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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.

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-March-2024

Works performed since 1987: BBC-Works-March-2024

Alphabetical list of Composers and their works performed since 1987

Allegri Miserere
Bach JS Ascension Oratorio
Bach JS Brandenburg Concerto No 4
Bach JS Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Bach JS Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Bach JS Der Geist Hilft, BWV 226
Bach JS Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Bach JS Ein feste Burg, BWV 80
Bach JS Furchte dich nicht, BWV 228
Bach JS Herz und Mund, BWV 147
Bach JS Jauchzet Gott, BWV 51
Bach JS Jesu Meine Freude, BWV 227
Bach JS Komm Jesu Komm, BWV 229
Bach JS Lobet den Herrn, alle heiden BWV 230
Bach JS Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11
Bach JS Lutheran Mass in A No 2
Bach JS Magnificat, BWV 243
Bach JS Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Bach JS Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62
Bach JS Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225
Bach JS St. John Passion, BWV 245
Bach JS St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Bach JS Wachet Auf, BWV 140
Bach JS Wir danken dir Gott, BWV 29
Beethoven Mass in C major
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Brahms How lovely are thy dwellings
Brahms Liebesliederwalzen
Brahms Requiem
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
Durufle Requiem
Elgar Ave Verum Corpus
Elgar For the Fallen
Elgar Give unto the Lord
Elgar Great is the Lord
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Faure Requiem
Goodall The Lord is my Shepherd
Handel Arrival of Queen of Sheba
Handel Dixit Dominus
Handel Israel in Egypt
Handel Laudate Pueri
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 Cmin
Howells Take him earth for cherishing
Hummel Mass in B min
Ireland Greater love hath no man
Jenkins Karl Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Kuhnau Magnificat
Lotti Crucifixus
Lotti Missa Sapientiae
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 Blest Pair of Sirens
Parry I was glad
Pergolesi Magnificat
Poulenc Litanies a 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
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 A Sea Symphony
Vaughan Williams Antiphon
Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor
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
Zelenka Magnificat in D
Zelenka Miserere