Past concerts and programme notes

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DateProgrammeVenueNotes link
22 November 2014Haydn Te Deum No 2 in CMHB
 Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A major 
 Beethoven Mass in C 
14 July 2014Mendelssohn Verleih uns FriedenMHB
 Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten  
 Brahms Nänie  
 Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem  
15 Mar 2014Schubert Mirjams SiegesgesangSJM 
 Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer  
 Korngold Passover Psalm  
 Bernstein Chichester Psalms  
21 November 2013Britten War RequiemKHB
29 June 2013A programme of classical favourites and songs from the great American musicals, including works by Tippett, Fauré, Cole Porter, Bernstein, Gershwin and SondheimSJM
20 April 2013Bach Mass in B MinorSJM
15 December 2012Mozart Mass in C MinorSJM
 King Out of the Depths  
30 June 2012Dvorak Mass in DSJM
 Howells An English Mass  
 Rheinberger Organ Concerto No. 1  
24 March 2012Handel Israel in EgyptSJM
19 November 2011Britten Rejoice in the LambSJM
 Tavener Svyati  
 Messiaen L'Ascension Parts II and III  
 Duruflé Requiem  
25 June 2011Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleSJM
 Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium  
 Barber Agnus Dei  
 Karg-Elert Totentanz  
 Adams This is Prophetic (Nixon in China)  
26 March 2011Mozart Davidde PenitenteSJM
 Beethoven Christus Am Ölberge  
27 November 2010Orff Carmina BuranaSJM
 Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands  
3 July 2010Mozart Solemn VespersSJM
 Bliss Pastoral 'Lie Strewn the White Flocks'  
20 March 2010Buxtehude Membra Jesu NostriSJM
 Bach Mass in F  
 Handel Dixit Dominus  
28 November 2009Mendelssohn ElijahSJM
27 June 2009Haydn Nelson MassSJM
 Handel Four Coronation Anthems  
 Purcell O Sing Unto the Lord  
21 March 2009Beethoven Missa SolemnisSJM
22 November 2008Schubert Mass in GSMH
 Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem  
28 June 2008Britten Cantata MisericordiumSJM
 Jenkins The Armed Man  
 Tippett Five Negro Spirituals  
15 March 2008Haydn The Seven Last WordsSJM
 Rossini Stabat Mater  
15 December 2007Pergolesi MagnificatSMH
 J S Bach Ich freue mich in dir  
 Schönberg Friede auf Erd  
 Handel Messiah Part I  
30 June 2007King Season of SingingART
 Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring  
 Vaughan Williams Five Tudor Portraits  
24 March 2007Various, Rutter PsalmfestSMH
2 December 2006Mendelssohn St PaulSJM
24 June 2006King The Season of Singing World premièreJUD
 Mozart Requiem  
8 Apr 2006Holst The Hymn of JesusSMH
 Finzi Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice  
 Fauré Requiem  
14 Jan 2006JS Bach Mass in B minorSJM
10 Jul 2005Horses in Harmony Opera chorusesWSP [13] 
25 Jun 2005Buxtehude Membra Jesu NostriJUD
 Vivaldi Gloria  
17 Apr 2005Stravinsky Symphony of PsalmsART
 Puccini Messa di Gloria  
27 Nov 2004Haydn The CreationSJM
26 Jun 2004Various Opera chorusesJUD
14 May 2004Rutter Magnificat (excerpts)STM [12] 
 Pärt The Beatitudes  
 Kodály Missa Brevis (excerpts)  
27 Mar 2004Bernstein Chichester PsalmsSMH
 Kodály Missa Brevis  
 Pärt The Beatitudes  
6 Dec 2003Bach Magnificat in DSJM
 Rutter Magnificat  
29 Jun 2003Bruckner Christus Factus Est, Locus Iste 
 Brahms Geistliches Lied, Ein Deutsches Requiem  
5 Apr 2003Mozart Requiem, Ave Verum Corpus, Dixit DominusSJM
7 Dec 2002Handel MessiahSJM
30 Jun 2002Elgar The Later Part SongsADR [11] 
 Burgon Magic Words  
 Handel Theodora (chorus highlights) 
 Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs  
16 Mar 2002Mozart Mass in C major (Coronation Mass)SJM
 Poulenc Gloria  
8 Dec 2001Handel TheodoraSJM 
30 Jun 2001Songs by Gershwin, Copland, Arlen, Rodgers and HartSJN 
31 Mar 2001Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleSMH 
 Puccini Requiem  
9 Dec 2000Bach Christmas OratorioSJM 
8 Jul 2000Bach Jesu, meine FreudeSJM [10] 
 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Antiphon, Missa Brevis, Traditional Sprituals  
9 Apr 2000Fauré Cantique de Jean RacineOLM[8] 
 Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore  
 Sarah Rodgers Windhover Te Deum [9]  
4 Dec 1999Mozart Benedictus sit DeusSJM 
 Haydn Mass in B flat “Harmoniemesse”  
12 Jun 1999Victoria O Quam GloriosumSJM 
 Vaughan Williams A Vision of Aeroplanes  
 Bernstein Chichester Psalms  
13 Mar 1999Bach Mass in G minorSJM 
 Handel Dixit Dominus  
5 Dec 1998Byrd VariousSJM [7] 
 Poulenc Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noel  
 Pinkham Various  
 Holst Christmas Day  
20 Jun 1998Mozart Mass in C MinorSJM 
23 May 1998Beethoven Symphony no 9REH 
4 Apr 1998Handel Israel in EgyptWLS[6] 
21 Mar 1998Bach Lobet den Herrn, alle HeidenSJM 
 Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera  
 Brahms Liebeslieder  
6 Dec 1997Handel Israel in EgyptSJM 
12 Jul 1997VariousSJM [5] 
28 Jun 1997VariousSSD [5] 
15 Mar 1997Palestrina Tu es PetrusSJM 
 Frank Chorale No 3 in A minor  
 Vaughan Williams Benedicite 
 Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in F# Minor  
 Ireland Elegaic Romance  
 Kodály Missa Brevis  
7 Dec 1996Haydn The CreationSJM 
22 Jun 1996Mozart Regina Coeli, RequiemSJM 
23 Mar 1996Bach Jesu, meine Freude, Mass in G minorSJM 
2 Dec 1995Britten Saint NicholasSJM [4] 
 Various Christmas music 
10 Jun 1995Mendelssohn ElijahSJM 
5 Mar 1995Various Opera chorusesSJM 
3 Dec 1994Handel MessiahSJM 
25 Jun 1994Byrd Mass in Five VoicesSJM 
 Howells Magnificat, Nunc Dimitis, Te Deum  
 Kodály Missa Brevis  
26 Feb 1994Bach Mass in B minorSJM 
26 Jun 1993Vivaldi Beatus VirADR 
 Haydn Harmonie Messe  
21 Mar 1993Copland In The BeginningLJS 
 Vaughan Williams A Vision of Aeroplanes  
 Bernstein Chichester Psalms  
29 Nov 1992Haydn Te Deum LaudamusQEH [3] 
 Handel Coronation Anthem No 4  
 Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore  
21 Jun 1992Schutz Aller Augen Warten Auf Dich, Herre Meine Seele Erhebt Den HerrenSJS 
 Bruckner Three Graduals, Mass No 2 in E minor  
1 Dec 1991Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleSJS 
30 Jun 1991Stravinsky MassSJS 
 Mozart Missa Longa in C  
09 Mar 1991Fayrfax Magnificat (Regale)AD 
 Pergolesi Magnificat  
 Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Missa Brevis  
1 Dec 1990Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts i-iv)ADR 
10 Jun 1990Vivaldi GloriaSJS 
 Bach Magnificat  
24 Mar 1990Fauré Pavane, Cantique de Jean RacineURT 
 Rutter Requiem  
25 Nov 1989Mozart Mass in C major, RequiemSJS 
18 Jun 1989Mozart Kyrie in D minorSJS 
 Haydn Nelson Mass  
18 Mar 1989Palestrina Missa BrevisEFM 
 Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer  
26 Nov 1988Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Mass in C minorSJS 
19 Mar 1988Vivaldi Beatus VirADR 
 Rutter Requiem  
8 Nov 1987Beethoven Mass in C majorQEH 
21 Mar 1987Britten Two Flower SongsEFM 
 Messiaen Sacrum Convivium  
 Bruckner Christus Factus Est  
 Purcell Te Deum Laudamus, Jubilate Deo  
15 Mar 1986Haydn Missa Brevis, St Joannis de DeoEFM 
 Pergolesi Magnificat  
 Vaughan Williams Benedicite  
10 Nov 1985Handel Zadok the PriestSJS 
 Thomas Linley Jnr Music in the Tempest   
 Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore  
23 Mar 1985Geoffrey Burgon Short MassEFM [2] 
 Victoria O Quam Gloriosum  
 Kodály Missa Brevis  
4 Jul 1984Handel MessiahSMH 
24 Mar 1984Bach Cantata No 9SJM 
 Haydn 'Maria Theresa' Mass  
28 Jan 1984Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Dies Irae from RequiemBRE 
12 Nov 1983Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Requiem EFM 
26 Mar 1983Britten Rejoice in the LambURT 
 Stravinsky Mass  
29 Jan 1983Britten Rejoice in the Lamb BRE [1] 
 Handel Zadok the Priest  
27 Jan 1982Handel Zadok the Priest, Dettingen Te DeumSJM 
3 Apr 1982Rossini Petite Messe SolennelleSJM 
4 Apr 1981Handel BelshazzarSJM 
6 Dec 1980Fauré Pavane, RequiemSJM 
15 Jul 1980Songs by various English composersCMH 
2 Feb 1980Vivaldi Gloria   
 Bach Magnificat in DSMH 
30 Jun 1979Beethoven Mass in C URT 
16 Dec 1978Various Christmas CarolsADR 
13 May 1978Haydn Nelson MassADR 
10 Dec 1977Schubert Mass in GATR 
 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb  
 Handel Zadok the Priest  

Venue codes
ATR All Saints, Talbot Road, Highgate
ADR All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley
URT United Reformed Church, Tetherdown, Muswell Hill
SMH St Michael’s Church, Highgate
CMH Creighton School, Muswell Hill
SJM St James’ Church, Muswell Hill
BRE National Federation of Music Societies competition, Brent Town Hall
EFM East Finchley Methodist Church
SJS St John’s, Smith Square
QEH Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre
LJS Liberal Jewish Synagogue, NW8
SSD Sint Servaaskerk, Diepenbeek, Belgium
WLS West London Synagogue, W1
REH Regent Hall, W1
OLM Our Lady of Muswell Church, Muswell Hill
SJN St James’ Church, Nayland, Suffolk
URH United Reformed Church, Highgate
STM St Thomas More Church, Maresfield Gardens, NW3
JUD The Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb
ART artsdepot, North Finchley
WSP Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, W12

Notes
1 Winners of National Federation of Music Societies competition
2 First concert as North London Chorus (previously The Hill Singers)
3 In aid of North London Hospice
4 Joint concert with Fitzjohn’s Primary School Chamber Choir
5 Joint concert with Cantores Servadie, Hasselt
6 In aid of Youth At Risk, Barnet
7 Joint concert with St James’ Church Children’s Choir
8 In aid of the Red Cross
9 First performance : commissioned by Muswell Hill Christian Council
10 Joint concert with Bella Cora
11 Part of East Finchley Arts Festival
12 Joint concert with Ensamble Patagonia
13 In aid of the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre

Conductors
10 Dec 1977 to 8 Jul 2000 * Alan Hazeldine
9 Dec 2000 to 30 Jun 2002 Matthew Andrews
7 Dec 2002 Colin Myles
5 Apr 2003 to date Murray Hipkin
*except 28 Jun and 12 Jul 1997 when jointly conducted by R Luts