Archive of Past Performances

This page has information on performances prior to December 2022.  More recent performances are listed here.


Sunday 2nd July 2022
Handel's Dixit Dominus and madrigals by Monteverdi, from his Eighth Book. With members of the Asyla Ensemble In St Martin's Church, Kensal Green. ♦Poster ♦Programme

Sunday 24th April 2022
.  Scheduled for 27th March, this concert was postponed after 15 choir members contracted Covid. On the programme were the cantata Spring by Rachmaninoff, featuring teh Ukrainian baritone Oleksandr Ilvakhin, and Stravinsky's Synphony of Psalms in Stravinsky's own arrangement for choir with piano four hands. In St Mark's Church, Hamilton Terrace. ♦Poster ♦Programme

Sunday 28th November 2021  
An die Musik
: German and Austrian choral works, including:
  • Clara Schumann Ich stand in dunklen Träumen (arr. Hamish Brown)
  • Schoenberg Natur (arr. Olliver Till)
  • Bruckner Locus iste
  • J.S. Bach Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor
  • Rheinberger Abendlied
  • Clara Schumann Der Mond kommt still gegangen (arr. Hamish Brown)
  • Mendelssohn Lift thine eyes; I waited for the Lord; Ave Maria

Sunday 21st July 2021
Our first live event after lock-down was a joint promotion with the London Medical Orchestra, featuring Fauré's Requiem and the rarely performed Říkadla (Nursery Rhymes) by Janáček, arranged for choir and orchestra by our conductor, Oliver Till, with English words by Benedict Pope. At St Mellitus Church near Finsbury Park.

Saturday 24th January 2020
As part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival at St Stephen Walbrook, City of London, a repeat of our November concert excluding the movements from Pergolesi's Stabat Mater:
  • J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229;  
  • Fauré Two motets Op. 65, Ave verum & Tantum ergo
  • J.S. Bach Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor BWV 542 (Hamish Brown, organ);
  • Duruflé Requiem Op. 9.


24th November 2019 
  • J.S. Bach Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229;  
  • Fauré Two motets Op. 65, Ave verum & Tantum ergo;
  • three movements from  Pergolesi's Stabat Mater (Queen’s Park Junior Singers);
  • J.S. Bach Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor BWV 542 (Hamish Brown, organ);
  • Duruflé Requiem Op. 9.
St Mark's, Hamilton Terrace  ♦Poster ♦Programme
Sunday 23rd June 2019  
Dashing away: music from many lands
in Malories School
  • Traditional spiritual, arr. Roy Ringwald Deep River
  • Michael Flanders & Donald Swan An Ill Wind (with apologies to Mozart); Roger Bloomfield, Peter Weigall, bass; Hamish Brown, piano
  • Clara Schumann arr. Hamish Brown Ich stand in dunklen Träumen
  • Traditional Bulgarian Ergen Deda
  • Zoltán Kodály Esti Dal
  • Frédéric Chopin Barcarole in F# major Op. 48; Reiko Kimura, piano
  • Edvard Grieg arr. Oliver Till Ein Traum
  • Hector Berlioz Villanelle from Les nuits d’été; Monica Healy, alto; Hamish Brown, piano;
  • Traditional Scottish arr. Michael McGlynn Fionghuala
  • Jacques Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno
  • Pierre Certon La la la; QPS Madrigal Group
  • Xixian Qu Mu Ge (Pastoral Song)
  • Anon. Arr. Percy Grainger Dafydd y Garreg Wen; Glyn Jones, tenor; Hamish Brown, piano
  • Alexander Scriabin arr. Oliver Till Romance
  • Robert Schumann Fantasiestück no. 3 in A major “Rasch und; mit Feuer”; Tabea Grimm, clarinet; Hamish Brown, piano
  • John Rutter (arr.) Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron
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Saturday 19th April 2019 as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival: a repeat of our Solace and Celebration concert

Sunday 24th March 2019 
Solace and Celebration
  • Biber Requiem in F minor
  • Holst Ode to Death
  • Elgar Great is the Lord
  • Britten Jubilate Deo in E flat
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18th November 2018
  • Mozart Requiem 
  • Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3 in E flat
  • Malcolm Williamson  The Valley and the Hill (movements 5 & 6)
soprano Christine Buras
mezzo soprano Felicity Buckland
tenor Guy Withers
bass Angus McPhee
natural horn Daniel de Souza
Queen’s Park Singers
Queen’s Park Junior Singers
The Asyla Ensemble
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24th June 2018
A Worldwide Choral Celebration: Music from many lands, including a piece by our founder David Till, and virtuoso brass performances by visiting members Fernando and Lucía Moya
  • Claudio Monteverdi Cantate Domino
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Night
  • David Till springtime
  • Astor Piazzolla Oblivion  - Lucía Moya, horn
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Courante from Cello Suite no. 2  - Fernando Moya, euphonium
  • Leoš Janáček  arr. Oliver Till The Little Dove
  • Trad. Arr. Mike Brewer Hamba Lulu
  • Gabriel Fauré Pavane
  • Ethan Sperry Desh
  • Billy Joel Lullaby*
*with Queen’s Park Junior Singers
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18th March 2018 St Martin's, Kensal Green
Our spring concert featured the UK premier performance of the St John Passion by CPE Bach (1772 version) with period instrument accompaniment by the Asyla Ensemble, conducted by Oliver Till
  • Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)  Da pacem Domine
  • Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986) Tota pulchra es  Op. 10/2 (Queen's Prk Junior Singers, cond. Mary Phillips)
  • Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788)  St John Passion (1772)
                Evangelist & tenor solos:  Gwilym Bowen
                Pontius Pilate:  James Rhoads
                Jesus  & bass solos:  Michael Craddock
                Peter:  Seb Timpson
                Mary Magdalene: Nikki Saunders
                Servant: Roger Bloomfield
                Officer: Simon Judge
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)    Ich lasse dich nicht  BWV Anh. 159
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12th January 2018  repeat of programme from 10 December 2017 to a packed house as part London's Brandenburg Choral Festival in St Katherine Kree Church

10th December 2017 St Mark's, Hamilton Terrace
Brahms A German Requiemsung in English in Brahms's original version for choir and soloists with piano four hands.
Aimee Presswood soprano
Robert Brooks baritone
Gamal Khamis, Hamish Brown piano
Oliver Till conductor
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Sunday 12th June 2017 a programme of a cappella pieces by Flecha, Byrd, Monteverdi, Gibbons, Schreker, Scriabin, Ravel and Whitacre. 
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Sunday 13th March 2017 
  • Mozart Coronation Mass 
  • Sibelius.part songs
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11th December 2016 St Martin's, Kensal Green
Handel's master work, with period instrument accompaniment by the Asyla Ensemble This performance, our first in St Martin's Church, Kensal Green, drew a capacity audience who responded with a standing ovation.
Mary Phillips soprano
Rachel Maby contralto
Guy Withers tenor
Charles Naylor bass
Queen’s Park Junior Singers director Mary Phillips
Asyla Ensemble playing period instruments
Oliver Till conductor (for the first tim eas Music Director)
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Sunday 12th June.2016 Summer concert with guest conductor Oliver Till, with Queen's Park Junior Singers.
  • Liszt Via Crucis
  • Dvořák Gloria from Mass in D
  • Janáček Mass in E flat
  • Janáček Kačena divoká (The Wild Duck)
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Sunday 13th March 2016.
This Scepter'd Isle. A concert to celebrate William Shakespeare and the English landscape, including premier performances of two Shakespeare settings by David Podd, Spring from Haynd's The Seasons  and Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music
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Sunday 17th January 2016. A concert as part of the  Brandenburg Choral Festival in St Paul’s Church,  Covent Garden, featuring music from our December concert,including Bach cantatas and motets by Byrd and Palestrina. We shared the bill with Capital Connection, an all-female barbershop choir.

Sunday 6th December 2015
Sing my Soul! , a concert of Christmas music, featuring Queen's Park Junior Singers. 
  • Johann Sebastian Bach  Cantata 61 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Mary Phillips, soprano Sebastian Timpson, tenor Simon Judge, bass; Queen’s Park Junior Singers
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est (eight-part setting)
  • Richard Pygott Quid petis, o fili?
  • John Sheppard Reges Tharsis
  • Jan Pieters Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est
  • Thomas Weelkes Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Mary Phillips: Three Carols: Message to Mary; Balulalow Hallelujah Gospel; Queen’s Park Junior Singers cond. Mary Phillips; Vanessa Parmar, cello
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est (four-part setting)
  • Richard Dering Quem vidistis pastores?
  • William Byrd O magnum misterium; Beata virgo
  • Giovanni Gabrieli Hodie Christus natus est
  • Peter Philips O beatum et sacrosanctum diem
  • William Byrd From virgin’s womb; Rejoice, rejoice! A Carol for Christmas Day
  • J S Bach from Cantata 147: Chorale Jesus bleibet meine Freude
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Sunday 21st June 2015. A concert of Midsummer music, by a variety of composers. Featuring the Juniors, A Guitar Duo, (NNick Hartley &  Dennis Cooke) and a smaller vocal ensemble. Q4 (Jennifer Keller, Helen Dymond, Sebastian Timpson, Mark Hine). Works included world premier performance of David Till's setting of three pomes by Emily Dickinson. See programme for full listing.
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Sunday 22nd March 2015. Back to St Anne’s and St Andrew’s, for two fabulous Bach Cantatas, and a reprise of an anthem written by Mary Phillips for the Juniors back in 2012. 
  • JS Bach Cantatas 4 and 140
  • Mary Phillips Primavera
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Sunday 25th January.2015 A concert as part of the  Brandenburg Choral Festival in St Paul’s Church,  Covent Garden – we split the bill with Chorate.  We sang pieces from our December concert: Haydn, Pergolesi, Frunza and a movement from the Brahms requiem (in memoriam for Siobhan O’Connor, a member of the choir who had died a few days before in a skiing accident).   

Sunday 7th December 2014. A concert built around the Little Organ Mass by Haydn, and the Magnificat by Pergolesi. 
  • Haydn Missa Brevis St Joannis de Deo
  • Cornysh Ave Maria Mater Dei
  • Brahms German Requiem movements 4 & 5
  • Frunza Velichit Dusha Moya Gospoda
  • Pergolesi Magnificat
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Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd November. 2014 Four well-attended performances by the Junior Choir, plus many others, of The Happy Prince by Malcolm Williamson.

Sunday 8th June 2014. A concert of Spanish music. The choir sang music from the Cancioneros that were compiled in the 16th and 17th centuries and a piece by a more recent Catalan composer, who died in 1987. There were also songs by Manuel de Falla, sung by Mary, and guitar music. The Juniors also took part. See programme for full listing.
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Sunday 16th March 2014. The adult choir visit St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace for the first time, in a programme of music specially chosen to suit the spacious acoustics of St Mark’s. 
  • Henryk Gorecki Totus Tuus
  • Edvard Grieg Ave maris stella for three-part upper voices
  • Morten Lauridsen O Nata Lux
  • Gabriel Faure In Paradisum from Requiem
  • Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
  • David Till born when god decided
  • Samuel Barber Sure on this shining night
  • for eight-part mixed voices Edvard Grieg Ave maris stella
  • John Tavener Song for Athene
  • Franz Schubert Gott ist mein Hirt
  • Morten Lauridsen Sure on this shining night
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Sunday 8th December 2013. Christmas concert featuring the fifth part of the Christmas Oratorio by J S Bach, with a range of other pieces of Christmas music. Our first joint concert with the Nonesuch Orchestra, who performed a Concerto Grosso by Corelli (“composed for Christmas night”).  
  • Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 8
  • JS Bach Christmas Oratorio Part 5
  • Old German, arranged R L Pearsall In dulci jubilo
  • Elizabeth Poston Jesus Christ the apple tree
  • Conrad Kocher As with gladness, men of old
  • Anonymous Ther is no rose of swych vertu
  • Orlando Lassus Omnes de Saba venient
  • Hector Berlioz The shepherds’ farewell
  • Felix Mendelssohn Hark the herald angels sing
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Saturday 16th November 2013. Two sell-out and highly successful performances, at St Mark’s Church Hamilton Terrace, of Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten. The Juniors and the DaCapo Music Foundation were directed by Mary Phillips.  Featured Roger Bloomfield as Noah! 
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Sunday 9th June 2013. Opera choruses
  • Claudio Monteverdi 'Come, Hymen come' and 'See him come' from Orfeo
  • Richard Wagner 'Treulich geführt' from Lohengrin
  • Henry Purcell Recitative, aria and chorus from Dido and Aeneas: 'Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth ... With drooping wings'; Mary Phillips soprano' with Queen's Park Junior Singers
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 'O welche Lust' from Fidelio ;solo tenor: Colm Doherty, solo bass: Mark Hine
  • Camille Saint-Saëns 'La mort de Thaïs: paraphrase de concert pour piano sur l'opéra de
  • J. Massenet' ; Antony Gray piano
  • Pietro Mascagni 'Regina coeli' from Cavalleria Rusticana; with Queen's Park Junior Singers  & Mary Phillips, soprano
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 'Dyevitsyi, krassavitsyi' from Eugene Onegin
  • Benjamin Britten 'Embroidery in childhood was a luxury of idleness'from Peter Grimes; Mary Phillips soprano, Antony Gray piano
  • Camille Saint-Saëns 'Scherzo pour piano sur Les Pêcheurs de Perles opéra de Georges Bizet';Antony Gray piano
  • Giuseppe Verdi 'Va, pensiero' from Nabucco
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 'Placido é il mar' from Idomeneo); Mary Phillips soprano
  • George Frideric Handel 'Come, mighty Father' from Theodora
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Sunday 10th March 2013. A concert to mark Mothers’s day, with  readings of poems and a contribution from the Juniors. 

  • Benjamin Britten Three songs from Friday Afternoons ; 2. A Tragic Story 3. Cuckoo! 4. Ee-oh!; Queen's Park Junior Singers, Antony Gray piano, directed by Mary Phillips
  • Robert Parsons Ave Maria
  • Christopher Matthew Mother
  • Henry Purcell The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation; Mary Phillips soprano, Antony Gray piano
  • Benjamin Britten a hymn to the virgin
    • Lalo Sérénade from La Mère et l'Enfant Édouard
    • Émile Paladilhe Le petit carillon
    • Bohuslav Martinu Avec un doigt; Henry Samii Pour and Antony Gray, four hands at one piano
  • Sergei Rachmaninov Bogoroditse Devo
  • Francis Poulenc Villageoises: Petites pièces enfantines pour piano ; I. Valse Tyrolienne II. Staccato III. Rustique IV. Polka V. Petite Ronde VI. Coda; Antony Gray piano
  • Michael Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time
  • Hugo Wolf Schlafendes Jesuskind benedeit die sel'ge Mutter; David Till baritone, Nicholas Murray piano
  • Johannes Brahms Ye now have sorrow from A German Requiem

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Sunday 9th December 2012 We repeated the concert fro 2nd December again at St Augustine’s Church, with cornets and sackbuts of the Ravenscroft Consort

Sunday 2nd December 2012. A concert based on Christmas in Venice 400 years ago, with Queen's Park Sinfonia

  • Monteverdi Deus in adjutorium meum intende. Domine ad adjuvandum. Audi coelum: omnes hanc ergo sequamur from Vespers of 1610
  • Lassus Jubilate Deo ;  Laudent Deum ;  Resonet in laudibus
  • Willaert Petite Camusette
  • Lassus Omnes de Saba venient
  • Banchieri La Feliciana ; L'Alcenagina
  • Monteverdi Ave maris stella;  Magnificat animammea; Sicut erat in princiio from Vespers of 1610
  • Giovanni Gabrieli Hodie Christus natus est

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Sunday 24th June 2012.  A repeat of our April concert, this time in the wonderful St Augustine’s Church Kilburn - with the Junior singers also taking part, and an additional item composed for the occasion by Mary Phillips. 

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Velichit dusha moya Gospoda; Svete Tikhi; Bogoroditse Devo
  • Mary Phillips Primavera
  • Franz Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat D. 485
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat in D

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Sunday 29th April 2012. A 70th birthday concert, for and conducted by David Till., with Queen's Park Sinfonia

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Velichit dusha moya Gospoda; Svete Tikhi; Bogoroditse Devo
  • Franz Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat D. 485
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat in D

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Sunday 11th December 2011:  a celebration of Christmas and the winter solstice, with Loretta Hopkins soprano, Roger Bloomfield bass-baritone, Agnieszka Teodorowska cello, Antony Gray piano

  • Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noel
  • Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols,
  • Purcell Frost Scene from King Arthur
  • Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor for cell and piano

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Sunday 19th June 2011: an Elizabethan concert at the refurbished hall at Salubsury Primary School. This concert featured madrigals, dancing (led by Robert and Jane Huggett, who are members of Renaissance Footnotes), and lute & recorder music. form Dawn Thompson and Julia Raeburn. See programme for full listing.
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Tuesday 12th April 2011: we  took part in a joyful "singfest" at a packed Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead. We sang Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, and the other five choirs sang a wide range of pieces, including a protest song against public spending cuts. The event raised over £900 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Sunday 6th March 2011:
Fauré’s  Requiem,  and Cantique de Jean Racine, interleaved with various pieces for cello quartet. We enjoyed this concert so much we repeated it on Sunday 13th March 2011, this time with the Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, at St Augustine’s Church Kilburn – our first concert not at St Anne’s. 
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Sunday 12th December 2010: Wolcum Yole: a concert of lullabies and carols for Christmas, 

  • Martin Peerson Upon my Lap my Soveraigne Sits
  • Richard Pygott Quid Petis, O Fili
  • William Byrd Lullaby, my Sweet Little Baby
  • Alphonse Hasselmans La Source  concert étude for solo harp
  • Benjamin Britten A Charm of Lullabies
  • Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols 

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Sunday 27th June 2010:
Purcell Dido and Aeneas:  a concert performance, including the Juniors, of scenes from Purcell's opera (1689), with dramatised readings from Vergil's account in the Aeneid
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Sunday 25th April 2010:  Primavera, with  poems on the theme of the concert – “Spring awakening - renewal and rebirth”. 

  • Claudio Monteverdi O primavera ; Ecco mormorar l'onde ;  Beatus vir
  • Henry Purcell My beloved spake 
  • Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E major RV 269 (La Primavera) 
  • Samuel Barber Sure on this shining night
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Sunday 6th  December 2009: J. S. Bach Christmas Oratorio, parts 1 and 3, sung in English. 
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Sunday 14th  June 2009:  Midsummer concert, with the QP Juniors and the QP Sinfonia, which  celebrated four composers who have major anniversaries in 2009: Purcell, born 1659; Handel, died 1759; Haydn, died 1809; Mendelssohn, born 1809.  

  • Purcell: Remember not Lord our offences
    • Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes mei
    • Hear my prayer
    • Sound the trumpet from Birthday Ode to Queen Mary (members of QP Junior Singers)
  • Haydn: Round (QP Junioe Singers)
    • Symphony no.6 Le Matin (Queeen's Park Sinfonia)
  • Mendelssohn: From incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Ye Spotted Snakes
    • Nocturne
    • Finale
  • Handel: Chandos Anthem no. 4, O sing unto the Lord

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Sunday 22nd February 2009: a concert of Lenten polyphony, including the Josquin Mass Pange Lingua, and Civitas Sancti Tui by Byrd, interspersed with poems. 

  • Pange lingua (plainchant)
  • Josquin des Prés: Missa Pange lingua
  • Aaron Copland: from Twelve poems of Emily Dickinson (Mary Phillips, soprano; Will Corke, piano)
    • There came a wind like a bugle
    • Dear March, come in!
    • Sleep is supposed to be
    • When they come back
  • William Byrd Civitas sancti tui
  • J S Bach Largo e dolce from Flute Sonata in B minor BWV 1030 (Lucy Le Fanu, flute; Nicholas Murray, piano)
  • Francis Poulenc Vinea mea electa
  • Maurice Duruflé Tantum ergo

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Sunday 13th December 2008: two performances of The Christmas Story by Heinrich SchÜtz,  in a semi-staged production, also involving the Juniors. 
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Sunday 18th May 2008: the Spring section from The Seasons by Joseph Haydn,  a wonderfully joyous work celebrating the springtime renewal of life. Settings of two e. e. cummings poems, which David Till wrote in 1980. The choral music was complemented by a Mozart Piano Concerto (K449) played by the late Geoff Dancer, who has also accompanied Mary Phillips in earlier concerts. 

  • Moeran Spring, the sweet spring
  • R Vaughan Williams In the springtime of the year
  • David Till two poems by e e cummings
    • sam was a man
    • spring time
  • Anon Three rounds
  • Thomas Arne When daisies pied
  • W A Mozart Piano concerto in E flat, K449
  • Joseph Haydn Spring from The Seasons

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Sunday 26th November 2007: a concert of Christmas music from Handel’s Messiah, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the church of St Anne and St Andrew
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20th  May 2007,  “All creatures now..."”

  • Britten Rejoice in the Lamb,
  • Carnival! - an adaptation by Gwyn Arch of Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals, adapted, with words by Jeremy Browne;
  • Taverner: The Lamb
  • Madrigals, part songs and some Cole Porter, sung by Quintabile 
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26th  November 2006 - "Above the Stars"

  • Tomkins Above the stars; My shepherd is the living Lord; Great and marvelous; See, the shepherds' queen; When David heard that Absalom was slain; Ut re me fa sol la
  • Vaughan Williams The roadside fire
  • Wagner O du mein holder Abendstern
  • Copeland Night
  • Weilll Lost in the stars
  • Marks In nomine at Tiffany's
  • Hurd Do not weep my little son
  • Arne Blow, blow thou winter wind
  • Kosma Autumn leaves
  • Schumann Mein schöner Stern
  • Wolf Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag erhoben
  • Monteverdi Sfogava con le stelle
  • Britten To daffodils; Th eevening primrose

Plus music for viols:

  • Byrd In nomine à 4 no. 2
  • Purcell Fantasia à 3 no. 3

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25th June 2006 – a Midsummer concert

  • Purcell Anthems
  • Handel Chandos Anthem no. 4
  • Mendelssohn Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)


  • Haydn Symphony n. 6 Le matin


23rd April 2006 -Play on! a series of readings and songs to mark the birthday of Shakespeare. Settings by Morley, Vaughan Williams, Moeran, Tippett and others.

12th March 2006 - celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart:

  • Ave verum corpus
  • Missa brevis in B flat
  • Symphony 29. 


20th  December 2005 – carols around Queens Park (for the thirtieth year running).

27th November 2005 – concert of music for Christmas and the wintry season.

17th April 2005 - Concert to mark the 500th Anniversary of the birth of Thomas Tallis, including music by Vaughan Williams, Byrd, Gibbons and Wilbye. 

  • Gibbons The silver swan
  • Wilbye Draw in, sweet night
  • Byrd Fantasia; Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis
  • Tallis O sacrum convivium; If ye love me; God grant with grace; Why fumeth in fight
  • Vaughan Williams Just as the tide was flowing; The lover's ghost

Plus Queen's P:ark Junior Singers:

  • Tallis's Canon
  • Trad. arr. David Till I'm seventeen come Sunday
  • Trad. Dashing away withthe smoothing iron


  • Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis (Queen's Park Strings)


25th July 2004 - St Anne’s Centenary Service. Anton Bruckner: Locus iste (by special request of Fr Fergus), and William Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis.

23rd May 2004  - a programme of Czech music (flyer here) Dvorak: Moravian Folk Songs; Janacek: Otcenas (Our Father); Petr Eben: Noc (The Night); and also Janacek's Mladi for wind sextet, and Dvorak's Serenade for Strings.

2nd November 2003: concert for All Souls Day: the choir sang Victoria's Requiem, with consort music by William Byrd, John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons and Anthony Holborne interpolated between the sections of the requiem 

18th May 2003: `Northern Lights' Concert: including music from northern European countries.

17th November 2002 at 6.30pm at St Anne and St Andrew, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6. This was a St Cecilia's Day concert: the programme included Britten `Hymn to St Cecilia', Purcell `Welcome to all the pleasures', and Stravinsky 'Apollon Musagete'; the Junior Singers also took part.

The Singers made their first trip abroad, to the Abbaye de Mondaye (in Normandy) from 12th to 18th August 2002; the idea was to go for a few days of relaxation and gentle work on repertoire for later concerts. We gave a short concert at the end of our stay, and took part in Vespers for the feast of the Assumption (15th August) and for mass on Sunday morning (18th August). Repertoire included: Josquin - Missa sexti toni 'L'homme armé'; Britten -Hymn to St Cecilia; Debussy - Trois chansons de Charles d'Orléans; Josquin - Salve Regina; Schutz - Cantate Domino.

On 27th April 2002 David Till celebrated his 60th birthday: we presented a concert with the theme 'Sing unto the Lord', with settings in different languages and from different times -- Bach 'Singet dem Herrn', Purcell 'O sing unto the Lord', Schutz 'Cantate Domino', and James Macmillan `A new song'. We were accompanied in the Purcell by Queens Park Strings, who also performed Elgar's `Introduction and Allegro' and Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor with Jane Afia as soloist. There were also arrangements of pieces by Bach for wind trio, beautifully played by Nicholas Murray, Judith Rhoades and Hugh Rosenbaum This concert raised about £1100 for a start-up fund for the choir in its new form as a registered charity.

On 2nd  December 2001 we presented a programme of Advent and Christmas music. This included: Britten Hymn to the Virgin, Kodaly Veni veni Emmanuel, Bruckner Virga Jesse, Peter Maxwell Davies O sacrum convivium, Gibbons This is the record of John, Palestrina Alma remptoris mater, Byrd Rorate coeli desuper. The junior choir also participated, singing O little town of Bethlehem, Gifts by Bob Chilcott, and a Merry Christmas round. There were also pieces for organ, played by Peter Walter and David Till, duets for basses, sung by Cedric Lee and David Till and Tchaikovski's December (the Seasons), played by Martin Keuneman and Sue Clark.

We presented a concert on 20th  May 2001 at the church, including Handel 'My somg shall be alway', Purcell 'Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes mei' and Schutz 'Die mit Traenen saeen'. The programme also included the concertogrosso in F, Op 6 No 2, by Handel, and Martin Keuneman played two movements from a Bach solo violin suite.

Concert with Kaleidoscope Wind Band on 12th November 2000: this included Bach Lutheran Mass in F; also on the programme were Seascape, by Ruth Gipps, and Suite in D, by Arthur Bird, both of these for Wind Band; also -- perhaps the only known composition for double wind quintet and choir! -- Beim Abschied zu singen, by Robert Schumann. We had around 30 singers for this concert: the music of the Lutheran Mass was truly uplifting; there was wonderful concentration in the rehearsals and the performance was very satisfying as a result of much hard work on some tricky notes both during the rehearsals and at home.  

We presented a Spring Concert on 21st  May 2000. This included the Magnificat by Arvo Part, two graduals by Bruckner, and Cantate Domino by Schutz; rounds by Byrd and David Till; also taking part was Martin Keuneman, who played Bach cello Suite No 3 on the viola, and a slow movement from a solo viola sonata by Hindemith. This was a most enjoyable event.


On 16th May 1999, we presented a concert with strings: Purcell, Sing unto the Lord, Rejoice in the Lord alway; Elgar, Serenade for Strings Op 20; Schutz, Mein Sohn, warum hast Du uns das getan? The string band, Fiddlesticks and Friends, included local string players and friends from a little further away, led by Jane O'Connor-Afia.

Our first concert was presented in the new church at 6 pm on Sunday 8th March 1998. The programme included Lenten music by Tallis, together with anthems by Purcell, and rounds by Byrd and Clemens. Also taking part were Nick Hartley and Dennis Cook, guitars, and Andrew Hope and Emma Johnson, baritone and baroque harp; they performed instrumental music and songs from Italy, Germany and Spain. The proceeds (around £250) went to St Luke's Hospice (more details here), as part of the Mayor of Brent's Charity Appeal, 1997/98.

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