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The Valentine Singers perform a varied repertoire, encompassing music from opera, operetta and musicals, folk music from around the world and other non-classical music as well as the standard choral repertoire.



CHORAL WORKS PERFORMED

J S BACH

Christmas Oratorio (extracts)

 

St Matthew Passion*

BEETHOVEN

Missa Solemnis*

BERNSTEIN

Chichester Psalms* (full orchestral version)

Choruses from On the town

BARBER

Agnus Dei

BERGER

Brazilian Psalm

BLACKFORD

Mirror of Perfection*

BRAHMS

Ein Deutches Requiem*

Liebeslieder Waltzes

Zigeunerlieder

Four songs for women’s voices, horns and harp

BRITTEN

A Ceremony of Carols (with harp)

Cantata Misericordium*

Rejoice in the Lamb

Saint Nicolas*

CHILCOTT

Songs and cries of London Town

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast

DURUFLÉ

Requiem

DVORAK

Mass in D

ELGAR

Ave Verum;

The Spirit of the Lord from The Apostles

Give Unto the Lord

The Music Makers

FAURÉ

Cantique de Jean Racine

Requiem*

FINZI

My spirit sang all day

GABRIELI

In Ecclesiis*

GERSHWIN / MAC HUFF

A Gershwin Portrait

GOODALL

The Lord is My Shepherd
The Marlborough Canticles

GORECKI

Amen

GOUNOD

Messe Sollennelle de Ste Cécile

HANDEL

Judas Maccabaeus*

Messiah*

My heart is inditing

Zadok the Priest

HAYDN

Creation*

Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Little Organ Mass")

KODALY

Laudes Organi

Missa Brevis

LAMBERT

Rio Grande

MENDELSSOHN

Elijah*

Part Songs op.59

MONTEVERDI

Beatus Vir*

MOZART

Kyrie in D minor*

Requiem*

Coronation Mass*

Laudate Dominum *

Nocturnes

Misericordias Domini *

Veni Sancte Spiritus *

Vesperae solemnes confessore K339*

PARRY

Blest Pair of Sirens

I was glad

My soul there is a country

PUCCINI

Messa di Gloria

RATHBONE

Mr Fezziwig's Christmas Party

ROSSINI

Petite Messe Solennelle

RUNSWICK (arr.)

Five American Folk Songs

RUTTER

Brother Heinrich

SHEARING

Songs and sonnets from Shakespeare

SCHUBERT

Four Partsongs

 

Mass in F

STANFORD

Justorum animae

Coelos ascendit hodie

Beati quorum via

TAYLOR

genesis

TIPPETT

Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Five Mystical Songs*

In Windsor Forest

O clap your hands*

VERDI

Pater Noster

VIVALDI

Gloria*

WALTON

Belshazzar's Feast*




STAGE WORKS PERFORMED

Excerpts from

BIZET
The Pearl Fishers, Carmen (semi-staged)

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

Iolanthe; HMS Pinafore; Pirates of Penzance (semi-staged)

KERN

Show Boat

LEHAR

Merry Widow

MASCAGNI

Cavalleria Rusticana


MOZART

Magic Flute

PURCELL

 

Dido and Anaeas

PUCCINI

Suor Angelica (semi-staged)



OTHER MUSIC PERFORMED

  • Choruses from operas by BIZET*, BORODIN*, BRITTEN, DONIZETTI*, GERSHWIN, HUMPERDINCK*, LULLY, MONTEVERDI, PURCELL, ROSSINI*, TCHAIKOVSKY*, VERDI*, WAGNER*

  • Choruses from various operettas and shows, including Yeomen of the Guard; Fiddler on the Roof; West Side Story; Guys and Dolls

  • Christmas carols and other festive music

  • Part-songs and motets by PITONI, LOTTI, VECCHI, MENDELSSOHN, MORLEY, BYRD, TALLIS, SAINT-SAËNS, STANFORD, BARBER, BRUCKNER, LAURIDSEN and ELGAR etc.

  • Arrangements of popular songs from GERSHWIN, PORTER and ROGERS to the BEATLES plus!

  • Non-choral music featured includes: FINZI Dies Natalis, MOZART Exsultate Jubilate, Oboe Concerto, Piano concerto in D minor K466, PURCELL/BRITTEN Chacony


 *orchestrally accompanied

 

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