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Concert Archive

To give you a flavour of the breadth and depth of the music we sing, the list below gives details of choral pieces performed at our main concerts over the last few years.

2023

A Shining Night of American Song

Saturday June 10th in St Laurence's Church

Choral Music from American Composers
Jazz, spirituals and original works by George Gershwin, Morten Lauridsen, Florence Price and others

Saxophone - Josh Dean

Piano - Marion Bettsworth

Directed by - Nicola Starkie

Sotto Il Maestro

Saturday December 2nd in St Laurence's Church

Choral music by Antonio Salieri and three of his pupils

* Salieri - Te Deum

* Schubert Mass in C

with works by

* Beethoven

* Liszt

Soprano - Phillipa Lay

Mezzo - Charlotte Sleet

Tenor - James Micklethwaite
Baritone - Matthew Palmer

Ludlow Camerata - leader Anne Tupling

Organ - Marion Bettsworth

Directed by Nicola Starkie

2022

Seven Queens

Saturday June 11th in Ludlow Assembly Rooms

A Celebration of real and imagined Queens. Music music written by Purcell, Handel and Byrd including
Handel - My Heart is Inditing
Purcell - Come Ye sons of Art
and excerpts from Fairy Queen and Indian Queen.
Soprano - Gemma King
Countertemor - Solomon Hayes
Tenor - James Botcher
Bass - Samuel Oram
Accompanied by Ludlow Camerata directed by Anne Tupling

Dona Nobis Pacem

Saturday December 3rd in St Laurence's Church

Our RVW 150 Concert
Dona Nobis Pacem
Five Mystical Songs
Let us now Praise Famous Men
O be Joyful

2021

So pleased to be able to perform again after 2 long years

A Winter Day

Saturday December 4th

A Winter Day - Sarah Quartel
and a selection of Christmas and seasonal favourites.

SINGING IN THE STAND

Ludlow Racecourse  - our first outside Covid-sing. A choir of 29 plus pianist Steve Dunachie in June 2021
This was also the venue for a workshop in July 2021

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2020

Sadly due to the Covid-19 pandemic there were no concerts during this year but we did manage -

CAROLS IN THE TOWN

Carols 2020 style - small groups around the town

2019

Nicola Starkie's first season as Music Director of LCS.

Made in Prague

Saturday April 13th

Music composed, premiered or discovered in Prague
Dixit Dominus 'di Praga' Vivaldi
Arias from don Giovanni and La Clemenza de Tito Mozart
Opening Chorus from The Bartered Bride  Smetana
Mass in D Dvorák

Nicola Starkie Conductor
Darren Hogg Organist
Alison Gormley,
Chloe Pardoe,
Jack Dolan and
James Berry Soloists

Dancing in Memory's Stream

Saturday July 6th

Folksong from Britain and the Baltics
Dances of Time Bob Chilcott
Dancing in Memory's Stream Bob Chilcott
A Fancy of Folksong Cecilia McDowell
and a selection of British, Latvian and Estonian folksongs

Nicola Starkie Conductor
Steve Dunachie Accompanist

Polaris Vocal Ensemble
Shropshire Schools Music Service
St Laurence CofE Primary, Ludlow
Shropshire Girls' Choir

Joyeux Noël

Saturday 7th December

Christmas Music from France including

Messe de Minuit Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Cantique de Noël  Adolphe-Charles Adam
Oratorio de Noël  Camille Saint Saëns

Nicola Starkie Conductor

Benedict Wilson Organ

Anne Tupling Orchestra Leader

Victoria Adams Soprano

Elouise Waterhouse Mezzo Soprano

Charlotte Sleet Mezzo Soprano

Nick Drew Tenor

James Berry Baritone

2018

Patrick Larley's final season as Music Director of LCS.

In 2018 we sang in an extra concert 

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
on Saturday 28th April

with Ludlow Orchestra

Thomas Payne Conductor

Claire Tocknell Leader

Requiem Aeternam

Saturday March 24th

Requiem Gabriel Fauré
Requiem John Rutter

Katie Alder Soprano

Chris McKeon Baritone

Roger Judd Organ

Patrick Larley Conductor

The Music Makers

Saturday July 7th

Prelude for String Orchestra Patrick Larley
Oxford Elegy Ralph Vaughan Williams
Elegy for String Orchestra Edward Elgar
The Music Makers Edward Elgar

Joyce Tindsley Mezzo Soprano

Gill Larley Narrator

Alex Postletwaite Leader

Patric Larley Conductor

Christmas Oratorio

Saturday December 7th

Christmas Oratorio J S Bach

Gemma King  Soprano

Cathyy Bell Alto

Matthew Minter Tenor

James Birchall Bass

Anne Tupling Leader

Patric Larley Conductor

2017

Carmina Burana

March

Carmina Burana Carl Orff

Vespers

May

A study of extracts from the Vesper settings by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

New Directions

July

A Little Jazz Music  Bob Chilcott
Kubla Khan Steve Dunachie

A Little Night Music

November

Extracts from the Vespers
Monteverdi, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Tchakovsky.
Nocturnes  Chopin.
Other works  Laurisden, Larley and Tavener.

2016

March

Seven Last Words from the Cross Haydn
The Spatzen Messe (The Sparrow Mass) Mozart

July

HMS Pinafore Gilbert and Sullivan

November

A Hymn for St Cecilia Howells
Choruses from Hail Bright Cecilia Purcell
Rejoice in the Lamb Britten
Messe de Solennelle Gounod

2015

March

Mass in G Schubert
Hear my Prayer Mendelssohn
Mass of Reverence and Devotion Gillingwater

July

Songs from the New World
Bernstein
Copland
Gershwin
Laurisden
Rodgers
Whitacre

November

A Mass of the Children (2003)
All things bright and beautiful
The Lord bless you and keep you
I will sing with the spirit
Gaelic Blessing: Deep peace of the running wave
Rutter

2014

Our workshop this year was Derufle Requiem

March

Magnificat C P E Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring J S Bach
Gloria Vivaldi

July

Choral Dances from Gloriana Britten
Poppies on the Wheat Larley
A sprig of Thyme Rutter

November

Requiem Faure
The Armed Man Jenkins
Lux Perpetua Willcocks

2013

Our workshop this year was a collection of Celtic composers

March

Crucifixion Stainer

Chorales Bach
Panis angelicus Franck
O vos Omnes & Jesu Dulcis Memoria de Victoria

July

Te Deum Haydn
German Requiem Brahms

November

Messiah Handel

2012

Our workshop this year was Bruckner's minature masterpieces

March

Ave Maris Stella McDowall
Magnificat Rutter
I Sing of a Maiden Hadley

July

On Broadway - a celebration of great songs from the shows

November

Requiem Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus Mozart
Beatus Vir Monteverdi
Sinfonia No. 1 Boyce

2011

March

A contemporary collection - unaccompanied 20th and 21st century choral music

May

Vespers 1610 Monteverdi

November

Requiem Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus Mozart
Beatus Vir Monteverdi
Sinfonia No. 1 Boyce

2010

March

Requiem Fauré
Requiem Rutter

May

The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) Karl Jenkins

2009

April

Messiah Handel

June

Gloria Vivaldi
In Praise of Music Larley

November

Missa Sancti Nicolai Haydn
St Nicholas Britten

2008

March

Music for Lent and Passiontide
A devotional sequence including works by Gibbons, Bach, Haydn, S S Wesley and Stainer

June

The Sprig of Thyme (Folk Songs) Rutter
Choral Dances from Gloriana Britten

November

Mass in B minor Bach

2007

March

Passion of Christ Handel
Chandos anthem No. 9 Handel
Zadok the Priest Handel

June

A Gala Night at the Opera

November

The Music Makers Elgar
Te Deum Mendelssohn

2006

April

April

Requiem Fauré
Four Motets Bruckner

June

June

Creation Haydn

November

November

Gloria Poulenc
Benedicite Carter

2005

March

Mass in D Dvořák
Lord's Prayer Janáček
Prague Te Deum Eben

June

As Torrents in Summer Elgar
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land Elgar
My Spirit sang all Day Finzi
Poppies on the Wheat Larley
Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo Horowitz

November

Vespers Rachmaninov
Hear my Prayer Mendelssohn 
Totus Tuus Górecki
Prague Te Deum Eben

2004

April

A German Requiem Brahms

June

Five Mystical Songs Vaughan Williams
Magnificat Rutter

November

Messiah Handel

2003

April

Gloria Vivaldi
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Bach
Haec Dies Byrd

June

The Pirates of Penzance (Concert Version) Sullivan

November

Little Organ Mass Haydn
The company of Heaven Britten
Peace in the World Larley

2002

April

A Mass of a Thousand Ages Larley

June

Carmina Burana Orff

November

Elijah Mendelssohn

2001

April

Mass for 4 Voices Byrd
Miserere Allegri
Messe Basse Faure
Ave Verum Faure
Ave Maria Faure
Cantique de Jean Racine Faure

June

Solemn Vespers Mozart
Coronation Mass Mozart

November

Solstice of Light Maxwell Davies 

2000

April

St John Passion Bach

June

Ten Centuries of Praise including
The Bell anthem Purcell
The Heavens are Telling Haydn
I was Glad Parry
Rejoice in the Lamb Britten
Psalm 150 Larley

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