemus.
The Sacred in Song – a musical Grand Tour of Europe, taking in nine countries and crossing five centuries. As part of our 20th Anniversary Season, this music is an exploration of the ways that churches use music, in everyday worship as well as on important occasions.
The Circling Year, a collection of music (Mendelssohn, Haydn, Hopkins, Purcell, Barber, Morley, Ford, Handel and Lauridsen) and readings, all centering on the changing seasons.
Requiem – Verdi. A joint venture with Bury Bach Choir in May and The Really Big Chorus and the English Festival Orchestra in the Albert Hall in July.
Requiem – Mozart
A service of carols including the Manchester Carols – Duffy
Requiem – Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure, Panis Angelicus – Franck, Verleih uns Frieden – Mendelssohn