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Christmas Cracker

7.30pm, Saturday 15 December 2007 – St Mary’s Platt, Nr Borough Green

Poster from Cantate Choir's December 2007 concert - Christmas Cracker

Soloist

Iestyn Evansorganist

Programme

Kenneth Leighton – Let all the world in every corner sing
H J Gauntlett – Once in royal David’s city
arr. Elizabeth Poston – The boar’s head carol
16th c French – Ding dong! merrily on high
arr. Vaughan Williams – O little town of Bethlehem
Francis Poulenc – Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
arr. David Willcocks – The first nowell
arr. John Rutter – Here we come a-wassailing
arr. David Willcocks – Deck the hall
arr. Reginald Jacques – Good King Wenceslas
Cecilia McDowall – Christus natus est

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    Baroque Masterworks

    7.30pm, Saturday 3 March 2007 – St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks

    Poster for Cantate Choir's March 2007 Concert - Baroque Masterworks

    Soloists

    Hazel Brooksleader
    Donna Batemansoprano
    Susan Gilmore-Baileysoprano
    Julia Rileymezzo-soprano
    Charne Rochfordtenor
    James Gowerbass

    Programme

    Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741 – Magnificat
    Pachelbel – Canon in D (instrumental)
    Henry Purcell 1659-1695 – Rejoice in the Lord alway
    Henry Purcell - Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
    George Frederic Handel 1685-1759 – Dixit Dominus

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      Remember!

      7.30pm, Saturday 11 November 2006 – St Mary’s Kippington

      Poster from Cantate Choir's Remember! concert in November 2006

      Staged on Armistice Day November 11 at St Mary’s Church, Kippington Road, Sevenoaks on Saturday 11 November 2006. For this special day the choir devised a programme titled Remember!, comprising remembrances and recollections in music and verse.

      Soloists

      Iestyn Evansorganist
      Nimrod Borensteincomposer
      James Wallacereader
      Lonnie Christophersreader

      Programme

      Karl Jenkins’ – The Armed Man
      Samuel Barber’s – Adagio for Strings
      Vaughan Williams’ – Greensleeves
      Elgar’s – Nimrod
      Nimrod Borenstein’s – If I rise
      Poems by Wilfred Owen, Christina Rossetti and Tennyson

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        Poetry in Music

        7.30pm, Saturday 10 June 2006 – St Mary’s Platt, Borough Green

        Poster from Cantate Choir's June 2006 concert - Poetry in Music

        Soloist

        Michael Higginspiano

        Programme

        Mathias – Shakespeare Songs
        Mendelssohn – Songs without Words – Nos. 1, 9, 10
        Vaughan Williams – Toward the Unknown Region
        Finzi – Seven Poems of Robert Bridges
        Chopin – Waltz in A flat major, Opus 34 No. 1
        Elgar – From the Bavarian Highlands

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          Christmas with Cantate

          7.30pm, Saturday 10 December 2005 – Church of St Mary Platt, Nr Borough Green

          Poster from Cantate Choir's December 2005 concert - Christmas with Cantate

          Soloists

          Claude Lamontrumpet
          Hilmar Hauertrumpet
          Iestyn Evansorgan

          Programme

          J S Bach – Christians be joyful
          Once in Royal David’s City
          Anon – There is no Rose
          Leuner – The shepherds’ cradle song
          Francesco Manfredini – Concerto for two trumpets
          Antonin Tucapsky – Koleda
          German traditional – In dulci jubilo
          It came upon a midnight clear
          English traditional – Rejoice and be merry
          Polish traditional – Star in the South
          Hark the Herald angels sing
          Deck the hall
          O Tannenbaum
          We wish you a merry Christmas

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            Concert for the Hospice in the Weald

            7.30pm, Saturday 22 October 2005 – Kippington Church, Sevenoaks

            C.H.H. Parry – Blest pair of Sirens
            G.Gabrieli – O Magnum mysterium
            G.Gabrieli – Jubilate Deo
            Handel – Zadok the Priest
            Elgar – Allegro Maestoso from Sonata No 1
            Purcell – Elegy upon the death of Queen Mary
            J.S. Bach – O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht
            J.Brahms – How lovely are Thy Dwellings
            Bennet – All creatures now
            Dowland – Weep you no more, sad fountains
            Farmer – Fair Phillis I saw sitting all alone
            J.P.Sweelinck – Variations on “Under the linden tree”
            Howells – Under the greenwood tree
            Sullivan – The dicky bird and the owl
            Two Welsh songs (arranged by Alan Hoddinott) – Fair Lisa & The Lazy Wife
            M. Tippett

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              A Summer Romance

              7.30pm, 11 June 2005 – Church of St. Mary Platt, Nr. Borough Green

              Poster from Cantate Choir's June 2005 concert - A Summer Romance

              Soloist

              Michael Higginspiano

              Programme

              Elgar – The Spirit of the Lord
              Glinka – The Cherubic Hymn
              Brahms – Intermezzo in A maj Op.118 no.2
              Grieg – Ave Maris Stella
              Mendelssohn – Richte mich, Gott
              Brahms – How lovely are thy dwellings fair
              Mendelssohn – Hear my prayer
              Elgar – They are at Rest
              Schumann – Aufschwung, op.12 no.2
              Rheinberger – Abendlied
              Parry – Blest pair of sirens

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                Renaissance Revealed

                7.30pm, Saturday 5 March 2005 – St Nicholas’ Church, Sevenoaks

                Poster for Cantate Choir's March 2005 concert - Renaissance Revealed

                Soloist

                Sweelinck Ensemble

                Programme

                Frescobaldi – Praeambulum
                Gabrieli – Jubilate Deo a 8
                Arcadelt – Ave Maria
                Gabrieli – Canzon Prima a 5
                Monteverdi – O Magnum mysterium a 8
                Castello – Sonata Duodecima a 3 from Sonata Concertate
                Gabrieli – Miserere Mei Deus a 4
                Picchi – Sonata Duodecima a 4
                Allegri – Miserere Mei Deus a 5
                Falconieri – Toccata XXIV in G
                Lotti – Crucifixus a 8
                Palestrina – Credo a 6 della Missa Pappa Marcello
                Merulo – Canzon Decima Ottava a 5
                Gabrieli – Magnificat a 8

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                  Britten & Bach

                  7.30pm, Saturday 20 November 2004 – Church of St. Mary Platt, Nr. Borough Green

                  Soloist

                  Iestyn Evansorganist

                  Programme

                  Britten – Festival Te Deum
                  Bach – O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118 (organ)
                  Britten – St Godric’s Hymn
                  Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb (organ)
                  Bach – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (organ)
                  Britten – Yif ic of luve can
                  Britten – A death
                  Bach – Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 (Motet III) preceded by a short organ prelude

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                    Summer Concert

                    7.30pm, Saturday 5 June 2004 – St. Martin’s Church, Brasted

                    Soloists

                    Iestyn Evansorganist
                    James Laing – counter-tenor

                    Programme

                    Vivaldi – Gloria in D major
                    J.S.Bach – Cantate: Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust
                    Byrd – Justorum Animae
                    Purcell – Remember not Lord our offences
                    Weelkes – Alleluia, I heard a voice
                    Bernstein – Chichester Psalms

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                      Faure and the Romantics

                      7.30pm, Saturday 13 March 2004 – Church of St Mary, Platt, Nr Borough Green

                      Soloists

                      Michael Bacon – organist
                      Eve Borsey – soprano
                      David Milner-Pearce – baritone

                      Programme

                      Vaughan-Williams – Five Mystical Songs
                      Schubert – Psalm 95
                      Bruckner Motets
                      Os justi
                      Ave Maria
                      Afferentur Regi
                      Locus Iste
                      Shelley – Ode to the West Wind (Reading)
                      Elgar – As torrents in summer
                      Stanford – The Blue Bird
                      Mendelssohn – Ich Wollt, meine Lieb ergosse sich
                      Faure – Cantique de Jean-Racine
                      Faure – Requiem

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                        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

                        Soloist

                        Nicholas Shaworgan

                        Review

                        Victor Clements

                        Programme

                        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

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                          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

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                            Magnificat

                            7.30pm, Saturday 26 January 2003 – St Augustine’s Chapel, Tonbridge School

                            CPE Bach – Magnificat in D
                            Francois Couperin or Jean-Baptiste Lully – Magnificat
                            JS Bach – Magnificat in D

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