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Concert list - from 1978 to the present

A list of all our concerts from 1978 to the present can be viewed as a PDF file.* Compiled by Malcolm Moulton.

 

Works by contemporary composers, performed by RCS during their lifetime

Malcolm Moulton has also compiled a list of works that were performed by Rochester Choral Society during the composers' lifetimes, from 1873 to the present. It can be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Summer Concert 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017

C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat
Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli (Paukenmesse)

Susan Young, Soprano
Janet Shell, Mezzo-Soprano
Clifford Lister, Tenor
Stephen Alder, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Poster designed by Rebecca Jane Design

 

Spring Concert 2017

Saturday 18th March 2017

Mixed motets and organ pieces for Passiontide:
Brahms: Geistliches Lied
Brahms: Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen Op.122 no. 2 (organ)
Bruckner: Locus iste
Bruckner: Os justi
Brahms: O, Welt, ich muss dich lassen Op. 122 no.5 (organ)
Bruckner: Inveni David
Bruckner: Christus factus est
Brahms: Schmücke diche, O liebe Seele (organ)
Bruckner: Ave Maria
Bruckner Tota pulchra es
Brahms: O, Welt, ich muss dich lassen Op. 122 no. 11 (organ)
Bruckner: Ecce Sacerdos

Chilcott: St. John Passion

Tilly Green, Soprano
Clifford Lister, Tenor
Alistair Bamford, Baritone
Ryan Pollock, Baritone
James Norrey, Organ

Accompanied by organ and a small group of selected musicians

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may viewed as a PDF file.*

 

 

Poster designed by Rebecca Jane Design

 

 

Rochester Choral Society Chamber Choir singing Yuletide Carols

Saturday 17th December 2016

James Norrey, Organ

Conducted by Peter Ashley

St. Margaret's Church Rainham, High Street, Rainham ME8 8AN

  • The programme may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

 

 

Carol Singing at the Rochester Dickens Festival

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2016

Carol singing at the Rochester Dickens Festival on the Blue Boar Lane stage.

We also took part in the Parade outside the Cathedral on both days at 4.45 pm.

 

 

 

Autumn Concert 2016

Saturday 19th November 2016

Langlais: Messe Solennelle
Fauré: Requiem

Archie Caithness, Treble
Ryan Pollock, Baritone
James Norrey, Organ

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Poster designed by Rebecca Jane Design



Summer Concert 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016

Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor
Vivaldi: Gloria

Alexandra Stevenson, Soprano
Augusta Hebbert, Soprano
Toby Forster, Countertenor
Clifford Lister, Tenor
Ryan Pollock, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Poster designed by Rebecca Jane Design

 

Proms in the Park

Saturday 28th May 2016

Vivaldi: Gloria
Gershwin: 'S Wonderful
Diack: Sing a Song of Sixpence
Chilcott (arr.): The Skye Boat Song
Mozart: Alleluia
Coleman: The Rhythm of Life
Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea
Elgar: Song of Liberty

The Rochester Choral Society joined the Maidstone Wind Symphony, Energize, Invicta Jazz Orchestra, the Hazlitt Youth Theatre and the Maidstone Singers for Proms in the Park in Whatman Millennium River Park, Maidstone to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

 

 

 

Spring Concert

Saturday 12th March 2016

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Pärt: The Beatitudes
Janáček: Otče Náš
Rutter: Requiem

Henry Skillern, Treble
Toby Forster, Counter-Tenor
Clifford Lister, Tenor
Ryan Pollock, Baritone
Benjamin Bloor, Organ
Alex Rider, Harp
Roan Kearsey-Lawson, Timpani and Percussion
Lucy Crooks, Percussion
Victoria Beattie, Cello
Rebecca Jackson, Flute
Bryony Hanson, Oboe

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Poster designed by Rebecca Jane Design

 

 

Carol singing at the Rochester Christmas Market

Saturday 12th December, 1 - 1.45 pm and 3 - 3.45 pm

Carol singing at the Rochester Christmas Market on the Castle Gardens stage.

 

 

Carol singing at the Rochester Dickens Festival

Saturday 5th December, 1 - 1.45 pm and 3 - 3.45 pm

Carol singing at the Rochester Dickens Festival on the Blue Boar Lane stage.

 

 

Carol singing at the Rochester Christmas Market

Saturday 28th November, 1 - 1.45 pm and 3 - 3.45 pm

Carol singing at the Rochester Christmas Market on the Castle Gardens stage.

 

 

Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven Concert

Saturday 14th November 2015

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Emily Garland, Soprano
Katherine Aitken, Mezzo-Soprano
John Porter, Tenor
Michael Mofidian, Bass

With the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Peter Bassano

Rochester Cathedral 

 

 

 

Vocal workshop

Saturday 12th September 2015

Directed by Charles MacDougall

St. Stephen's Church, Chatham

Rochester Choral Society planned a vocal workshop for the benefit of members to help us develop our technical abilities and performance practice. It was directed by Charles MacDougall.

  • Notes of day, written by Ann Livings, may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Bach and Haydn Concert

Saturday 27th June 2015

Bach: Magnificat
Haydn: Nelson Mass

Alexandra Clifford-Hill, Soprano
Henry Skillern, Treble
Christopher Field, Countertenor
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Alistair Bamford, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

 

  • The concert was dedicated to Gavin Williams (above), our Assistant Director of Music and Chorus Master, who died in May 2015. A tribute to Gavin may be viewed here as a PDF file.*
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.* 

 

 

 

Vierne and Chilcott Concert

Saturday 21st March 2015

Langlais: Prelude from Suite Médiévale (organ)
Vierne: Messe Solennelle (choir, organ and brass)
Langlais: Tiento from Suite Médiévale (organ)
Vierne: Tantum Ergo (Cathedral Consort and organ)
Gigout: Grand Chœur Dialogué (organ and brass)

Chilcott: Salisbury Vespers (all three choirs, organ and brass)

Roan Kearsey-Lawson, Percussion
James Cook, Percussion
Lucy Crooks, Percussion
Scott Farrell, Organ
Claire Innes-Hopkins, Organ

With Rochester Cathedral Consort, Girl Choristers of Rochester Cathedral and Locke Brass Consort

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

  

 

Ein deutsches Requiem

Saturday 8th November 2014

Rheinberger: Abendlied
Rheinberger: Mass in E flat major Op 109 'Cantus Missae'
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (piano duet version)

James Wilkinson, Bass
Claire Innes-Hopkins, Piano
Linden Innes-Hopkins, Piano

With the Cathedral Choir and pupils and staff from Cobham Hall School

Conducted by Scott Farrell

St. George's Centre, Chatham

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.* 

 

 

 

Israel in Egypt

Saturday 7th June 2014

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Johanna Chambers, Soprano
Rachael Cox, Mezzo-Soprano
Raphael Janssens, Treble
Toby Forster, Counter-Tenor
Clifford Lister, Tenor
Alistair Bamford, Bass
James Wilkinson, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Scott Farrell

Rochester Cathedral

 

 

 

Spring Concert 2014

Saturday 29th March 2014

Brahms: Nänie
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Sally Harrison, Soprano
Catherine King, Mezzo-Soprano
Mark Saberton, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer
(Roger's final concert as the Director of Music of the Rochester Choral Society)

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*
  • Roger receiving his Honorary certificate at the concert (photograph by Mark Rolls):

  

 

Carols at the Christmas Dickens Festival

Saturday 7th December 2013

Boley Hill Stage

The Rochester Choral Society sang carols from 2.15 to 2.45 pm on the Boley Hill stage opposite the Cathedral West door at the Christmas Dickens Festival.

 

Autumn Concert 2013

Saturday 9th November 2013

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Finzi: Five Bagatelles for Clarinet
Dove: The Passing of the Year (movements 3, 5, 7)
Elgar: From Bavarian Highlands
Elgar: Organ Sonata in G (Allegro Maestoso)
Dawson (arr.): Three Spirituals (Soon ah will be done; Every time I feel the spirit; King Jesus is a listening)
Chilcott (arr.): Three Songs (O Danny Boy; The Lily and the Rose; Skye Boat Song)

Hannah Marcinowicz, Clarinet
Edward Spooner-Lillingston,Treble
Toby Forster, Alto
Ewan Stockwell, Tenor
John Forster, Bass
Roger Sayer, Organ and Piano
Jonathan Kingston, Organ and Piano

Conducted by Roger Sayer

St. George's Centre, Chatham Maritime

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Verdi Requiem (with guest singers)

Saturday 6th July 2013

As part of Medway Council's promotion of music in 2013, Rochester Choral Society performed the Verdi Requiem and choral singers were invited to join us.

Verdi: Requiem

Hannah Moody, Soprano
Tania Williams, Mezzo-Soprano
Richard Monk, Tenor
Dawid Kimberg, Baritone
Charles Andrews, Organ

Directed by Roger Sayer

St. George's Centre, Chatham Maritime

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Haydn and Mozart

Saturday 13th April 2013

Haydn: Te Deum in C
Rheinberger: Organ Concerto no. 2 in G Minor
Mozart: Requiem

Elisabeth Marshall, Soprano
James Neville, Counter-Tenor
Richard Monk, Tenor
Alistair Bamford, Bass
Charles Andrews, Organ

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.* 

 

Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion and Fauré's Requiem

A charity event for Medway Sunlight Rotary supported charities, St. Matthew's Church and Rochester Choral Society

Saturday 16th March 2013

Stainer: Crucifixion
Fauré: Requiem

Michael Cooke, Organ

Directed by Simon Tatnall

St. Matthew's Church, Wigmore

  • The poster may also be downloaded as a PDF file.*

Dickens Festival Carol Concert

Saturday 1st December 2012
Mince pies and mulled wine available

Wilhelm: A Virgin Most Pure
Hadley: I Sing of a Maiden
Adam: O Holy Night
Berlioz: The Shepherds' Farewell
Willcocks: Sussex Carol
plus the old favourites and more...

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Kerne Clemence, Accompanist
Malcolm Moulton, Reader

Presented by Adrian Lacey

Conducted by Gavin Williams

Corn Exchange, High Street, Rochester

 

  • The poster may also be downloaded as a PDF file.*
  • The full programme may be viewed as a PDF file.*
  • Read Malcolm Moulton's 'pome', History repeats itself, (which he wrote for, and performed in, the concert), as a PDF file.*

Jubilation Concert

Saturday 3rd November 2012

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Parry: I was Glad
Briggs: Mosaique - Sonata for Organ Duet **World Premiere**
Roger Sayer and Charles Andrews, Organ
[more details] [press release]
Walton: Coronation Te Deum
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Barber: Adagio for Strings
Hawes: Te Deum **U.K. Premiere**
[more details] [press release] [photos]

Alexandra Stevenson, Soprano
Robin Green, Tenor

With the Rochester Sinfonietta and Amadeus Orchestra

Conducted by Roger Sayer, Patrick Hawes and Samuel Rathbone

Rochester Cathedral

  • The poster may also be downloaded as a PDF file.*
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Elijah

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Elizabeth Donovan, Soprano
Tania Williams, Mezzo-Soprano
Mark Chaundy, Tenor
Julian Tovey, Baritone
George Harrington, Treble

Miranda Allain Chapman, Soprano 1 (Trio)
Isabella Chambers, Soprano 2 (Trio)
Toby Forster, Alto (Trio)

With the Rochester Sinfonietta and members of Radlett Choral Society

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • The poster may also be downloaded as a PDF file.*
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Spring Concert 2012 including a Come & Sing of Stainer's The Crucifixion

Saturday 24th March 2012

  • Come & Sing rehearsal
  • RCS concert performance of the first half of the programme
  • Come & Sing Stainer's Crucifixion

Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Whitacre: Sleep
Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer
Bruckner: Christus Factus est

Come & Sing Stainer: The Crucifixion

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
James Wilkinson, Bass
Scott Farrell, Organ

Conducted and directed by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

The Creation

Saturday 5th November 2011

Haydn: The Creation

Hannah Sandison, Soprano
Christopher Lemmings, Tenor
Adrian Poulter, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Voice workshops

Saturday 17th September 2011 (Session 1)

Directed by Christine Hubbard
Accompanied by Dan Soper

Strood Methodist Church

Saturday 7th July 2012 (Session 2)

Directed by Christine Hubbard
Accompanied by Paul Simpson

Strood Methodist Church

Rochester Choral Society planned two voice workshops for the benefit of members and outside singers who would like to brush-up their skills. They were directed by Christine Hubbard.

Session 1:

  • Basics, posture
  • Christine's warm-ups (these are also available on a CD at a small charge)
  • Anatomy and physiology of the larynx etc.
  • Breathing and breath control
  • The passagio point - how to move between head and chest voice
  • Clearing the head and tubes
  • Voice production - producing a good sound
  • One or two four-part songs to practise
  • Questions and answers

Session 2:

  • Tuning
  • Inner ear
  • Finding the note from a chord
  • Sight-reading
  • One or two four-part songs to practise
  • Questions and answers

Summer 2011 Concert

Saturday 11th June 2011

Purcell: Te Deum and Jubilate in D
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B Minor BWV 544
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Rosemary Clifford, Soprano
Hannah Sandison, Soprano
Tania Williams, Mezzo-Soprano
Henry Capper-Allen, Alto
Robert Cross, Alto
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Tim Parker, Bass

Dan Soper, Organ (Purcell and Bach) and Piano (Rossini)
Samuel Rathbone, Organ (Rossini)

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

 

  • The poster (above) was designed by Graeme Campbell Design - 07753 687880.
  • The poster may also be downloaded as a PDF file.*
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Bach B Minor Mass

Saturday 9th April 2011

Bach: B Minor Mass

Philippa Hyde, Soprano
David Allsopp, Counter-Tenor
James Geer, Tenor
Stephen Kennedy, Bass

With Vocalensemble Ars Nova, Hamburg, directed by Volkmar Zehner, and the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • The poster (above) was designed by Graeme Campbell Design - 07753 687880.
  • The poster may also be downloaded as a PDF file.*
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Come and Sing

Saturday 5th March 2011

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens (8-part choral ed. - Novello)
Stainer: The Crucifixion (Novello ed.)

Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Chris Munday, Bass
Dan Soper, Organ

Directed by Gavin Williams

St. Matthew's Church, Wigmore

Christmas Concert

Saturday 11th December 2010

Clucas: In the Dark Time
Scheidt: A Child is Born in Bethlehem
Wilhelm: Benedicamus Domino
Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo
Bach: O Little One Sweet
and more...

With St. Margaret's Primary School, Troy Town

Conducted by Gavin Williams

St. Margaret's Church

  • The full programme may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Autumn Concert

Saturday 13th November 2010

Schumann: Zigeunerleben (A Gypsy's Life)
Stanford: The Blue Bird
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals for Two Pianos
Orff: Carmina Burana

Laurie Ashworth, Soprano
Michael Bracegirdle, Tenor
Njabulo Madala, Baritone
Richard Scarff, Percussion (Principal)
Scott Bywater, Percussion
James Cook, Percussion
Helen Crocker, Percussion
Royston Hunt, Percussion
Jana Metsapelto, Percussion
Scott Farrell, Piano
Dan Soper, Piano
Roger Sayer, Piano

Conducted by Roger Sayer

St. George's Centre, Chatham Maritime

  • The poster (above) was designed by Graeme Campbell Design - 07753 687880.
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Workshop for Bach B Minor Mass

Saturday 16th October 2010

Bach: B Minor Mass

Directed by Roger Sayer
Accompanied by Gavin Williams

Baptist Church, Crow Lane, Rochester

An Italian Evening

Saturday 12th June 2010

Mendelssohn: 4th Symphony (Italian)
Rossini: Stabat Mater

Sally Harrison, Soprano
Louise Crane, Mezzo-Soprano
Justin Lavender, Tenor
Samuel Evans, Bass
Dan Soper, Organ

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral


    • The poster (above) was designed by Graeme Campbell Design - 07753 687880.
    • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

 

Together in Concert: Two Rochesters

Our tour in the United States, with Granite State Choral Society and First United Methodist Church.

Wednesday 2nd June 2010
South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH
Friday 4th June 2010
South Congregational Church, Temple Street, Kennebunkport, ME
Saturday 5th June 2010
First United Methodist Church, 34 South Main Street, Rochester, NH

Fauré: Requiem
Handel: Coronation Anthems (Zadok the Priest; The King Shall Rejoice)
Dawson: Spirituals (Soon ah will be done; Every time I feel the spirit; King Jesus is a listening)
Rutter: Gaelic Blessing

Roger Sayer, Organ

Conducted by Seth A. Hurd and Kevin G. Lindsay 

  • A poster (below) of the New Hampshire concerts found in a local shop in Rochester NH - photo by Elizabeth Boucher. (Click on the 1st image below to enlarge it and then click on the 'Expand' icon to enlarge it further.)
  • Malcolm Moulton's diary of the week may be viewed as a PDF file.*
  • The proclamation from the City of Rochester, New Hampshire may be viewed as a PDF file.*
  • Photographs of the week may be viewed here.
  • Read some news articles about our visit to the United States (below):
  1. Rochester Times. 27th May 2010. (Click on the 2nd image below to enlarge it and then click on the 'Expand' icon to enlarge it further.)
  2. Foster's Daily Democrat. 3rd June 2010 (Click on the 2nd image below to enlarge it, click on the 'Expand' icon to enlarge it further and then scroll down.)
  3. A transcript of an article in Rochester Times. 29th July 2010. This can be viewed as a PDF file.* (The 3rd image below was included in the article and shows the presentation being made by Mayor T.J. Jean. Click on the image to enlarge it.)

 

SING

Saturday 20th March 2010

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Dove: At the Passing of the Year
Schumann: Dichterliebe
Rutter: Gloria

Rebecca van den Berg, Soprano
Rowan Hellier, Mezzo-Soprano
Justin Lavender, Tenor
Roger Sayer, Piano
Dan Soper, Organ

With members of Rochester Cathedral Girls' Choir

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral


  • The poster (above) was designed by Graeme Campbell Design - 07753 687880.
  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

Saturday 27th February 2010

Mozart: Requiem

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Frances Coppola, Mezzo-Soprano
Peter Jones, Tenor
Chris Munday, Bass
Dan Soper, Organ

Directed by Gavin Williams

St. Matthew's Church, Wigmore

Christmas Concert

Saturday 12th December 2009

Hadley: I Sing of a Maiden
Scheidt: A Child is Born in Bethlehem
Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo
Bertalot: Calypso Carol
Ballet: Lute Book Lullaby
Pieces from: Messiah
and more...

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Catriona Marshall, Clarinet
Malcolm Moulton, Reader
Dan Soper, Organ

Conducted by Gavin Williams

St. Margaret's Church, Rochester

Handel 250th Anniversary Celebration: Messiah

Saturday 14th November 2009

Handel: Messiah

Mary Nelson, Soprano
David Allsopp, Counter-Tenor
Daniel Auchincloss, Tenor
Samuel Evans, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

RCS Music Workshop

Saturday 10th October 2009

Dove: At the Passing of the Year
Rutter: Gloria

Directed by Roger Sayer
Accompanied by Dan Soper

Rochester Girls' Grammar School

Handel 250th Anniversary Celebration: Samson

Saturday 13th June 2009

Handel: Samson

Catherine Bott, Soprano
David Allsopp, Counter-Tenor
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Wyn Pencarreg, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Haydn and Mendelssohn 200th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday 14th March 2009

Haydn: Symphony 100 ("Military Symphony")
Haydn: Te Deum in C
Mendelssohn: Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)
Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)

Sara Corp, Soprano
Hilary Jane Andrews, Soprano
Norbert Meyn, Tenor

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Vaughan Williams 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday 15th November 2008

Five English Folk Songs
Three Hymn Preludes (Organ)
Songs of Travel
Te Deum
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor for Organ
Five Mystical Songs
and more...

David Stout, Baritone
Dan Soper, Organ
Roger Sayer, Organ

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Summer Concert

Saturday 14th June 2008

Handel: Coronation Anthems
Fauré: Requiem

Robert Evans, Treble
Julien Debreuil, Baritone
Dan Soper, Organ

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

  • Programme notes may be viewed as a PDF file.*

Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 5th April 2008

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius

With a semi-chorus from the Rochester Cathedral Choirs

Catherine King, Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Cornwell, Tenor
Wyn Pencarreg, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Christmas Concert

Saturday 15th December 2007

Wilhelm: The Joys of Christmas
Sargent (arr.): Hawaiian Carol
Leighton: Coventry Carol
Pieces from: Messiah
and more...

With St. Andrew's School Choir

Christine Hubbard, Soprano

Conducted by Gavin Williams

St. Stephen's Church, Chatham

Autumn Concert

Saturday 24th November 2007

Britten: St. Nicholas Cantata
Britten: Ceremony of Carols
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

With the Rochester Cathedral Choirs
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
David Allsopp, Counter-Tenor

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Summer Concert

Saturday 23rd June 2007

Fanshawe: African Sanctus
Dvorák: Mass in D

Maria Kesselman, Soprano
Dan Soper, Organ
Gavin Williams, Electric Organ
Matthew Gates, Electric Guitar
Clive Gregory, Bass Guitar
Pete Abery, Sound Recordist

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Spring Concert

Saturday 17th March 2007

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Brahms: German Requiem

Denise Leigh, Soprano
Julien Debreuil, Baritone
Charles Andrews, Organ

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Christmas Concert

Saturday 16th December 2006

Rutter: Nativity Carol
Leighton: Coventry Carol
Matthias: Sir Christemas
Rutter: When Icicles Hang
Llewellyn: In the Bleak Mid Winter
Bertalot: Calypso Carol
Willcocks (arr.): Sussex Carol
Pieces from: Messiah
and more...

Christine Hubbard, Soprano

Conducted by Gavin Williams

St. George's Centre, Chatham

Mozart in Medway

Saturday 25th November 2006

Pieces from: Le Nozzi di Figaro, Don Giovani, Cosi fan Tutte and Die Zauberflötte
Mozart: Missa in C Major ("Coronation Mass")
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus

Nicola-Jane Kemp, Soprano
Fflur Wyn, Soprano
Jurgita Adamonyte, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Tortoise, Tenor
Sam Evans, Baritone
Lukasz Jakobczyk, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Mozart in Medway: Youth Celebration

Friday 17th November 2006

Programme included: brass, choral, woodwind and piano music, and Indian dance.

Byron Primary School
Luton Junior School
Park Wood Junior School
Sir Joseph William's Mathematical School
Rochester Grammar School

St. George's Centre, Chatham

Verdi Requiem

Saturday 24th June 2006

Verdi: Requiem

Sally Harrison, Soprano
Kim-Marie Woodhouse, Mezzo-Soprano
José Pazos, Tenor
Roland Davitt, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Spring Concert

Saturday 8th April 2006

Langlais: Missa Salve Regina
Pizzetti: Messa di Requiem
Widor: Mass for Two Choirs
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Adrian Powter, Baritone
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Come and Sing

Saturday 25th February 2006

Fauré: Requiem
Vivaldi: Gloria

Directed by Gavin Williams

St. Stephen's Church, Chatham

Christmas Concert

Saturday 10th December 2005

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Caldwell & Ivory: Hope For Resolution
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Bertalot: Calypso Carol
Gardner: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Gardner: The Holly and the Ivy
and more...

With Byron Road Junior School Choir

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Michael Bundy, Baritone

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Messiah

Saturday 26th November 2005

Handel: Messiah

Michelle Walton, Soprano
Catherine King, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Stefan Holstrom, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

English Choral and Orchestral Music

Saturday 16th July 2005

Britten: Te Deum in C
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Sally Harrison, Soprano
Alison Kettlewell, Mezzo-Soprano
Sean Clayton, Tenor
Gavin Carr, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

St. George's Centre, Chatham

The Conductor's Choice: Choir With Organ

Saturday 23rd April 2005

Bach: Lobet Den Herrn
Bruckner: Locus Iste
Goodall: The Lord is My Shepherd
Elgar: Great is the Lord
Elgar: Give unto the Lord
Chilcott: Jubilate
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Rachmaninov: Bogoroditse Dyevo
Brahms: How Lovely Are They Dwellings Fair
Fauré: Requiem

Jon Williams, Baritone
Roger Sayer, Organ
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ

With Rochester Voices

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Creation

Saturday 11th December 2004

Haydn: Creation

Jeni Burn, Soprano
Harry Nicoll, Tenor
Simon Thorpe, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Christmas is Coming!

Saturday 4th December 2004

With Gordon Junior School Choir

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ
Charles Andrews, Piano

Conducted by Roger Sayer

St. Stephen's Church, Chatham

In Celebration of 1400 Years

Saturday 19th June 2004

Rossini: Stabat Mater
Haydn: Nelson Mass

Linda Gerrard, Soprano
Frances Coppola, Mezzo-Soprano
Huw Rhys-Evans, Tenor
Garry Pollack, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

St. Matthew Passion

Saturday 3rd April 2004

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Helen Meyerhoff, Soprano
Tim Mead, Counter-Tenor
Michael Hart-Davis, Tenor
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Rene Linnenbank, Bass-Baritone
Simon Neal, Bass-Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Saturday 13th December 2003

With Gad's Hill School Choir and Gordon Junior School Choir

Christine Hubbard, Soprano
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Autumn Concert

Saturday 8th November 2003

Handel: Dixit Dominus
Mozart: Requiem

Celeste Lazarenko, Soprano
Margaret Cooper, Soprano
Amy Sedgwick, Mezzo-Soprano
Johan Tötterström, Tenor
Tom Lowe, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Summer Concert

Saturday 19th July 2003

Beach: Te Deum
Copland: The Promise of Living
Randall Thompson: The Last Words of David
Vaughan Williams: Five English Folksongs
Bizet: Carmen

With Granite State Choral Society (Rochester, New Hampshire, United States)

Tania Williams, Carmen - Mezzo-Soprano
Lina Tetrushull, Micaela - Soprano
Jeremy Budd, Don Jose - Tenor
Adrian Clarke, Escamillo - Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Spring Concert

Saturday 12th April 2003

Whitlock: Conversation Piece
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Kate Flowers, Soprano
Catherine King, Mezzo-Soprano
Adrian Clarke, Baritone
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Messiah

Saturday 7th December 2002

Handel: Messiah

Janet Lax, Soprano
Catherine King, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Jamieson Smith, Tenor
Michael Bundy, Bass

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Autumn Concert

Saturday 19th October 2002

Stanford: Te Deum in B Flat
Stanford: The Lord is My Shepherd
Stanford: Jubilate in C
Stanford: Organ Fantasia and Toccata in D Minor
Walton: Coronation Te Deum
Vivaldi: Gloria

Anne Todd Howarth, Soprano
Tania Williams, Mezzo-Soprano
Edmund Aldhouse, Organ

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Summer Concert

Saturday 20th July 2002

Poulenc: Gloria
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Duruflé: Requiem

Grace Davidson, Soprano
Susanna Spicer, Mezzo Soprano
Daniel Jordan, Baritone
David Hobourn, Organ

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Spring Concert

Saturday 27th April 2002

Kodaly: Laudes Organi (for chorus and organ)
Grandjany: Aria in a Classic Style (for harp and organ)
Berstein: Chichester Psalms
Orff: Carmina Burana

Diane Atherton, Soprano
David Clegg, Counter-Tenor
Colin Morris, Baritone
Jane Lister, Harp
Benjamin Costello, Piano
William Whitehead, Organ

Conducted by Roger Sayer

St. George's Centre, Chatham

Elijah

Saturday 24th November 2001

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Anne Dawson, Soprano
Trine Moller, Mezzo-Soprano
Christopher Steele, Tenor
Jonathan Arnold, Bass-Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 14th July 2001

Elgar: Dream of Gerontius

Tania Maria Williams, Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Johnston, Tenor
Robert Poulton, Baritone

With the Rochester Sinfonietta

Conducted by Roger Sayer

Rochester Cathedral

 

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