Colin Start

From 1995 to Summer 2010 the choral society was under the musical directorship of Colin Start. 

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Concert / Pieces Performed

  March 2010:   Spring Concert: J.S. Bach’s “St John Passion”, conducted by Peter Brown 

  December 2009:  Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band, conducted by Peter Brown

  November 2009: Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”, conducted by Peter Brown

  July 2009: Summer Concert – Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow”

  March 2009: Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass” and “Stabat Mater”

  December 2008: Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band

  March 2007: Bach’s “B Minor Mass”

  December 2006: Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band

  November 2006: Songs by Brahms and Schumann

  June 2006: Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor”

  April 2006 Spring Concert: A selection of English and Irish composers including Parry, Byrd, Rutter and Elgar

  December 2005: Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band (previously known as the Ever Ready Brass Band)

  November 2005: Handel’s “Messiah”

  February 2005:  Haydn’s “Nelson Mass”; Cherubini’s “Requiem Mass”

  January 2005: After the Asian Tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004, a concert in aid of the victims was held in St Paul’s Church, Alnwick, on Sunday January 23, 2005. The Choir, accompanied by Scott Grey on the Organ, sang Fauré’s “Requiem”, Mozart’s “Ave Verum” and a short selection from the repertoire

  December 2005: Christmas Concert with the Reg Vardy Brass Band (previously known as the Ever Ready Brass Band)

  June 2004:  Fauré’s “Requiem”; Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine”; Janácek’s “Our Father” Franck’s “Panis Angelicus”; Dvorak’s “Pie Jesu”

  February 2004: Haydn’s “Creation” & “Insanae et Vanae Curae”

  December 2003:  Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band

  May 2003:  Mozart’s “Sancta Maria”; Mozart’s “Ave Verum”; Mozart’s “Venite Populi”; Mozart’s “Mass in B flat”; Mozart’s “Alma Dei” and Mozart’s “Litaniae Lauretanae”

  December 2002: Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band including songs from Bernstein & Sondheim’s “West Side Story”, Loewe & Lerner’s “My Fair Lady”, Christmas Carols and “Merry Christmas” arr. Rathbone

  October 2002: Hadyn’s “Harmoniemesse”, Schubert’s “Tantum Ergo”and Bruckner’s “Te Deum”

  June 2002: Handel’s  “Coronation Anthem”; Walton’s “Overture Crown Imperial”; Walton’s “Coronation Te Deum” and Vaughan Williams’ “Old Hundredth Psalm”

  March 2002: Dvorak’s “Mass in D” and Gounod’s “St Cecilia Mass”

  December 2001: Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band including songs from shows by Rogers & Hammerstein, Schonberg & Kletzmer and “Merry Christmas” arr. Rathbone

  November 2001:  Beethoven’s “Mass in C” and Mendelsssohn’s “Hymn of Praise”

  June 2001: John Rutter’s “Sprig of Thyme”; Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs” & Music by Fauré, Gounod and Verdi

  March 2001:  Mozart’s “Requiem” and Schubert’s “Deutsche Messe”

  December 2000: Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band including carols, songs by Gershwin, Kern, Strauss and Langford’s “Christmas Fantasy”

  November 2000: Handel’s “Messiah”

  June 2000: Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria”;  Hobbs’ “With the Ebb and the Flow” & Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” and the “Hallelujah Chorus”

  April 2000: Bach’s “B Minor Mass”

  December 1999: Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band and Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”

  November 1999: Anthems  by Parry, Byrd, Purcell, Tavener, Britten & Rutter; Haydn’s “Small Organ Mass” and Schubert’s “Deutsche Messe”

  June 1999: Rutter’s “Sprig of Thyme”; Anthems by Rutter & Mozart and Haydn’s “Small Organ Mass”

  March 1999:  Rutter’s “Requiem”

  December 1998: Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band

  October 1998: Orff’s “Carmina Burana”

  June 1998: “Last Night at the Proms” with the Ever Ready Brass Band

  March 1998:  Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” and Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”

  December 1997:  Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band

  November 1997:  Handel’s “Coronation Anthems” and Handel’s “Water & Firework Music”

  May 1997:  Mozart’s “Solemn Vespers” & Mozart’s “Regina Coeli”and Sancta Maria”

  December 1996:  Christmas Concert with the Every Ready Brass Band

  November 1996:  Haydn’s  “The Seasons”

  May 1996:   Vivaldi’s “Gloria”; Monteverdi’s “Beatus Vir” and Puccini’s “Requiem”

  December 1995:  Christmas Concert with the Ever Ready Brass Band

  May 1995:  Fauré’s “Requiem” and Schubert’s “Mass in G” 

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