Chiltern Choir


Forthcoming Concerts & Events

Feb 29

St Paul's, Chipperfield

Open Workshop
Working primarily on Handel's Dixit Dominus;
open to all singers. Fee payable.
9:30 for 10:00, finishing 16:00.

Mar 28

Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth

Concert: Choral and Orchestral Classics
Mozart, Missa Brevis;
Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik;
Handel, Dixit Dominus

June 7

Clarendon Muse, Watford
WD18 7JA

Recital: Goldberg Variations
A special one-off piano performance by Michael Cayton

July 4

Sarratt Village Hall,

Concert: An Evening of Jazz Standards
Choral works from the jazz repertoire

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Previous Concerts – click on the icons for programme notes (pdf files)
2019 Nov 30
St Mary's Church, Rickmansworth
Contemporary Choral Classics:
Cecilia McDowall, Stabat Mater;
Will Todd, Songs of Peace;
Jonathan Dove, Missa Brevis;
Bob Chilcott, Little Jazz Mass

2019 Jul 6
Village Hall, Sarratt

Opera Choruses
Classic choruses from the operatic repertoire.
2019 Mar 30
St Mary's, Rickmansworth

Sacred Music Through the Ages
Great choral works from Palestrina to the present
2018 Dec 8
Chorleywood Memorial Hall

Christmas Cheer:
A family-friendly concert of Christmas music
2018 Nov 10
Watford Colosseum

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Karl Jenkins)
Requiem (John Rutter)
(Joint concert with Watford Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra)
2018 Jun 30
Village Hall, Sarratt

A Golden Night at the Movies
Cinema Classics from West Side Story, My Fair Lady and more
(50th anniversary concert)
2018 Mar 24
Clarendon Muse, Watford
Monteverdi, Vespers

2017 Nov 25
St. Mary's, Rickmansworth

Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Cayton, Missa Beatae Virginis Mariae (Premiere)

2017 July 1
Christ Church, Chorleywood Summer Concert: Sonnets & Spirituals
Rutter, Birthday madrigals
Trad., Steal Away (Chiltern Singers)
Trad., Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Shearing, Songs & Sonnets from Shakespeare
Morley, Now is the month of maying (Chiltern Singers)
Hogan, Glory, Glory to the New Born King
Hawkins, Oh happy day

2017 Mar 25
Free Church, Amersham Gloria! Gloria!
Choral Masterpieces by Vivaldi, Monteverdi & Palestrina
2016 Dec 10
Memorial Hall, Chorleywood Christmas Cheer
A family-friendly selection of carols and other festive music
2016 Jun 25
Free Church, Amersham Summer Concert: 'Entente Chorale'
Joint performance with colleagues from the Ensemble Dodecaphonia (Dardilly, France)
Part 1: Whitacre, Animal Crackers, 1 – 6;
Seal Lullaby;
A Boy and a Girl
Lux Aurumque;
Five Hebrew Love Songs
Part 2: Bach, Christ Lag in Todes Banden (BWV 4),
Excerpts from Missa in G minor (BWV 235)
Arvo Pärt, Magnificat
Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah
2016 Mar 19
King's Church, Amersham Bach, St. John Passion  
2015 Nov 21
St. Mary's, Rickmansworth Brahms, Requiem  
2015 Jun 27
St. Mary's, Rickmansworth 'In Paradisium'
Faure, Requiem
Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine
Saint-Saens; Durufle; Franck; Poulenc; Messiaen
2015 Mar 21
Chapel of the Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth
Bach by Candlelight:
Cantata 182
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Lobet den Herrn
Cantata 147
2014 Dec 6
St Mary's, Rickmansworth
Christmas Concert:
Mozart, Coronation Mass
Rutter, When Icicles Hang
Carols for Choir and Audience
2014 Jul 5
Christ Church, Chorleywood
Vaughan Williams:
Five Mystical Songs
Two Anthems
English Folk Songs
John Rutter, Feel the Spirit
2014 Mar 29
Clarendon Muse, Watford
Blues at the Muse – a concert of jazz-inspired choral music by Will Todd
Mass in Blue
Amazing Grace
Songs of Love
The Call of Wisdom
(Featuring Bethany Halliday and the Will Todd Trio)
2013 Dec 7
St Mary's, Rickmansworth
'Seasonal Celebration':
Haydn, St Nicholas Mass
Telemann, Concerto in C for Two Trumpets
Peter Skellern Six Simple Carols
Readings & Congregational Carols
Malcolm Archer, Awake my Soul and with the Sun
(Commissioned in memory of Jim Darby)
2013 Jun 22
Christ Church, Chorleywood
David Fanshawe, African Sanctus
Bob Chilcott, A Little Jazz Mass
2013 Mar 23
The Clarendon Muse, Watford
Beethoven, Mass in C
Mozart, Piano Concerto in A (soloist Anna le Hair)
Haydn, Te Deum.
2012 Dec 15
Chorleywood Memorial Hall
'Christmas Cheer' concert  
2012 Nov 24
St Mary's, Rickmansworth
Howard Goodall, Requiem – Eternal Light
James Whitbourn, Son of Man Mass;
Paul Mealor, Ubi Caritas
2012 Jun 23
St Paul's, Chipperfield
Frank Bridge, Part Songs
John Rutter, Birthday Madrigals
Eric Whitacre, Animal Crackers
2012 Mar 17
St. Albans Cathedral
Bach: Mass in B Minor  
2011 Dec 10
St. Mary's, Rickmansworth
Christmas Spectacular Carols for Choir & Audience  
2011 Jul 2
Sarratt Village Hall
Jazz & Pop
Abba, Coldplay, 'In the Mood'...
2011 Mar 26
The Clarendon Muse, Watford
Rutter: Psalmfest
Haydn: Nelson Mass
2010 Dec 11
Chorleywood Memorial Hall
'Christmas Cheer' family carol concert
2010 Nov 27
St Mary's, Rickmansworth
Poulenc: Stabat Mater
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
2010 Jun 26
St Paul's, Chipperfield
English Anthems, including:
Vaughan Williams (arr.), Old Hundredth
Stanford, Three Motets
Rathbone, Absolon, My Son
Purcell, Bell Anthem
Parry, Jerusalem
2010 Mar 27
Royal Masonic School,
Bach: Magnificat
Mozart: Requiem
2009 Nov 28
St Mary's, Rickmansworth
Haydn, The Creation
2009 Jun 20
Sarratt Village Hall
'Songs with a Swing', including:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Lullaby of Birdland
Autumn Leaves
Mona Lisa
Hey Big Spender
2009 Apr 4
Royal Masonic School,
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Barber, Hermit Songs
Jenkins, Requiem
2008 Dec 13
Chorleywood Memorial Hall
Christmas Carols
2008 Nov 29
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Dvorak, Mass in D Minor
Dvorak, Te Deum
Janacek, Otcenas (Lord's Prayer)
2008 Jun 28
St Paul's Chipperfield
'Elizabethan Anthems: Sacred and Profane', including:
Tomkins, When David Heard
Byrd, Justorum Animae
Tallis, If Ye Love Me
Gibbons, Hosanna to the Son of David
Rutter, Birthday Madrigals
2008 Mar 8
St Alban's Cathedral
Bach, St Matthew Passion
(with the Harrow Choral Society)
2007 Dec 1
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Christmas concert:
Rutter, Magnificat
Gounod, Messe Solonnelle
2007 Jun 30
St Paul's Chipperfield
Summer Concert:
Chilcott, The Making of theDrum
Tippett, Five Negro Spirituals
Gershwin, Choral Selection from Porgy and Bess
plus Missa Luba, Traditional Caribbean Songs, Jamaican Rumba
2007 Mar 24
St Mary's Watford
Spring Concert (in aid of The Peace Hospice):
Berlioz, Te Deum
Durufle, Requiem
Bruckner, Motets
2006 Dec 9
Chorleywood Memorial Hall
Christmas Concert: songs & carols
2006 Nov 25
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Advent Concert, including:
Jenkins, The Armed Man
Mozart, Vespers
2006 Jun 24
Royal Masonic School,
Opera Choruses, featuring Carmina Burana
2006 Mar 25
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Death & Resurrection:
Kelly, Crucifixion
Faure, Cantique de Jean Racine
Handel, Zadok the PriestMessiah
2005 Dec 10 
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Christmas Concert:
Haydn, Maria Theresa Mass
Rachmaninov, Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Bach, Christmas Oratorio Part 1
Adam, O Holy Night
2005 Jun 25
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Summer Concert:
Peter Maxwell Davis, The Kestrel Road
Rogers & Hammerstein,
Selection from South Pacific
Schonberg & Kretzner
Selection from Les Miserables
plus works by Horder, Brahms, Campling, Flanders & Swan, Mascagni
2005 Apr 30
St Alban's Cathedral
Mozart, Exsulate, jubilate
Stanford, Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis
Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem
(with the Harrow Choral Society)
2004 Dec 11
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Christmas Concert:
Haydn, Missa Brevis St Joannis de Deo
Mulet, Organ Voluntary - Carrillon Sortie
Rutter, When Icicles Hang
plus carols for choir & audience
2004 Jun 19
St Mary's Rickmansworth
Gypsies & Mystery:
Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb
Brahms, Zigeunerlieder
Durufle, Four Motets
Vaughn Williams, Five Mystical Songs
2004 Mar 27
Royal Masonic School,
Voices & Brass:
Joseph Jongen, Mass
Walton, Coronation Te Deum
Parry, I Was Glad