Contemporary Bach



Saturday 22nd October 2011, 7.30pm

St James' Piccadilly, London


Poppy Walshaw (Baroque cello)

Richard Pearce (organ)

Graham Caldbeck (conductor)


J. S. Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225

Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf BWV 226

Nico Muhly Bright Mass with Canons

Gabriel Jackson Cecilia Virgo

James MacMillan Padre Pio's Prayer

Eric Whitacre Three Songs of Faith:

i) i will wade out

ii) hope, faith, life, love

iii) i thank you God



Make we joy

Eight centuries of Christmas music


Saturday 17th December 2011, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London


Richard Pearce (organ)

Graham Caldbeck (conductor)




13th-cent. French Veni, veni Emanuel

Arvo Pärt O Morgenstern

(No. 5 of Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen)


The Blessed Virgin Mary

14th-cent. English Angelus ad Virginem

Victoria Ne timeas Maria

John Joubert There is no rose

Basque trad. arr. Pettman The angel Gabriel

Britten A hymn to the Virgin


The Birth

15th-cent. English Make we joy

Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est

16th-cent. French Ding dong! Merrily on high, arr. C. Wood

Graham Caldbeck A boy was born


Carol for All

Once in royal David's city

Descant - David Willcocks (b. 1919)



Egerton MS Sweet was the song the Virgin sang


Leighton Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child


The Angels & the Shepherds

Judith Bingham The Shepherd's Gift

M. Flecha the elder Riu, riu, chiu

Gruber arr. Caldbeck Silent Night


Carol for All

Holst In the bleak midwinter, Descant - Graham Caldbeck


The visit of the Kings

Cornelius Three kings, arr. I. Atkins

Czech trad. arr. Caldbeck Hajej, nynej, Jezísku

Jonathan Dove The three kings


Carol for All

O come, all ye faithful, Descant - David Willcocks



Walton Make we joy now in this fest

Vaughan Williams Wassail Song from Five English Folksongs

John Gardner Tomorrow shall be my dancing day



I was glad

Great British Choral Music


Friday 3rd February 2012

7:30 pm


St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Richard Pearce (organ)

Graham Caldbeck (conductor)



Parry I was glad

Tallis O nata lux

Byrd Sing joyfully

Elgar Give unto the Lord

Vaughan Williams O taste and see

Valiant for truth

 Howells Magnificat (Collegium Regale)


Hymn for all

Arr. Vaughan Williams The Old Hundredth

Walton Jubilate

Purcell I was glad

Britten Rejoice in the Lamb

Stanford Beati quorum via


Hymn for all

Parry Jerusalem


Parry Blest pair of Sirens



I am the true vine

Beautiful Lenten music for choir and organ


Saturday 10th March 2012

Douai Abbey, nr Reading, Berks, RG7 5TQ

7:45 pm


Richard Pearce (organ)

Graham Caldbeck (conductor)


Lassus Timor et tremor

Gesualdo Vinea mea electa

Arvo Pärt I am the true vine



J. S. Bach O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 618

Christe, du Lamm Gottes BWV 619


Schütz Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock SWV 389

from Geistliche Chormusik (1648)

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt SWV 380



Bach Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620

Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund BWV 621


Pawel Lukaszewski Two Lenten Motets

i. Memento mei, Domine

ii. Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine


Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence

i. Timor et tremor

ii. Vinea mea electa

iii. Tenebrae factae sunt

iv. Tristis est anima mea



Bach O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV 622


Victoria Tenebrae factae sunt

Lassus Tristis est anima mea



Bach Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 623

Hilf, Gott, daß mir's gelinge BWV 624


Arvo Pärt Littlemore Tractus



Israel in Egypt


Friday 22nd June 2012

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London


Handel - Israel in Egypt


with Canzona (Director: Theresa Caudle)


Nathalie Chalkley, soprano

Sofia Larsson, soprano

James Neville, counter-tenor

Rupert Charlesworth, tenor

Johnny Herford, bass

Gareth John, bass

Graham Caldbeck, conductor



Cathedral weekend at York Minster


Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 2012

York Minster


The choir sang Saturday and Sunday Evensongs, Sunday Eucharist and Matins


Graham Caldbeck, conductor

Richard Pearce, organ


Smith Versicles & Responses

Gibbons Second Evening Service

Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem

Langlais Messe Solennelle

Tallis O sacrum convivium

Stanford Te Deum in Bb

Britten Jubliate in C

Purcell Hear my prayer, O Lord

Howells St Paul's Service

Harris Bring us, O Lord God

2011-2012 season

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