Past Concerts

Here is a list of the works performed by the Society over the last half century. If you can fill in any gaps or suggest any corrections please email

Date Work Composer Conductor
1954 Gypsy Songs (arr Whittaker) Brahms Fred Rimmer/Basil Deane
Five English Folk Songs R. O. Morris
1955 St John Passion Bach Fred Rimmer
Jesu, Priceless Treasure Bach Basil Deane
Supplicatio et Laus Dei Rimmer Fred Rimmer
1956 Magnificat Bach Fred Rimmer
St Nicholas Britten
Stabat Mater E. Astorga Fred Rimmer
Sing joyfully unto God Byrd
My Heart is inditing Purcell
1957 Imperial (Nelson) Mass Haydn Fred Rimmer
Dona Nobis Pacem Vaughan Williams
L’Amfiparnaso Vecchi Fred Rimmer
Wachet Auf Bach
1958 Vespers (1610) Monteverdi Robin Orr
L’Enfance du Christ Berlioz Fred Rimmer
1959 Praise the Lord , O my Soul Purcell Robin Orr
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostias Purcell
My beloved spake Purcell
Spring Cantata Orr
Concerto Grosso No 7 Handel Robin Orr
Organ Concerto No 3 Handel
Ode on St Cecilia’s Day Handel
1960 Mass in B minor Bach Fred Rimmer
Sonata Piano e Forte Gabrieli Robin Orr
Mass for Five Voices Byrd
Suite from the Royal Brass Music of King James I
1961 Requiem Cherubini Fred Rimmer
Morceau Symphonique (Rédemption) Franck
Te Deum Bruckner
Requiem Fauré Robin Orr
1962 King David Honegger Fred Rimmer
March and Canzona for the Funeral of Queen Mary Purcell Robin Orr
Mass : The Western Wind Taverner
In Exitu Israel Wesley
Music for his Majesty’s Sackbuts and Cornetts Locke
1963 St John Passion Bach Fred Rimmer
Christ lag in Todesbanden Bach Fred Rimmer
Harpsichord Concerto in a minor C. P. E. Bach
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht Bach
Dettingen Te Deum Handel
1964 100th Psalm Vaughan Williams Robin Orr
Walk in the way of faith Bach
The Spirit also helpeth us Bach
Nun Danket alle Gott Bach
Fairy Queen Purcell Robin Orr
1965 St Matthew Passion Schütz Fred Rimmer
Concerto Grosso No 3 Handel
Seven Last Words Schütz
A Child of Our Time Tippet Fred Rimmer
1966 Lamentations Tallis John Currie
Concerto for Two Recorders Telemann
Four Poems of St Theresa of Avila Berkeley
Rejoice in the Lamb Britten
Christmas Concerto Corelli Fred Rimmer
Messa Concertata Cavalli
1967 St Matthew Passion Bach Fred Rimmer
Dioclesian Purcell Fred Rimmer
Les Noces Stravinsky
Concerto for four harpsichords Vivaldi/Bach
1968 Saul Handel Michael Tilmouth
A German Requiem Brahms Kenneth Elliott
1969 Jephte Carissimi Edward Garden
Sinfonia Op 18 No 4 J. C. Bach
Coronation Mass Mozart
Magnificat in D Bach Fred Rimmer
Komm, Jesu, komm Bach
Violin Concerto Bach
Wachet auf Bach
1970 Symphony of Psalms Stravinsky Fred Rimmer
Reginald Dowd, tenor
Vom Himmel Hoch Bach/Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex Stravinsky
Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi Schütz Michael Tilmouth
Christmas Oratorio (Parts I, II and III) Bach
1971 Four Sacred Pieces Verdi Fred Rimmer
Five Ages of Man Musgrave
Messa Concertata Cavalli Fred Rimmer
Magnificat C. P. E. Bach
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor Bach
1972 Missa Brevis Kodály Fred Rimmer
Canticum Sacrum Stravinsky
Dona Nobis Pacem Vaughan Williams
Mass in B minor Bach Fred Rimmer
1973 Epitaph for the World and Time Hamilton Fred Rimmer
King David Honegger Fred Rimmer
1974 Creation Haydn Robert Meikle
Choir 1 Edward Garden
Confitemini Domino Zavaglioli
Beatus Vir Monteverdi
Pieta (for Organ) Nystedt
Psalm 121 Kodaly
Psalm 150 Mathias
Choir 2 Robert Meikle
Alma Redemptoris Mater Maxwell Davis
Ave Plena Gracie Maxwell Davis
Jesus Autem Hodie Maxwell Davis
Nowell Maxwell Davis
Paraphrase from Epitaph Hamilton
Missa Choralis Liszt
1975 St Matthew Passion Bach Fred Rimmer
Choir 1 Stuart Campbell
Tu es Petrus Palestrina
Prelude and Carol Bull
Carol Bull
Salve Regina Victoria
Choir 2 Kenneth Elliott
Messe in 8 Charpentier
1976 Israel in Egypt Handel Fred Rimmer
Symphony of Psalms Stravinsky Fred Rimmer
Les Noces Stravinsky
Concerto for 4 harpsichords Vivaldi/Bach
Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 4 Handel
1977 Choir 1 Warwick Edwards
Requiem Ockeghem
Déploration sur la mort d’Ockeghem Josquin Desprez
Choir 2 Stuart Campbell
Missa Brevis Berkeley
Litaniae de SS Nomine Jesu Michael Haydn
Sea Drift Delius Warwick Edwards
Spring Symphony Britten
1978 Choir 1 Stuart Campbell
Psalm 127 Schütz
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden Schütz
Veni, dilecte mi Schütz
Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich Schütz
Deutches Magnificat Schütz
Choir 2 Marjorie Rycroft
Paukenmesse Haydn
Christmas Oratorio Bach Kenneth Elliott
1979 Aeterna Christe munera (Mass) Palestrina Fred Rimmer
Choral Preludes Buxtehude
Jesu nostra redemptio Lassus
Congratulamini mihi omnes
Choral Preludes Bach
Ascendens Christus (Mass) Victoria
Ein feste Burg Bach Kenneth Elliott
Ode for St Cecilia’s Day (1692) Purcell
Christmas Concerto Corelli
1980 Vesperae Solennes de Confessore Mozart Marjorie Rycroft
Requiem Mozart
Dixit Dominus Handel Marjorie Rycroft
Requiem Fauré
Concerto Op 3 No 10 Vivaldi
1981 Dream of Gerontius Elgar Hugh Macdonald
Cantata Joseph II Beethoven Hugh Macdonald
Symphony of Psalms Stravinsky
1982 Beatus Vir Monteverdi James Wrightson
Gloria Vivaldi
Stabat Mater Szymanowski Marjorie Rycroft
Theresienmesse Haydn
1983 Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms Stuart Campbell
Five Songs Ravel Hugh Macdonald
Pavane Fauré
Act III Les Troyans Berlioz
1984 Creation Haydn Marjorie Rycroft
Saul Handel Marjorie Rycroft
1985 Cantata Aus der Tiefe BWV 131 Bach Marjorie Rycroft
Fallt mit Danken Bach Kenneth Elliott
Come ye Sons of Art Purcell
Funeral Music for Queen Mary Purcell
Tempest Purcell
1986 Jephte Carissimi Marjorie Rycroft
Stuart Campbell, organ
Missa Choralis Liszt
Prelude and Fugue on BACH Liszt
In Terra Pax Finzi Marjorie Rycroft
St Nicholas Britten
1987 Messa Concertata Cavalli Marjorie Rycroft
In Ecclesiis Gabrieli
Mass in C minor Mozart Marjorie Rycroft
1988 Magnificat C. P. E. Bach Marjorie Rycroft
Mass in C major Beethoven
St John Passion Bach Kenneth Elliott
1989 Requiem Duruflé Stuart Campbell
Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré
Elijah Mendelssohn Marjorie Rycroft
1990 Fairy Queen Purcell Kenneth Elliott
Les Béatitudes Franck Stuart Campbell
1991 Litaniae KV 191 Mozart Marjorie Rycroft
Coronation Mass Mozart
Mass in E flat Schubert Stuart Campbell
Te Deum Bruckner
1992 Messe Charpentier Kenneth Elliott
St Cecilia Mass Haydn Marjorie Rycroft
1993 Requiem Brahms Vanessa Nield
Vespers Mozart Carlos
Mass Vaughan Williams
1994 Messe solennelle Berlioz Marjorie Rycroft
Te Deum Dvorak Myra Soutar
Requiem Fauré
1995 Song of Destiny Brahms Myra Soutar
Psalmus Hungaricus Kodaly
Israel in Egypt Handel Marjorie Rycroft
1996 Messa di Gloria Puccini Myra Soutar
Towards the Unknown Region Vaughan Williams
Old 100th Vaughan Williams
Vespers (KV339) Mozart Cecilia Weston
Totus Tuus Gorecki
Motet Gabrieli
The World (setting of Kathleen Raine poem) Hair
1997 Sea Symphony Vaughan Williams Marjorie Rycroft
Te Deum Haydn Marjorie Rycroft
Seren Beckett, clarinet
Harmoniemesse Haydn
Clarinet Concerto Mozart
1998 Stabat Mater Rossini Myra Soutar
Rejoice in the Lamb Britten
Dettingen Te Deum Handel Cecilia Weston
Schöpfungsmesse (Creation) Haydn
1999 Organ Solo Mass Mozart Myra Soutar
Spirituals from A Child of our Time Tippett
Stabat Mater Verdi
Ode for St Cecilia’s Day Purcell John Gormley
Gloria Poulenc
2000 Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré Cecilia Weston
Requiem Fauré
Songs from Rig Veda (not performed) Holst Graham Hair
2001 Messa da Requiem Verdi Marjorie Rycroft
Great Pacific Symphony (performed in April) Hair Graham Hair
2002 Mass in C major, Op 86 Beethoven Marjorie Rycroft
Tim Hunter, horn
Symphony No. 59 in A major (Feuer) Haydn
Horn Concerto in E flat major, K447 Mozart
Messiah Handel Giles Brightwell
2003 Jauchzet dem Herrn, all Welt, SWV 36 Schütz Marjorie Rycroft
Deutsches magnificat, SWV 494
Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? SWV 415
Singet dem herren ein neues Lied, SWV 35
Mass No. 2 in E minor Bruckner
Songs Brahms Graham Hair
2004 St John Passion J. S. Bach John Butt
St Nicolas Britten Marjorie Rycroft
2005 B Minor Mass J. S. Bach John Butt
Missa Dohnányi James Grossmith
2006 Mass in C minor Mozart Marjorie Rycroft
Kevin Bowyer, organ
Epistle Sonatas, K278 & 329
Fantasy in F minor for mechanical organ
Messiah Handel John Butt
2007 The Apostles (Op. 49) Elgar James Grossmith
Kevin Bowyer, organ
The Creation Haydn Marjorie Rycroft
2008 Chichester Psalms Bernstein James Grossmith
Requiem Rutter
Christmas Oratorio J.S. Bach John Butt
2009 Mass in B flat, Hob XXII/10
Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida (Heiligmesse)
Haydn Marjorie Rycroft
Insanae Et Vanae Curae
The Storm, Hob. XXIVa:8
Organ Concerto in C, Hob. XVIII:1
Saul Handel John Butt
2010 Confitebor tibi Domine Samuel Wesley James Grossmith
Das Paradies und die Peri, Op.50 Schumann James Grossmith
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Leader: Tony Moffat
2011 Magnificat Bach
Dixit Dominus Handel
2012 St John Passion Bach
2013 Scotland at Night Tom Cunningham
A Time of Gifts
Requiem Mozart
Misa Criolla Ariel Ramirez Katy Lavinia Cooper
2014 The Pilgrimage of the Rose (Der Rose Pilgerfahrt) Schumann James Grossmith
Passion Week (Strastnaja Sedmitsa), Op.58 Alexandre Gretchaninoff