Past concerts

2017

Brilliant Purcell
St James’s Church, Piccadilly 
Directed by Jessica Norton

Meridian Chamber Orchestra led by George Clifford

Soloists – Jocelyn Coates, Emily Kirby-Ashmore, Luke Faber, Guy Elliott, James Lomas

This performance was given in memory of Colin Evans, the choir’s former chairman and honorary President.


An Evening of Sun, Sea, Moon and Stars
St Pancras Church, Euston   
Piano – Marcus Andrews

 

 

 

J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion
Jubilee Community Centre, East Grinstead
Tenor – Mark Padmore

with East Grinstead Choral Society, and The Meridian Ensemble led by George Clifford

 

 

2016

Vive la Musique!
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Gounod Messe Solenelle de Sainte Cécile

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Poulenc Gloria

Piano duet – Aleksander Szram, Leo Nicholson

 

Mozart Requiem

Haydn Maria Theresa Mass

St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Meridian Symphony Orchestra led by George Clifford

 

 

Bach St John Passion
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Meridian Chamber Orchestra

Evangelist – Neil Jenkins
Christ – Michael Bundy
Soprano – Rowan Pierce       
Mezzo – Rosanna Cooper
Tenor – Jon English              
Bass – Nicholas Morton

 

2015

A Christmas Celebration
St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington   
Organ – Colin Stuart     

Soprano – Kirsty McLean

 

 

 

Mostly Magnificats
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Magnificats by Buxtehude, Pergolesi and Pachelbel
Meridian Ensemble led by George Clifford

 

 

 

Mozart – Mass in C minor, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, Misericordias Domini
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Meridian Sinfonia led by George Clifford

Sopranos – Lesley-Jane Rogers, Kirsty McLean
Tenor – Neil Jenkins
Baritone – Robert Clark

 

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks
with Kent Chorus and Meridian Voices

Piano – Marcus Andrews and Anthony Zerpa-Falcon          
Harmonium – Christopher Harris
Soprano – Alessandra Testai       
Mezzo-soprano – Virginia Stone
Tenor – John Upperton             
Bass-baritone – Michael Bundy

Haydn Stabat Mater

Bach Missa Brevis in G minor

St James’s Church, Piccadilly
The London Orpheus Orchestra on period instruments, led by George Clifford

 

 

2014

Fanfare for Christmas
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Richard Jenkinson – Conductor
Organ – Ian le Grice
Soprano – Kirsty McLean
Celebrity readers: James Bolam MBE, Anita Dobson, Tobias Menzies, Sian Phillips MBE, Ed Stewart and Finty Williams

 

Handel  Dixit Dominus
              Chandos Anthems 8 & 9
              Sonata a Cinque
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
London Orpheus Orchestra led by George Clifford

Soprano – Kirsty McLean  
Mezzo Soprano – Bryony Purdue
Tenor – Tom Drew            
Baritone – Robert Clark
Continuo Organ – Christopher Harris

Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia, Op 80
                      Mass in C, Op 86
                     Coriolan Overture, Op 62
St John’s Smith Square
with Meridian Voices and Kent Sinfonia
Piano – Marcus Andrews
Soprano – Hermione Wu        
Alto – Katie Coventry
Tenor – Matthew Pochin        
Bass – Matt Buswell
This performance was given in memory of Shirley Manley, a generous benefactor and Friend of the choir, and of Margaret Deyes, who sang soprano with us for many years. 

Rutter Requiem  
Bernstein Chichester Psalms 
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
with the London Orpheus Ensemble

Soprano – Kirsty McLean
Mezzo Soprano – Bryony Purdue
Baritone – George Clifford 

 

 

Brahms Requiem
Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks
with The Kent Chorus and The Meridian Sinfomia
    
Soprano – Lesley-Jane Rogers
Baritone – Christopher Foster

 

 

Handel Brockes Passion
first performance of a new English language version edited by Neil Jenkins
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Evangelist – Neil Jenkins 

Jesus – Michael Bundy 

Sopranos – Bibi Heal, Rachel Shouksmith
Countertenor – Glenn Kesby   
Tenor – Jon English
Bass – Douglas Rice Bowen
The London Orpheus Chamber Orchestra led by George Clifford
2013
Fanfare for Christmas
    Carols and Festive Music in aid of Phab
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Organ – Ian le Grice
Celebrity readers:  June Whitfield CBE, Brian Murphy, Nerys Hughes, Paul Ritter, Ed Stewart

 

 

 

Fauré Requiem
Vaughan Williams Mystical Songs
Elgar Give unto the Lord
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Baritone – Edward Grint                     

Soprano – Katherine Crompton

Organ – Christopher Harris       

Violin – George Clifford

Music for Voices, Brass and Organ
Monteverdi Beatus Vir 
Purcell Funeral Sentences 
Parry I was glad  
Gabrielli In Ecclesiis         
   and music by Rutter, Haydn and Schubert
St Giles’ Church, Cripplegate
with Chameleon Brass

 

 

Bach Mass in B Minor
A concert to celebrate the life of James Gaddarn 
(London Orpheus Choir conductor 1952-2010)
St John’s Smith Square
The London Orpheus Orchestra on period instruments

Soprano – Jacqueline Pischorn         
Soprano – Julia Weatherley
Countertenor – Christopher Robson    
Tenor – Michael Hart-Davis
Bass – Ian Caddy

Mozart Requiem
Purcell Jubilate and Te Deum
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
The London Orpheus Orchestra

Soloists from The Royal College of Music as part of the LOC Young Artists’ Platform
Soprano – Hannah Sandison           
Mezzo-soprano – Angela Simkin
Tenor – Peter Kirk                          
Bass – Bradley Travis 
2012
Fanfare for Christmas
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Organ – Ian le Grice
Celebrity readers: Bernard Cribbins, Penelope Wilton, Christopher Timothy

 

 

 

Brahms German Requiem
Mendelssohn Four Sacred Partsongs

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Piano duet – Marcus Andrews, Aleksander Szram

Soprano – Lesley-Jane Rogers       
Bass-baritone – Christopher Foster

 

 

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Piano – Marcus Andrews           
Harmonium – Christopher Harris
Soprano – Alessandra Testai       
Mezzo-soprano – Virginia Stone
Tenor – John Upperton             
Bass-baritone – Michael Bundy

 

 

Walton Belshazzar’s Feast
Poulenc Gloria
Debussy Prélude d’après-midi d’un faune
Queen Elizabeth Hall 
with Ealing Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

 

 

 
Handel Messiah
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
The London Orpheus Chamber Ensemble

Soloists from RCM as part of the LOC Young Artists’ Platform
Soprano – Katherine Crompton   
Countertenor – Rupert Enticknapp
Tenor – Simon Chalfont-Gilkes   
Bass – Morgan Pearse
2011

December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB

November – Britten St Nicholas
                  Vivaldi Gloria

                  Handel Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened

June – A summer medley of partsongs

          Cecilia McDowell A Fancy of Folk Songs

          John Rutter The Sprig of Thyme

April – Bach St John Passion
2010

December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB

July – James Gaddarn’s retirement party

June – Bach Mass in B minor (James Gaddarn’s final concert with LOC)

March – Handel Messiah
 
2009
December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB
November – Poulenc Gloria
                           Rutter Requiem
                           Albinoni Adagio in G minor
June – Elgar Spirit of England
              Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
April – Fauré Requiem
              Dvorak Te Deum
              McDowell Ave Maria Stella
 
2008
December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB
November – Bach Christmas Oratorio
June – Verdi Requiem (with Ealing Choral Society)
March – Bach Johannes Passion
 
2007
December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB
November – Mozart Mass in C minor and Requiem
June – Southbank Centre Overture Weekend – Liebeslieder and the last movement of Beethoven No. 9 with the Philharmonia Orchestra
June – Songs for Summer by Elgar, Fauré, Brahms, Tippett and Grainger
February – Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
                       Bach Motet I
 
2006
December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB
November – Bach Mass in B minor at St John’s Smith Square
September – Trip to Stockholm to sing Handel Zadok the Priest, Mozart Ave Verum, Brahms Schicksalied, Fauré Requiem, Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer, Vaughan Williams Valient for Truth
May – Mendelssohn Elijah at the Cadogan Hall
March – Mozart 250th Aniversary – Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
January – Handel Messiah at the Cadogan Hall
 
2005
December – A Fanfare for Christmas, in aid of PHAB
November – Handel and English Baroque at St John’s, Smith Square
May – Bach St Matthew Passion at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
March – Fanfare for Spring with music by Fauré, Handel, Brahms, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn
January – Handel Messiah
2004
December – Carols and Readings, in aid of PHAB
November – Haydn St Nicholas Mass and Symphony 45 ‘Farewell’
June – Music by Britten, Gibbons, Bach, Schubert and Fauré at St James’s, Piccadilly
March – 150th birthday celebrations for James Gaddarn and Colin Evans
January – Handel Messiah
 
2003
December – Carols and Readings, in aid of PHAB
November – Salieri Coronation Te Deum 
                           Elgar Serenade for Strings
                           Britten Cantata Misericordium
                           Haydn Missa Cellensis
June – Summer concert at St James’s, Piccadilly
March – Puccini I Crisantemi and Messa di Gloria
                  Rossini Stabat Mater
January – Handel Messiah (celebrating James Gaddarn’s 50th year as conductor of the LOC)
 
2002
December – Carols and Readings, in aid of PHAB
November – Handel Samson
June – Concert in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen
April – Dvorak Stabat Mater 
January – Handel Messiah
 
2001
November – Bach Cantatas 10 and 80 and Magnificat
June – Mozart Requiem
              Bliss Pastoral
              Elgar Serenade for Strings
March – Brahms German RequiemTragic Overture and Schicksalslied
January – Handel Messiah