November 2015

J S Bach Christmas Oratorio

given on Saturday 2 December 2006 7.30 pm at St John’s Church, Preston Village, Brighton with the Sinfonia of Arun leader Robin Morrish Abbi Temple (soprano), Stephanie Seeney (contralto), Michael Goldthorpe (tenor), Andrew Thompson (bass), John Walker (harpsichord) conducted by Stella Hull The Christmas Oratorio Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 – 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach spent the last 27 years of his life in Leipzig, as the Kantor of St Thomas… Read More »J S Bach Christmas Oratorio

Mozart Requiem Ave Verum and Symphony no 40 in G minor

The concert given on Saturday 24 March 2007 in All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove Brighton Orpheus Choir conductor: Stella Hull with the Musicians of All Saints and John Burdett (organ) Abi Temple (soprano) Stephanie Seeney (contralto) Alex Pidgen (tenor) Andrew Thompson (bass) Mozart Requiem Ave Verum Symphony no 40 in G minor Requiem K.626 Mozart’s Requiem Mass was composed in 1791. It was Mozart’s last work, and its composition… Read More »Mozart Requiem Ave Verum and Symphony no 40 in G minor

All things bright and beautiful

a summer concert of part-songs, folk-song settings, excerpts from opera, and songs just to brighten you up the Brighton Orpheus Choir conducted by Stella Hull accompanist: Muriel Hart Saturday 30 June 2007 given in Lewes at Priory School Chapel, Mountfield Road with the Lewes Junior Choir accompanist: Susan Bain programme below another concert on Saturday 7 July 2007 in Brighton at Varndean School, Balfour Road 7.30 pm guests: John Hancorn… Read More »All things bright and beautiful

Handel Messiah

The concert given on Saturday 1 December 2007 at St John’s Church Knoyle Road, Preston Village, Brighton G F Handel Messiah Brighton Orpheus Choir with the Musicians of All Saints leader: Ellie Blackshaw Abbi Temple (soprano) Marjorie Ouvry (mezzo-soprano) Sandy Chenery (counter-tenor) Alex Pidgen (tenor) James Wilkinson (bass) John Walker (harpsichord) conducted by Stella Hull Looking at Messiah as a spiritual opera, it can be seen as three acts, each… Read More »Handel Messiah

Elgar The Music Makers and Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise

Brighton Orpheus Choir with the Sinfonia of Arun leader: Robin Morrish conductor: Stella Hull a concert given on Saturday 15 March 2008 All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove Elgar The Music Makers op.69 Jane Money (mezzo soprano) The Music Makers is based on a poem written in 1874 by Arthur O’Shaunessey which begins: We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And… Read More »Elgar The Music Makers and Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem)

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7.30 pm All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem) “It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does.” (Clara Schumann, in a letter to Brahms in 1867, seeing an early version of Ein deutsches Requiem transcribed for piano.) with Prudence Sanders (soprano), Matthew Sprange (baritone) and The Musicians of All… Read More »Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem)

Summertime

Conducted by Stella Hull Saturday 4th July 2015 at 7.30pm Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton, BN1 6NP With Benjamin Lewis – Baritone of the Glyndebourne Chorus Saturday 11th July 2015 at 7.30pm Priory School Chapel, Mountfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2XN With special guests Eliette Harris (violin) and Hanna Ward-Penny (viola) Songs include Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Faure Slow Fresh Fount – William Horsley As Torrents in Summer –… Read More »Summertime

John Rutter at 60 Requiem and Psalmfest

The concert given on Saturday 25 March 2006 at 7.30 pm in All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove conductor: Stella Hull Helen-Jane Howells (soprano) Shona Hull (girl soprano) Frank Jordan (tenor) with members of the Sinfonia of Arun and Richard Toms (organ) John Rutter is well-known both for his compositions as an editor of choral music. His settings of Christmas carols are familiar to everyone. From 1975-9 he was Director of Music at Clare College,… Read More »John Rutter at 60 Requiem and Psalmfest

An evening with Jeremy Bines

Wednesday 28th March 2012 doors open 7 pm, start at 7.30 pm Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton  BN1 6NP Brighton Orpheus Choir is pleased to announce an evening of song and stories by Jeremy Bines, the Chorus Master at the world renowned Glyndebourne Opera. Guests will be very welcome to join with members of the choir to hear first hand what it is like to be a Chorus Master and how the Glyndebourne… Read More »An evening with Jeremy Bines

A journey in song

Summer concerts 2008 A journey in song Elgar’s Choral Songs From the Bavarian Highlands, Bruckner motets, Over the Rainbow – an entertaining selection of part-songs, madrigals, folk-songs, and some popular music for fun. Saturday 28 June Priory School Chapel, Mountfield Road, Lewes with the Lewes Junior Choir Edward Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands (1) The dance Anton Bruckner Christus factus est Nancy Telfer Sue Stevens On the back of an… Read More »A journey in song