Repertoire since 1960:

2019-2020
February: More Choral Classics
December: Lauridsen -Lux Aeterna
Haydn – Nelson Mass

2018-2019
November: Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus, Exsultate Jubilate, Requiem
February: Choral Classics
May: Duruflé – Requiem; Poulenc – Gloria
June: Come and Sing Choruses from Handel’s Messiah

2017-2018
November: Vivaldi – Gloria (bring and sing)
November: Vivaldi – Gloria; Torelli trumpet concerto, Austin – Gloria for Amchor
February: Short programme incl Tippett – spirituals from Child of Our Time
May: Vaughan Wiliams – A Sea Symphony

2016 – 2017
October: Fauré Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine (charity bring and sing)
December: Haydn-The Creation
February: Handel – Zadok & Hallelujah Chorus, Bach – Chorales from St Matthew Passion
May: Elgar – Dream of Gerontius

2015 – 2016
December: Mendelssohn – Elijah
May: Bach – Cantata Gloria in Excelsis Deo,
Schubert – Mass in G,
Mozart – Vesperae Solennes de ConfessoreIan Hooker retired as Musical Director July 2015
Mark Austin appointed as Musical Director July 2015

2014 – 2015
December: Haydn Te Deum and Beethoven Mass in C
May: Dvorak Stabat Mater

2013 – 2014
November: Faure – Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine (Charity bring and sing)
December: Haydn – The Seasons
May: Britten – War Requiem (Waterside Theatre Aylesbury)

2012 – 2013
December: Handel – Coronation Anthems and Messiah Part 1
May: Puccini – Messa di Gloria
Verdi – Favourite excerpts from his operas

2011 – 2012
December: Brahms – German Requiem
May: Tippett – A Child of Our Time

2010 – 2011
December: Bach – Christmas Oratorio
May: Dvorak – Requiem

2009 – 2010
December: Schubert – Mass in E flat major
May: Monteverdi – Vespers 1610

2008 – 2009
December: Bach – Cantata Wachet Auf
Haydn – Symphony No. 44
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Fauré – Requiem
May: Haydn – Creation

2007 – 2008
December: Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle
May: Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

2006 – 07
December: Mozart – Te Deum K.141
Mozart – Benedictus sit Deus
Mozart – Requiem
May: Handel – Messiah

2005 – 06
December: Vivaldi – Gloria
Haydn – Maria Theresa Mass
May: Bach – St Matthew Passion

2004 – 05
December: Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Duruflé – Requiem
May: Delius – Sea Drift
Finzi – Intimations of Immortality2003 – 04
December: Berlioz – The Childhood of Christ
May: 75th Anniversary Concert
Handel – Zadok the Priest
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Mozart – Coronation Mass
Britten – Les Illuminations (Dame Felicity Lott)
Parry – Jerusalem
Poulenc – Gloria

2002 – 03
December: Handel – Judas Maccabaeus
May: Dvorák – Stabat Mater

2001 – 02
December: Haydn – Te Deum
Mozart – Mass in C minor
May: Dvorák – Te Deum
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony

2000 – 01
December: Britten – National Anthem
Handel – Zadok the Priest
Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens
Vaughan Williams – Towards the Unknown Region
Elgar – Give unto the Lord
Rutter – The Falcon
May: Bruckner – Mass in F minor

1999 – 2000
December: Bach – Christmas Oratorio
April: Orff – Carmina Burana (Royal Albert Hall)
May: Brahms – German Requiem

1998 – 99
December: Haydn – Nelson Mass
Mozart – Solemn Vespers
May: Verdi – Requiem

1997 – 98
December: Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
Britten – St Nicolas
May: Handel – Zadok the Priest
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
Elgar – The Music Makers

1996 – 97
December: Mendelssohn – Elijah
May: Bach – St John Passion

1995 – 96
December: Handel – Saul
May: Britten – War Requiem (High Wycombe Parish Church)

1994 – 95
December: Vivaldi – Gloria
Beethoven – Mass in C
May: Monteverdi – Vespers (1610)

1993 – 94
December: Bach – Magnificat
Mozart – Requiem
December: Handel – Messiah (Westminster Central Hall)
May: Puccini – Messa di Gloria
Poulenc – Gloria

1992 – 93
December: Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
Duruflé – Requiem
May: Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

1991 – 92
December: Haydn – Maria Theresa Mass
Fauré – Requiem
April Verdi – Requiem (Royal Albert Hall)
May: Bach – Mass in B minor

1990 – 91
December: Purcell – Ode on St Cecilia’s Day
Handel – Messiah (Part 1)
December: Handel – Messiah (Royal Albert Hall)
May: Bruckner – Mass in E minor
Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms

1989 – 90
December: Haydn – Te Deum
Mozart – Mass in C minor
May: Elgar – The Music Makers
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony

1988 – 89
December: Berlioz – The Childhood of Christ
April: Orff – Carmina Burana (Royal Albert Hall)
May: Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Orff – Carmina Burana

1987 – 88
December: Mozart – Solemn Vespers
Haydn – Harmoniemesse
May: Szymanowski – Stabat Mater
Poulenc – Stabat Mater

1986 – 87
December: Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
Britten – St Nicolas
May: Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

1985 – 86 (This Season under the direction of Chris Grant)
December Handel – Samson
May Bach – Mass in B minor

1984 – 85
December: Bach – Christmas Oratorio
May Dvorák – Te Deum
Brahms – German Requiem

1983 – 84
December: Monteverdi – Vespers (1610)
May: Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
Britten – Spring Symphony

1982 – 83
December Handel – Utrecht Te Deum
Haydn – Maria Theresa Mass
April Verdi – Requiem (High Wycombe Parish Church)
May: Verdi – Requiem

1981 – 82
December: Mozart – Mass in C Minor (K.427)
Handel – Messiah (Bring & Sing)
May: Tippett – A Child of our Time

Ian Hooker appointed as Musical Director – September 1981
Michael Pelloe retired as Musical – Director May 1981

1980 – 81
December Bach – Cantata No 21 ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’
Mozart – Mass in C minor
May Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symhony
Elgar – The Music Makers

1979 – 80
December Bach – Magnificat
Mozart – Requiem
March Malcolm Williamson – Two Songs for Female Voices
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
Fauré – Requiem
May Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens
Mozart – Concert Aria
Dvorák – Te Deum
Brahms – Requiem

1978 – 79
December Haydn – Creation
May Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

1977 – 78
December Dvorák – Requiem
May Bach – St Matthew Passion

1976 – 77
December Handel – Messiah
May Queen’s Jubilee Concert
Mozart – Mass in C
Vaughan Williams – Benedicite
Bruckner – Te Deum

1975 – 76
December: Beethoven – Choral Fantasy
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Beethoven – Mass in C
May Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

1974 – 75
December: Vaughan Williams – Five English Folksongs
Milhaud – Scaramouche
Rossini – Petite Messe Solonnelle
May: Bach – Mass in B minor

1973 – 74
December: Brahms – Song of Destiny
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
Bruckner – Mass in F minor
May: Verdi – Requiem

1972 – 73
December: Handel – Dixit Dominus
Mozart – Mass in C minor
May: Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem
Elgar – Sea Pictures
Kodály – Missa Brevis

1971 – 72
December: Berlioz – The Childhood of Christ
May: Bach – Mass in B minor

1970 -71
December: Elgar – The Music Makers
Orff – Carmina Burana
May: Bruckner – Te Deum
Brahms – German Requiem

1969 – 70
December: Mozart – Solemn Vespers
Bach – Suite No. 2 in B minor
Mozart – Requiem
May: Vaughan Williams – Towards the Unknown Region
Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony

1968 – 69
December: Verdi Requiem
Handel – Messiah
May: Bach – St John Passion

1967 – 68
December: Beethoven – Mass in C
Rossini – Stabat Mater
May: Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
Orff – Carmina Burana

1966 – 67
December: Bach – Christmas Oratorio (Part II)
Brahms – Violin Concerto
Bach – Magnificat
May: Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

1965 – 66
December: Handel – Solomon
May: Vivaldi – Gloria
Holst – Hymn of Jesus
Fauré – Requiem

1964 – 65
December: Haydn – Nelson Mass
Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
Finzi – Dies Natalis
May: Verdi – Requiem

1963 – 64
December: Handel – Messiah
May: Bach – St Matthew Passion

1962 – 63
December: Dvorák – Stabat Mater
May: Handel – Zadok the Priest
Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 2
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony

1961 – 62
December: Bach – Christmas Oratorio
May: Kodály – Missa Brevis

1960 – 61
December: Handel – Messiah
May: Brahms – German Requiem