Our History

Alan Pickard founding musical director

1981 Orff: CARMINA BURANA

1982 Vaughan Williams: SERENADE TO MUSIC Britten/Fauré: REQUIEM

1983 Verdi: REQUIEM

1984 Gounod/Smetana/Poulenc: GLORIA

1985 Elgar: MUSIC MAKERS and other Elgar works

1986 Handel: CORONATION ANTHEMS

1987 Handel: MESSIAH

1988 Orff: CARMINA BURANA V. Williams: SERENADE Rutter: REQUIEM

1989 Dvořák: MASS IN D

1990 Mozart: REQUIEM

1991 Bach: MAGNIFICAT Handel: DIXIT DOMINUS

1992 Brahms: GERMAN REQUIEM

1993 Fauré: REQUIEM and some of his other works

1994 Vaughan Williams: A SEA SYMPHONY

1995 Handel / Mozart / Britten: CORONATION MUSIC

1996 Parry / Tippet / Mozart: REQUIEM

1997 Orff: CARMINA BURANA Vaughan Williams: SERENADE TO MUSIC

1998 Dvořák: STABAT MATER Smetana: CESKÁ PÍSEN

1999 Verdi: REQUIEM

2000 Vivaldi / Rutter / Poulenc: GLORIA

2001 Brahms: GERMAN REQUIEM

2002 Rutter / Dvořák / Kodály / Mozart: REQUIEM

Pam Duchars appointed musical director

2003 Duruflé: REQUIEM Beethoven: CHORAL FANTASIA

2004 Handel: CORONATION ANTHEMS Rutter: TE DEUM

2005 Handel: MESSIAH

2006 Jenkins: THE ARMED MAN & REQUIEM

2007 Mendelssohn: ELIJAH

Julian Power appointed musical director

2008 Verdi: REQUIEM

2009 Webber: REQUIEM Parry: I WAS GLAD Brückner: TE DEUM

2010 Dvořák: STABAT MATER Fauré: REQUIEM

2011 Mozart: REQUIEM Vivaldi: GLORIA

2012 Coronation Music incl. Parry: I WAS GLAD Walton: TE DEUM

2013 Brahms: GERMAN REQUIEM

2014 Poulenc: GLORIA Jenkins: THE ARMED MAN

2015 Handel: MESSIAH

2016 Giacomo Puccini: MESSA DI GLORIA John Rutter: REQUIEM

2017 Mendelssohn: HYMN OF PRAISE  John Rutter: GLORIA  Mascagni: EASTER HYMN