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2013  
February 1 at Kingsbridge Community College

Fundraising concert with local choirs 'Stanborough Chorus' and 'Musaic' joining the Alvington Singers.

February 9 at Kingsbridge Community College

Choral Workshop - Fauré's Requiem and Rutter's "I will Lift Up Mine Eyes"

May 4 at St Michael's Church, Stokenham Faurč - Requiem

Rutter - Three Psalm settings: 'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills' (Psalm 121), 'The Lord is my light and my salvation' (Psalm 27), 'The Lord is my shepherd' (Psalm 23)

Ola Gjeilo - The Ground ('Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua')

Mendelssohn - two arias from Elijah: 'Lord God of Abraham' and 'For the mountains shall depart'

Alastair Durden - A Psalm of Praise

June 12 at St Edmunds Church, Kingsbridge Bob Chilcott - 'My heart is like a singing bird'

arr. Alastair Durden - Three Hebridean Folk Songs

Paul Mealor - 'Wherever you are'

Part songs by Elgar and Sullivan

Dec 11 at All Saints, Thurlestone

Dec 13 at Holy Trinity, Salcombe

Dec 18 at Dodbrooke Church, Kingsbridge

Christmas music, including choral pieces by Benjamin Britten, John Tavener, Thomas Hewitt-Jones, John Rutter, Carl Rütti, Gabriel Fauré and others.
2012  
March 3 at Kingsbridge Community College Choral workshop - Handel's Messiah
March 9 at St Edmunds Church, Kingsbridge Choral music spanning the centuries
March 24 at All Saints Church, Malborough Joint concert with the Jane Lilley Singers from Bath
May 25 at All Saints Church, Malborough

Choral Classics, including Handel's Zadok the Priest, 'Dona Nobis Pacem' from Bach's B minor mass, Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei, and choruses from Handel's Messiah

Dec 12 at Holy Trinity, Salcombe

Dec 14 at St George's Church, Dittisham

Dec 19 at Dodbrooke Church, Kingsbridge

Christmas music, including, "This Endris Night" by local composer Ed Welch, Grieg's Ave Maris Stella, John Ireland's The Holy Boy and Elizabeth Poston's Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.
2011  
February at Kingsbridge Methodist Church Choral workshop - Mozart's Requiem
April 7 at St Edmunds Church, Kingsbridge 'Spring into Summer' - Jazz songs, madrigals, folk songs, Gilbert & Sullivan
June 4 at St Michael's Church, Stokenham

June 8 at Holy Trinity Salcombe

Mozart - Requiem, Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum Corpus; Rachmaninov - Ave Maria; settings by Alastair Durden of 'Love bade me welcome' (George Herbert) and 'As rivers meet the sea' (Christina Rossetti)

Dec 7 at Dodbrooke Church, Kingsbridge

Dec 14 at Holy Trinity, Salcombe

Seasonal music from the 15thC to the present day, including John Rutter's 'What Sweeter Music' and Walford Davies' setting of 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'.
   
2010  
February 27 at Kingsbridge Methodist Church Choral workshop - Gounod's Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile (St Cecilia Mass)
March 13 at Thurlestone Parish Hall Works by Rutter, Bach, Franck, Mozart

May 8 at Buckfast Abbey

May 14 at Holy Trinity, Salcombe

Gounod - St Cecilia Mass; Brahms - 'How lovely is thy dwelling place'; Dvorak - 'Tui nati vulnerati' (from Stabat Mater); Bruckner- motet 'Os justi'; Fauré - 'Cantique de Jean Racine'
Jun 12 at Holy Trinity, Salcombe

(part of Salcombe Festival)

Dyson - 'Four Songs for Sailors', part-songs by Sullivan and Sterndale Bennett, plus arrangements of 'Annie's Song' and 'O Susanna'
December 8 at at St Thomas of Canterbury, Dodbrooke

December 15 at Holy Trinity, Salcombe

Christmas carols and readings, including Britten's Ceremony of Carols.
 

Other major works performed have been John Rutter’s Requiem; Haydn’s Te Deum; Mozart’s 'Coronation’ Mass; Handel’s Coronation Anthems – Zadok The Priest, The King Shall Rejoice;  Bach’s ‘Peasant’ Cantata; Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna; Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle; Beethoven’s Mass in C; Vivaldi’s Gloria;  Fauré’s Requiem and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man.

As well as John Rutter, other contemporary composers whose work has been included in the choir’s programmes are the American, Morten Lauridsen, and the Swiss, Carl Rütti.

   

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