Past concerts


Spring 2019 - Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Programme: BEETHOVEN - Missa Solemnis

  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Credo
  • Sanctus
  • Agnus Dei

Soloists:

  • Elise Lefay - soprano
  • Manuela Schütte - alto
  • Tim Kingston - tenor
  • Thomas Kennedy - bass

Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (organ) and the Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra.

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Christmas 2018 - Composed by Women

Programme:

  • HILDEGARD VON BINGEN - O quam mirabilis est
  • CLARA SCHUMANN - Abendfeier in Venedig
  • FRANZ GRUBER, arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS - Stille nacht
  • PHOEBE McFARLANE - Women's Rights (world premiere of piece commissioned for Fortismere Community Choir)
  • ETHEL SMYTH - March of the women
  • Irish carol, arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS - Angelus ad virginem
  • CECILIA McDOWALL - Ave maris stella
  • ROSEPHANYE POWELL - Glory Hallelujah to duh newbo'n King
  • plus a selection of carols for audience and choir

Soloists:

  • Jenny Poirier
  • Linda Hooper
  • Buz Loveday
  • Sue Morrison
  • Claire Murdoch

Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Piano / organ: John Eady

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September 2018 - Come and Sing Fauré

Programme:

  • FAURÉ - Cantinque de Jean Racine
  • FAURÉ - Requiem

Soloists:

  • Ryan Webber - baritone
  • Viola Sampson - soprano

Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott


 

Spring 2018 - Haydn The Seasons

Programme: HAYDN - The Seasons

  • Der Frühling
  • Der Sommer
  • Der Herbst
  • Der Winter

Soloists:

  • Elise Lefay - soprano
  • Tim Kingston - tenor
  • Thomas Kennedy - bass

Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (continuo) and the Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra.

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Christmas 2017 - Songs for Mary

Programme:

  1. Ave Maria - JOSQUIN
  2. Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her - BACH
  3. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion - HANDEL
  4. Once in royal David's city (audience carol)
  5. Ave maris stella - MONTEVERDI
  6. O little town of Bethlehem (audience carol)
  7. Salve Regina - POULENC
  8. Ding dong merrily on high (audience carol)
  9. Gloria in excelsis Deo - BACH
  10. For unto us a child is born - HANDEL

    INTERVAL
     
  11. Lauda Jerusalem - MONTEVERDI
  12. O come all ye faithful (audience carol)
  13. Ave Maria - STRAVINSKY
  14. Os justi - BRUCKNER
  15. Christus factus est - BRUCKNER
  16. Locus iste - BRUCKNER
  17. Coventry carol (audience carol)
  18. Cantique de Jean Racine - FAURÉ
  19. And the glory of the Lord - HANDEL
  20. Hark the herald angels sing (audience carol)

Soloist: Manuela Schütte – alto

Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (organ).

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Spring 2017 - Mozart Great Mass

Programme:

  • MOZART - Mass in C Minor (the Great Mass)
  • HAYDN - Insanae et Vanae Curae
  • SCHÜTZ – Magnificat
  • MOZART – Exsultate Jubilate

Soloists:

  • Emma Walsh - soprano
  • Elise Lefay – soprano
  • Stefanie Leitner – alto
  • Renato Cordeiro – tenor
  • Thomas Kennedy – bass

Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (organ) and the Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra.

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Christmas 2016 - Handel Odes

Programme:

  • HANDEL - Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
  • HANDEL - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
  • HANDEL - Zadok the Priest

Soloists:

  • Elise Lefay – soprano
  • Manuela Schütte – mezzo soprano
  • Alex Aldren – tenor
  • Thomas Kennedy – bass

Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (organ) and the Fortismere Community Choir Orchestra

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See us in action:
Handel's Zadok the Priest - Fortismere Community Choir
Handel's Ode for St Cecilia's Day (first chorus) - Fortismere Community Choir
Handel's Ode for St Cecilia's Day (final chorus) - Fortismere Community Choir


 

Spring 2016 - Mozart Requiem

Programme:

  • MOZART - Requiem in D Minor
  • VIVALDI - Gloria in D Major
  • VIVALDI – Beatus Vir

Soloists:

  • Elise Lefay – soprano
  • Stefanie Leitner – soprano
  • Manuela Schütte - mezzo soprano
  • Alex Aldren – tenor
  • Thomas Kennedy – bass

Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by the Fortismere Community Choir Orchestra.

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Christmas 2015 - Duruflé Requiem

Programme:

  • DURUFLÉ - Requiem
  • Nine carols with readings

Soloists:

  • Manuela Schütte - soprano
  • Ryan Webber – bass

Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by Paul Ayres (organ).

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Spring 2015 - Flora

Programme:

  • RUTTER - The Spring of Thyme
  • WILBYE - Flora Gave me Fairest Flowers
  • PEARSALL  - Lay a Garland
  • IRELAND - Downland Suite
  • FINZI  - I Praise the Tender Flower
  • ROTH - The Flower (tenor soloist Nick Thomas)
  • SAINT-SAËNS - Les Fleurs et Les Arbres

Musical director: Michael Solomon Williams

Accompanied by Leo Fordham (piano) and the Fortismere Community Orchestra.


 

Christmas 2014 - Fantasia

Programme:

  • JOSQUIN DES PREZ - Ave Maria
  • TALLIS - O Nata Lux
  • TALLIS - A New Commandment
  • PURCELL - Fantasia no. 2 for Strings
  • PURCELL - Fantasia upon One Note
  • TCHAIKOVSKY - Cherubic Hymn
  • TALLIS - Archbishop Parker Psalter no. 3
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasia for Christmas Carols

Soloist: Nicholas Garrett - baritone

Musical director: Michael Solomon Williams

Accompanied by Leo Fordham and the Fortismere Community Orchestra.


 

Summer 2014 - Europe in Harmony: A Centenary Tribute

Programme:

  • FARRAR – To Daffodils
  • WOOD – Music, When Soft Voices Die
  • ELGAR – The Shower
  • GURNEY – Severn Meadows
  • GURNEY – Even Such is Time
  • GURNEY – The Fields are Full
  • RAVEL – Trois Beaux Oiseaux de Paradis
  • DE SÉVÉRAC – Tantum Ergo
  • CUI – Psalm 21
  • RACHMANINOV – Bogoroditsye Dyevo
  • REGER -  Wiegenlied
  • PUCCINI – Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly
  • HOLST – I Vow to Thee My Country
  • TRAD. – Keep the Home Fires Burning
  • TRAD. – Roses of Picardy

Musical director: Michael Solomon Williams

Accompanied by Leo Fordham (piano).


 

Spring 2014 - Mozart Coronation Mass

Programme:

  • ELGAR – Enigma Variations
  • ELGAR – Ave Verum Corpus
  • ELGAR – As Torrents in Summer
  • MENDELSSOHN – Verleih Uns Frieden
  • BEETHOVEN – Leonore Overture
  • MOZART – Coronation Mass in C major

Soloists:

  • Raphaela Papadikis – soprano
  • Catherine Backhouse – mezzo soprano
  • Edward Saklatvala – tenor
  • Gabriel Gottlieb – baritone

Musical director: Michael Solomon Williams

Accompanied by Fortismere Community Orchestra.


 

Christmas 2013

Programme:

  • TRAD. – Gaudete
  • SCHEIDT – Galliard Battaglia
  • CORTECCIA – Surge Illuminare Jerusalem
  • BRUCKNER – Motets – Locus Iste, Ave Maria, Christus Factus Est, Os Justis
  • Nine carols with readings

Musical director: Michael Solomon Williams

Accompanied by Peter Foggitt (organ) and Brass Ensemble.

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Summer 2013 - Fauré Requiem

Programme:

  • FAURÉ - Requiem
  • BEETHOVEN - Violin concerto, Op 61

Soloist:

  • Rebekah Allen - violin

with Fortismere Community Orchestra.

Summer 2012 - Vivaldi Gloria

Programme:

  • HAYDN - Cello concerto
  • VIVALDI - Gloria
  • ELGAR - Serenade for strings

Soloist:

  • Thomas Gregory - cello

with Fortismere Community Orchestra & Guitar Group.