Past Performances

Past Concerts
Christmas 2023 Carols at Christmas – including:  James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn / John Rutter - Nativity Carol / Philip Stopford - Lully, Lulla, Lullay/ /Herbert Howells - A Spotless Rose / Trad. arr. Mack Wilberg - Still, Still, Still / Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium / Percy Fletcher - Ring Out Wild Bells and popular carols  - Conducted by Thomas Mottershead and accompanied by John Hughes.
June 2023 Choral favourites to mark the retirement of our Choir Conductor Iain Duffin. Including a semi chorus of Malmesbury Singers.  Conducted by Thomas Mottershead and accompanied by John Hughes.
March 2023 Mozart, Requiem and Solemn Vespers | Salieri, De Profundis with The Bristol Ensemble and with soloists from the Royal Academy of Music: Kirsty O’Neill (Soprano), Chloe Harris (Mezzo-soprano), Magnus Walker (Tenor), Thomas Butler (Bass) and conducted by Iain Duffin.
December 2022 Christmas Carol Concert “Love Came Down at Christmas” with audience carols, conducted by Iain Duffin & accompanied by John Hughes & Jonathan Adkins.
April 2022 Eternal Light: Howard Goodall, A Little Jazz Mass, Aesops Fables: Bob Chillcott with The Bristol Ensemble, conducted by Iain Duffin & accompanied by John Hughes.
December 2021 Handel’s Messiah:  with the Bristol Ensemble, featuring soloists Siân Dicker (Soprano), Flora MacDonald (Mezzo), Guy Withers (Tenor) & William Pate (Baritone), conducted by Iain Duffin.
Autumn 2019 Peace On Earth: three outstanding English choral composers:Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” (with harp);Finzi’s “In Terra Pax” with, Baritone soloist. John Rutter’s “When Icicles Hang” with Baritone and Soprano soloists. The Bristol Ensemble accompanying, with the popular “Capriol Suite” by Peter Warlock.
Spring 2019 Bach St John Passion: Featuring Neil Jenkins – Evangelist, Hannah Davey -Soprano, Sam Young – Jesus, Robert Jeffrey – Countertenor, Rupert Drury – Tenor, Phil Brotheridge – Bass. The Corelli Orchestra, directed by Warwick Cole, with soloists from the Malmesbury Singers.
Christmas 2018 Hallelujah! It’s Christmas!: Featuring Messiah highlights, Handel’s coronation anthems: ‘Zadok the Priest’, ‘The King Shall Rejoice’ and ‘My Heart is Inditing’ with Guest Soloists – Hannah Hickman (soprano) Andrew King (tenor) and Ian Stockley (bass), introducing Rowan Ireland – Trumpeter.
Spring 2018 The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins): Guest soloists soprano Hannah Davey with the Bristol Ensemble for an emotive “Lightning Strikes!” concert in Malmesbury Abbey, together with war poetry readings read by local actors Jacqueline Tong, Nikki Kelly and Anthony Smee.
November 2017 An Evening at the Opera: Guest soloists soprano Louise Lloyd and tenor Tom Morss with the Bristol Ensemble for a sparkling evening of operatic favourites.
April 2017 Spring Concert: Brahms & contemporaries. Featuring the Brahms Requiem (in Brahms’ own piano 4 hands arrangement version), as well as motets by Bruckner, Rheinburger and Reger.
December 2016 Christmas Concert: “Gloria”. With soloist: Rupert Drury. Also featuring The Celebration Jazz Quartet.
April 2016 Spring Concert: Handel’s Samson.  With soloists: Louise Lloyd, Ben Sawyer, Guy Withers, Simon Trist; and Orchestra: The Musical & Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra.
December 2015 Christmas concert, featuring 3 Motets from the Salisbury Vespers by Bob Chilcott, Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque and John Rutter’s adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s Holy Night and audience-participative carols amongst other notable works.
July 2015 “Journeys and Homecomings” (Tetbury Goods Shed Project)
March 2015 Mozart Laudate Dominum, Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat Major, Haydn “Nelson” Mass with the Bristol Ensemble, Carrie-Ann Williams, Kamilla Kate Dunstan, Stephen Mills, Edmund Danon.
Christmas 2014 Christmas in Venice with Octavo, a new local A Cappella group and The Musical & Amicable Society Players and The Quintessential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble
May 2014 Choir Trip to Sweden 27-31 May “English Country Music”
May 2014 Tetbury Shed Project – “English Country Music”
March 2014 John Rutter Requiem and Brahms – Liebeslieder Waltzer with Carrie-Ann Williams, Soprano and Members of The Bristol Ensemble
Christmas 2013 Carols by Bob Chilcott and assorted audience participative carols
Summer 2013 A concert inspired by Shakespeare, with assorted soloists from the choir
March 2013 Mozart Ave Verum – Mozart Violin Concerto in G Major; Mozart Requiem with The Bristol Ensemble, leader Roger Huckle.
December 2012 “Messiah”, G F Handel with the Bradford Baroque Band
July 2012 A concert performance of “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss II
March 2012 Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light” and Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs”
December 2011 Christmas Concert featuring three settings of “‘O Magnum Mysterium” in praise of the birth of Jesus together with traditional Christmas carols
July 2011 Singing Evening featuring popular works
April 2011 Verdi Requiem
December 2010 Traditional Carols and Eilmer! Celebrating the 1000th year of his flight
July 2010 A “semi-staged” performance of the “Merry Widow”, by Franz Lehar
March 2010 Faure Requiem and Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater, with Malmesbury Singers Concert Orchestra
December 2009 John Rutter’s Gloria, and works by C.H.H. Parry, Gabrieli, Bruckner and traditional carols, with the Bristol Brass Consort
July 2009 “I have a song to sing, O!” Excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivan
March 2009 Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with soloists
December 2008 Excerpts from Mass in G Minor (R Vaughan Williams) plus traditional and modern carols
April 2008 Elijah (Mendelssohn)
December 2007 Chichester Psalms (Bernstein) plus traditional and modern carols
March 2007 Stabat Mater (Dvorak) with full orchestra (very good reviews!)
December 2006 Hannah and the Tyger (Hughes & Scanlon)
April 2006 Gloria (Vivaldi); Choral Classics by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Purcell, Barber and Tavener
December 2005 Navidad Nuestra (Ariel Ramirez), plus traditional carols
May 2005 Music for a Summer evening, featuring works by Mozart, Howard Goodall, Pearsall et al
March 2005 The Creation (Haydn)
December 2004 Christmas Concert – Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, plus traditional carols
March 2004 Requiem (Duruflé) ; Gloria (Poulenc)
December 2003 Christmas concert featuring Handel’s Messiah
July 2003 Songs and Readings of a light hearted nature
April 2003 Samson (Handel)
December 2002 Christmas concert including traditional carols and a selection from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
June 2002 Summer concert (assorted classical songs)
March 2002 Verdi Requiem
December 2001 Christmas concert featuring traditional and modern carols and readings
June 2001 Light summer concert (Christian Malford Church)
March 2001 Eilmer by Hughes & Scanlon
December 2000 Christmas Carol concert
June 2000 Summer Concert (as part of Sherston’s 24 hour Music Marathon)
March 2000 Charity Gala concert in support of the Dorothy House Foundation: Zadok the Priest and assorted items
December 1999 John Rutter’s Gloria & traditional carols with the Bristol Brass Consort
October 1999 Beethoven concert – ‘Egmont’ Overture, Mass in C Major (op 86) and Symphony no 7 in A Major
March 1999 Spring Choral concert – Purcell ‘Oh God Thou Art My God’, Tucapsky ‘Five Lenten Motets’, Brahms ‘Warum is das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen’
Christmas 1998 Christmas carol concert including John Hughes’ setting of “We Three Kings”
October 1998 A musical evening for International Breast Cancer Intervention study (Frenchay Parish Church); assorted choral pieces from Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and others
March 1998 Petite Messe Solonnelle (Rossini)
December 1997 Christmas carol concert
November 1997 WaterAid Choral Concert at St George’s Brandon Hill, Bristol featuring extracts from Carmina Burana, motets from Bruckner and Handel (Samson) and others
21 June 1997 Summer concert at Shipton Moyne
6 June 1997 Summer concert at Great Somerford church in aid of the MacMillian Cancer Relief fund
May 1997 Summer concert at Tytherton Lucas
March 1997 A German Requiem (Brahms)
December 1996 Christmas Carol Concert – traditional carols, mulled wine & mince pies during the interval
October 1996 Frenchay Skin Bank Choral Concert at the Parish Church of St John Baptist; featuring works by Handel (Zadok the Priest), Brahms (How lovely are Thy Dwellings), Bruckner motets and others
December 1995 Family Christmas Concert
April 1995 Stabat Mater (Dvorak) with full orchestra
December 1994 Family Christmas Concert
April 1994 Mass in G (Schubert)
December 1993 Family Christmas Concert
April 1993 Verdi Requiem
December 1992 Family Christmas Concert
April 1992 Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Ode to St Cecilia (Britten)
December 1991 Family Christmas Concert
April 1991 Spring Concert – Mozart ‘Vesperae Solennes de Confessore’, Faure ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’, Poulenc ‘Gloria’
April 1990 St John Passion by J S Bach; J Hughes director; Karen Woodhouse (Soprano), Kathleen MK Ferguson (Alto), Philip Daggett (Tenor). Matthew Brook (Bass) & John Bateson (Continuo); Wiltshire Youth Chamber Orchestra
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