R E P E R T O I R E
We currently have the following programmes in our repertoire and are able to offer them for all kinds of event.
Ancienne et Moderne
A soirée of French music spanning the ages, from raunchy sixteenth century madrigals to sacred motets and the secular chansons of the Romantic.
A Modern Mass
Our modern take on the traditional mass, featuring movements by Samuel Barber, Frank Martin and James MacMillan, Francis Poulenc and Edmund Rubbra.
Read a review here: Classical Journey
The story of Italian passion, from the sixteenth century to the present day, culminating in Morten Lauridsen's powerful and evocative Madrigali.
Read the press release here: Exmouth Journal
With a Merrie Noise
A programme of English music from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring works by Parry, Vaughan WIlliams, Gibbons, Weelkes and more!
Over Hill, Over Dale
A stunning collection of a cappella choral works for Spring, reflecting the splendour of the natural world.
A programme of German music for double choir, with Josef Rheinberger's Mass in Eb at its heart, complemented by works of Schumann and Mendelssohn.
A performance of Sergei Rachmaninov's famous All Night Vigil, or Vespers, a haunting piece, hailed as "the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church".
The Passion of Polyphony
A masterclass in the intricate eight-part polyphonic style of the Renaissance period, by composers such as Byrd, Palestrina, Tallis, Gibbons and Victoria.
Read the press release here: Classical Journey
The stunning requiem by English composer Herbert Howells, written for the death of his son and published 50 years after its composition.
A selection of modern and contemporary works by composers such as Anton Bruckner, Ola Gjeilo and Paul Mealor, who composed the music for the Royal Wedding.
R E C O R D I N G S
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