Repertoire

March 2019

Come and Sing Carmina Burana – Carl Orff.  Music Director for the day – Ben Vonberg-Clark.

November 2018

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.

July 2018

Lunch at the Movies.  Hollywood classics including  from La La Land, the Lion King, James Bond and others.

April 2018

Hallelujah.  Extracts from the Messiah, Solomon, Judas Maccabeus – Handel.  Plus works by Haydn, Mozart and Bach.

December 2017

The Manchester Carols – Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning. A concert of the complete suite.

July 2017

Sizzling Summer Singing. Selections from The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and West Side Story, with barbecue.

May 2017

Elijah – Mendelssohn.  Nayland Choir joined Bury Bach Choir in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

November 2016

Messa di Gloria – Puccini. Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure. O Padre Nostro – Verdi. O Vergine Maria – Rossini

May 2016

Songs of Fireworks and Fables – modern choral music by Alan Bullard, Bob Chilcott and Eric Whitacre.

November 2015

Surprising Schumann – the little known, but beautiful Missa Sacra Op. 147 and also three Bruckner motets, Afferentur Regi, Locus Iste and Vexilla Regis Prodeunt.

March 2015

Songs from the Jazz Age – romantic and light-hearted songs and readings from between the wars.

November 2014

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.

June 2014

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.

March 2014

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.

November 2013

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.

May/July 2013

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.

March 2013

Requiem – Mozart

December 2012  

A service of carols including the Manchester Carols – Duffy

November 2012

Requiem – Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure, Panis Angelicus – Franck, Verleih uns Frieden – Mendelssohn

 

 

 

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