past concerts

Since 1997

2017

May
MONTEVERDI 1610 Vespers
with the QuintEssential Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
St James’s, Piccadilly

April
BACH St John Passion
with the Bar Choral Society and Temple Players
Temple Church

2016

December
HAYDN: Nelson Mass
with other works by Haydn and Mozart
St James’s Church, Piccadilly

October
MARIANA
Joint concert of Marian music with fEinklang Chamber Choir, Munich.
St Sepulchre’s Church, EC1 & Erlöserkirche, Munich

June
Jonathan Dove: Arion & the Dolphin
Constant Lambert: The Rio Grande
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
(with St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir, Cambridge, and the London Percussion Ensemble)

March
INSPIRE
Short, drive-time concert of inspirational choral classics.
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell
St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden (part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival)

2015

December
Brahms Requiem, Geistliches Leid
St James’s, Piccadilly

September
LUMINOSO
Choral music inspired by light
Trinity United Reformed Church, Wimbledon. In aid of Paul’s Cancer Support Charity

May
BACH MAGNIFICAT
programme of baroque works by Bach and Handel
St Sepulchre’s, City of London

March
LUMINOSO
A short acapella programme inspired by light
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
Savoy Chapel, Brandenburg Choral Festival, 2015

2014

December
Masters of Baroque
St James’s Piccadilly

October
Rachmaninov – Liturgy of St John Chrysostom 
Bach: Partita in D minor
St John’s Church, Notting Hill

May
Bernstein & The Americans
Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms + works by Philip Glass, Irving Berlin, Whitacre, Copland
St Stephen’s Festival West London

March
AMORE
A short acapella programme of love-inspired choral music
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market
Bourn Church, Cambridgeshire
Brandenburg Festival, London

2013

December
Wassail!
A Christmas celebration with readings by Lizzie Roper and Simon Armstrong
St Clement Danes, The Strand

October
French choral music
Works by Fauré, Langlais, Duruflé and Pulenc
St Alfege’s Church, Greenwich

June
Henry & George
A choral celebration of Purcell and Handel
St Stepehen’s Festival
St Stephen’s Church
Gloucester Road

March
SERENITY II
A short concert of choral favourites.
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

2012

December
Voices of Vienna
Mozart: Missa Brevis in D, Schubert, Brahms: lieder, partsongs
St James’s Church, Piccadilly

October
La Serenissima
music by Gabrieli, Schutz, Monteverdi and Vivaldi
Priory Church of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell

May
Bach – St John Passion
St Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road
part of the 2012 St Stephen’s Festival

chamber choir

‘Under Russell du Plessis’s dedicated and assured direction, the story of Christ’s last days on earth was sung with full bodied tone and ardour by the choir, who gave of their best to their departing conductor.’
St Stephen’s Church Parish Magazine

March
Serenity
A short concert of choral favourites.
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

2011

December
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
pianist: Tim Sidford
Rachmaninov: Vespers
St James’s Church, Piccadilly

October
Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal
English unaccompanied choral works from Talllis to Purcell
St Alfege’s Church, Greenwich

June
Spirit of Baroque – music by Bach, Vivaldi and Lotti
St James’s Church, Piccadilly

March
This England
Choral works from the Second British Musical Renaissance. Works by Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, Charles Villers Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Hubert Parry.

With West London Children’s Choir

St Michael and All Angels Church, Chiswick

2010

December
Dvorak, Mass in D – with works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Brahms
St Dionis Church, Fulham

October
Monteverdi 1610 Vespers
with English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble and West London Children’s Choir.
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell

May
In Nomine
music by Tavener & Taverner
St James’s Church, Piccadilly

February
Brahms – German Requiem
Dove – The Passing of the Year

2009

November
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Saturday, 28 November
Holy Trinity Church, West London
with Belsize Baroque Chamber Ensemble

October
Faire is the Heaven
English Church music, including Stanford, Howell, Harris
Saturday, 10 October, Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer

June
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Music and readings on a floral theme
OMHR (with Sherry Baines, John Biggins, Philip Bretherton: speakers)

May
Canciones Latinas
Choral music from Latin America
OMHR (with Monica Acosta: soprano and Steve Homes: guitar)

February
The Third Rome
Sacred Choral Music from Russia
Saturday 7 February (OMHR)
Saturday 28 February (St James’s, Piccadilly)

2008

November
Magnificat!
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell

October
The Tudors
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell, and Christ’s Church, Coldharbour

June
England’s Lanes/Affinity
English and Finnish pastoral music, including works by Parry, Elgar, Finzi and Vaughan-Williams, Karjelainen and Tikka.
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell, and Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon

April
Gilding the Lily
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer
Music from France (including pieces by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Pierre Passereau)

February
Bach B minor Mass
St James’s Piccadilly; CML choir and instruments, Rebecca van den Berg, Aurore Lacabe (sopranos), Claire Palmer (alto), Robin Burlton (tenor), Victor Sgarbi (bass) and Peter Owens (conductor)

2007

December
La Serenissima
Polychoral Advent and Christmas music from the 16th- and 17th-century Venetian tradition
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, conductor: Peter Owens.

Carol concert in aid of ‘The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts’ at St James’s Piccadilly; with Notting Hill Preparatory School, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson, James Naughtie, Kate Adie, Blake, The Choirboys, Malcolm Wicks (organ) and Peter Owens (conductor)

September
Rachmaninov Vespers
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer (and at St Mary’s, Petworth on 6 Oct)
Also included short pieces by Dmitri Bortnyansky (1751–1825), Alexander Grechaninov (1864–1956), Alexander Alabiev (1787–1851), Alexander Arkhangelsky (1846–1924), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) and Vasily Titov (c1650–c1715).

June
Ideas of their own
A charity concert in aid of Mind, the mental health charity.
St Gabriel’s, Warwick Square on. The concert featured works on the theme of mental distress, and of those who care for people living with it, and included the following items:

Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): If ye love me
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943): Ubi Caritas et Amor
Benjamin Britten (1913–1976): Rejoice in the Lamb
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847): Hear my Pray
Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) Chichester Psalms

The concert also featured Mark Cyphus (organ); Helen Cole (harp) and
Andrew Barnard (percussion).

April
Duruflé Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Grégoriensop.10
Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901): Mass in E-flat op. 109
Pablo Casals (1876–1973): O vos omnes
Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968): Messa di Requiem (1922)

February
Let My People Go
In February this year, Collegium Musicum of London marked the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act with a double concert featuring music about slavery. Pieces included settings of Psalm 137 (‘By the Waters of Babylon’ – the song of the Hebrew slaves in captivity in Babylon) by Giovanni da Palestrina.

Tallis’s poignant setting of Part II of ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’ continued the theme of biblical slavery, but reflections on African slaves in America/the Caribbean were provided by ‘Free at Last’, a Spiritual arranged by Paul von Hippel, and Michael Tippett’s arrangements of five Spirituals from ‘A Child of Our Time’.

CML performed in London to a large audience on 10 February, a concert that also featured The City University Music Society String Ensemble. The second performance, on 24 February, was at the picturesque village of Coldharbour in Surrey, where a choir-only programme was given to great acclaim.

2006

December
Salve Regina: Marian motets through the ages
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer
St Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, London SW1

October
Peter Maxwell Davies: Solstice of Light
Together with other choral works on the theme of light by composers from several periods
St Mary’s Church, Petworth, West Sussex

Peter Maxwell Davies (b. 1934): Solstice of Light
Together with other choral works on the theme of light by composers from several periods

July
My soul, there as a country
Sir C Hubert H Parry: Songs of Farewell
Welsh Folksong arrangements by Gustav Holst and others

Church of O.M. Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

May
Orff: Carmina Burana; Lambert: Rio Grande
Church of O.M. Holy Redeemer
Orff: Carmina Burana;
Lambert: Rio Grande

February/March
Across The Pond
American and British Music from the 16th century – present day
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, St James’s Picadilly

2005

December
At that season of the year – not your average Christmas concert
Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936): Lauda per la natività del signore
Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) 4 motets pour le temps de noel.
Jonathan Dove (b. 1958): The Passing of the Year
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, London EC1

October
The Third Rome
St Edward’s Church, Peas Hill, Cambridge
St James’s, Piccadilly, London W1

July
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
An evening of music based around Shakespeare’s enchanted comedy
Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen
and music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Cooke and Mrs H H Beach
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market
With The Musicall Compass
Narrators: Elizabeth Proud; Barrie Newton

May
Johannes Brahms : 7 Marienlieder (op. 22)
Robert Schumann : 4 Gesänge (op. 59)
Gustav Mahler arr. Clytus Gottwald: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Louis Spohr (1784-1859): Fantasia for Harp (op. 35)
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market
Harp: Helen Cole

2004

November
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Vivaldi: Gloria
Bach (J S): Magnificat in D
Shuttleworth: Two concerti grossi after Corelli op. 5
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September/October
The Lion and the Unicorn
Early-Renaissance music from England and Scotland
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market and St John’s College, Cambridge

July
Summer Lightening
a concert of folksongs, partsongs and popular arrangements
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

May
In nomine 
music by John Tavener and John Taverner
Church of the Annunciation, Brighton and Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

March
Music for a Spring Evening
a concert of popular hits, folksong arrangements and partsongs
St Martin of Tours Parish Church, Chelsfield, Kent

February
A European Tour
Romantic music from 19th and 20th century Europe, including:
Pizzetti: Messa di Requiem
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Corp: Missa San Marco
Casals: O vos omnes
Bruckner: Os justi
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

2003

November
Veni Emmanuel
Advent music through the ages
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September/October
Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysosdom
St John’s College, Cambridge and St John’s, Smith Square

June
Different from habit
music by Gesualdo, Stravinsky and other musical rebels
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

May
Armada!
16th century music from England and Spain
Church of the Annunciation, Brighton and Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

March
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

January/February
S. Léonard, Fougères and Noyal sous Bazouges, Brittany, France
Mixed programme of light music

January/February
Collegium Musicum’s visit to Brittany to sing in the Flambées musicales festival. Choir members outside the parish church in the village of Noyal sous Bazouges and on the steps of S. Léonard, Fougères with our hosts.

2002

November
Purcell: King Arthur
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September/October
The Rose in Blossom
music from the Fayrfax Manuscript (c.1500)
St Michael’s, Camden Town and Waltham Abbey

June
Across the Pond
20th century music from Britain and the USA, including:
Vaughan Williams: Folksongs
Elgar: Partsongs
Barber: Unaccompanied and accompanied songs
del Tredici: Acrostic song
Dove: The Passing of the Year
St Cyprian’s Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1

May
The Third Rome
Sacred music from Russia
Church of the Annunciation, Brighton and Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

March
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Vaughan Williams: Drinking song (from In Windsor Forest)
Howells: Requiem
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (third set)
Britten: Suite for Harp
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

February
Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

2001

December
Handel: Messiah
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September 2001: Collegium Musicum’s guests, The Moscow State University Academic Choir, rehearsing for our joint concert, Together (BMECTE) with their conductor, Mirza Askerov.

September
Together (BMECTE)
Joint concert with The Moscow State University Academic Choir
Russian and English choral music
St Michael’s, Camden Town

September
D Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Blow: Salvator Mundi; Coronation Anthems
Purcell: Hear my prayer O Lord
Handel: Zadok the priest
St John’s, Upper Norwood

June
Howells: Mass in the Dorian Mode
Beethoven: Variations on La ci darem la mano
Brown: Lauds
Mozart: Divertimento for wind in F major
Stravinsky: Mass
St Michael’s, Camden Town

May
One Equall Musick
Tudor motets and secular music for lute

Church of the Annunciation, Brighton and St Michael’s, Camden Town

March
Debussy: Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Debussy: Danses: sacrée et profane
Delius: Two Aquarelles
Parry: Songs of Farewell
Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

February
Duruflé: Requiem
Janacek: Otcenas
Holst: Two Psalms
Hindemith: Harp Sonata
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

2000

December
Un Noel Anglais 
a concert of Christmas carols with voices, organ and handbells
Church of S. Joseph des Nations, Paris

November
Mozart: C minor Mass (K. 427)
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Op.53)
Cooke: A Christmas Ode
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September/October
Salve Regina
Marian motets and anthems through the ages
St Michael’s, Camden Town and St Mary’s, Maldon, Essex

July
Summer Lightening
a concert of folksongs, partsongs and popular arrangements
St Michael’s, Camden Town

May
Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’)
Other music from the Russian Orthodox tradition
Church of the Annunciation, Brighton and Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

March
Bruckner:Mass in E minor
Brahms: Two Motets (Op. 74)
Dvorák: Serenade in D minor
Christchurch, Highbury

February
La Serenissima
Venetian Polychoral Music by Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz and their contemporaries
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

1999

November
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Britten: Saint Nicolas
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September/October
The Third Rome
Russian Sacred Music from the 17th to the 20th centuries
St Michael’s, Camden Town and All Saints Church, Maldon, Essex

July
Dove: Tobias and the Angel
as part of Almeida Opera
Christchurch, Highbury

July
Summer Lightening
a concert of folksongs, partsongs and popular arrangements
St Michael’s, Camden Town

May
Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Te Deum
Charpentier: Extremum Dei Judicium; Reniement de St-Pierre
Lotti: Crucifixus
Church of the Annunciation, Brighton and St Michael’s, Camden Town

March
Bach: Jesu meine Freude
Motets and songs by Brahms and Bartók
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

February
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

1998

December
Britten: A boy was born
Carols by Bennett, Howells, Keeley, Walton, Vaughan Williams
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

November
Monteverdi: 1610 Vespers
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

September/October
In nomine
music by John Tavener and John Taverner
St Michael’s, Camden Town and Great St Mary’s, Cambridge

June
Summer Lightening
a concert of folksongs, partsongs and popular arrangements
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market and St Michael’s, Camden Town

April/May
The Rose in Blossom
Songs and carols from The Fayrfax Manuscript
St Michael’s, Camden Town and Church of the Annunciation, Brighton

March
Maxwell Davies: Solstice of Light
Tallis: O nata lux
Stanford: Beati quorum via; Justorum animae; Coelos ascendit hodie
Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market

1997

November
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Janácek: Otcenás
Owens: Bread of the World
St Giles’, Cripplegate

September/October
Rachmaninov: Vespers; Hymn of the Cherubim
Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God; Funeral Ikos
Owens: Locus Iste
St Michael’s, Camden Town and St John’s College, Cambridge

July
Summer Lightening
a concert of folksongs, partsongs and popular arrangements
Christchurch, Highbury and Church of the Annunciation, Brighton

May
Haydn: Paukenmesse
Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
Berkhamsted Collegiate School

1997

March
In nomine
music by John Tavener and John Taverner
St Luke’s Chelsea

 

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