Repertoire

Our repertoire is diverse and wide-ranging, and we love a challenge! Here are some of the works we’ve enjoyed performing over recent years.


Autumn Concert
21 November 2015
St Peter Mancroft

Missa Sancti Nicolai                                              Joseph Haydn
Rejoice in the Lamb                                              Benjamin Britten
The Sprig of Thyme                                              John Rutter

Music in Thornham
13 June 2015
St Mary Magdalene Thornham Magna

I was glad                                                                 Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Remember not, Lord our offences                      Henry Purcell
Hear my prayer                                                       Henry Purcell

Missa Brevis in d Op.83                                        Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

A new commandment                                            Richard Shephard (b.1949)
God so loved the world                                          Bob Chilcott (b.1955)
Were you there?                                                      Spiritual arr. Bob Chilcott

Three Part-songs Op.18                                         Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
O Happy Eyes
Love
My love dwelt in a Northern land

Come, gentle swains                                               Michael Cavendish (c1565-1628)
Adieu, sweet Amaryllis                                          John Wilbye (1574-1638)
Come away, sweet love                                          Thomas Greaves (dates unknown)
Blue Moon                                                                Richard Rodgers arr. David Blackwell
The Continental                                                      Con Conrad arr. David Blackwell
Let’s do it                                                                  Cole Porter arr. David Blackwell

Concert for the Mancroft300 Appeal
14 March 2015
St Peter Mancroft

Zadok the Priest (Coronation anthem)              George Frideric Handel 1685 – 1759
Zadok the Priest
And all the people rejoiced
God save the King

Te Deum laudamus & Jubilate in D for St Cecilia’s Day 1694
Henry Purcell 1659 – 1695
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Messiah)   G.F. Handel
I was glad when they said unto me                      Henry Purcell
Remember not, Lord, our offences                      Henry Purcell
Hear my prayer, O Lord                                         Henry Purcell
Rejoice in the Lord always
(Verse Anthem /The Bell Anthem)                      Henry Purcell

My heart is inditing (Coronation anthem)         G. F. Handel
My heart is inditing
Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women
Upon thy right hand did stand the Queen
Kings shall be thy nursing fathers

Candlelit Christmas Concert for MAP
20 December 2014
St Peter Mancroft

Ukrainian Carol of the Bells                                 Trad. arr Mykola Leontovych
In dulci jubilo                                                          RL Pearsall
Carol voices all together                                        Peter Wills
Riu, riu, chiu                                                            Mateo Flecha the elder?
O little town of Bethlehem                                    Trad. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Christmas truce                                               Graham Fitkin
Lullay, my liking                                                     Thomas Hewitt Jones
Shepherds’ Farewell                                               Hector Berlioz
God rest you merry, gentlemen                           Trad. arr David Willcocks
There is no Rose                                                      John Joubert
The Shepherd’s Carol                                             Bob Chilcott
In the bleak mid-winter                                         Harold Darke
Hark! The Herald-angels sing                              Felix Mendelssohn arr. David Willcocks
The Twelve Days of Christmas                             Trad. arr John Rutter

For the Fallen
22 November 2014
St Peter Mancroft

Take him earth for cherishing                              Herbert Howells
Greater Love                                                            John Ireland
The Christmas Truce                                              Graham Fitkin
The Lord is my shepherd                                       Lennox Berkeley
The peace that surpasseth understanding         John Tavener
And I saw a new heaven                                         Edgar Bainton
For the fallen                                                            Douglas Guest
Nunc Dimittis                                                          Gustav Holst
Funeral Ikos                                                             John Tavener
Justorum animae                                                    Lennox Berkeley
A Good-Night                                                           Richard Rodney Bennett
We Remember Them                                             Tarik O’Regan

Residency at Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford, August 2014

23 August, Evensong
Preces & Responses                                                 Andrew Gant
Evening Canticles in Eb No. 2                               Charles Wood
The Spirit of the Lord                                              Edward Elgar

24 August, Eucharist
Missa Brevis                                                              James MacMillan
O quam gloriosum                                                   TL de Victoria

24 August, Evensong
Preces & Responses                                                Herbert Sumsion
St Andrew’s Service                                                Peter Aston
Give us the wings of faith                                      Ernest Bullock

Music for a Summer Evening
12 July 2014
St Nicholas Church Blakeney

O clap your hands together                                   Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Missa O Quam Gloriosum                                     T. L. de Victoria (1548-1611)
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

Con amores, La mi madre                                    Juan de Anchieta (1462-1523)
–                                                                                 Arr. Bob Chilcott
Polovtsian Dance No. 1 (Our revels now are ended)
–                                                                                 Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
–                                                                                 Arr. Bob Chilcott
Canon (Rosa Mystica)                                           Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
–                                                                                  Arr. Bob Chilcott

The Making of the Drum (a cantata for choir and percussion)            Bob Chilcott
1. The Skin
2. The Barrel of the Drum
3. The Two Curved Sticks of the Drummer
4. Gourds and Rattles
5. The Gong-Gong

Ain’t misbehavin’                                                        Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller and Harry Brooks
Arr. Peter Gritton
Smoke gets in your eyes                                            Jerome Kern (1885-1945)
Arr. David Blackwell
In the Mood                                                                 Joe Garland (1903-1977) arr. Peter Gritton

The Grace Jude Concert Series
May 2014
St David’s Church Thorpe End

Sing joyfully                                                             William Byrd
Justorum animae                                                    William Byrd
Ave verum corpus                                                   William Byrd
Alleluya psallat                                                        Peter Aston
I am the true vine                                                   Peter Aston
O sing unto the Lord                                              Peter Aston
Psalm 23                                                                   Howard Goodall
Love Divine                                                              Howard Goodall
Irish Blessing                                                           Bob Chilcott
Let the heav’n light                                                 Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan
We shall walk                                                           Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan
Ev’ry time I feel the spirit                                      Spiritual arr. Bob Chilcott

Furusato (five arrangements of Japanese songs)                    Bob Chilcott
Sunayama                                                                   Shinpei Nakayama arr. Chilcott
Mata Matsuri                                                             Traditional arr. Chilcott
Oborozukiyo                                                               Teiichi Okano arr. Chilcott 
Furusato                                                                      Teiichi Okano arr. Chilcott
Momiji                                                                          Teiichi Okano arr. Chilcott

Sing we and chaunt it                                             Robert Lucas Pearsall
Who shall have my lady fair                                  Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lay a garland                                                            Robert Lucas Pearsall

Three part-songs Op.18                                          Edward Elgar
1. O happy eyes
2. Love
3. My love dwelt in a Northern Land

Let’s do it                                                                  Cole Porter arr. David Blackwell
Tea for two                                                               Vincent Youmans arr. Peter Gritton
Ain’t misbehavin’                                                    Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller and Harry Brooks
Arr. Peter Gritton

The Scent of Spring
March 2014
St Peter Mancroft

Three Songs of Praise                                             George Dyson
1. Praise (George Herbert)
2. Lauds (George Cascoigne)
3. A Poet’s Hymn (Robert Herrick)

Benedicite, Omnia Opera                                       George Dyson

Furusato (five arrangements of Japanese songs)                         Bob Chilcott
Sunayama                                                                   Shinpei Nakayama arr. Chilcott
Mata Matsuri                                                             Traditional arr. Chilcott
Oborozukiyo                                                               Teiichi Okano arr. Chilcott 
Furusato                                                                      Teiichi Okano arr. Chilcott
Momiji                                                                          Teiichi Okano arr. Chilcott

Con Amores, La Mi Madre                                     Juan de Anchieta, arr. Bob Chilcott
Polovtsian Dance No.1                                            Alexander Borodin, arr. Bob Chilcott
Canon (Rosa Mystica)                                             Johann Pachelbel arr. Bob Chilcott

The Making of the Drum (a cantata for choir and percussion)   Bob Chilcott
1. The Skin
2. The Barrel of the Drum
3. The Two Curved Sticks of the Drummer
4. Gourds and Rattles
5. The Gong-Gong

Londonderry Air                                                      Traditional arr. Bob Chilcott
Irish Blessing                                                            Bob Chilcott
Ev’ry time I feel the spirit                                       Spiritual arr. Bob Chilcott

Music by Edward Elgar & James MacMillan
16 November 2013
St Peter Mancroft

The Spirit of the Lord (Prologue to The Apostles)                   Edward Elgar
Give me justice                                                                                James MacMillan

Missa Brevis                                                                                     James MacMillan
Kyrie
Gloria

Ave verum corpus                                                                           Edward Elgar
The Lamb has come for us from the House of David              James MacMillan
O salutaris Hostia                                                                           Edward Elgar

Missa Brevis                                                                                     James MacMillan
Sanctus
Agnus Dei

Give unto the Lord Op. 74                                                             Edward Elgar
So Deep (an arrangement of Burns’  ‘O my Luve’s like a red, red rose’)
James MacMillan

Three part-songs Op.18                                                                  Edward Elgar
1. O happy eyes
2. Love
3. My love dwelt in a Northern Land

The Gallant Weaver                                                                        James MacMillan
Success                                                                                              James MacMillan

Heritage Weekend Recital
14 September 2013
St Peter Hungate

Missa Brevis                                                                                     G.P. da Palestrina
Kyrie
Gloria

The Lamb                                                                                          John Tavener

Missa Brevis                                                                                     G. P. da Palestrina
Sanctus
Benedictus

Jesus Christ the apple tree                                                            Elizabeth Poston

Missa Brevis                                                                                     G. P. da Palestrina
Agnus Dei I

The lark in the clear air                                                                 Traditional Irish Melody
Who shall win my lady fair?                                                         RL Pearsall
Sing we and chant it                                                                       RL Pearsall

Come and Sing
29 June 2013
St Peter Mancroft

Sing we and chant it                                                                        RL Pearsall
Who shall have my lady fair?                                                        RL Pearsall
Lay a garland                                                                                    RL Pearsall
Let’s begin again                                                                              John Rutter
Home is a special kind of feeling                                                  John Rutter
Londonderry Air                                                                             Arr. Bob Chilcott
Name that tune                                                                               Grayston Ives

Messiah (Part Three)                                                                     GF Handel
Hear my prayer                                                                               Felix Mendelssohn

Music for a Summer Evening
In aid of Norfolk Community Law Service
15 June 2013
St Stephens Church Norwich

Missa Brevis                                                                                     G.P. da Palestrina
God’s grandeur (from AMDG)                                                      Benjamin Britten
The Lamb                                                                                          John Tavener
Hope, faith, life, love                                                                       Eric Whitacre
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden                                                       JS Bach
Sing we and chant it                                                                        RL Pearsall
Who shall have my lady fair?                                                        RL Pearsall
Lay a garland                                                                                    RL Pearsall
Let’s begin again                                                                              John Rutter
Home is a special kind of feeling                                                  John Rutter
Londonderry Air                                                                             Arr. Bob Chilcott
Name that tune                                                                               Grayston Ives

Beloved, let us love: Sacred choral music by Peter Aston
23 March 2013
St Peter Mancroft

Alleluya psallat
I am the true vine
For I went with the multitude
How lovely is your dwelling place
Haec Dies: Dialogues & Sonatas on the Resurrection of our Lord
O be joyful in the Lord
O sing unto the Lord a new song
The St Andrew’s Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
If ye love me
Eternal Grace
Let all the world

Candlelit Family Christmas Concert
December 2012
St Peter Mancroft

Veni, Veni Emmanuel                                                                    Arr.Zoltan Kodaly
Jesus Christ the apple tree                                                            Elizabeth Poston
Torches                                                                                             John Joubert
Shepherds’ Farewell                                                                       Hector Berlioz
The Oxen                                                                                           Benjamin Britten
Coventry Carol                                                                                 Kenneth Leighton
Away in a manger                                                                           Arr. David Willcocks
Linden Tree Carol                                                                           Ed Jarvis
Poor Little Jesus                                                                             Peter Wills
Ding dong                                                                                        16th C French arr. Charles Wood
O Holy Night                                                                                   Adolphe Adam
O Magnum Mysterieum                                                                Morten Lauridsen
We wish you a merry Christmas                                                  Arr. Warell

An evening of Benjamin Britten’s choral music
24 November 2012
St Peter Mancroft

Festival Te Deum Op. 32
Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27

AMDG
Prayer I
Rosa mystica
God’s Grandeur
Prayer II
O Deus, ego amo te
The Soldier
Heaven-Haven

Hymn to St Peter

Three part songs
The Ride-by-nights
The Rainbow
The Ship of Rio

Choral dances from Gloriana
Time
Concord
Time & Concord
Country girls
Rustics & fishermen
Final dance of homage

Old Joe has gone fishing (Peter Grimes)

Our Musical Heritage: Norwich born composers
8 September 2012
Princes Street United Reform Church Norwich

Have mercy upon me O God                                             Richard Gibbs
O send out thy light and truth                                         Thomas Garland

Music for a summer evening
7 July 2012
All Saints Church Gresham

Rejoice in the Lord alway                                                  Anon (16th century)
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth                                William Byrd
All creatures now                                                                John Bennet

Seven poems of Robert Bridges                                        Gerald Finzi
1. I praise the tender flower
2. I have loved flowers that fade
3. My spirit sang all day
4. Clear and gentle stream
5. Nightingales
6. Haste on, my joys!
7. Wherefore tonight so full of care

Three minute Messiah                                                       Peter Gritton (after Handel)
Bushes and Briars                                                               R Vaughan Williams
Dashing away with the smoothing Iron                         John Rutter
Bring us in good ale                                                            Gustav Holst
April is in my mistress’ face                                              Thomas Morley
Adieu, sweet Amaryllis                                                      John Wilbye
Sing we at pleasure                                                             Thomas Weelkes
Let’s do it                                                                              Cole Porter
She was beautiful                                                                Myers / Laine
Over the rainbow                                                                Arlen / Harburg

Come and Sing: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
23 June 2012
St Peter Mancroft

Rejoice in the Lord always                                                Anon (16th century)
Thou wilt keep him                                                             SS Wesley
My heart in inditing                                                           GF Handel
All people that on earth do dwell                                     R Vaughan Williams
I was glad when they said unto me                                  CHH Parry
Zadok the Priest                                                                  GF Handel
Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)                                            GF Handel

Dvorak Mass in D and William Matthias choral works
24 March 2012
St Peter Mancroft

Mass in D major Op. 86                                                     Antonin Dvorak
Let the people praise thee, O God                                    William Matthias
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis                                          William Matthias
As truly as God is our Father                                            William Matthias
Lift up ye heads, O ye gates                                               William Matthias

Candlelit Family Christmas Concert
17 December 2011
St Peter Mancroft

Come, thou Redeemer of the Earth                                 Arr. David Willcocks
Nowell, sing Nowell                                                            Arr. John Rutter
The shepherds’ cradle song                                               Leuner arr. Macpherson
The cherry tree carol                                                          Arr. David Willcocks
Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?                     Arr. David Willcocks
The infant king                                                                    Arr.Pettman
All this time                                                                          William Walton
Sans day carol                                                                      Arr. John Rutter
I sing of a maiden                                                                Patrick Hadley
Il est ne le divin enfant                                                      Arr. John Rutter
The shepherd’s carol                                                           Bob Chilcott
The holly and the ivy                                                          Arr. Walford Davies
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day                                Arr. David Willcocks
Of the Father’s heart begotten                                         Arr. David Willcocks

20th Anniversary Concert
19 November 2011
St Peter Mancroft

Jubilate Deo                                                                         Giovanni Gabrieli
Sicut cervus                                                                          Palestrina
Adoramus te, Christe                                                         Lassus
O quam gloriosum                                                              Victoria
Hymn to St Cecilia                                                              Benjamin Britten
Sing joyfully                                                                         William Byrd
Justorum animae                                                                William Byrd
Ave verum Corpus                                                               William Byrd

Songs of Farewell                                                                CHH Parry
1. My soul, there is country
2. I know my soul hath power to know all things
3. Never weather-beaten sail
4. There is an old belief
5. Lord, let me know mine end

Come and Sing
17 September 2011
St Peter Mancroft

Ave Maria                                                                              Victoria
O vos omnes                                                                         Victoria
Jesu, dulcis memoria                                                          Victoria
O quam gloriosum                                                               Victoria
The Gipsy’s Wedding Day                                                  Arr. Percy Grainger
Dalvisa                                                                                   Arr. Percy Grainger
Country Gardens                                                                 Arr. Percy Grainger
Zadok the priest                                                                   G F Handel
Gloria in D                                                                            Antonio Vivaldi

Music for a Summer Evening
2 July 2011
St Nicholas Church Blakeney

Sing ye Praises to our King                                               Aaron Copland
Jesu, dulcis memoria                                                         Victoria
Ave Maria                                                                              Victoria
Seven Poems of Robert Bridges                                       Gerald Finzi
1. I Praise the Tender Flower
2. I Have Loved Flowers That Fade
3. My Spirit Sang All Day
4. Clear and Gentle Stream
5. Nightingales
6. Haste on, My Joys!
7. Wherefore To-Night So Full of Care

The Gipsy’s Wedding Day                                                  Arr. Percy Grainger
Dalvisa                                                                                   Arr. Percy Grainger
Country Gardens                                                                 Arr. Percy Grainger
O-re-mi                                                                                 Arr. Mike Brewer
Mangwani m’pulele                                                            Arr. Mike Brewer
Asikha thali                                                                          Arr. Mike Brewer
Let the Heaven Light Shine on Me                                  Arr. Moses Hogan
We Shall Walk Through the Valley                                 Arr. Moses Hogan
Let’s do it                                                                              Cole Porter arr. David Blackwell
Tea for Two                                                                           Vincent Youmans arr. Peter Gritton

Anniversaries
12March 2011
St Peter Mancroft

Mass for Four Voices                                                          William Byrd
Ave Maria                                                                              Victoria
O vos omnes                                                                         Victoria
Jesu, dulcis memoria                                                         Victoria
O quam gloriosum                                                              Victoria
Mary Thomson                                                                    Arr. Grainger
Dalvisa                                                                                   Arr. Grainger
The Gipsy’s Wedding Day                                                 Arr. Grainger
O mistress mine                                                                  Thomas Morley arr. Grainger
Brigg Fair                                                                              Arr. Grainger
Country Gardens                                                                 Arr. Grainger & David Tall

Candlelit Family Christmas Concert
18 December 2010
St Peter Mancroft

Ding Dong! Merrily on High                                             Arr. Charles Wood
The Shepherd’s Carol                                                         Bob Chilcott
The First Nowell                                                                  Arr. David Willcocks
Zither Carol Czech                                                              Arr. Malcolm Sargent
Coventry Carol                                                                     Arr. Martin Shaw
O Little One Sweet                                                              Arr. JS Bach
O Magnum Mysterium                                                      Morten Lauridsen
The Little Road to Bethlehem                                          Michael Head
Torches                                                                                  John Joubert
Away in a Manger                                                                Arr. Reginald Jacques
Sans Day Carol Cornish                                                     Arr. John Rutter
Sir Christèmas                                                                     William Mathias

Viva Voce Singers in Concert
27 November 2010
St Peter Mancroft

Praise                                                                                     George Dyson
Miserere mei                                                                        William Byrd
Hail, gladdening light                                                         Charles Wood
Ascendit Deus                                                                      Peter Philips
Just as I am                                                                          Bob Chilcott
Justorum animae                                                                William Byrd
Love Divine                                                                          Howard Goodall

Four African Songs                                                             Arr. Mike Brewer
1. Mangwani M’pulele                                                        Sotho children’s song
2. O-re-mi                                                                             Nigerian ‘Highlife’ song
3. Hamba Lulu                                                                     Zulu wedding song
4. Asikha thali                                                                      Zulu freedom song

Friday Afternoons Op. 7                                                     Benjamin Britten
1. Begone, dull care
2. A tragic story
3. Cuckoo!
4. “Ee-oh!”
5. A New Year Carol
6. I mun be married on Sunday
7. There was a man of Newington
8. Fishing song
9. The useful plough
10. Jazz-Man
11. There was a monkey
12. Old Abram Brown

Here, There & Everywhere                                                Lennon & McCartney
With A Little Help From My Friends                              Arr. Peter Gritton
Choral Selections from Oliver!                                         Lionel Bart arr. Norman Leyden

Handel’s Messiah
3 July 2010
St Peter Mancroft

Messiah                                                                                 GF Handel

Come and Sing
19 June 2010
St Peter Mancroft

Timor Et Tremor                                                                 Francis Poulenc
Tantum ergo                                                                         Déodat de Séverac
Panis angelicus                                                                    César Franck
Cantique de Jean Racine                                                   Gabriel Fauré
Salve Regina                                                                         Francis Poulenc
Requiem                                                                                Gabriel Faure

Wisteria Concert
May 2010
St Giles Church Norwich

O quam gloriosum                                                              T. L. de Victoria
Locus iste                                                                              A. Bruckner
Psalm 43                                                                               F. Mendelssohn
Crux fidelis                                                                           John IV of Portugal
Tantum ergo                                                                        D. de Séverac
Ave Maria                                                                              I. Stravinsky
Exultate justi                                                                        L. Viadana
Deep River                                                                           Arr. Moses Hogan
Give me Jesus                                                                      Arr. Moses Hogan
We shall walk through the valley in peace                     Arr. Moses Hogan
Let the heaven light shine on me                                    Arr. Moses Hogan
Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’                                         Benjamin Britten 1913 – 1976
The Ash Grove                                                                     arr. G. Jacob
Bushes & Briars                                                                   arr. R. Vaughan Williams
Shenandoah                                                                         arr. J. Erb
Weep, O mine eyes                                                              J. Bennet
Now is the month of maying                                            T. Morley

Candlelit Christmas Concert
19 December 2009
St Peter Mancroft

O Radix Jesse                                                                       Advent Antiphon for 19th December
The Truth From Above                                                      Arr. R Vaughan Williams
Es ist ein’ Ros’                                                                      Johannes Brahms
What sweeter music                                                           John Rutter
Hodie Christus Natus Est                                                  J P Sweelinck
This is the record of John                                                  Orlando Gibbons
The shepherds’ farewell                                                     Hector Berlioz
Away in a Manger                                                                Arr. David Willcocks
The Shepherd’s Carol                                                         Bob Chilcott
Blessed be that maid Mary                                                Arr. David Willcocks
Coventry Carol                                                                    Kenneth Leighton
Unto us is born a Son                                                         Arr. David Willcocks
The Three Kings                                                                  Jonathan Dove
In the Bleak Mid-winter                                                    Harold Darke

A Britten Celebration
14 November 2009
St Peter Mancroft

Rejoice in the Lamb
A Hymn to the Virgin
Te Deum in C
Missa Brevis in D
Hymn to St Peter
Choral Dances from Gloriana
Jubilate Deo