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We rehearse on Sundays 7.30-9.30pm with a tea/coffee break (£1 proceeds to the choir funds). Please keep an eye on News for specific rehearsal schedules and any changes in timings as we approach concerts.

NOTE!  If you can’t make a particular rehearsal please tell our Secretary (Carolyn) and Music Director (Tim)

MEMBERS SHOULD ATTEND NO FEWER THAN 60% of REHEARSALS FOR EACH CONCERT. (If any less it is at the discretion of the MD whether you can sing in the concert.)

Practice Files

From time to time we publish practice files gathered from the internet.  If you find better versions, please let Thalia know.  To hear midi files you will need Windows Media Player, Real Player or Quicktime.  All can be downloaded free.

Please see this file to assist with rehearsing:

Here are some websites with collections of midi files:

Dave’s JS Bach



Bach Midi World


Choral Tech US

John’s midi files

Notes on performing MessiahClick here to see Tim’s instructions




Click on the links below to go to the English text

Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110)

Confitebur tibi Domine (Psalm 111)

Beatus vir (Psalm 112)

Laudate Pueri (Psalm 113)

Laudate Dominum (Psalm 117)

Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)

Fürchte dich nicht (Isaiah 41:10 & 43)

Previous Concerts

List of Concerts since 1987: BBC-performances-July-2022

Works performed since 1987: BBC-Works-July-2022

Alphabetical list of Composers and their works performed since 1987

Allegri Miserere

Bach JS Brandenburg Concerto No 4

Bach JS Lutheran Mass No 2 in A

Bach JS Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11

Bach JS Wir danken dir Gott BWV 29

Bach JS Jauchzet Gott, BWV 51

Bach JS Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62

Bach JS Ein feste Burg, BWV 80

Bach JS Wachet Auf, BWV 140

Bach JS Herz und Mund, BWV 147

Bach JS Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

Bach JS Der Geist Hilft, BWV 226

Bach JS Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227

Bach JS Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228

Bach JS Komm Jesu Komm, BWV 229

Bach JS Lobet den Herrn, BWV 230

Bach JS Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Bach JS Magnificat, BWV 243

Bach JS St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Bach JS St. John Passion, BWV 245

Bach JS Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Bach JS Easter Oratorio, BWV 249

Bairstow Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Balfour Gardiner  Evening hymn

Beethoven Mass in C major

Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Brahms Requiem (with orchestra and with piano duet)

Brahms How lovely are thy dwellings

Brahms Liebesliederwalzen

Britten A Boy was Born

Britten Ceremony of Carols

Britten Hymn to St. Cecilia

Britten Hymn to the Virgin

Britten Rejoice in the Lamb

Bruckner Sacred Choruses

Byrd Hodie Christus Natus est

Duruflé Requiem

Elgar Ave Verum Corpus

Elgar For the Fallen

Elgar Give unto the Lord

Elgar Great is the Lord

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Fauré Requiem

Goodall The Lord is my Shepherd

Handel Arrival of Queen of Sheba

Handel Dixit Dominus

Handel Israel in Egypt

Handel Let God Arise

Handel Let the bright seraphim, Let their celestial concerts all unite

Handel  Let thy hand be strengthened

Handel Messiah

Handel My Heart is Inditing

Handel Nisi Dominus

Handel The King shall Rejoice

Handel Zadok the priest

Haydn Creation

Haydn Insanae et vanae curae

Haydn Little Organ Mass

Haydn Mass in Time of War

Haydn Nelson Mass

Haydn Te Deum (Marie Therese)

Haydn Te Deum in C

Haydn MJ Requiem in C min

Howells Take him earth for cherishing

Hummel Mass in B min

Ireland Greater love hath no man than this

Jenkins Karl Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Kuhnau Magnificat

Lotti Crucifixus

Lotti Missa Sapientiae

Mendelssohn  Elijah

Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer

Mendelssohn Verleih uns Frieden

Monteverdi Beatus Vir

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, K 618

Mozart Coronation Mass, K 317

Mozart Dominican Vespers K321

Mozart Epistle Sonata 19

Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, K165

Mozart Mass in C min (Great), K427

Mozart Mass in C Minor

Mozart Regina Coeli

Mozart Requiem, K 626

Mozart Solemn Vespers K339

Mozart Sparrow Mass, k 220

Mozart Te Deum, K 141

Orff Carmina Burana

Parry I was Glad

Parry Blest Pair of Sirens

Pergolesi Magnificat in B flat maj

Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire

Purcell Come ye sons of art

Purcell Funeral music for Queen Mary

Purcell Hail, bright Cecilia

Purcell O Lord, hear my prayer

Rootham For the Fallen

Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle

Rutter Anthems

Rutter Gloria

Rutter Magnificat

Rutter Mass of the Children

Salieri Te Deum

Schubert Mass in G

Stanford Three Motets

Sweelinck Hodie Christus Natus est

Tavener Funeral Ikos

Tavener Song for Athene

Tippett 5 Spirituals from “Child of Our Time”

Various Anthems

Various Carols

Various Christmas Music

Vaughan Williams Antiphon

Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor

Vaughan Williams  A Sea Symphony

Vivaldi Dixit Dominus

Vivaldi Gloria

Vivaldi Magnificat

Wesley SS Blessed be the God and Father

Wesley SS Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

Willcocks J Magnificat

Wood  O Thou the central orb

Zelenka Magnificat in D

Zelenka Miserere