Below are highlights of our repertoire by year, from 2019 back to 1948, over the 80+ years of Hertford Choral. You can find more details including performers, for the same period in the HCS Full Repertoire just click on the title to download.


2019

Verdi

Requiem

 

80th Gala

Toreador Song, Carmen (Bizet); Calypso Caribbean(Trad); Jesu, joy of man's desiring (Bach); Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod); Gloria (Rutter); Scarborough Fair (arr Derek Harrison); Dies Irae, Requiem (Mozart), For He shall give His angels (Mendelssohn); The Banner Man (Flowers/Cook/Greenaway); The HCS Song (S Dorling, M Dorling); Do you hear the people sing, Les Miserables (Schonberg/Kretzmer); The girl from Ipanema (Gimbel/Jobim), Lord's Prayer, African Sanctus (Fanshawe); No woman, no cry (V Ford/Marley); Linstead Market/Mango Walk (trad calypso); Libertango (Piazolla)

 

Schubert

Mass in A Flat

 

Chilcott

Dances of Time

 

Christmas Time

 


2018

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

 

Janacek

Otcenas

 

Rutter

Requiem

 

Sumsion

They that go down to the sea in ships

 

Vaughan Williams

A Sea Symphony

 

Handel

Messiah

 

Christmas Cheer

Sing a joyful song of Christmas (Kauffman); Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Gardner); I saw a maiden sitten and sing (Pettman); Simple Babe, The Holly and the Ivy (H Chaplin); Three Kings (Cornelius); Fantasia on Christmas Carols(Vaughan Williams); Sir Christèmas (Mathias)


2017

 Haydn

Insane et vanae curae; Te Deum; Nelson Mass

 

with Black Dyke Band

I was Glad (Parry); Alleluia (Thompson); Simple Gifts, Long Time Ago, Ring-a-Ring (Copland); Zadock the Priest (Handel); Sanctus/Armed Man (Jenkins); The Same Sun Shine, The Lily and the Rose, The Entertainer (Chicott); Va Pesiero (Verdi); Land of Hope and Glory (Elgar)

 

 Mozart

Requiem

 

 McDowall

Magnificat

 

 It's Christmas

 A Fanfare for Christmas, Hodie Hodie (Wells); Lady I sing to thee (Moore); Adam lay ybounden (Ord); Rejoice and be Glad (Mendelssohn); Joy to the World (Handel); Gloria, Agnus Dei from A Christmas Mass (Corp); Merry Christmas Mozert (arr Althouse)


2016

 Elgar

Dream of Gerontius

 

 Rossini

Petite Messe Sollennelle

 

Christmas

 Glad Tidings (Linwood); O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam); Merrily the Angels (Dorling, Carpentier, arr Harrison); Ring Out, Wild Bells (Fletcher); Nov, Nova (Coombes), Glory to God in the Highest (Bortniansky, Hudson)


2015

Brahms

Ein Deutches Requiem

 

Schubert

Stabat Mater

 

with Accordion5

Toreador Song from Carmen (Bizet); Hymne a l'amour (Piaf/Monot); La Mer (Trenet); from A Sprig of Thyme (Rutter) - The Bold Grenadier, The Keel Row, The Cuckoo, Afton Water; Bless the Lord (Dove); Ave Verum (Mozart); Dies Irae fromRequiem (Mozart); Cantique de Jean Racine (Faure); Sanctus and Benedictus from Messe Solonelle (Langlais); Summertime (Gershwin arr. Stickles); Night and Day (Porter arr. King); 
I got Plenty o' Nuttin' (Gershwin arr. Stickles); Do You Hear the People Sing? (
from Les Miserables); The Banner man (Flowers/Cook/Greenaway); Libertango (Piazzolla)

 

Handel

Messiah

 

Christmas

Gaudete, Rejoice (Warrell), Ragtime, Howells Here Is


2014

Bach

Mass in B Minor

 

Will Todd

Mass in Blue

 

with Chris Eldred Jazz Trio

Jazz Folk Songs (Arr Chilcott)
The House of the Rising Sun - trad American
Tell My Ma (N Ireland)
Sakura (Cherry Tree) - trad Japanese
Hush little baby - trad American
Tuoll' on mum kultani (There is my loved one) - trad Finnish
Waltzing Matilda - trad Australian

 

anon

Dona Nobis Pacem

 

John Ireland

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

 

John Tavener

Song for Athene

 

C V Stanford

Evening Canticles in G major: Magnificat; Nunc Dimittis

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dona Nobis Pacem

 

Christmas Bells

Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. D Willcocks), Here is the Little Door (Howells/Chesterton), Nativity Carol (Rutter), Silent Night (Gruber arr. Stopford), Resonemus Laudibus 
(arr. D Willcocks), Noel Nouvelet (arr. Rutter), Gaudete, A Gallery Carol (arr. Warrell), The Ragtime Carol (Hewitt/Bloor), Merrily the Angels Sing (Charpentier arr. Harrison, words Dorling)


2013

Mendelssohn

Elijah

 

with Sounds Aloud Percussion Ensemble

trad.: Pastime with good company; Pachelbel: Canon (words by Sheila Dorling); J S Bach: St John Passion (excerpt); Shaw: Six Shakespeare songs; Instrall: Chasm - Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus; 
J S Bach: Bourrée; trad.: British Grenadiers; Britten: Down by the Salley Gardens; trad. arr. Instrall: She Moved through the Fair; Backer, Cook and Greenaway: I'd like to Teach the World to Sing; Lennon and MacCartney: Here There and Everywhere, Yesterday, When I'm 64; Orff: Excerpts from Carmina Burana - Tempus est jocundum, In Trutina, Ecce gratum.

 

Britten

St Nicolas

 

Haydn

Little Organ Mass

 

In the Christmas Spirit

Sweelink: Hodie Christus natus est, Ballet: Lute Book Lullaby, Willcocks: In excelsis Gloria, Todd: My Lord has come, trad arr. Willcocks: Sussex Carol Basque carol: Sing Lullaby, Trad: What Child is this, Trad: Up! Good Christen Folk, and Listen, Bortniansky: Christmas Canticle, Willcocks: Birthday Carol.


2012

Handel

Israel in Egypt 

 

with Hammond Saltaire Band

Parry: I was glad, Jerusalem; Walton: Coronation Te Deum; Verdi: Anvil and Hebrew Slaves Choruses; Harwood: O How Glorious; Williamson: Jubilee Hymn; Coates: March

 

Blackford

Mirror of Perfection

 

Fauré

Requiem

 

A Christmas Cracker

including: Fletcher: Ring out wild bells; Blackford: Lullay to the Nativity; Chaplin: In the bleak midwinter; Pearsall: In dulci jubilo; Choruses/solo from Handel's Samson


2011

Dyson

Agincourt

 

Jenkins

Stabat Mater

 

with National Saxophone Choir

Handel Zadok, Elgar Spirit of the Lord, Bizet Torreador Song; Villa Lobos Bachianas Braislieras No 5, Lotti Crucifixus, Bernstein West Side Story suite; choir only: 2 Bavarian Highlands (Elgar), Dirait-on (Lauridsen), Singing by Numbers (Chilcott)

 

Lambert

Rio Grande

 

Rutter

Gloria

 

also in November

Renaissance Songs & Dances; Bruckner: Ecce sacerdos; Finzi: Eclogue (Piano solo with orchestra)

 

Christmas Magic

Shaw: Fanfare; Ord: Adam lay bounden; Rutter: Down in yon forest; The Ragtime Carol; Mathias: Sir Christemas


2010

Bach

St John's Passion 

 

with Blue Steel Band

Rhythms of Light (Borodin); Humming Chorus (Puccini); Jesu Joy (Bach); Shearing Songs andSonnets; For he shall give (Mendelssohn); Girl from Ipanema; Scarborough Fair; Lord's Prayer (Fanshawe); No woman, no cry (Bob Marley); Linstead Market; Mango Walk

 

Rutter

Requiem

 

Mozart

Ave verum

 

Mozart

Misericordias Domini

 

Mozart

Vesperae solennes de confessore  included Messiah Choruses, Mendelssohn: There shall a star; No small wonder (Edwards);

 

Christmas Magic

Traditional Christmas music; Merrily the angels sing (Dixon/Harrison/Charpentier)


2009

Purcell

Welcome to all the pleasures 

 

 

Come ye sons of art

 

Handel

Dettingen Te Deum

 

Elgar

Music Makers

 

Duruflé

Requiem (full orchestra version)

 

arr Elizabeth Shepherd

Three Folksongs 

 

Daniel Basford

Two Folksongs (in memoriam Ulla Taylor)

 

Douglas Coombes

Summer Serenade (5 movements) 

 

 

"Misty"

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Songs from various shows

 

(Autumn)

Recording of CD; More detail at Initiatives / Recordings


2008

Haydn

Creation

 

Parry

Blest Pair of Sirens 

 

Handel

Zadok the Priest

 

Puccini

Humming Chorus

 

Verdi

Grand March from Aida

 

Zulu Song

Mangwani

 

Barbershop

Harmony

 

Sibelius

Finlandia

 

Parry

Jerusalem

 

Mascagni

Easter Hymn


2007

Handel

Laudate pueri Domine

 

Bach

Cantata 191 “Gloria in excelsis Deo”

 

Bach

Cantata 156 “Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe”

 

Bach

Magnificat in D

 

Harwood

O how glorious

 

Tavener

Song for Athene

 

Berkeley M

Love is strong as death

 

Elgar

Give unto the Lord

 

Mendelssohn

Psalm 100

 

Bullard

Cantate Gloria

 

Vaughan Williams

Serenade to Music

 

Stanford

The Revenge

 

Berlioz

Grande Messe des Morts (Royal Albert Hall, London with Joint Herts Choirs (www.jointhertschoirs.org.uk


2006

Elgar

The Kingdom

 

Poulenc

Gloria

 

Brahms

Ein Deutsches Requiem

 

Mendelssohn

Psalm 95 (Come let us sing)

 

Mozart

Requiem (Sussmayr)


2005

Handel

Messiah (for Easter)

 

Tippett

A Child of Our Time

 

Jenkins

Suite from Armed Man

 

Haydn

Creation - Voices for Hospices

 

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

 

Haydn

Nelson Mass


2004

Beethoven

Mass in C

 

Mozart

Mass in C Minor

 

Pärt

Berliner Messe

 

Coombes

Summer Serenade

 

Orch

Elgar Serenade; Britten Simple Symphony

 

Dvorak

Te Deum

 

Mendelssohn

Symphony No 2 Hymn of Praise


2003

Ferguson

Amore Langueo

 

Puccini

Messa di Gloria

 

Schubert

3 Partsongs

 

Elgar

From the Bavarian Highlands

 

arr 
Burton Four Gospel

Songs (Feel the Spirit)

 

Chilcott

Songs and Cries of London Town

 

Verdi

Requiem (Royal Albert Hall, London)


2002

Elgar

Dream of Gerontius

 

Britten

Jubilate in C

 

Haydn

Little Organ Mass

 

Lotti

Crucifixus

 

Stanford

Te Deum in B flat

 

Schutz

Lobbe den Herren

 

Rutter

God be in my head

 

Walton

Coronation Te Deum

 

Handel

Coronation Anthems (4)

 

Bach

Komm Jesu Komm

 

Bach

Jesu Joy


2001

Bach

St Matthew Passion

 

Parry

Blest pair of sirens

 

Kelly

De Profundis

 

Sibelius

Finlandia

 

Brewer

Oremi- Nigerian Highlife

 

Bullard

Cantate Gloria

 

Borodin

Polovtsian Dances

 

Verdi

Chorus of Hebrew Slaves

 

Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance No 1

 

Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms

 

Orff

Carmina Burana


2000

Mendelssohn

Elijah

 

Thompson

Alleluia

 

Part

Beatitudes

 

Vaughan Williams

Five Mystical Songs

 

Haydn

Insanae et vanae curae

 

Mozart

Ave verum

 

Haydn

Achieved is the glorious work

 

Wesley

Ascribe unto the Lord

 

Mozart

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

 

Schubert

Mass in B flat (Missa Criolla)


1999

Verdi

Requiem

 

Mahler

Symphony No 8

 

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

 

Honneger

Christmas Cantata


1998

Bach

Mass in B minor

 

Rossini

Petite Messe Solennelle

 

Tchaikovsky

Two Anthems

 

Tavener

Song of Athene

 

Tavener

The Angels

 

Britten

St Nicolas

 

Rutter

Brother Heinrich's Christmas


1997

Walton

Belshazzar's Feast

 

Finzi

Intimations of Immortality

 

Schubert

Part Songs

 

Brahms

Neue Liebeslieder

 

Elgar

Part Songs

 

Stanford

Songs of the Sea

 

Handel

Messiah for Hospices

 

Haydn

Theresienmesse

 

Vivaldi

Gloria


1996

Barber

Prayers of Kirkegaard

 

Brahms

Requiem

 

RECORDING

Bruckner, Purcell, Elgar, Janacek, Faure, Wesley, Christmas

 

Dvorak

Stabat Mater


1995

Bach

Magnificat

 

Handel

Dixit Dominus

 

Handel

Messiah

 

Parry

I was glad

 

Bruckner

Three Motets

 

Janacek

Otcenas

 

Gorecki

Totus tuus

 

Rutter

Gloria

 

Purcell

Welcome to all the pleasures

 

Purcell

Hear my prayer

 

Purcell

My beloved spake

 

Schubert

Mass in G


1994

Vaughan Williams

Sea Symphony

 

Handel

Zadok the priest

 

Faure

Cantique de Jean Racine

 

Verdi

Anvil and Hebrew Slaves Choruses

 

Gounod

Soldiers' Chorus

 

Elgar

Caractacus (Triumphal March)

 

Britten

War Requiem (at Royal Albert Hall)

 

Brahms

Song of Destiny (at Royal Albert Hall)


1993

Bach

St John Passion

 

Bizet

Carmen

 

Schutz

Magnificat

 

CPE Bach

Magnificat

 

Purcell

Jehova quam multi sunt hostes

 

Blow

Salvator Mundi

 

Parry

My soul there is a country

 

Handel

Messiah (excerpts)

 

Elgar

Dream of Gerontius (in St Albans Abbey)


1992

Elgar

Dream of Gerontius

 

Durufle

Requiem

 

Faure

Cantique de Jean Racine

 

Parry

Blest pair of sirens

 

Stanford

Te Deum

 

Stanford

Three Motets

 

Handel

Chandos Anthem 9

 

Mozart

Requiem

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1991

Haydn

Nelson Mass

 

Britten

Rejoice in the Lamb

 

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

 

RECORDING

"Choral Celebration"

 

Beethoven

Symphony No 9

 

Bach

Christmas Oratorio


1990

Bruckner

Te Deum

 

Tippett

A Child of our Time

 

Vaughan Williams

In Windsor Forest

 

Bush

Twelfth Night

 

Brahms

Song of Destiny

 

Brahms

Alto Rhapsody

 

Rossini

Stabat Mater

 

Handel

Messiah (exceprts)

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1989

Elgar

The Music Makers

 

Poulenc

Gloria

 

Bruckner

Mass in E minor

 

Purcell

Jehova quam multi sunt hostes

 

Wesley

Ascribe unto the Lord

 

Handel

Samson

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1988

Bach

St Matthew Passion

 

Palestrina

Missa Aeternae Christi munera

 

Fanshawe

African Sanctus

 

Mozart

Coronation Mass

 

Rutter

Requiem

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1987

Toch

Geographical Fugue

 

Brahms

Gypsy Songs

 

Handel

Zadok the Priest

 

Handel

Utrecht Te Deum

 

Bach

Komm Jesu komm

 

Bach

Cantata 191

 

Haydn

Creation

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1986

Verdi

Requiem

 

Palestrina

O beata and Adoramus te

 

Rossini

Petite Messe Solennelle

 

Finzi

In Terra Pax

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1985

Bach

Mass in B minor

 

Orff

Carmina Burana

 

Hurd

Mrs Beeton's Book

 

Seiber

Yugoslav Folk Songs

 

Handel

My heart is inditing

 

Bliss

Pastoral

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1984

Dvorak

Te Deum

 

Brahms

Requiem

 

Faure

Requiem

 

Purcell

Dido and Aeneas

 

Handel

Let God Arise

 

Vivaldi

Gloria

 

Frith

Voices of Innocence

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1983

Stanford

Songs of the Fleet

 

Britten

Ballad of Little Musgrave

 

Delius

Songs without words

 

Finzi

Two Poems of Robert Bridges

 

Bernstein

West Side Story (excerpts)

 

Haydn

Harmoniemesse

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1982

Elgar

Dream of Gerontius

 

Carissimi

Jepthe

 

Britten

St Nicolas

 

Mozart

Requiem

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1981

Haydn

The Seasons - Spring

 

Faure

Requiem

 

Kodaly

Te Deum

 

Vaughan Williams

In Windsor Forest

 

Britten

Gloriana

 

Jacob

Highways

   

Christmas concert with ERMA - Royal Festival Hall


1980

Mendelssohn

Elijah

 

Elgar

Three part-songs

 

Stanford

Blue Bird

 

Vaughan Williams

Serenade to Music

 

Brahms

Liebeslieder Waltzes

 

Lambert

Rio Grande

 

Handel

Coronation Anthems : The King shall rejoice, 
Let thy Hand

 

Handel

Dettingen Te Deum

 

Mozart

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

 

Charpentier

Midnight Mass


1979

Handel

Coronation Anthems

 

Tippett

A Child of our Time

 

Vaughan Williams

Old Hundredth

 

Parry

I was glad

 

Monteverdi

Deus in adjutorium

 

Gabrieli

In Ecclesiis and Magnificat

 

Britten

Rejoice in the Lamb

 

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms


1978

Bach

St John Passion

 

Verdi

Requiem (at Royal Albert Hall)

 

Schubert

Mass in A flat

 

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on Christmas Carols


1977

Mozart

Vespers

 

Brahms

Requiem

 

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

 

Haydn

Paukenmesse


1976

Verdi

Requiem


1975

Handel

Dixit Dominus

 

Orff

Carmina Burana

 

Monteverdi

Vespers of 1610

 

Handel

Messiah


1974

Bach

Mass in B minor

 

J C Bach

Unsers Herzens Freude hat ein Ende

 

Honegger

King David


1973

Handel

Samson

 

Elgar

Dream of Gerontius


1972

Haydn

Nelson Mass

 

Faure

Requiem

 

Beethoven

Choral Fantasia


1971

Bach

St Matthew Passion


1970

Beethoven

Mass in C

 

Mozart

Requiem

 

Gibbons

The Cries of London

 

Jacob

Highways


1969

Bach

Magnificat in D

 

Haydn

Harmoniemesse


1968

Scarlatti

Stabat Mater

 

Brahms

Requiem

 

Bach

Lord, my soul doth thirst for thee

 

Vaughan Williams

Serenade to Music


1967

Byrd

Mass for 4 voices

 

Mozart

Mass in C minor

 

Lambert

Rio Grande


1966

Buxtehude

Missa Brevis

 

Verdi

Requiem

 

Vaughan Williams

In Windsor Forest


1965

Bach

Mass in B minor

 

Handel

6th Chandos Anthem


1964

Bach

St Matthew Passion

 

Finzi

Intimations of Immortality


1963

Parry

Blest pair of sirens

 

Brahms

Liebeslieder Waltzes

 

Bliss

Pastoral

 

Verdi

Stabat Mater

 

Verdi

Te Deum

 

Schubert

Mass in A flat


1962

Schutz

St Luke Passion

 

Faure

Requiem


1961

Monteverdi

Mass of 1651

 

Dvorak

Stabat Mater

 

Gibbons

Cries of London

 

Haydn

The Seasons - Spring

 

Moeran

Phylidda and Corydon

 

Vaughan Williams

Serenade to Music

 

Purcell

Ode to St Cecilia's Day

 

Britten

St Nicolas


1960

Bach

St John Passion


1959

Scarlatti

Stabat Mater

 

Schutz

St Matthew Passion

 

Finzi

Christmas Scene

 

Britten

Ceremony of Carols

 

Sweelinck

Hodie Christus natus est

 

Vivaldi

Gloria


1958

Bach

Christmas Oratorio

 

Buxtehude

Magnificat

 

Gibbons

See, see the word is incarnate

 

Scarlatti

Christmas Cantata

 

Purcell

O sing unto the Lord

 

Handel

5th Chandos Anthem

 

Haydn

16th Mass


1957

Schutz

Ponder my words

 

Brahms

Requiem


1956

Bach

Lord, my soul doth thirst for thee

 

Faure

Requiem

 

Handel

Messiah


1955

Bach

Easter Cantata

 

Beethoven

Mass in C


1954

Schutz

Seven Words of Jesus Christ

 

Mozart

Requiem

 

Vittoria

Missa: O quam gloriosum

 

Bach

Jesu Priceless Treasure

 

Kodaly

Jesus and the Traders


1953

Bach

St Matthew Passion


1952

Kodaly

Missa Brevis


1951

Brahms

Motets

 

Wesley

Carmen funebre

 

Hopkins

Cutty Sark


1950

Buxtehude

Missa Brevis

 

Couperin

Trois lecons de Tenebres

 

Scarlatti

Stabat Mater


1949

 

Madrigals

 

Bach

Jesu Priceless Treasure

 

Debussy

Trois Chansons


1948

Britten

Hymn to St Cecilia

 

Purcell

Masque in Diocletian

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