Repertoire

We choose repertoire for our concerts that is linked to the location and tradition of the place we sing in. You may find a selection below.

An Offering of Songs

A programme inspired by Tagore for our tour to India in April 2011. This is the programme from the concert sung at St. Paul's Cathedral with the collaboration of the Mathieson Music School. For the repertoire performed at the other concerts on the tour see here.


 Praetorius - Magnificat

Finzi - Poems of Robert Bridges

I praise the tender flower

Haste On, My Joys

 String music - Mathieson Music School

Junior choir - Mathieson Music School

Macmillan - Mitte Manum Tuum

Schumann - Talismane


INTERVAL


Jackson - O Sacrum Convivium

British and Bengali Folk Songs

J.S.Bach - Sonata VI in G major

Allwood - out of the mouths of children



Hamba Lulu with Upendo

A joint programme as part of Upendo's tour to the UK


 

Our Father - Sheppard


Baba Yetu

 Napenda kuimba fadhili zako

 Uwepo wako

 Njooni tumsifu mungu

 O Lord Arise - Weelkes

Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter - Tallis & Tanzanian Choruses

Ore Mi - Mike Brewer


INTERVAL


Hymn to the Creator of Light - Rutter

Nasema asante

 Kwenda na Yesu

 Bwana ndiye mchungaji mwema

 Asante 46 - Ben Finn

Hamba Lulu - Mike Brewer

Bam Bam



Ave Maria

Inspired by the intriguing story of the discovery of the unique 13th Century manuscript in St Mary's, Netherbury


Surrexit Dominus – Plainsong

O Clap your hands – Gibbons

Miserere – Allegri

Verbum Bonum et Suave (Netherbury Manuscript)

 My Ladye Nevels Grownde – Byrd

Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré

Komm, Jesu, komm – J.S. Bach


Interval


God is gone up – Finzi

Verbum Bonum et Suave – Brian Inglis

Take him, earth, for cherishing – Howells

Jauchzet dem Herrn – Schütz

Salamanca – Guy Bovet

Hamba Lulu – trad. arr. M. Brewer

Ezekiel saw de wheel – trad. arr. W. Dawson



Through the Looking Glass

The European context for British Choral Music

A programme highlighting the surprising differences and similarities between British and European music in a series of pairs sung in Cambridge in September 2009.


Dum transisset Sabbatum – John Taverner (c. 1495 – 1545)
Dominus meus – Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1553)


Four tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) 


Tribulationem et dolorem – Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) 


Fantasia for Double Organ – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Psalm 100 – Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672)


Interval (15 mins)


O God thou art my God – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres – François Couperin (1668-1733)


There is an old belief – Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


My Spirit Sang all day – Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Salve Regina – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)


Christus Vincit – James Macmillan (b. 1959)
Moyo Wangu - Alan Charlton (b. 1970)



Sing Joyfully! with Furaha Choir

Songs from Britain and Africa

A fund-raising concert for our coming tour to Tanzania


 Our shared tradition

Lord's prayer, Sheppard

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Baba Yetu
Haleluya Mshukuruni Bwana
Nasimama Juu Kileleni

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Cantate Domino, Rutter


Birth and death
Lay a garland, Pearsall
Sing Joyfully, Byrd

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Mfurahini Haleluya

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Magnificat, Tavener


Visions of heaven
Pamoja Nasi Mfalme
Na Katika Nchi Ile Ile

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Ave Maria, Parsons
Bring us O Lord, Harris

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Nakutumaini Ee Yesu
Natamani Kuingia Mbinguni


INTERVAL


Love songs from the British Isles
She moved through the fair (Ireland), arr. Ben Finn
The keel row (England), arr. Byrt
Loch Lomond (Scotland), arr. Vaughan Williams
Lisa Lan (Welsh), arr. Holst


Music from Africa

The Making of the Drum, Bob Chilcott

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Wakati Umewadi
Nitayainua Macho Yangu
Imani na Upendo wa Ibrahimu

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Hamba Lulu (trad), arr. Mike Brewer
O – Re – Mi (trad), arr. Mike Brewer



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