Our History

Saturday, 17th December 2016, 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

With Cotswold Baroque Players, Charlotte Beament (soprano), Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano), Guy Cutting (tenor), Robert Rice (bass)

Haydn – Nelson Mass (Mass in D Minor)
Mozart – C Minor Mass


Sunday, 26th June 2016, 7.30pm – All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

With Tim Wakerill (organ), Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano)

César Franck – Psalm 150
J S Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
Hector Berlioz – Premiers transports que nul n’oublie
Felix Mendelssohn – Grant us Thy Peace, Nachtlied, Drei geistliche Lieder, Op 96
Hanny Hensel – Frühling
J S Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541


Saturday, 7th May, 2016, 7.30pm – Church of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt

With Catherine White (harp), Nathan Cole (percussion), Bernard West (piano and organ), Martyn Lane (piano), Matthew Ernst (treble)

Folk Songs from the British Isles – Braes o’Yarrow, Bobbin John and The Road to Ford
Cecilia McDowall –  A Fancy of Folksongs
Trad.- Londonderry Air
Bob Chilcott –  Extracts from Songs and Cries of London Town
Francis Poulenc –  Piano Sonata for Four Hands
Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms


Saturday, 5th December 2015, 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt

With Julie Cooper (soprano), William Purefoy (alto), Matthew Minter (tenor), Ben Bevan (bass) and the Cotswold Baroque Players lead by Catherine Weiss

George Frideric Handel – Messiah


Saturday, 21st June 2014, 7.30pm – All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

With Cynthia Hall (organ), Esther Brazil (mezzo-soprano), Ben Phillips (countertenor) and Martin Davies (baritone)

Stanford – various works including Te Deum Laudamus, Nunc Dimittis and Psalm 150
Purcell –  Come, ye sons of art


 

Saturday, 10th May 2014, 7.30pm – Methodist Church, High Street, Witney

Conductor: Peter Hunt

With Bernard West (organ) and Oxybaroxy, Esther Brazil (Soprano), Rachel O’Malley (Alto), Tom Dyer (Tenor) and David le Provost (Bass)

Vivaldi – Kyrie
Handel – Let thy hand be strengthened
Handel – Zadok the Priest
D’Astorga – Stabat Mater
Bach – Jesu Joy


Saturday, 7th December 2013, 7.30 pm – St Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra, Rebecca Outram (Soprano), Greg Tassell (Tenor) and Robert Rice (Baritone)

Joseph Haydn – Creation


Saturday, 22nd June 2013, 7.30 pm – St Mary’s Church, Charlbury

Conductor: Bernard West
With David Lee (tenor), David Le Prevost (baritone) and James Brown (organ)

Maunder – Olivet to Calvary


Saturday, 18th May 2013, 7.30 pm – Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra, Bernard West (piano) and Marion Ackrill (Flute)

Dreams of the Summer Night – an evening of music by English composers, featuring:
Arthur Bliss – Pastoral
Hubert Parry – An English Suite for Strings
Colin Touchin – Adlestrop  


Saturday, 8th December 2012, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Bernard West
With The Cotswold Baroque Players

Mozart – Requiem
Haydn – Requiem in C minor


Saturday, 23rd June 2012, 7.30 pm – All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West
Pomp & Pimms
Coronation Music


Saturday, 26th May 2012, 7.30 pm – Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With Bernard West, Stewart Taylor (piano),The Oxfordshire County Percussion Ensemble and Cotswold Children’s Choir

Orff – Carmina Burana


Saturday, 3rd December 2011, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Banbury

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra
Verdi – Requiem 


Saturday, 25th June 2011, 7.30 pm – All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West

Fauré & Fizz
Fauré – Requiem 


Saturday, 16th April 2011, 7.30 pm – Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With The Cotswold Baroque Players

J S Bach – St. John Passion


Saturday, 4th December 2010, 8.00 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Banbury

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Mendelssohn – Elijah


Saturday, 12th June 2010, 7.30 pm – Charlbury Church

Conductor: Bernard West
Vivaldi and Vino: including,
Beatus Vir
Gloria
Ostro Picta


Saturday, 8th May 2010, 7.30 pm – Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Deddington

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With Acer Saccharum (Bassoon Quartet)
including:
Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
Rutter – Gloria


Saturday, 5th December 2009, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With the Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra
Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem


Saturday, 27th June 2009, 7.30 pm – All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Bernard West; Organist Edward Tambling (organ scholar-elect, Westminster Cathedral)

Purcell and Pimms: including,
Funeral Sentences
Thy word is a Lantern
O Sing unto the Lord
Rejoice in the Lord Always


Saturday, 16th May 2009, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With the Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

Haydn – Nelson Mass (Missa in Augustiis)
Haydn – Te Deum (for the Empress Maria Therese)
Haydn – Symphony No. 6 in D ‘Le Matin’


Saturday, 13th December 2008, 7.30 pm – St. Peter’s Church, Hook Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With the Cotswold Baroque Players

Candlelight Concert:
Buxtehude – Magnificat
Monteverdi – Beatus Vir
Pergolesi – Magnificat
Schutz – Christmas Story


Saturday, 17th May 2008, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With the Adderbury Ensemble
Puccini – Messa di Gloria
Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music


Saturday, 1st December 2007, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With the Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra
Karl Jenkins – The armed Man: A Mass For Peace
Schubert – Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’


Saturday, 16th June 2007, 7.30 pm – St. Edward’s Church, Stow-on-the-Wold

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With Bernard West (piano)
Bubbles and Betjeman:
David Pope – From Here to Burgess Hill: Setting of Seven Poems by John Betjeman
Elgar – From the Bavarian Highlands


Saturday, 31st March 2007, 7.30 pm – Witney Methodist Church

Conductor: Peter Hunt
With Bernard West (organ)
An Evening of French Music:
Maurice Duruflé – Requiem and Motets
Gabriel Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine


Saturday, 16th December 2006, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
Handel – Messiah


Saturday, 10th June 2006, 7.30 pm – All Saints’ Church, Churchill

Conductor: Peter Hunt
An Evening of Musical Entertainment and Summer Refreshment:
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas


Saturday, 1st April 2006, 7.30 pm – St. Peter’s Church, Hook Norton

Conductor: Peter Hunt
Three Oxbridge Music Professors:
Sir Charles Stanford – Three Motets Op. 38
Sir Hubert Parry – selection of Songs of Farewell
Sir John Stainer – The Crucifixion


Saturday, 10th December 2005, 7.30 pm – St. Mary’s Church, Chipping Norton

Christmastide Concert:
an evening of carols, readings and seasonsl songs for choir and family audience


Looking back further…

(thanks to Roger Stein for the research)

2004 – 05
June 05: Tippett – A Child Of Our Time
December 04: Vivaldi – Gloria;  Haydn  Little Organ Mass;  Hummel  Mass in Bb

2003 – 04
June 04: Summer Concert: ForeverEngland! incl. Rutter – The Reluctant Dragon
December 03: Bach – Sleepers Wake;  Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Mathias – Ave Rex

2002 – 03
May 03: Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle
December 02: Bach – Christmas Oratorio

2001 – 02
May 02: Brahms – Songs of Love;  Elgar – From the Bavarian Highlands
December 01: Charpentier – Messe de Minuit;  Fauré – Requiem

2000 – 01
May 01: Sullivan – Trial by Jury; and lighter pieces
February 01: Bach – St. Matthew Passion

1999 – 00
March 00: Rutter – Requiem;  Andrew Carter – Benedicite
December 99: Handel – Messiah

1998 – 99
May 99: Mozart – Requiem and Great Mass in C Minor (conducted by Shauni)
December 98: Britten – Ceremony of Carols

1997 – 98
March 98: Monteverdi – Vespers
November 97: Dvorák – Mass in D;  Kodály – Missa Brevis (Peter’s first concert)

1996 – 97
July 97: Music for a Summer Evening  (conducted by Shauni)
March 97: Handel – Israel in Egypt (Stewart Taylor’s final concert) 
November 96: Fauré – Requiem (from scratch)

1995 – 96
June 96: Purcell – The Fairy Queen
November 95: Haydn – St Nicolas Mass; Mozart – Piano Concerto in F K459 (Michael Liddell, soloist); Britten – St Nicolas

1994 – 95
March 95: Mendelssohn – Elijah
November 94: Music for Choir and Organ: Parry – I was Glad; Gardiner – Evening Hymn; Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens; Durufle – Requiem; Plus organ solos. Thomas Trotter – organ

1993 – 94
March 94: Bach – Mass in B minor
June 94: Handel – Chandos Anthem No 11 “Let God Arise” and Acis and Galatea

1992 – 93
November 92: Brahms – A German Requiem
March 93: Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord Alway; Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 5; Handel – Dixit Dominus
Summer 93: Pergolesi – Magnificat; Schubert – Mass in G

1991 – 92
November 91: Mozart – Solemn Vespers and Mass in C
April 92: Bach – St John Passion
June 92: German – Merrie England

1990-91
November 90: Vivaldi – Gloria; Haydn – Nelson Mass
March 91: Stainer – Crucifixion
June 91: Purcell – Bell Anthem, Come ye sons of art and King Arthur

1989-90
November 89: Handel – Messiah
March 90: Handel – Coronation Anthems; Bach – Magnificat
July 90: Handel – Semele