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Recent concerts have included:

November 2023
with Rutland Choral Society

Haydn The Creation

June 2023

Chilcott The Voyage

Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs

March 2023

Stainer The Crucifixion

Mendelssohn Hear my prayer

Mendelssohn Verleih uns Frieden

and piano solos by Chopin and Rachmaninov

November 2022
with Rutland Choral Society

Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem


Vaughan Williams The lark ascending


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’


Karl Jenkins The Armed Man (choral suite)

March 2022

Fauré Requiem, op. 48

Brahms Geistliches Lied, op. 30

Parry Blest pair of sirens

Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 417

December 2021

Handel Foundling Hospital Anthem

Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412

Purcell Come, ye sons of art


Oakham Choral Society’s concert in March 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and no performances took place during the 2020-21 season.

December 2019

Ešenvalds Trinity Te Deum

Rutter Gloria

Rutti Three Carols

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Vivaldi Double Trumpet Concerto, RV 537

Vivaldi Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630

March 2019

J S Bach Mass in F, BWV 233

Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor

Vivaldi Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 418

Vivaldi Magnificat, RV 610

December 2018

Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Beethoven Romance No. 2 in F major, op. 50

Haydn Piano Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII/11

April 2018

Haydn The Creation (parts 1 & II)
Wesley Blessed be the God and Father

December 2017

Vivaldi Gloria, RV 589
Vivaldi Flute Concerto in C minor, RV 441
Britten A Ceremony of Carols

March 2017

Mozart Great Mass in C minor, KV 427
Poulenc Organ Concerto in G minor
Barber Dover Beach, op. 3

December 2016

Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands, op. 27
Mendelssohn Christus, op. 97 (part 1)
Mendelssohn Hear my prayer
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (movts 1 & 2)
Elgar Chanson de Nuit & Chanson de Matin, op. 15

March 2016

G F Handel Messiah

December 2015

Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai
McDowall Christus natus est
Schubert Magnificat in C, D.486
Instrumental concerto movements by
Haydn & Mozart

March 2015

Puccini Messa di Gloria
Song of Destiny, op. 54
W A Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 in D

December 2014

G F Handel Messiah
This concert was unfortunately cancelled.

March 2014

W A Mozart Requiem, K.626
F J Haydn Insanae et vanae curae
W A Mozart Ch'io mi scordi di te, K. 505
W A Mozart Flute Concerto in D, K.314

December 2013

Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
Finzi Eclogue for piano & strings

March 2013

Rutter Requiem
J S Bach Cantata: Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 95
Britten Simple Symphony

December 2012

W A Mozart Mass in C major, 'Coronation', KV 317
Handel Two Coronation Anthems (Zadok the Priest/The King shall rejoice)
F J Haydn Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1

March 2012

F J Haydn The Creation

December 2011

Britten St Nicolas, op. 42
Finzi In terra pax, op. 39
Vaughan Williams The lark ascending

March 2011

Rossini Stabat Mater
Elgar Prologue: The Spirit of the Lord (The Apostles, op. 49)
Elgar 'Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85 (arranged for viola by Lionel Tertis)

December 2010

Orff Carmina Burana (with Oakham School Chamber Choir & Clarion Young Singers)
Jenkins Two Songs from 'Adiemus' (Clarion Young Singers)
Shearing Three Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare (Oakham School Chamber Choir)  

March 2010

Fauré Requiem
W A Mozart Ave Verum & Laudate Dominum
W A Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G

December 2009

Brahms Requiem (with Oakham School Chamber Choir)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll

March 2009

John Rutter Gloria
Vaughan Williams O clap your hands
Giovanni Gabrieli In ecclesiis
Monteverdi Beatus vir
Schütz Jauchzet dem Herren
Purcell Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary

accompanied by the Stephen Foster Brass Ensemble

December 2008

Giuseppe Verdi Requiem

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June 2008

Geoffrey Bush Summer Serenade

and folk song arrangements by Howard Goodall

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March 2008

Beethoven Mass in C, Choral Fantasy, Ah! Perfido
Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer

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December 2007

Elgar Spirit of England
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens

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NB Helen Williams was unable to perform due to illness; her place was taken by her husband, the tenor John Graham-Hall