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Past Choir Concerts

Christmas 2023 - Zelenka Missa dei Filii and Christmas Carols

Programme:

JAN DISMAS ZELENKA - Missa dei Filii
Trad. Ukrainian, arr. MYKOLA LEONTOVICH - Carol of the Bells
HAROLD DARKE - In the bleak midwinter
PAUL PETROCOKINO - Workers' Carol
16th Century arr. MARTIN SHAW - Coventry Carol
and a selection of audience carols
Soloists:

Christine Buras - soprano
Helen Stanley - alto
Martins Smaukstelis - tenor
Lawrence Gillians - bass
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra
Organ: John Eady

Christmas 2023 Programme


Spring 2023 - Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Programme:

Sergei RACHMANINOFF - All-Night Vigil

Soloists:

Andrew Woodmansey - tenor
Lotta Kitchen - alto
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Organ - John Eady

Visuals: Let us attend - Phil Dunn

Spring 2023 Programme

 


Christmas 2022 - Mozart Coronation Mass and Christmas Carols

Programme:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Laudate Dominum from Vespere solennes de Confessore
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Coronation Mass (Mass in C)
Trad. Ukrainian, arr. MYKOLA LEONTOVICH - Carol of the Bells
HAROLD DARKE - In the bleak midwinter
MICHAEL PRAETORIUS - Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
STEPHEN KNIGHT - Adam lay ybounden
STEPHEN KNIGHT - While shepherds watched
PAUL PETROCOKINO - Workers' Carol
and a selection of audience carols
GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL - Zadok the Priest
Soloists:

Elise Lefay - soprano
Charlotte Diamond - alto
Tim Kingston - tenor
Peter Foster - bass
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Fortismere Junior Choir conducted by Ed Jefferies
Fortismere Community Choir Orchestra
Organ: John Eady

Christmas 2022 Programme

 


Summer 2022 (informal concert at Fortismere School)

Programme:

George Frederick HANDEL Messiah:
No.24 Surely He hath borne our griefs
No.25 And with His stripes we are healed
No.26 All we like sheep have gone astray
No.35 Let all the angels of God worship Him
No.41 Let us break their bonds asunder
Francis POULENC Gloria: II - Laudamus te
Leonard BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms: II - Psalm 23, entire, Psalm 2 vs 1-4
Malcolm LAWSON (words by William MORRIS): A Death Song
Orlando di LASSO: Matona mia cara
Johannes BRAHMS: All mein Gedanken, die ich hab
Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott
Piano: John Eady

 


Spring 2022 - Suppé Requiem in D minor

Programme:

Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrayina (Ukrainian national anthem) arranged by JOHN EADY

Franz von SUPPÉ - Requiem

Introit and Kyrie
Sequence
Offertory
Sanctus
Agnus Dei and Communion
Libera
Soloists:

Elise Lefay - soprano
Manuela Schütte - alto
Tim Kingston - tenor
Peter Foster - bass
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by the Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra.

Spring 2022 Programme

 


Christmas 2021 - Bach Magnificat and Christmas Carols

Programme:

JOHN LIPTROT HATTON - He that hath a pleasant face
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Magnificat in D major
HAROLD DARKE - In the bleak midwinter
16th Century, arr. MARTIN SHAW - Coventry Carol
FRANZ GRUBER, arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS - Stille nacht
and a selection of audience carols
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft (Cantata no. 50)
Soloists:

Isabelle Peters
Elise Lefay
Florence Price
Ryan Vaughan Davies
Thomas Kennedy
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Members of Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra
Piano / organ: John Eady

Christmas 2021 Programme

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Christmas 2019 - Community Christmas Carols

Programme:

ANTONIO VIVALDI - Gloria and Cum Sancto Spiritu from Gloria
MORTEN LAURISDEN - O nata lux
GUSTAV HOLST - In the bleak midwinter
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF - Bogorodītse Dēvo
FRANZ GRUBER, arr. DAVID WILLCOCKS - Stille nacht
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt 
LEOS JANACEK - Kačena divoká (The wild duck)
JOHN EADY - Three Hungarian carols (world premiere of piece commissioned for Fortismere Community Choir)
plus a selection of carols for audience and choir
Soloists:

Buz Loveday
Claire Murdoch
Viola Sampson
Nick Thomas
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Piano / organ: John Eady
Piano: Izabella Bako

Christmas 2019 programme

 


September 2019 - Come and Sing Vivaldi

Programme: VIVALDI - Gloria

Soloists:

Elise Lefay - soprano
Manuela Schütte - contralto
Musical Director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (piano), Ed Jefferies (cello) and John Dillon (oboe)

 


Summer 2019 - Mozart The Marriage of Figaro

Programme: MOZART - The Marriage of Figaro

Director: Joseph P. Winters

Soloists:

Christine Buras - Susanna
David Fletcher - Figaro
Andrew Mayor - Count
Loretta Hopkins - Countess
Stefanie Leitner - Cherubino
Manuela Schütte - Marcellina
Quentin Couradeau - Bartolo
Peder Holtermann - Basilio
Charlie-Jade Jones - Barbarina
Owain Evans - Antonio
Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Thomas Gregory

Chorus: Fortismere Community Choir
Musical Direcotr: Marvin L. Perrott

Marriage of Figaro programme

 


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.

Download the programme here

Watch the Kyrie from the concert here.

 


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

Download the programme here

 


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.

Download the programme here

 


Christmas 2017 - Songs for Mary
Programme:

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

INTERVAL
 
Lauda Jerusalem - MONTEVERDI
O come all ye faithful (audience carol)
Ave Maria - STRAVINSKY
Os justi - BRUCKNER
Christus factus est - BRUCKNER
Locus iste - BRUCKNER
Coventry carol (audience carol)
Cantique de Jean Racine - FAURÉ
And the glory of the Lord - HANDEL
Hark the herald angels sing (audience carol)
Soloist: Manuela Schütte – alto

Musical director: Marvin L. Perrott

Accompanied by John Eady (organ).

Download the concert programme

 


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.

Download the concert programme

 


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

Download the concert programme

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.

Download the concert programme

 


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).

Download the concert programme

 


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.

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