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Concert archive

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'I’m so glad we came to your concert  It was really lovely and I was so impressed by the whole sound and the beautiful starts. I really liked your conductor too and he was charming when I had a brief word of congratulations, having told him I was an ex-member!'

Penny Jaques, March 2022


'What a simply glorious experience it was to listen to the choir last Saturday.  I loved it all, but Johnson's Gloria was stunning.'

Audience member, 23 November 2019

'Lovely concert by newCHOIR this evening. Beautiful sound from the choir and impressively clear diction. Wonderful!'

Nicola Lisle, Oxford Times, 12 November 2016

Sing Joyfully! 23 March 2024, St Michael at the Northgate

Claudio Monteverdi Cantate Domino; William Byrd Sing Joyfully; Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with music by Bernard Hughes, Paul Ayres, Franz Schubert, Sarah Quartel, B. E. Boykin, Robert Harris, Reginald Wright

A time of remembrance 11 November 2023, St Mary & St John, Cowley Rd

Duruflé Requiem; Mendelssohn Verleih uns Frieden; Guest For the Fallen; Parry Crossing the Bar; Harris Bring Us O Lord God; 

Elgar They Are at Rest

In the Mood 1 July 2023, St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown 
Chilcott A little jazz mass; Rutter Birthday Madrigals; selections from the close-harmony book In The Mood
They that go down to the sea  1 April 2023, St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown
Stanford Songs of the fleet; Mäntyjärvi Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae and works by Arbo, Sumsiun, Vivian and others

Christmas at Home 10 December 2022, St Margaret's Church

Vaughan Williams  Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Howells Here is the Little Door, A Spotless Rose; Britten A Hymn to the Virgin; McDowall Advent Moon; Chilcott O Little Town of Bethlehem


CANTATE! 25 June 2022, St Michael at the Northgate 

Buxtehude Magnificat; Handel Zadok the Priest; works by Byrd, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Purcell and Bach

SONGS OF SPRINGTIME 26 March 2022, St Michael at the Northgate

Works by Moeran, Shearing, Whitacre, Pearsall and Anna Disley- Simpson

THE PASSING OF THE YEAR 27 November 2021, St Margaret's Church

Dove The passing of the year;  works by Barber, Lauredsen, Gardner and Beamish

SING FOR JOY! 23 November 2019, Exeter College Chapel

Stanford Te Deum in B flat; Three motets; Purcell Te Deum in D; Johnson Gloria; Works by Byrd, Tallis and Gibbons; Spirituals

CHOIR AND HARP Choral music with the queen of instruments 29 June 2019, Holywell Music Room                       

Bassi: Harpsonnets; Britten: Gloriana Dances; McDowall: A fancy of folksongs; Horovitz: Three choral songs                        


Choral Genius 23 March 2019, Exeter College Chapel

Bach:  Jesus bleibet meine Freude; Finzi: God is gone up; Bruckner: Locus Iste, Ave Maria; Pärt: Beatitudes; works by  Monteverdi, Brahms & Howells  


Songs of Joy & Hope 1 December 2018, St Margaret's Church

BOB CHILCOTT: Jubilate; PHILIP MOORE: Jubilate Deo; Works by Finzi and Holst; three spirituals 


A Queen's Music 16 June 2018, St Mary Magdalen Church

Handel:  Zadok the Priest; Bennet:  All Creatures Now Are Merry-Minded; Weelkes: As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending; Stanford:  Gloria in Excelsis; Whitacre:  Her Sacred Spirit Soars; Ireland: The Hills; Finzi:  White-Flowering Days; Parry:  I Was Glad

Divine Harmony 17 March 2018, Harris Manchester College

Whitacre: i thank You God; The seal lullaby; Vaughan Williams: Serenade to music; Haydn: Harmoniemesse in B flat


Baroque Tribute 4 November 2017, St John the Evangelist Church

Handel: Funeral anthem for Queen Caroline; Bononcini: When Saul was King; Handel: I will magnify thee


Bach & all that Jazz 1 July 2017, St Michaels at the Northgate

Bach: Air & Prelude; Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass; Gershwin: Suite from ‘Porgy and Bess’; Irving Berlin: favourite songs


GLORIA! 11 March 2017, St Mary Magdalen Church

Settings of Gloria in Excelsis by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Simon Johnson. Mozart: From Missa Longa in C, K262; Victoria: From Missa, O quam gloriosum  


Voices & Violins 12 November 2016, St John the Evangelist Church

Haydn  Little Organ Mass; Mozart:  Litaniae Lauretanae, K109; Monteverdi:  Cantate Domino a 2; Cavalli:  Nisi Dominus; Telemann:  Laudate Jehovam


Songs of the Sea 25 June 2016, New Road Baptist Church,

Stanford: Songs of the Fleet; John Wells: The Call of the Running Tide (NZ composer; UK premiere); Cecilia McDowall: Shipping Forecast

The Choral Spirit 19 March 2016, Exeter College Chapel

Joseph Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae; Samuel Sebastian Wesley: The Wilderness;

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Veni Sancte Spiritus; Paul Patterson: Millenium Mass


Tudor Connections 14 November 2015, Exeter College Chapel

Tudor motets interwoven with works by 20th century composers:

Thomas Tallis: If ye love me; Third mode melody; Robert Parsons: Ave Maria; William Mundy: O Lord, the maker of all thing; William Byrd: O quam gloriosum; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Te Deum in G; Valiant for Truth; O clap your hands; Lord, thou hast been our refuge; The Old Hundredth; Herbert Howells (organ solo): Master Tallis’s Testament


An American Dream 6 June 2015, New Road Baptist Church

Rodgers and Hammerstein: selection from Oklahoma! Cole Porter medley, arr. Janet Lincé: incl. Begin the Beguine; You do something to me; I love Paris; Samuel Barber: To be Sung on the Water; Sure on this shining night; Randall Thompson: Choose something like a star; The Road Not Taken; Alleluia; George Gershwin: selection from Porgy and Bess


The Sacred Muse 7 March 2015, St Margaret’s Church, Jericho

Gerald Finzi: Lo, the full final sacrifice; Herbert Howells: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem; Gustav Holst: Psalms 86 and 148; Charles Stanford: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem; Spirituals: Deep river; I want Jesus to walk with me; Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel; Ev’ry time I feel the spirit


Baroque Praise 29 November 2014, St John the Evangelist Church

John Blow: God spake sometime in visions; Giacomo Carissimi: Jepthe; Francesco Scarlatti: Miserere; Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord alway


Shakespeare’s Muse 7 June 2014, Jesus College Chapel

James Bassi: Harpsonnets; Joseph Horovitz: Three Choral Songs; George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets; Romantic partsongs by Macfarren, Wood, Horsley, Sterndale Bennett and Pearsall


Rise, Heart! Music of glory and triumph 1 March 2014, Jesus College Chapel

Felix Mendelssohn: Hör mein Bitten; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Franz Schubert: Miriams Siegesgesang; Charles Stanford: Coronation Gloria


For All Seasons 8 June 2013, St Margaret’s Church, Jericho

Anon: Sumer is icumin in; Ernest Moeran: Songs of Springtime; Cecilia McDowall: Shipping Forecast; Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year


Sing Joyfully! 2 March 2013, Keble College Chapel

J S Bach: Lobet den Herrn; Benjamin Britten: Te Deum in C; Hymn to St Peter; Jubilate in C; Arvo Pärt: Beatitudes; Cantate Domino; Henry Purcell: I was glad; Hear my prayer


Virtual Vespers 17 November 2012, St Margaret’s Church, Jericho

Claudio Monteverdi: Confitebor Tibi; Nisi Dominus; Ave Maris Stella; Cecilia McDowall: Magnificat


Music of the People 10 June 2012, Mansfield College Chapel

John Rutter: The Sprig of Thyme; Aaron Copland: Old American Songs; Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst; Percy Grainger: Folk song arrangements


Romantic Praise 18 March 2012, Exeter College Chapel

Louis Vierne: Messe Solonnelle; Edward Bairstow: Blessed city, heavenly Salem; Charles Stanford: The Lord is my Shepherd; For lo, I raise up; Anton Bruckner: Os justi; Libera me Domine; Hubert Parry: I was glad


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