History (What we sang)

This is a list of major works sung by the choir, from inception 1992 to date.  The core of the repertoire has been the western tradition, especially of church music, but we have also explored the music of New Zealand  as well as folk music, spiritual, cabaret, and songs from America, Russia, Finland, Cuba, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland, Hungary … the list goes on!

 

 

Director

1992

 

 

June

Four-part Mass – Byrd

Peter Godfrey

October

Messiah – Handel

Peter Godfrey

1993

 

 

Easter

Crux Fidelis – King John IV

Salvator Mundi – Tallis

Peter Godfrey

July

Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten

Peter Godfrey

1994

 

 

Easter

St Matthew Passion - Schutz

Peter Godfrey

October

Four Motets – Duruflé

Requiem - Fauré

Peter Godfrey

1995

 

 

Easter

St Matthew Passion – Bach

Peter Godfrey

July

Liebesleider Waltzes – Brahms

Peter Godfrey

November

Miss O Quem – Victoria

Requiem - Fauré

Peter Godfrey

1996

 

 

May

Te Deum Laudamus – Mendelssohn

Peter Godfrey

June

Nelson Mass - Haydn

Peter Godfrey

November

Requiem - Mozart

Peter Godfrey

December

A Ceremony of Carols – Britten

Advent Triptych – Marshall

Peter Godfrey

1997

 

 

Easter

Messiah – Handel

Peter Godfrey

June

Five Mystical Songs – Vaughan Williams

Mass in G - Schubert

Peter Godfrey

September

Jesu, Meine Freude – Bach

Peter Godfrey

1998

 

 

May

German Requiem - Bach

Peter Godfrey

August

Magnificat – Bach

Peter Godfrey

October

A Survivor from Warsaw – Schoenberg

Ode to Joy - Beethoven

Peter Godfrey

1999

 

 

Easter

St John Passion – Bach

Peter Godfrey

June

The Seasons – Haydn

Peter Godfrey

November

Messiah – Handel

Peter Godfrey

2000

 

 

Easter

Miserere – Allegri

Peter Godfrey

July

Jesu, Meine Freude – Bach

The St Paul Eucharist – Dienes

The Rio Grande - Lambert

Peter Godfrey

October

Jephte – Carissimi

Lobet den herrn – Bach

Magnificat - Rutter

Peter Godfrey

2001

 

 

Easter

The Crucifixion - Stainer

Peter Godfrey

July

Mass in D - Dvorák

Peter Godfrey

October

Missa sancti dominici - Rubbra

Peter Godfrey

2002

 

 

Easter

St Mark Passion – Bach

Peter Godfrey

October

Five Childhood Lyrics – Rutter

Three part songs – Schubert

Peter Godfrey

2003

 

 

June

St Nicholas Mass – Haydn

Requiem – Fauré

Blessed Pair of Sirens - Parry

Peter Godfrey

November

Anthems, Palestrina to Ritchie

Peter Godfrey

2004

 

 

July

Winter and rough weather – John Ritchie

Three Shakespeare Songs – Vaughan Williams

Peter Godfrey

October

O vos omnes - Casals

Peter Godfrey

December

Carol concert mainly from 100 Carols for Choirs

Peter Godfrey

2005

 

 

March

Jesu, meine Freude – Bach

Peter Godfrey

July

Horizons – Carter

The call  of the running tide - Wells

Peter Godfrey

October

Jephte – Carissimi

Four Spirituals – Tippett

Nelson Mass – Haydn

Peter Godfrey

2006

 

 

March

Maori songs – Mews

Peter Godfrey

July

Great Mass in C minor – Mozart

Peter Godfrey

October

A Shakespeare garland of music and drama

Christine Argyle

2007

 

 

April

Cantata No 182 - Bach

Guy Jansen

July

Gypsy Songs - Brahms

Guy Jansen

November

Requiem - Duruflé

Guy Jansen

2008

 

 

April

Garden concert in Peter’s garden

Guy Jansen

July

Lux Aeterna – Lauridsen

Guy Jansen

December

Christmas Story - Schütz

Stuart Douglas

2009

 

 

April

Dixit Dominus – Handel

Missa  Brevis - Haydn

Guy Jansen

June

Lobet den Herrn – Bach

Choral Dance - Borodin

Guy Jansen

November

Messiah - Handel

Guy Jansen

2010

 

 

March

International Garden Concert

Guy Jansen

June

Agnus dei – Barber

O Come let us sing unto the Lord – Lauridsen

My Soul’s Been anchored in the Lord – Moses Hogan

Guy Jansen

July

Dixit Dominus - Handel

Guy Jansen

November

Follow the star that shines – Christmas music

Guy Jansen

2011

 

 

April

Te Deum – Haydn

Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams

Guy Jansen

July

Magnificat - Rutter

Stuart Douglas

November

An die Sonne - Schubert

Stuart Douglas

2012

 

 

April

Jesu, meine Freude – JS Bach

Six songs and romances – Brahms

Choral dances (Gloriana) - Britten

Stuart Douglas

July

Four part Mass – Byrd

Three Sacred Works - Rossini

Stuart Douglas

November

Christmas Oratorio – JS Bach

Stuart Douglas

2013

 

 

April

Requiem – Gabriel Fauré

Eric Sidoti

July

Changed My Name – Linda Twine

African-American Spirituals

Eric Sidoti

November

A Hungarian Choral Rhapsody –
Kodály - Missa Brevis
B
árdos,Bartók, Kodály, Lizst

Eric Sidoti

2014

April

 

German Requiem – Brahms

Alto Rhapsody – Brahms

Nänie – Brahms

 

Eric Sidoti

 July              Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf -Elgar    Eric Sidoti

November    Fantasia on Christmas Carols - V.Williams    Ken Young

                    Lamentations of Jeremiah - Randall Stroope    Eric Sidoti

                    Angels' Carol - Rutter

                   Glory to God in the Highest - Randall Thompson

                    Hallelujah Chorus; Glory to God - Handel

2015

April            Mass in B minor - JS Bach                              Eric Sidoti

June            Avodath Hakodesh - Bloch                             Eric Sidoti


November    Requiem (ed Druce) - Mozart                          Eric Sidoti

2016

April            Songs of David - Robert Hanson                    Eric Sidoti

                    Frostiana - Randall Thompson

July             English Masters  including                              Eric Sidoti

                    Mass in G minor - Vaughan Wiliiams

                    Magnificat - Stanford

November    Twelve Days of Christmas - Wilberg             Eric Sidoti

                    Two songs from Opus 59 - Mendelssohn

2017            25th anniversary

April             Selection of choir favourites                          Eric Sidoti                                           

July            Requiem Op 148 - Schumann                         Eric Sidoti

                   Liebeslieder Waltser - Brahms

                    Drei Gemischte Chore - Clara Schumann

October        Navidad Nuestra - Ramirez                            Eric Sidoti

                    Hispanic programme

2018

April            Stabat Mater - Dvorak                                        Eric Sidoti