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PREVIOUS PROGRAMMES

All conducted by Simon Pusey from December 2000 unless otherwise stated: previously conducted by John Winter

Date

Venue

Composer

Title(s)

Soloists

April 2019

St Francis of Assisi,

Hemel Hempstead

Vivaldi

Mozart

Handel

Dixit Dominus, RV 595

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Organ Concerto in F “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

Jonathan Goodchild (organ)

December 2018

St Francis of Assisi,

Hemel Hempstead

Haydn

Vaughan Williams

St Nicholas Mass

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Alex Jones (baritone)

with string ensemble

July 2018

St John’s, Boxmoor

 

“Love Divine”

A selection of wedding music

Lydia Neall (soprano)

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

with string ensemble

 

April 2018

St Francis of Assisi,

Hemel Hempstead

Faure

Faure

Durufle

Faure

Delibes

Faure

Requiem

Cantique de Jean Racine

Four Motets

Le Secret

Flower Duet

Pavane

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

Lydia Neall (soprano)

John Aplin (tenor)

Brian Hardy (bass)

with chamber orchestra

December 2017

St Francis of Assisi,

Hemel Hempstead

Handel

The Messiah

Lydia Neall (soprano)

Heather Houston (alto)

John Aplin (tenor)

Andrew Stafford (bass)

with chamber orchestra

June

2017

St John’s, Boxmoor

“Lay a Garland”

English music through the ages on the theme of love

Cornysh

Morley

Morley

Farmer

Gibbons

Purcell

Boyce

Arne

Pearsall

Bridge

Parry

Elgar

arr V Williams

arr V Williams

 

 

 

Holst

Finzi

arr Betty Roe

Finzi

 

Rutter

arr S Pusey

Gardner

arr.J Whitworth

Adieu! Mes amours

My bonny lass she smileth

Now is the month of Maying

Fair Phyllis

Ah, dear Heart

In these delightful pleasant groves

Tell me, lovely shepherd (sop)

When daisies pied (sop and clarinet)

Lay a garland

The Goslings

Music, when sweet voices die

My love dwelt in a Northern Land

The Turtle Dove (Soloist - Andrew)

from Five English Folk Songs:

   1   The dark eyed sailor

   2   The spring time of the year

   3   Just as the tide was flowing

I love my love

My spirit sang all day

The lass from the Low Country (sop)

Forlana from Five Bagatelles op 23 (clarinet)

Let's begin again

Rounding the horn

Rejection

The Mermaid

Lydia Neall (soprano)

Suzannah Hart (clarinet)

March 2017

St John’s, Boxmoor

 

Joint concert with the Aeolian Singers

Valotti

 

Vaughan Williams

Vesperae de morte

 

Dona nobis pacem

Katherine Boyce (soprano)

Stephen Jones (baritone)

Matthew Woodward (piano)

Concert jointly conducted by Stephen Jones and Simon Pusey

December 2016

Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church

With instrumental ensemble

Charpentier

Various

Messe de minuit

Carols

 

June 2016

St John’s, Boxmoor

 

with the Chandos Ensemble

Vivald

Elgar

Gorecki

Schubert

Gloria

Serenade for Strings

Totus tuus

Mass in G

 

March 2016

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

 

with the

Diablo Quintet

Dvorak

Rheinberger

Brahms

Rheinberger

Mass in D

Stabat Mater

Six Quartets, op 112

String Quintet in A minor, op 82

            Scherzo & Trio and Finale

Michael Bowden

             (organ / piano)

November 2015

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Puccini

Poulenc

Messa di Gloria

Gloria

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

Andrew Boushell (tenor

Richard Barnard (baritone)

Nicholas King (piano / organ)

June 2015

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Gounod

Brahms

Bruckner

Elgar

Elgar

Faure

Franck

Handel

Handel

Haydn

Mendelssohn

Mozart

Parry

Ave Maria

How lovely are all thy dwellings

Locus iste

Ave verum

Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29)

Cantique de Jean Racine

Panis Angelicus

May no rash intruder

Zadok the priest

Insanae et vanae curae

Hear my prayer

Ave verum corpus

I was glad

Nicholas King (organ/piano

 

April 2015

St John’s, Boxmoor

 

Bach

Britten

Durufle

Singet dem Herrn

Rejoice in the Lamb

Requiem

Chris Mear (organ)

Julian Zerfahs (cello)

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

Heather Houston (mezzo)

Jennie Whitefield (alto)

Richard Barnard (baritone)

John Worby (bass)

December 2014

St Paul’s, Highfield

 

with the

Chiltern Strings

Gjaelo                       

Mendelssohn,arr Willcocks

arr Warrell

arr Willcocks

arr Jacques

Berlioz

Rutter

arr Rutter

arr Rutter

Leuner, arr Mcpherson

Purcell

Mass of the sunrise

Hark! The herald angels sing

A merry Christmas

O come, all ye faithful

The holly and the ivy

The shepherds' farewell

Nativity carol

Il est ne le divin enfant

Noel nouvelet

Shepherds' Cradle Song  

Suite in G major, Z770

 

July 2014

St John’s, Boxmoor

 

Music associated with films

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

George Gershwin

Cole Porter

Harold Arlen

Henry Mancini

Patrick Doyle

Enrico Morricone

Trad

Carly Simon

Rodgers and Hammerstein

Lionel Bart

Anderson, Ulvaeus

Irving Berlin

Addinsell

Begin the Beguine

Let’s do it

S’wonderful

Night and Day

Over the Rainbow

Moon River

Non Nobis Domine

Gabriel’s Oboe

Down to the River to pray

Let the river run

Broadway medley

Oliver Medley

Mamma Mia! (Highlights)

Blue Skies

Warsaw concerto (2 pianos)

Madelaine Jones (piano)

March 2014

St John’s, Boxmoor

 

 

Music with strings and oboes

J S Bach

Mendelssohn

Beethoven

Handel

Michael Hurd

Mass in G, BWV 236

Verleih’ uns Frieden 

Elegischer Gesang, op. 118

Organ Concerto op 4 no 5 in F

Music's Praise  

 

December 2013

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Britten

Britten

Britten                                  

Manning                                                 

Lewis                        

Cornelius     

arr Willcocks                       

arr Rutter

arr Rutter

Terry

arr Rutter

Rutter                       

Choral Dances from Gloriana

A Ceremony of Carols

Hymn to the Virgin

Call it Nazareth, from Manchester Carols

Child's Carol (duet)

The Three Kings (solo)

O come, O come, Emmanuel

Noel nouvelet         

Sans Day Carol       

Myn Lyking 

Down in yon Forest           

Christmas Lullaby

John Aplin (tenor)

Rachel Wick (harp)

June 2013

St John’s, Boxmoor

Rutter

Zitterbart

Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams

Elgar

Holst

Cervantes, arr Denwood

Elgar

 

A Sprig of Thyme

Scotch Suite in D, nos 2 & 4

Five English Folk Songs, nos 1-3

The Turtle Dove

My love dwelt in a northern land

I love my love

Two Cuban Dances

From the Bavarian Highlands

 

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

Leslie Sayers (bass)

Anna Le Hair (piano)

Scarlet O'Shea (violin)

 

March 2013

St John’s, Boxmoor

Rutter

Rutter

Mass of the Children

Requiem

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

Leslie Sayers (bass)

Wesley John (flute)

Patrick Garrett (oboe)

Susan Beuttler (clarinet

James McNeil (bassoon)

Matt Mayer (horn)

Gordon Higham (cello
Keith Leonard (double bass)

Rachel Wick (harp)

Francis Beuttler (timpani)

Vivianne Child (percussion

Robin Coxon (organ)

December 2012

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Hassler

Monteverdi  

Sweelinck

Praetorius               

Guerrero                              

Victoria

Byrd

Tallis

John Rutter

arr Eastwood

Leighton

Milner

Leighton

Ratcliffe

arr Williamson

Canite tuba

Magnificat secondo

Hodie christus natus est

Joseph lieber, Joseph mein

Alma redemptoris mater

O magnum mysterium

Surge, illuminare

O nata lux

When icicles hang

Unto us is born a Son

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child

Out of your sleep arise

O leave your sheep

Thou whom shepherds worshipped

Good King Wenceslas

Chris Mear (piano, organ)

June 2012

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Tippett:           

 

Bob Chilcott:            

Simon and Garfunkel:

Lennon and McCartney:

Cole Porter:

Gershwin, arr Blackwell:

Paul Simon, arr Sechler:

Carmichael, arr Shaw:           

Simon, arr Metis:                       

William Spivery:                        

de Rose, arr Carter/Blackwell:

Rodgers, arr Blackwell:

Stanley Myers, arr Williams

 

Five Spirituals from

A Child of our time

A Little Jazz Mass

Scarborough Fair              

When I’m Sixty-four          

Begin the beguine

 ‘S wonderful

Bridge over troubled water

Georgia on my mind

The Sound of Silence         

Operator

Deep Purple

Blue Moon

She was beautiful

 

Dominic Pusey (saxophone)

Chris Mear (piano)

Rohini Rajendram (bass guitar)

Matt Turner (drums

March 2012

St John’s, Boxmoor

Goss

Ireland

Goss

Howells

Stainer

Charles Wood

O Saviour of the world

Greater love

If we believe

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem

I saw the Lord

St Mark Passion

Nicholas Keay (tenor)

Leslie Sayers (bass)

Nicholas King (organ

March 2012

St Mary’s, Potters Bar

with

Potters Bar Choral Society

Aurelian Ensemble

Conductor: Allun Proom

Vaughan Williams

Barber

Schubert

Serenade to Music

Violin Concerto

Mass in E flat

Julie Gray (soprano)

Michelle Harris (mezzo)

Andrew Bale (tenor)

Simon Pusey (tenor)

Des Turner (bass)

Hideki Tanimura (violin)

December 2011

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

various

Family Christmas concert:

Carols and other Christmas music

 

November 2011

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

With Mill House Ensemble

Purcell

Purcell

Purcell

Bruckner

Welcome to all the pleasures

Funeral Music for Queen Mary

O sing unto the Lord

Requiem

Laura Morris (soprano)

Heather Houston (alto)

William Molesworth (tenor)

Leslie Sayers (bass)

Nicholas King (organ)

June 2011

St John’s, Boxmoor

Rossini

Petite Messe Solennelle

Heather Houston (soprano)

Laura Morriss (soprano

Nerissa Rogers (alto)

Alan Powell (tenor)

Leslie Sayers (bass)

Chris Mear (organ)

Anna Le Hair (piano)

March 2011

St John’s, Boxmoor

With Chandos Ensemble

Haydn

Mozart

Mozart

Stabat Mater

Missa Brevis in G, K49

Regina coeli, K276

Heather Houston (soprano)

Laura Morriss (soprano

Nerissa Rogers (alto)

Alan Powell (tenor)

Leslie Sayers (bass)

December 2010

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Handel

Various

Choruses from the Messiah

Carols

December 2010

St John’s Boxmoor

Rachmaninov

Stanford

Stanford

Bruckner

Bruckner

Gibbons

Vespers

Magnificat in B flat (double choir)

Coelos ascendit hodie

Ave Maria

Locus iste

Nunc Dimittis from Short Service

Nerissa Rogers (alto)

John Aplin (tenor)

June 2010

Various

“Magic of the Musicals”

See programme

March 2010

St Mary’s, Potters Bar

with

Potters Bar Choral Society

Crofton Singers

Trinity Orchestra

Bruckner

Mendelssohn

Motets

Hymn of Praise

Lydia Hart (soprano)

Eleanor Hart (soprano)

John Aplin (tenor)

December 2009

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Children’s Christmas Concert

December 2009

St John’s, Boxmoor

with Mill House Strings

Rutter

Hummel

Magnificat

Mass in B flat

Heather Houston, soprano

Amy Hirschfirld, soprano

June 2009

St John’s, Boxmoor

American theme concert

April 2009

St John’s, Boxmoor

Taverner

Western Wind Mass

other 16th century church music (all unaccompanied)

December 2008

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Children’s Christmas Concert

November 2008

St John’s, Boxmoor

Howells

Britten

Finzi

Gounod

A Hymn for St Cecilia

Hymn to St Cecilia

For St Cecilia (Ode)

St Cecilia Mass

Heather Houston, soprano

Richard Sweden, tenor

Leslie Sayers, bass

Nicholas King, piano

July 2008

St John’s, Boxmoor

Various

“In the mood” – a programme of arrangements of jazz and popular music

See programme

Dominic Pusey (saxophone, guitar)

William Todd (piano)

Jonny Pinder (bass guitar)

Chris Pusey (drums)

March 2008

St John’s, Boxmoor

Stainer

The Crucifixion

and other church music

John Aplin, tenor

Leslie Sayers, bass

Nicholas King, organ

December 2007

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Children’s Christmas Concert

November 2007

St John’s, Boxmoor

Haydn

 

Monteverdi

Mozart

Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo

Beatus Vir

Litaniae Lauretenae, K 109

Missa Brevis in B flat, K 275

Venite Populi, K 260

Te Deum in C, K 141

July 2007

St John’s, Boxmoor,

with

Chess Valley Male Voice Choir, conductor David Cooke

Vierne

Widor

 

various

Messe Solennelle

Mass, op 36

 

Several short pieces

Nicholas King, organ

Andrew Earis, organ

Helen Cooke, piano

May 2007

St Mary’s, Potters Bar

with

Potters Bar Choral Society

Aurelian Ensemble

Simon Pusey, organ

Dvorak

Handel

Mass in D

Dixit Dominus

This concert conducted by Allun Proom

Julie Gray, soprano

Michelle Harris, mezzo-soprano

Stephen George, tenor

Rodney Gibson, bass

March 2007

St John's, Boxmoor,

with

Potters Bar Choral Society

Chandos Ensemble

Nicholas King, organ

Handel

 

Bach

Coronation Anthems

Dixit Dominus

Sinfonia from Cantata 29

Alice Bishop, soprano

Heather Houston, soprano

Una Monaghan, alto

John Aplin, tenor

Alan Steel, bass

December 2006

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Children’s Christmas Concert

November 2006

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Parry

Various

Ode on St Cecilia’s day

Victorian Part Songs

Ken Burgess, bass

Nicholas King, organ

July 2006

St John’s, Loughton

Handel

Various

The Messiah (part)

Choral Classics

Laurence Kubiak, bass

Aurelian Ensemble

July 2006

St John's, Boxmoor

Operatic Choruses

Una Monaghan, alto

Nicholas King, piano

May 2006

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead,

with the

Chandos Ensemble, conductor

Patrick Garrett

Handel

Vivaldi

Byrd

Mozart

Vivaldi

 

Concerto grosso in B flat

Oboe Concerto

Mass for 4 voices

Ave verum corpus

Gloria

 

 

Gloria conducted by Patrick Garrett

Several soloists

From the choir

March 2006

St John's, Boxmoor

Mozart
Mozart

Coronation Mass
Requiem

Heather Houston, soprano

Una Monaghan, alto

John Aplin, tenor

Alan Steel, bass

Andrew Earis, organ

December 2005

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Various

Children’s Christmas Concert

November 2005

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Bernstein

Janacek

Rutter

Chichester Psalms

Otcenas

Requiem

John Aplin, tenor

Satu Salo, harp

Nicholas King, organ

Aurelian Ensemble

June 2005

St John's, Boxmoor

“Musical Allsorts”, a programme of popular choral classics

Parry

Brahms

Handel

Vivaldi

I was glad

How lovely

Hallelujah Chorus

Gloria

and other pieces

Nicholas King, organ

April 2005

St John's, Boxmoor

Bruckner

Rutter

E minor mass

Gloria

Nicholas King, organ

December 2004

St Mary’s,

Hemel Hempstead

Bach

Various

Wachet Auf

Carols

Heather Houston,

John Aplin,

Alan Steel

November 2004

St John's, Boxmoor

Haydn

Charpentier

St Nicholas Mass

Te Deum

July 2004

St John's, Boxmoor

Brahms
Vaughan Williams
Various
Dvorak

Liebeslieder Waltzes
English Folk Songs
English Romantic Part Songs
Slavonic Dances

Rita Fryer and
Nicholas King,
piano duet

April 2004

St John's, Boxmoor

Faure
Mozart

Requiem
Vespers

Nicholas Attwater, tenor
Radlett Junior Singers

Dec 2003

St John's, Boxmoor
with members of Dacorum Symphony Orchestra

Purcell
Handel
Mozart

Welcome to all the Pleasures
Ode on St Cecilia's Day
Regina Coeli

Victoria Lyle , soprano
Anthony Stutchbury, tenor

Dec 2003

 

West Herts College

 

Took part in Dacorum Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

 

July 2003

Berkhamsted Civic Centre

"Curtain Raisers"

Programme of light music

Nicholas King, piano

April 2003

St John's, Boxmoor

Kodaly
Bach
Byrd

Mass in D
Jesu, meine Freude
Mass for 4 voices

Norman Harper, organ

Dec 2002

St. Mary's, Hemel Hempstead Old Town

 

Christmas Oratorio, Parts 1 - 3

Christmas Carols

Heather Houston, soprano
Zoe South, mezzo-soprano
Mark van Ments, tenor
Simon Masterton-Smith, bass
Nicholas King, organ

Dec 2002

Berkhamsted Civic Centre

 

Christmas concert with Hemel Hempstead Band

 

Jul 2002

Berkhamsted Civic Centre

"In the mood"

Programme of light music/jazz

Bill Todd, piano

Apr 2002

St John's, Boxmoor

Rossini

Petite Messe Solennelle

Heather Houston, soprano
Zoe South, mezzo-soprano
Mark van Ments, tenor
Kenneth Burgess, bass
Rosemary Venner, piano
Norman Harper, organ

Dec 2001

St. Mary's, Hemel Hempstead Old Town

Christmas Carols

John Winter, organ

Dec 2001

Our Lady, Queen of all creation, Hemel Hempstead

Handel

The Messiah

Sarah Lewis, soprano
Heather Houston, soprano
Anthony Stutchbury, tenor
Owen Chapman, bass
members of Dacorum Symphony Orchestra

Nov 2001

Berkhamsted Civic Centre

 

Christmas concert with Hemel Hempstead Band

 

July 2001

Vaughan Williams

John Rutter

Elgar

Five English Folk Songs

A Sprig of Thyme

From the Bavarian Highlands

Rosemary Venner,
piano

Mar 2001

St. John's, Boxmoor

Parry
Mendelssohn
Handel
Durufle

I was glad
Hear my prayer
Coronation Anthems
Requiem

Tony Baldwin,
organ

Dec 2000

St. John's, Boxmoor

Dvorak
Britten
Parry

Mass in D
Rejoice in the Lamb
Songs of Farewell

John Rippin,
organ

Jul 2000

St. John's, Boxmoor

John Rutter
Poulenc

Magnificat
Gloria

Songs by Quilter, Delius and Elgar

Jean Collingsworth,
soprano

Nicholas Johnson,
organ

Dec 1999

Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green

Vaughan Williams
William Mathias
Charpentier

Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Ave Rex
Messe de Minuit with Recorders, Strings and Organ

Roderick Williams,
bass

Oct 1999

St. John's, Boxmoor

 

Mozart
Mendelssohn
Vivaldi

Te Deum, Exultate Jubilate
Lauda Sion
Magnificat

Jean Collingsworth,
soprano
Nicholas Johnson, organ

May 1999

Dunstable Priory

 

Sacred Music, Folk Songs, Part Songs and Madrigals with Boys of the Priory Choir

Ben Stevens,  cello

Nicholas Johnson, organ

Feb 1999           

St. John's, Boxmoor

 

Purcell
Handel

Vaughan Williams

Rejoice in the Lord Always
Coronation Anthem:
The King shall rejoice
The Lord is my Shepherd

Nicholas Johnson, organ

 

Dec 1998

St Mary’s, Apsley

 

 

Family Carol Concert with Consort of Recorders directed by Gloria Pevy

 

Oct 1998

St. John's, Boxmoor

 

 

Works by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Puccini & John Rutter

 

July 1998

Berkhamsted Town Hall

 

 

Music from Shows and Operettas

 

Dec 1997

The Sacred Heart, Berkhamsted

 

Family Carol Service

 

Nicholas Johnson,
organ

Nov 1997

St. John's, Boxmoor

Bach  

Haydn

Cantata No 191 (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
Missa Cellensis in E (Mariazellermesse)

Nicholas Johnson,
organ

 

June 1997

Berkhamsted Town Hall

Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schubert

 

 

March 1997

Friends Meeting House, Hemel Old Town

 

Paul Patterson (in the presence of the composer)

Music by Paul Patterson, Holst and Elgar

 

Nov 1996           

St. John's, Boxmoor

 

Mozart          

Bruckner

Requiem

Motets

 

Jean Collingsworth,
soprano
Eileen Goddard,
contralto
Alan Armstrong,
tenor
Roderick Williams,
bass
Peter Dyke, organ

June 1996

Berkhamsted Town Hall

Stanford       

Anglo-American Programme including

Songs of the Sea
Part Songs
American Folk Songs

and music by Elgar & Finzi

 

March 1996

St. John's, Boxmoor

 

Schubert
Mozart
Handel

Mass in G
Regina Coeli, K276
Let Thy Hand be Strengthened

Peter Dyke, organ

July 1995

St. John's, Boxmoor

John Rutter

Magnificat
and other British choral music

Peter Dyke, organ

 

June 1994

St. John's, Boxmoor

Handel
Handel
Vaughan Williams

Dixit Dominus
Lobet den Herrn
Five Mystical Songs

Richard Fallas, baritone

Mark Sexton, organ

 

April 1994

St. John's, Boxmoor

 

Dvorak
Elgar

Mass in D
Psalm 29

 

Peter Dyke, organ