Howells Requiem

7.30pm, Saturday 22 March 2003 – St Martin’s Church, Brasted
7.30pm, Saturday 29 March 2003 – Church of St. Mary Platt, Borough Green


Nicholas Shaworgan


Victor Clements


Herbert Howells – Take him earth for cherishing?
Herbert Howells – Psalm Prelude, Set 1 No. 1
Herbert Howells – Requiem
Johannes Brahms – Geistliches lied
Johannes Brahms – Warum ist das licht gegeben?
Matthew Martin – Veni Sancte Spiritus
Tongues of Fire
Gustav Holst – Ave Maria
Robert Harris – Oh, how can I keep from singing?
Cesar Franck – Cantabile

Nicholas Shaw

Nicholas played with the choir during its two concert in March 2003.

Nicholas Shaw began playing the organ whilst a scholar at Wellington College, Berkshire, and has since held organ scholarships at Rochester and Westminster Cathedrals, and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He currently combines the post of Sub-Oganist and Keeper of the Songes to Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal with a busy freelance career in London.

Nicholas has appeared as soloist and accompanist on television and radio, including solo work on Radio 3’s In Tune programme and at the Enthronement Services for both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster. As a continuo player he has appeared with the Orchestre Philharmonic de Strasbourg in France.

After graduating from Oxford, Nicholas continued his studies as the Robinson Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music. Here he studied choral direction with Patrick Russill and graduated with a MMus in 2001. He has recently been appointed a Visiting Music Tutor at The King’s School Canterbury, where he conducts the 30-voice Chamber Choir.

Review of Howells Requiem

Reviewer – Victor Clements

The concert on Saturday last was stunning! I was so moved by the quality of voices and the musicality of the whole programme: I thought it was absolutely brilliant and so did my companion. We were both so glad we came – so very, very, sorry not so many others did – look what they missed.

The Howells is so beautiful especially as sung by the Cantate – I could go on but I won’t – you will gather I loved it and keep re-living the joy of it.

Summer Love Songs & Jazz

7.30pm, Saturday 22 March 2003 – St Martin’s Church, Brasted
7.30pm, Saturday 29 March 2003 – Church of St. Mary Platt, Borough Green

J Brahms – Liebeslieder walzer Op 52
Schumann – Fantaisiestucke
Elgar – There is sweet music
Bennet – All creatures now
Dowland – Weep you no more, sad fountains
Farmer – Fair Phillis I saw sitting all alone
Gibbons – The silver swan
Morley – My bonny lass she smileth
FL Dunkin Wedd – Prelude, fugue & riffs
Garland, arr Gritton – In the mood
Poret, arr Carter – Night and day
DeRose/Parish, arr Carter/Blackwell – Deep purple
Gershwin – I got rhythm