Repertoire

Below are detailed the major works which the Society has performed since 1904 – as far as we know from the records we have.

Composer Work Year
Bach Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) 1976, 1999
St. John Passion (BWV245) 1989
St. Matthew Passion (BWV244) 1967, 1993, 2009, 2012
Bernstein Chichester Psalms 2002
Bizet Carmen (Concert version) 1937, 1950, 1958, 1971, 1987
Boughton Bethlehem 1981
Brahms German requiem, Opus 45 1974, 1982, 1994, 2004, 2016
Britten St. Nicholas, Opus 42 1965
Coleridge-Taylor The Song of Hiawatha, Opus 30/1,2 & 4 1947, 1964, 1978, 1985, 1992
Durufle Requiem 2014
Dvorak Te Deum 2004, 2016
Stabat Mater 2011
Dyson The Canterbury Pilgrims 1983
Elgar The Apostles, Opus 49 1981, 1985
The Dream of Gerontius, Opus 38 1976, 1995, 2003, 2010
From the Bavarian Highlands Opus 27 1905, 1954, 2007
The Kingdom, Opus 51 1977, 1985, 1988
The Light of Life (Lux Christi), Opus 29 1980
The Music Makers, Opus 69 1955, 1967, 1994, 1999, 2008
Ellis Carols for an Island Christmas 1995
A Distant Horizon (OCS Commission) 1998
Faure Requiem, Opus 48 1960, 1978, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2014
Cantique de Jean Racine 2000
German Merrie England (Concert Version) 1939, 1940, 1941, 1949, 1971, 1977, 1986
Merrie England (Highlights) 2013
Gershwin Porgy & Bess (Concert Version) 1980
Gilbert & Sullivan The Gondoliers Concert Version 1987; Highlights 2009, 2015
HMS Pinafore Concert Version 1990; Highlights 2012
The Mikado Concert Version 1980; Highlights 2009
Iolanthe Highlights 2011
The Pirates of Penzance Highlights 2011
HMS Pinafore Highlights 2012
Ruddigore 1973; Highlights 2015
The Yeomen of the Guard Concert Version 1973, 1979; Highlights 2012
The Ladies in Gilbert & Sullivan 1986
Goodall Eternal Light 2014
Gounod Faust 1947, 1958, 1971
Saint Cecilia Mass 2000, 2013
Handel Coronation Anthems 2012
Israel in Egypt 1991
Judas Maccabeus 1909, 1975, 1989
Messiah Often since 1909; annually for many years. Recently 2003, 2008, 2009
Harty The Mystic Trumpeter 1954
Haydn Creation 1889, 1906, 1941, 1962, 1973, 1979, 1984, 1997, 2005, 2016
Mass in Time of War 2014
Horowitz Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo 1972
Jenkins The Armed Man 2006, 2010 (choral suite)
Lloyd-Webber Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat 1972
Lehar The Merry Widow (Concert Version) 1981
Liszt Psalm XIII 1979
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana (Concert Version) 1966
Maunder Olivet to Calvary 1997
Mendelssohn Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), Opus 52 1913, 1948, 1957, 1978, 1983
Elijah, Opus,70 1904, 1945, 1946, 1959, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2011 (twice)
St. Paul, Opus 36 1986, 1989, 1998
Mozart Requiem KV626 1983, 1991, 2001, 2005, 2013
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore KV339 1991
Monckton The Arcadians (Highlights) 2013
Offenbach The Tales of Hoffmann (Concert Version) 1945, 1952, 1964
Orff Carmina Burana 1999 (X2), 2010
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens 1936, 2008
Poulenc Gloria 1999
Puccini Messe di Gloria 1995, 1998, 1999, 2005
Purcell Ode – St. Cecilia’s Day “Hail Bright Cecilia” 1982
Te Deum in D (St. Cecilia’s Day 1694) 1982
Jubilate Deo in D (St. Cecilia’s Day 1694) 1962
Dido and Aeneas (Concert Version) 1963
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle 1979, 1982, 1987, 1996, 2007
Stabat Mater 1999, 2005, 2015
Rutter Magnificat 1995
Requiem 2002
Feel the Spirit 2006
A Sprig of Thyme 2006, 2007
Saint-Saens Samson and Delilah, Opus 47 (Concert Version) 1963
Smart The Bride of Dunkerron 1912
Smetana The Bartered Bride (Concert Version) 1951, 1956, 1967, 1974
Stainer The Crucifixion 1972, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1990, 2005
Sullivan The Golden Legend 1911
Light of the World 1988
Tippet Five spirituals from ‘A Child of Our Time’ 2002
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem 2006
Hugh the Drover (Concert Version) 1987
Symphony No.1 “Sea Symphony” 1933, 2015
Verdi Aida (Concert Version) 1983
Requiem 1990, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2013
Vinter The Trumpets 1984
Vivaldi Gloria in D 1974, 1980, 1982, 1995, 1998, 2009
Wallace Maritana (Concert Version) 1938
Williamson The World at the Manger 1977
Young And Beautiful Be The Dawn (Oldham Choral Society commission) 2000
Various Queen Victoria’s Musical Knights 1986
The Life and Music of Ivor Novello 1978, 1985
The Life and Music of Lerner & Loewe 1982
An Evening with Dr. Evadne Hinge & Dame Hilda Bracket 1980
The Life and Music of Rogers & Hammerstein 1981
The Glory of the Baroque – with Adrienne Murray 2001
A Night at the Opera – with Helen Field and the Nelson Arion Male Voice Choir 2004
Summer Serenade – Miscellaneous Works with Sean Ruane 2010
Carol, Christmas & Miscellaneous Concerts Since 1984