Track Record

We have an adventurous approach to choral music making, with a repertoire that covers contemporary commissioned works, classic Renaissance pieces and just about everything in between…

Repertoire from recent seasons has included:

2017 – September – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Mozart’s: Spatzenmesse and pieces by Bach, Bruckner, Caccini, Casals, Fauré, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Rheinberger & Tippett – all from our summer tour to the Loire

2017 – May – Watford Colosseum

IN FLANDERS FIELDS
remembering World War I

Elgar: The Music Makers / The Spirit of England / Polonia
Knowles: In Flanders Fields

singing with Chorleywood Choral Society & The Leconfield Singers
as English Philharmonia Chorus, with English Philharmonia

 

Supported by the Elgar Society

 

2016 – September – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Joyful pieces from our summer tour of Belgium
including
Pergolesi: Magnificat
Charpentier: Te Deum
Purcell: I Was Glad

 

2016 – May – Royal Festival Hall, London

Verdi: Requiem
singing with Chorleywood Choral Society & The Leconfield Singers
as English Philharmonia Chorus, with English Philharmonia

2015 – December – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Cecilia McDowall: A Winter’s Night • Chris Williams: Ring Out, Wild Bells

plus other seasonal music and carols for choir and audience
with the accompaniment of English Philharmonia Brass

2015 – September – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Weiss: The Seasons and In Paradisum (UK premiere)
plus works by Bairstown, Brahms, Bruckner and Purcell –
all from our summer tour to Berlin

2015 – May – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Mendelssohn: Elijah

2014 – December – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

John Rutter: Gloria • Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
plus carols for choir and audience

2014 – September – St Peter’s, Berkhamsted

Fauré: Requiem • Cecilia McDowall: Ave Maris Stella
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens • Handel: Zadok the Priest

2014 – August – The Southern Cathedrals Tour

Fauré‘s Requiem and Cecilia McDowall’s Ave Maris Stella
at the cathedrals of Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury.

2014 – May – Watford Colosseum

Singing with Chorleywood Choral Society as English Philharmonia Chorus

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana; Sebastian Weiss: The Seasons – world premiere of this jazz piece, commissioned by the choirs

2013 – December – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; Herbert Howells: Here is the Little Door plus carols for choir and audience

2013 – September – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Mozart: Missa Brevis, Handel: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened and other pieces from our summer tour of Normandy

2013 – May – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Dido & Aeneas (Purcell)
plus Bach: Cantata BVW 39 and Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary

2012 – December – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

A Little Jazz Mass (Bob Chilcott)
plus works by Chris Williams and Sebastian Weiss, and carols for choir and audience

2012 – September – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Vivaldi: Magnificat, Lotti: Crucifixus and other pieces from the summer tour of Northern Italy, where we sang in St Mark’s, Venice, and in churches in Verona and Castelnuovo del Garda

2012 – May – Watford Colosseum

Singing with Chorleywood Choral Society as English Philharmonia Chorus

Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace and Chris Williams: Gloria

2011 – December – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Ave Maris Stella (Cecilia McDowall)
plus works by Morten Lauridsen, Chris Williams and Peter Warlock, and carols for choir and audience

2011 – September – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Selections from Messiah (Handel)
 and other English anthems including Zadok the Priest, and works by Ireland, Parry and Bairstow

2011 – August – Ripon Cathedral & Beverley Minster

Mozart: Requiem and other English anthems including Zadok the Priest, and works by Ireland, Parry and Bairstow

2011 – August – York Minster

Selections from Messiah (Handel) and other English anthems including Zadok the Priest, and works by Ireland, Parry and Bairstow

2011 – May – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Ave Verum
Chris Williams: The Cloud 
(World Premiere)

2010 – December – St Albans Abbey

William Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward The Unknown Region

2010 – August – L’Eglise de la Madeleine & The American Church, Paris; Chartres Cathedral

Haydn: Missa Brevis in F, plus works by Fauré, Duruflé, Dupré, Byrd and Purcell

2010 – February – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Fauré Favourites, including his Requiem

2009 – August – Brussels Cathedral; St Michael’s Church, Leuven; St Boniface Church, Antwerp

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, plus works by Stanford and Bairstow

2009 – May – St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted

Handel: Coronation Anthems, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
Haydn: St Nicholas Mass

2008 – August – Bath Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey

Works by Gabrieli, Lotti, Vivaldi, Mozart, Wagner, Parry, Lauridsen, Williams

2008 – May – Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

World premiere of Chris Williams’s Songs of the Coromandel Coast with James Gilchrist, tenor, the Choir of Eltham College and English Philharmonia.

The concert was recorded live and a CD, ‘Songs of the Coromandel Coast’, is available to order.

2007 – August

Barcelona Cathedral, Montserrat Monastery and other venues in Catalonia.  European sacred music by Casals, Pergolesi, Handel, Bruckner, Fauré, Rachmaninov, de Severac and Duruflé.

A thriving, 100-strong mixed voice choir. Friendly, welcoming, non-auditioned but high achieving.