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Previous Concerts

Previous Concerts

2016-2017

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3 December 2016

A Concert of Advent and Christmas Music:

Vivaldi – Magnificat

J S Bach – Wachet Auf

Rutter – Gloria

Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols

and a selection of modern and traditional Carols

 

2015 – 2016

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13 December 2015

Concert of Christmas Carols with choruses from Handel’s Messiah

Once in Royal David’s City
Joys Seven
Jesus Child
This Christmas Night
A Babe is born
Sans Day carol
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
A maiden most gentle
Myn Lyking
The Twelve Days of Christmas
A New Year Carol
The Shepherds’ farewell
Hark the Herald Angels sing

Handel – Messiah

For Unto us a child is born;
Glory to God in the highest;
Hallelujah

 

19 March 2016

George Dyson: The Canterbury Pilgrims

28 May 2016

J S Bach: Motet – Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
Cantata No 1 – Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Cantata No 65 – Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen
Cantata no 79 – Gott, der Herr, is Sonn und Schild

 

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2014 – 2015

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6 December 2014

Handel – Coronation Anthems
Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord
J S Bach – Magnificat in D

21 March 2015

400 years of European sacred music:

Viadana – Exsultate justi
Lotti – Crucifixis
Jackson: O Sacrum Convivium
Minay: He calleth his own sheep by name and Drop, drop slow tears
Mendelssohn: Psalm 43
Brahms: Warum is das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
Schubert: Psalm 23
Palestrina: Tu es Petrus

30 May 2015

Poulenc: Gloria
Duruflé : Requiem
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé – second suite
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine

 


2013 – 2014


7 December 2013

J S Bach – Christmas Oratorio

 

29 March 2014Bach March 2014

Andrew J Smith – An Die Musik

Byrd – Mass in Five Voices

Purcell – Funeral Sentences on the death of Queen Mary

Barber – Agnus Dei

Britten – Hymn to St Cecilia

Penderecki – Agnus Dei

Gabrieli – Jubilate Deo

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7 June 2014

Bruckner, Mass in F Minor

Faure, Requiem

 

 

 

 


2012 – 2013


 

8 December 2012

St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh

Chilcott:  On Christmas Night
Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Christmas Carols:

A Virgin most pure
Shepherds’ Pipe Carol
Myn Lyking
Sir Christémas
I saw three ships
The Three Kings
Birthday Carol
Sussex Carol
The Infant King
O Come All Ye Faithful

 

24 February 2013, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Verdi: Requiem
Verdi: Te Deum

With Jubilo , Scottish Sinfonia and The Broughton High School Senior Chamber Choir

Soloists:
Kimberley Myers (Soprano)
Catherine King ( Alto)
Joshua Ellicott (Tenor)
Michael Bundy (Bass)

 

8 June 2013, St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh

Haydn: Mass in F
Schubert Mass in G
Mozart: Requiem

Soloists:
Emma Versteeg (Soprano),
Taylor Wilson (Alto),
Jon English (Tenor)
Stewart Kempster (Bass)

 


2011 – 2012


4 June 2011

The Creation by Haydn
7.30pm

Greyfriars Kirk
Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh

Soloists:

Emma Morwood – soprano
Chris Elliott – tenor
Henry Herford – bass

19 and 20 November 2011

(19 November in St Michael’s ParishChurch, Linlithgow 20 November in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh)

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Bruckner: Ecce Sacerdos
Brahms: German Requiem
Orchestra: Scottish Sinfonia

24 March 2012

St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh

Bach: Easter oratorio Mass in G Major
Cantata no 4 (‘Christ lag in Todesbunden’)
Cantata no 6 (‘Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden’)

16 June 2012

St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh

Parry: Songs of Farewell
Gorecki :Totus Tuus
Tavener: St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
Palestrina: Missa Brevis
Macmillan: A child’s Prayer

 


2010 – 2011


 

Centenary Year Concerts 2010-11

There have been three main concerts in the Edinburgh Bach Choir’s centenary year; these were 22nd May (see photos here) and 4th December 2010 (cancelled due to weather), and then 26th March 2011. The works included: The Mass in B Minor, the St. Matthew Passion, Jesu Meine Freude, and Cantatas nos. 1, 65, 79.

In addition, we embarked upon a new venture at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with an exciting “A Cappella” concert, held on the 28th August 2010, including works by Bruckner, Part, Tavener and Stanford. The Aquillos Ensemble also performed the Mozart Quintet for piano and wind.

December 201028 August 2010

7.30pm at St Cuthberts Church, Lothian Road, EH1 2EP

Bruckner: Motets
Arvo Part: Magnificat,Triodion
Tavener: The Tyger, Song for Athene
Stanford: Three Motets

In addition, The Aquillos Ensemble will perform: Mozart Quintet for piano and wind.

4 December 2010

7:30pm at St Cuthberts Church, Lothian Road, EH1 2EP

CANCELLED – due to adverse weather

J S Bach:

Jesu Meine Freude
Cantatas 1, 65 and 79
Brandenburg Concerto No.4

Edinburgh Bach Society Orchestra

Soloists: Emma Versteeg, Chris Elliot, John Arthur

26 March 2011

6.30pm at St Cuthberts Church, Lothian Road, EH1 2EP

J S Bach, St Matthew Passion

Edinburgh Bach Society Orchestra

Soloists:

Philippa Hyde,
Marion Ramsay,
John Arthur,
Joshua Ellicott,
Chris Elliot,
Stewart Kempster

Ripieno Chorus: Pupils of George Watson’s College

 


2009 – 2010


 

Vaivaldi 200912 December 2009

St Cuthberts Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Vivaldi ‘Gloria’ J. S. Bach ‘Christmas Oratorio ‘ excerpts from Part 2 Christmas Music (including carols)

28 February 2010

7.30 pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Edward Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

This wonderful Oratorio is widely regarded as Elgar’s finest choral work. Commissioned for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival in 1900, it tells the story of a dying man’s soul on its journey to judgement before God, through music full of emotion and longing.

For this prodigious work, the combined forces of Edinburgh Bach Choir, Jubilo, and Scottish Sinfonia, conducted by Neil Mantle MBE, are joined by a group of distinguished soloists.

Mark Wilde – Tenor Colette Ruddy – Mezzo soprano Michael Bundy – Bass Morley Whitehead – Organ

Edinburgh Bach Choir Jubilo Scottish Sinfonia

Walter Thomson – Chorus Master Neil Mantle MBE – Conductor

 


2008 – 2009


 

 

Sat 29th November 2008

Greyfriars Kirk

Striggio: Ecce Beatam Lucem Tallis: Forty Part Motet Spem in alium Arvo Part: Magnificat and Triodion John Tavener: The Tyger and Song for Athene

Sun 8th February 2009

Greyfriars Kirk

Beethoven: 9th Symphony
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Brahms: Song of Destiny

Sat 9th May 2009

Greyfriars Kirk

J S Bach: St John Passion

12 December 2009

St Cuthberts Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Vivaldi ‘Gloria’ J. S. Bach ‘Christmas Oratorio ‘ excerpts from Part 2 Christmas Music (including carols)

 


2007 – 2008


 

March 2008Saturday 24 November 2007

St Cuthbert’s Church at 7.30 pm

Schubert : Deutsche Messe
Bruckner : Mass no 2 in E minor
Gabrieli : Jubilate Deo

Sunday 16 March 2008

Greyfriar’s Kirk at 7.30 pm

Handel: Messiah

Saturday 31 May 2008

Greyfriars Kirk at 7.30pm

JS Bach: Magnificat Cantatas nos 39 & 150 Mass no 2 in A

 

 


2006 – 2007


 

Saturday 2nd December 2006

Greyfriars Kirk at 7. 30

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Hilary Dolomore – soprano
Kathleen Wilkinson – alto
Adam Magee – tenor
Peter Grant – bass

Saturday 31st March 2007

Greyfriars Kirk at 7. 30.

Stainer: The Crucifixion
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor

Rosemary McKerchar – soprano
Catriona Morison – mezzo-soprano
Paul Vaughan – tenor
John Arthur – baritone
Morley Whitehead – organ

Saturday 26 May 2007

Greyfriars Kirk at 7. 30.

Handel: Judas Maccabeus

Eilidh McEwan – soprano
Alison Barton – alto
Nicholas Mulroy – tenor
Edward Caswell – bass

 


2005 – 2006


 

March 200626th November 2005

7:30 pm St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Bach Mass in B Minor Natasha Day – Soprano Collette Ruddy – Mezzo-soprano Adam Magee – Tenor Edward Caswell – Bass

Neil Mantle Conductor

25th March 2006

7:30 pm Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh

Mozart Mass in C Minor
Haydn Mass in Time of War

Philippa Hyde – Soprano Sandra Porter – Mezzo-soprano Steven Griffen – Tenor Orlando Mason – Bass

Neil Mantle conductor

4th June 2006

7:30 pm Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh

Fauré Requiem
Duruflé Messe cum Jubilo
Debussy 3 Nocturnes

Natasha Day – Soprano
John Arthur – Baritone

Neil Mantle Conductor

 


2004 – 2005


 

March 200518th December 2004

7:30 pm Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh

Gabrieli Jubilate Deo
Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de noël
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Handel Messiah (excerpts)
Carols

Neil Mantle Conductor

12th March 2005

6:30 pm St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Bach St Matthew Passion with orchestra and in association with Scottish Ensemble

Morley Whitehead continuo
Stephen Doughty continuo
Joshua Ellicot tenor ‘Evangelist’
Michael Bundy bass ‘Christus’
Helen Meyerhoff soprano
Deborah Miles-Johnson mezzo-soprano
Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks tenor
Christopher Foster bass
Deborah Miles-Johnson mezzo-soprano

Neil Mantle conductor

4th June 2005

7:30 pm Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh

Byrd The Great Service
Poulenc Messe en Sol Majeur
Stravinsky Ave Maria and Pater Noster

Neil Mantle Conductor

 


2003 – 2004


 

March 200330th November 2003

7:30 pm Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Mahler 8th Symphony “The Symphony of a Thousand”

Performed by the combined choirs of Edinburgh Bach Choir Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Edinburgh Youth Choir Jubilo Choir and Sinfonia

Soloists from Singers Direct John Kitchen Organ

Neil Mantle Conductor

20th March 2004

7:30 pm Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Vittoria O Quam Gloriosum est Regnum
Tavener Two Hymns to the Mother of God
Britten Hymn to St Cecilia
Bruckner Four Motets
J S Bach Jesu, Mein Freude

Neil Mantle Conductor

29th May 2004

7:30 pm Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Handel Dixit Dominus
J S Bach Cantata No. 182
Vivaldi Magnificat
Purcell O Sing unto the Lord

Neil Mantle Conductor

 


2002 – 2003


 

May 20037th December 2002

Handel Zadok the Priest
Mozart Coronation Mass
Haydn Nelson Masswith orchestra led by Daphne Godson

Judith Gardner Jones Soprano
Sandra Porter Mezzo-soprano
John Dunford Tenor
William Coleman Baritone

Neil Mantle Conductor

23rd March 2003

Lambert Rio Grande
Elgar Music Makers
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms with Sinfonia

Heather Boyd Mezzo-soprano
Gill Gray Piano

Neil Mantle Conductor

31st May 2003

Bach St John Passion with orchestra led by Daphne Godson

Diane Atherton Soprano
Jennifer Higgins Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Wicks Tenor
Andrew Carwood Tenor (Evangelist)
Michael Bundy Bass

Neil Mantle Conductor