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Past Performances

Date of event Details of event
24th June 2017

Songs from the great American songbook

Featuring songs by George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and Burt Bacharach, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano.

Ellie Calver, conductor and soloist
Arthur Bell, piano

Read the Henley Standard review.

11th March 2017

Sacred Music: Renaissance to Romantic
Victoria O Quam Gloriosum
Tallis Hear the Voice and Prayer
Purcell O God Thou art my God and Hear my Prayer
Mozart Divertimento in D
Mozart Missa Brevis in D
Bruckner Locus Iste, Virga Jesse and Os Justi

Southern Sinfonia

Vanessa Bowers soprano
Daniel Collins countertenor
Ronan Busfield tenor
Jonathan Stirland bass

Ellie Calver, conductor

11th December 2016 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
25th June 2016

All Shall be Well (Roy Raby)
And I saw a New Heaven (Bainton)
Gloria (Rutter)
The Spirit of the Lord (Elgar)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (Wesley)
I was Glad (Parry)
Jerusalem (Parry)

With the Wantage Silver Band

Read the Henley Standard review.

12th March 2016

JS Bach: Mass in B Minor

Hannah Davey Soprano
William Purefoy Counter Tenor
Nicholas Smith Tenor
Henry Neill Bass

Canzona Orchestra on period instruments

Conducted by Roy Raby

Read the Newbury Weekly News and Henley Standard reviews.

13th December 2015 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
20th June 2015

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Popular choruses from Prince Igor, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tannhäuser and Nabucco

Helen Parker, Dido
Emma Brain-Gabbott, Belinda
William Townend, Aeneas

Choir soloists: John Burton, Beatrice Earland, Sandie Harwood, Judi Hodgkin, Rosie Jones, Elizabeth Lawrance, Helen Legg, Maureen Richardson

Theresa Caudle and Karen Raby, violin
Heather Birt, viola
Rachel Watson, cello
Roy Raby, harpsichord

Read the Newbury Weekly News and the Henley Standard reviews.

14th February 2015

Handel: Messiah

Southern Sinfonia Orchestra on period instruments

Hannah Nye (soprano)
David Allsopp (countertenor)
Nicholas Smith (tenor)
Alex Otterburn (baritone)

Conducted by Roy Raby

Read the Newbury Weekly News review

21st June 2014

Beethoven Symphony No. 7, 2nd movement
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Goodall Love Divine
Handel Worthy is the Lamb / Amen from Messiah
Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae
Haydn The Heavens are Telling from The Creation
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

40th Anniversary Concert

Conducted by Jonathan Brown with former Musical Directors Ralph Allwood, Bob Barsby and Darren Everhart

Southern Sinfonia Orchestra

15th February 2014

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Claire Seaton (soprano)
Claire Williams (mezzo soprano)
Richard Coxon (tenor)
Quentin Hayes (bass)

Southern Sinfonia Orchestra
Conducted by Jonathan Brown

Part of the Society's 40th Anniversary Season.

Read the Newbury Weekly News review

15th December 2013 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
22nd June 2013

Haydn: Missa in Augustiis (Nelson Mass)

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K136; Voyagers' Chorus from Idomeneo; Im Mohrenland gefangen war from Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Madamina from Don Giovanni

Handel: Svegliatevi nel core from Giulio Cesare

Donizetti: Chorus of Wedding Guests from Lucia de Lammermoor

Claire Seaton (soprano)
Claire Williams (mezzo-soprano)
Lynton Atkinson (tenor)
Giles Underwood (bass)
Southern Sinfonia on period instruments
Conducted by Jonathan Brown

Read the Henley Standard review here.

9th March 2013 'From Darkness to Light'
Verdi: Stabat Mater
Tippett: Five Spirituals
Goodall: Eternal Light

Hannah Grove Atherton (soprano)
Claire Williams (mezzo-soprano)
James Atherton (tenor)
Henry Neill (bass)
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
9th December 2012 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
23rd June 2012 'Come & Sing' Fauré's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria
Kezia Bienek (soprano)
Claire Williams (mezzo-soprano)
Tristan Hambleton (bass)
George Bevan (organ)
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
4th February 2012 ROYAL CELEBRATION MUSIC
Handel: Four Coronation Anthems
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Walton: Coronation Te Deum
Parry: I Was Glad

Hannah Grove Atherton (soprano)
Stephen Taylor (countertenor)
James Atherton (tenor)
Giles Underwood (bass)
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
11th December 2011 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
18th June 2011 Brahms: German Requiem
Moeran: Songs of Springtime
Bizet: Toreador Song
Mascagni: Easter Hymn

Stephen Gadd (baritone)
Claire Rutter (soprano)
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
12th December 2010 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
11th December 2010 Bach: Magnificat
Finzi: In Terra Pax
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Rutter: Gabriel's Message
Mathias: Sir Christèmas

Stephen Gadd (baritone)
Claire Rutter (soprano)
Louise Wayman (soprano)
Barnaby Smith (countertenor)
James Atherton (tenor)
Southern Sinfonia - leader Marcus Barcham Stevens
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
22nd May 2010 Haydn: The Heavens are Telling; Kleine Orgelmesse and Insanae et Vanae Curae
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Conducted by Jonathan Brown
13th December 2009 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital)
7th November 2009
(Douai Abbey)
and
14th November 2009
(Pangbourne)
Mozart: Requiem
Handel: Zadok the Priest and The King shall Rejoice
Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
JS Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major

Carys Lane (soprano)
Sarah Fryer (mezzo soprano) - Douai Abbey performance
Flora McIntosh (mezzo soprano) - The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel performance
Lynton Atkinson (tenor)
Giles Underwood (bass)
Southern Sinfonia - leader Alexander Hohenthal
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
6th June 2009 'Come & Sing' Handel's Messiah
Rachel Major (soprano)
Flora McIntosh (alto)
James Atherton (tenor)
Simon Whiteley (bass)
Albero String Quartet
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
28th February 2009 Duruflé: Requiem
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Janáček: Otče náš (Our Father)
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Mahler: Adagietto from the 5th Symphony

Janet Shell (mezzo soprano)
Lynton Atkinson (tenor)
Chameleon Arts Orchestra - leader Simon Baggs
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
7th December 2008 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of The League of Friends of Reading Hospitals)
21st June 2008 Summer concert: 'Music - the Food of Love ...'
Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes
and other romantic music for summer, including Charles Stanford, Arthur Sullivan, Cole Porter and George Gershwin
24th February 2008 Bach: St John Passion
Jimmy Holliday (Christus); Christopher Watson (Evangelist)
James Atherton (tenor); Carys Lane (soprano)
Stewart Conley-Harper (alto); Giles Underwood (bass)
Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra - leader Maggie Faultless
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
9th December 2007 Christmas Concert of carols and seasonal readings
(in aid of The League of Friends of Reading Hospitals)
23rd June 2007 At The Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall
Verdi: Requiem
Berlioz: Le Corsaire (overture)

Naomi Harvey (soprano)
Joke de Vin (mezzo soprano)
David Barrell (tenor)
Stephen Foulkes (bass)
Pangbourne Choral Society – musical director Jonathan Brown
Reading Symphony Orchestra – leader Liz Greeley
with members of the Orchester der Landesregierung Düsseldorf eV
Conducted by Stefan Hofkes
3rd February 2007 Mozart: K339 Vespers
Elgar: Give unto the Lord and The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
Brahms: Wie Lieblich sind deine Wohnungen and Geistliches Lied
Barber: Adagio for Strings

Jane Sherriff (soprano)
Stewart Conley-Harper (counter tenor)
James Atherton (tenor)
Simon Gallear (baritone)
Chameleon Arts Orchestra – leader Richard Smith
Conducted by Jonathan Brown
14th May 2006 SEA BREEZES
Carter: Horizons
Grainger: Sea Chanties
Stanford: Songs of the Fleet
Vaughan Williams: 5 Mystical Songs and
Overture – The Wasps
Elinor Carter (mezzo-soprano)
Julian Hubbard (baritone)
Philomel Orchestra – leader Jonathan Burnett
Conducted by Darren Everhart
5th February 2006 Orff: Carmina Burana
Mozart: Don Giovanni (excerpts)

Naomi Watson (soprano)
William Bulteel (tenor)
Julian Hubbard (baritone)
Peter Willcock (bass)
Pangbourne College Junior School Choir
Conducted by Darren Everhart
25th June 2005 Mahler: Second Symphony
Reading Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Stefan Hofkes
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Conducted by Darren Everhart
21st May 2005 AN AMERICAN SUMMER'S EVENING
comprising excerpts from
Porgy & Bess and West Side Story and
American Folksongs & Spirituals

Naomi Watson (soprano)
Conducted by Darren Everhart
5th-6th March 2005 Britten: War Requiem (semi-staged)
Elizabeth Collier (soprano)
Young-Hoon Heo (tenor)
Julian Hubbard (baritone)
Conducted by Darren Everhart
22nd May 2004 Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle and
Overture – La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)

Naomi Watson (soprano)
Elinor Carter (mezzo-soprano)
Matthew Vine (tenor)
Julian Hubbard (baritone)
Conducted by Darren Everhart
8th February 2004 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Fauré: Requiem

Conducted by Ralph Allwood
Barsby: Cantata 2000
Conducted by Robert Barsby
Rutter: Feel the Spirit
Conducted by Darren Everhart