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The choir has performed in around 130 concerts since 1978, singing music from around the world and from composers new and old. This is an ongoing project to catalogue all of the concerts, venues and pieces we have performed, so if you can fill in any gaps, please let us know.


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In the list below, the following abbreviations are used for the venue:
SMC St Michael's Church, Highworth   WS Warneford School, Highworth
RC Recreation Centre, Highworth   HC Hannington Church
MH Methodist Hall / Church, Highworth   HW URC, Haydon Wick, Swindon
SLC St Lawrence's Church, Lechlade   LPC Lechlade Parish Church
WPS Westrop Primary Sch Highworth   CPC Cirencester Parish Church
PC Pilgrim Centre, Swindon   SPC St Philip's Church, Stratton
TA Tewkesbury Abbey   PON   Eglise Romane Notre Dame, Pontorson
SSM St Margaret's Church, Stratton   WMC Wiltshire Music Centre
December 2009

Angels, from the realms of glory
Haydn: Creation:
   The heavens are telling
    Awake the harp
    Achieved is the glorious work
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (And audience - BBC Sing Hallelujah)
Hark! the herald-angels sing
Quelle est cette odeur agreable?
Deck the Hall
In the bleak midwinter
The Holly and the Ivy
Il est ne le divin enfant
See amid the winter's snow
O come all ye faithfull
Arr. Chinn: Christmas Auld Lang Syne

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July 2009

Gilbert & Sullivan Selection:
    Eagle high in cloudland soaring (Utopia Ltd)
    Brightly dawns our wedding day (The Mikado)
    I hear the soft note (Patience)
    When the buds are blossoming (Ruddigore)
    A nice dilemma (Trial by Jury)
    Hail poetry (The Pirates of Penzance)
W.A. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro:
    Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen (duet)
W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute:
    Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (solo)
Franz Lehar: The Merry Widow: Vilja (solo)
Gilbert & Sullivan: Mikado: Three little maids are we (trio)
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert with Phantom of the opera (duet)
Richard M Sherman: The beautiful briny sea (solo)
Alan Ayckbourn & Andrew Lloyd Webber: By Jeeves:
    Half a moment (solo)
Rodgers & Hammerstein:
    Sound of Music: Maria (altos)
    South Pacific: I'm gonna wash that man right out of my         hair (altos)
Irwin Kostal: Sister suffragette (altos)
W.A Mozart: Don Giovanni: La ci darem la mano (piano duet)
hann Strauss: Die Fledermaus: Walz (piano duet)
John Ireland: Her song (solo)
Claude-Michel Schonberg: Les Misérables Choral Medley with
Stars (solo)

May 2009

Charles Hubert Parry: I was glad
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave Verum
Thomas Tallis: If you love me
Samuel Wesley: Air et Gavotte
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man:
Bruckner: Motets : Locus iste and Os justi
Vivaldi: Extracts
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
    When the Saints Go Marching In
    Down By The Riverside
Gordon Young: Prélude dans le Style Classique
Elgar: As Torrents In Summer
Paul Simon: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Lloyd Webber: Love changes everything
Extracts from Les Misérables


April 2009 Rossini: Stabat Mater
Handel: Messiah Parts 2 and 3
December 2008 Bach: Sleepers Wake
John Rutter: When Icicles Hang
Carols and Christmas Music
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July 2008 Choral Songs:
    Dance to your Daddy, Loch Lomond, Ye Banks and Braes,
    Bobby Shaftoe, Yarmouth Fair, I Love My Love,
    Linden Lea, Greensleeves, The Ash Grove, Suo Gan
    Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (piano duet)
    Elgar: Salut d'Amour (piano solo)
Solo songs:
    Feed The Birds (Sherman & Sherman)
    The Slow Train (Flanders & Swann)
    Someone Is Sending Me Flowers (Baker, arr. Vignoles)
    Is My Team Ploughing? (Butterworth)
Excerpts from "My Fair Lady" (Lerner & Loewe)
April 2008 Parry: I Was Glad
Handel: Rejoice Greatly (solo)
Karl Jenkins: Choral Suite from "The Armed Man"
John Rutter: Requiem
Handel: Hallelujah
December 2007 Bach: Christmas Oratorio Part One
Carols, Christmas Music and Readings
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July 2007 Rouget de Lisle: La Marseillaise
Lassus: Bonjour Mon Coeur
Offenbach arr. Farnie: The Gendarmes
Various: Accordion Solos
Rogers & Hammerstein: Some Enchanted Evening (solo)
Rogers & Hammerstein: Dites-Moi (solo)
Gymnopédies No. 1 (piano solo)
Trenet/Chauliac: La Mer (solo)
Fauré: Au Bord de la Mer (solo)
Fauré: Pavane (choral version)
Dumont/Vaucaire: No Regrets (solo)
Martini: Plaisir d'Amour (solo)
Excerpts from Carmen, Gigi, Les Miserables
March 2007 Haydn: Nelson Mass
Bruckner: Six Motets
Two pieces by Highworth Warneford School Choir
December 2006 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Carols and Christmas Music
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July 2006 Randall Thompson : Alleluia
John Deaton: Yah Boo! (Shakespeare?) (solo; first performance)
Schubert: Song of the Sailors to the Dioskuren (solo)
Taylor/Mizzi/Hoffman: The Sailor with the Navy Blue Eyes (solo)
Walter Carroll: Four Sea Idylls (piano solo)
Schubert: The Trout (solo)
Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Elgar: As Torrents in Summer
Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (Concert version: abridged)
April 2006 Mozart: Vesperae Sollennes de Confessore K339
Fauré: Requiem
December 2005 Vivaldi: Gloria in D RV 589
Carols and Christmas Music
October 2005 Come and Sing: Haydn's Creation
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July 2005 Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Parry: I Was Glad
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Haydn: The Heavens Are Telling
Handel: Zadok The Priest
Vaughan Williams: Two songs from "Songs of Travel" (solo)
Lerner & Loewe: Three numbers from "My Fair Lady" (solos)
Mancini: Moon River
Paul Simon: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Michael Head: Money O! (solo)
Trad. arr. John Rutter: Down By The Riverside
Gershwin: Summertime
Trad. arr John Rutter: When The Saints Go Marching In
Edward Pearse: Two Galliards for Lute
Handel: Sonata in F Opus 1 No. 11 for Flute & Piano
Trad. arr. John Whitworth: The Mermaid
Parry: Jerusalem
arr. Elgar: God Save The Queen
March 2005 Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Dvorak: Stabat Mater
December 2004 Messiah Part 1 (plus "Hallelujah" chorus)
Carols and Christmas Music
July 2004 Flanders/Horovitz: Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo

Gilbert & Sullivan: Love duet from Pirates of Penzance
Noël Coward : Has Anyone Seen Our Ship? (Duet)
Charles Trenet : La Mer (Solo)
John Ireland : The Bells of San Marie / Sea Fever (Solos)
Marriott Edgar : The 'Ole In The Ark (Recitation)
Thomas Campion : Never, Weather-Beaten Sail (Lute Song)
Various : Medley of Nautical / Watery songs for Choir and Audience
Thomas Arne : Rule Britannia (Soloist, Choir and Audience)
March 2004 Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
December 2003 Christmas Around the World:
Tučapský : Koleda (Czech)
Walters/Kennerley : Iona
Sargent : Hawaiian Lullaby
Adam, A : O Holy Night
Sargent : Two Mexican Carols
    Jesus Sleeps
    Earth's Joy
Carter :Two Spanish Carols:
    Spanish Lullaby
    Spanish Carol
Sargent : To a baby (Greek)
Hodge : The Baby Saviour
October 2003 'Voices for Hospices' in aid of Prospect Foundation
Vitier : Misa Cubana (Excerpts)
Faure : Cantique de Jean Racine
Rutter : When the Saints go marching in
Rutter : Down by the riverside
Rutter : The Music's Always There With You
Mercury : Bohemian Rhapsody
Andrew Lloyd Webber : In Concert
Simmons : Every Time I Feel The Spirit
Simmons : Give Me That Old Time Religion
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July 2003 Lloyd Webber : In Concert
Freddie Mercury : Bohemian Rhapsody
Cole Porter : Let's do it
Keith Read/Gary Brooker : A whiter shade of pale
Cole Porter : Begin the beguine
Carter : Deep Purple
Rutter : The music's always there with you
Lloyd Webber : Tell me on a Sunday
Lloyd Webber : You must love me
Lloyd Webber : All I ask of you
Lloyd Webber : Close every door
Wayne & Morris : Blue Velvet
Sharman : Doll on a music box
Dire Straits : Romeo & Juliet
April 2003 Rutter : When the Saints go marching in
Simmons : Every time I feel the spirit
Simmons : Give me that old time religion
Rutter : Down by the riverside

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Soloist : Raymond Burley
Orchestra : Wessex Sinfonia

José María Vitier : UK Premiere of Misa Cubana
Soloists : Matthew Haynes
               Louise Lloyd
               Sharon Lloyd Orchestra : Wessex Sinfonia

How we came to perform a UK Premiere

December 2002 Poulenc : Christmas Motets
Geoffrey Bush : Christmas Cantata
Bullard : Follow the Star
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July 2002 W S Gilbert & A Sullivan : Pirates of Penzance (abridged)
April 2002 Carter : Laudate Dominum
Tavener : Song for Athene
Lotti : Crucifixus
Mozart : Missa Brevis in D Minor
December 2001 Rutter : When Icicles Hang
Bardos : Ave Maris Stella
Villette : Hymne à la Vierge
Britten : A Hymn to the Virgin
Marks : Rudolphus Rubrinasus
Rutter : Jesus Child
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June 2001 Boublil & Schönberg : Les Miserables (Excerpts)
Various Spirituals
May 2001 The Sound Chamber - A Call For Peace
April 2001 Vaughan Williams : Dona Nobis Pacem
Fauré : Requiem


December 2000 Bach : Christmas Oratorio


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Summer 2000 No concert
April 2000 Handel : Messiah
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