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)

25th April
Handel            Samson


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

15th March
Mendelssohn        Elijah


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)

16th March
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.

8th December

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            Requiem
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

26th March
Brahms        Requiem

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