bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

Repertoire

When Percy Hallam founded the Choir in 1932, his ambition was "to perform Bach's great choral masterpieces", and the choir took its name from the composer. In those early years, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach prevailed, but the choir soon began to explore the works of other composers.

 

Over the years, performances have included music by Brahms, Britten, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, and many others, including some less well known twentieth-century composers.

 

In recent years, we have included at least one work by Bach in each of our Season's programmes.

 

The following record of our performances of major works over the years demonstrates a rich and varied repertoire.

 

Bach

Cantata BWV56

Christmas Oratorio

Magnificat in D

Mass in B Minor

O Jesu Christ,

  mein's Lebens Licht

St John Passion

St Matthew Passion

 

Beethoven

Mass in C

 

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

 

Brahms

Ein deutsches

  Requiem

Schiksalslied

 

Britten

Cantata Misericordium

Ceremony of Carols

Hymn to the Virgin

St Nicolas

Te Deum in C major

The Company of

  Heaven

War Requiem

 

Bruckner

Os Justi

Locus iste

Christus factus est

 

Cherubini

Requiem

 

Duruflé

Requiem

 

Elgar

Caractacus

The Dream of

  Gerontius

The Kingdom

The Music Makers



Fauré

Cantique de Jean 

  Racine

Requiem

 

Handel

Dixit Dominus

Jephtha

The King Shall Rejoice

Let Thy Hand Be      Strenghtened

Messiah

My Heart is Inditing

Samson

Solomon

The Ways of Zion

  do Mourn

Zadok the Priest

My Heart is Inditing

 

Harris

Bring us, O Lord God

 

Haydn

The Creation

Harmoniemesse

Nelson Mass

Te Deum

 

Kodaly

Missa Brevis

 

Lotti

Crucifixus a 8

 

Mendelssohn

Elijah

 

Mozart

Ave verum corpus

Exsultate, jubilate

Mass in C Minor

Misericordias Domini

Requiem

Vesperae solennes de 

  confessore

 



Parry

I was glad

 

Poulenc

Gloria

Litanies à la Vierge Noire

 

Purcell

King Arthur

Funeral Music for Queen  Mary

 

Rossini

Petite Messe

  Solennelle

 

Tippett

A Child of Our Time

 

Vaughan Williams

Dona nobis pacem

Hodie

A Sea Symphony

 

Verdi

Requiem

 

Vivaldi

Gloria in D

Magnificat

 

Walton

Belshazzar's Feast

Concerts

2016/17 Season

Saturday 21 October 2017

7.30 pm

St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds

Sing for Samaritans

Charity concert including Fauré Requiem

Saturday 16 December 2017

7.00 pm

Church of St Peter & St Paul, Lavenham

Bach Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 3 March 2018

7.30 pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Mozart C minor Mass

Saturday 2 June 2018

7.30 pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Haydn The Creation

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