Alnwick & District Choral Society

President, Her Grace, Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland

Past Performances

Summer 2010 to present, Under the Directorship of Peter Brown

  • June 17 Come and Sing event ~ Mozart's Requiem
  • Apr 17 Spring Concert - Beethoven Mass in C and Schubert Mass in G
  • Dec 16 A Celebration of Christmas in Carols and Poetry
  • Nov 16 Remembrance Day Concert, featuring Dvorak, Mass in D and Karl Jenkins, Motets
  • May 16 Feel The Spirit: Performed, with other choirs from Alnwick and district, at the Sage, Gateshead
  • Mar 16 Mainly Mozart: A Concert To Welcome Spring
  • December 15 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band
  • Nov 15 Remembrance Day Concert
  • June 15 Summer Concert with the Playhouse Concert Band
  • March 15 Handel's 'Messiah'
  • December 14 Christmas Concerts with the Reg Vardy Brass Band
  • November 14 A Concert for Remembrance Day. Read the review
  • June 14 A selection of items from 'G & S for Choirs', arranged by Peter Gritton, performed at a Musical Picnic at Rock Hall. Read the review
  • April 14 Coronation Anthems and Nelson Mass Read the review
  • December 13 A Celebration of Christmas
  • June 13 Summer Serenade
  • March 13 Handel's 'Messiah'. Read the reviews
  • December 12 Christmas Concerts with the Reg Vardy Brass Band
  • November 12 A Concert for Remembrance with works from British composers. See the photos.
  • July 12 Duruflé's Requiem and Rutter's Magnificat
  • March 12 Spring Concert, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle
  • December 11 Victorian Carol Concert
  • November 11 Autumn Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band
  • July 11 Fauré's Requiem & Sir Paul McCartney's Ecce Cor Meum. With Alnwick Community Choir
  • March 11 Spring Concert of Mozart's music including Mozart's Requiem. Read the review.
  • December 10 Festive Delights with the Reg Vardy Brass Band
  • November 10 Cherubini's Requiem, Karl Jenkin's Sacred Songs
  • July 10 Carmina Burana in conjunction with Alnwick Playhouse Community Choir

1995 to Summer 2010, Under the Directorship of Colin Start

  • March 10 J. S. Bach's St John Passion, conducted by Peter Brown
  • December 09 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band, conducted by Peter Brown
  • November 09 Mendelssohn's Elijah, conducted by Peter Brown
  • July 09 Franz Lehar - The Merry Widow
  • March 09 Haydn - Little Organ Mass/Stabat Mater. Read the review
  • December 08 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band To see a review of this concert, click here
  • December 08 Bach's Christmas Oratorio
  • June 08 Brahms Requiem. To see some photos of this concert, click here
  • December 07 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band
  • March 07 Bach B Minor Mass. To see a review of this concert, click here
  • December 06 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band (previously known as the Ever Ready Brass Band)
  • November 06 Songs by Brahms and Schumann.
  • June 06 Mozart's Mass in C Minor. To see a review of this concert, click here
  • April 06 Spring Concert: A selection of English and Irish composers including Parry, Byrd, Rutter and Elgar.
  • December 05 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band (previously known as the Ever Ready Brass Band)
  • November 05 Messiah - Handel. To see a review of this concert, click here
  • February 05 Haydn Nelson Mass; Cherubini Requiem Mass
  • January 05 After the Asian Tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004, a concert in aid of the victims was held in St Paul's Church, Alnwick, on Sunday January 23, 2005. The Choir, accompanied by Scott Grey on the Organ, sang Fauré's "Requiem", Mozart's "Ave Verum" and a short selection from the repertoire
  • December 04 Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band (previously known as the Ever Ready Brass Band)
  • June 04 Fauré: Requiem; Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Janácek: Our Father Franck: Panis Angelicus; Dvorak: Pie Jesu
  • February 04 Haydn- Creation & Insanae et Vanae Curae
  • December 03 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band
  • May 03 Mozart - Sancta Maria; Mozart - Ave Verum; Mozart - Venite Populi Mozart - Mass in B flat; Mozart - Alma Dei; Mozart - Litaniae Lauretanae
  • December 02 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band including songs from Bernstein & Sondheim's West Side Story, Loewe & Lerner's My Fair Lady, Christmas Carols and Merry Christmas arr. Rathbone
  • October 02 Hadyn - Harmoniemesse, Schubert - Tantum Ergo, Bruckner-Te Deum
  • June 02 Handel - Coronation Anthem; Walton - Overture Crown Imperial, Walton - Coronation Te Deum; Vaughan Williams - Old Hundredth Psalm
  • March 02 Dvorak - Mass in D; Gounod - St Cecilia Mass
  • December 01 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band including songs from shows by Rogers & Hammerstein, Schonberg & Kletzmer and Merry Christmas arr. Rathbone
  • November 01 Mass in C - Beethoven, Hymn of Praise - Mendelssohn
  • June 01 Sprig of Thyme - John Rutter, Five Mystical Songs - Vaughan Williams, Music by Fauré, Gounod and Verdi
  • March 01 Requiem - Mozart, Deutsche Messe - Schubert
  • December 2000 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band including carols, songs by Gershwin, Kern, Strauss and a Christmas Fantasy - Langford
  • November 2000 Messiah - Handel
  • June 2000 Messa di Gloria - Puccini, With the Ebb and the Flow - Hobbs, Zadok the Priest and the Hallelujah Chorus - Handel
  • April 2000B Minor Mass - Bach
  • December 99 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band, Ceremony of Carols -Benjamin Britten
  • November 99 Anthems - Parry, Byrd, Purcell, Tavener, Britten, Rutter Small Organ Mass - Haydn, Deutsche Messe -Schubert
  • June 99 Sprig of Thyme - Rutter; Anthems - Rutter,Mozart; Small Organ Mass - Haydn
  • March 99 Requiem - John Rutter
  • December 98 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band
  • October 98 Carmina Burana - Orff
  • June 98 Last Night at the Proms with theEver Ready Brass Band
  • March 98 Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré; Petite Messe Solennelle -Rossini
  • December 97 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band
  • November 97 Coronation Anthems - Handel, Water & Firework Music - Handel
  • May 97 Solemn Vespers - Mozart; Regina Coeli , Sancta Maria - Mozart
  • December 96 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band
  • November 96 The Seasons - Haydn
  • May 96 Gloria - Vivaldi; Beatus Vir - Monteverdi; Requiem - Puccini
  • December 95 Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band
  • May 95 Requiem - Fauré; Mass in G - Schubert

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1980 to 1995, Under the Directorship of Ken Hick

Year Christmas Easter Summer
1994/95 The Messiah
1993/94 Medley The Merry Widow
1992/93 Medley Petite Messe - Rossini
1991/92 Medley The Creation - Haydn Medley
1990/91 Medley Requiem - Fauré Carmen - Bizet, Plot. Dances - Borodin
1989/90 Medley Messe di Gloria - Puccini Die Fledermaus
1988/89 Medley Hymn of Praise - Mendelssohn The Yeomen of the Guard
1987/88 Medley Judas Maccabaeus - Handel Iolanthe
1986/87 Christmas Oratorio - Bach, Handel, Vivaldi Crucifixion - Stainer The Mikado
1985/86

 

The Messiah[Parts 2 & 3] The Pirates Of Penzance
1984/85 The Little Newborn Jesus Child Buxtehude The Creation - Haydn HMS Pinafore
1983/84 The Messiah Gloria - Vivaldi, Mass in D - Dvorak The Yeomen of the Guard
1982/83 Elijah Crucifixion - Stainer, Mass - Cherubini The Gondoliers
1981/82 The Creation

 

Iolanthe
1980/81 The Messiah Requiem - Fauré, Gloria - Poulenc The Mikado

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1947 to 1980, Under the Directorship of Jackie Burn

Year Christmas Easter Summer
1979/80 Mass in C - Beethoven Stabat Mater - Dvorak Merrie England
1978/79 The Messiah Mass in D - Dvorak The Yeomen of the Guard
1977/78 This Child Behold - Cashmore, Sleepers Wake - Bach Mass in C - Beethoven The Merry Widow
1976/77 The Messiah Crucifixion - Stainer The Gondoliers
1975/76 Mass in D - Dvorak St John Passion - Bach Merrie England
1974/75 The Messiah Passion - Haydn The Pirates Of Penzance
1973/74 Mass in G - Schubert St John Passion - Bach HMS Pinafore
1972/73 The Messiah Stabat Mater - Dvorak The Gondoliers
1971/72 Xmas Cantata - Bush, Watch Ye Pray Ye - Bach St John Passion - Bach Merrie England
1970/71 Christmas Oratorio - Bach Requiem - Fauré The Pirates Of Penzance

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