5th December (with the choir of Didsbury C of E Primary School)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Bach Christmas Oratorio (excerpts)
11th July "A Journey through Eastern Europe"
Lighter music from Eastern Europe, including:
Mátyás Seiber Three Hungarian Folk Songs
Dvořák 6 Strains from Moravia
Bartok The Bartered Bride (excerpts)
6th December (with the choir of Didsbury C of E Primary School)
Readings from Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales
Music from Wales (some in Welsh)
Buxtehude The Newborn Child (Das neugeborne Kindelein)
5th July "An Edwardian Summer"
Music from all walks of Edwardian life, including:
Elgar From the Bavarian highlands
30th November "Celebrate November"
A wide variety of music to mark the special dates in November, including Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, St. Cecilia, Benjamin Britten, Thanksgiving Day, St, Andrew.
6th July "A Viennese Evening"
Music by Schubert including Hirtenchor and Ave Maria
Strauss Die Fledermaus (excerpts)
Haydn The Creation
In 2012 we included an extra concert. Due to illness the planned concert for March had to be revised at the last minute. Having rehearsed Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem we wanted to include it somehow so the weekend of Remembrance Sunday was the obvious choice, with our Christmas concert being simpler than usual.
10th November "Lest we Forget"
Divers music appropriate to Remembrance by Handel, John Ireland, Charles Wood, Elgar, Harry Lauder and Ivor Novello.
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
30th June "All Creatures Great and Small"
Lighter music about the birds and the bees.
Joseph Horovitz Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo
24th March see note above
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Various items by improptu soloists
3rd December "A Christmas Carol"
A reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol interspersed with music appropriate to the story, including:
Various Carols The truth from above, Deck the Hall & others
Holst 4 Old English Carols
Handel Blessed are they that considereth the poor
Mozart Dies Irae, Lacrymosa and Confutatis maledictis from the Requiem
2nd July "A Garland of Flowers"
Music from sources as varied as Brahms, Holst, Flanders and Swann
Poems on the same theme