Past Concerts

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

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

Haydn Nelson Mass

Brighton Orpheus Choir with the Musicians of All Saints leader Sophia Bartlette Claire McKenna (soprano) Emma Watkinson (mezzo soprano) Ben Francis (tenor) James Priest (baritone) conducted by Stella Hull Saturday 6 December 2008 given at St John’s Church, Knoyle Road, Preston village, Brighton There was a second concert on Wednesday 10 December in Lewes. The second half of the concert enjoyed a selection of Christmas music, including Bruckner’s motet Locus… Read More »Haydn Nelson Mass

John Rutter Mass of the Children Karl Jenkins Sacred Songs and Te Deum

Brighton Orpheus Choir conducted by Stella Hull Saturday 21 March 2009 given in All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove a concert with the Musicians of All Saints, and soloists Shona Hull (soprano) and Mike Bunting (baritone) John Rutter Mass of the Children with members of the Lewes Youth and Junior choirs Karl Jenkins Sacred Songs and his new Te Deum premièred in late 2008 this will be only the 2nd… Read More »John Rutter Mass of the Children Karl Jenkins Sacred Songs and Te Deum

A breath of fresh air

Brighton Orpheus Choir conducted by Stella Hull Our 2009 summer concert ….. featured Mendelssohn’s Six Songs “to be sung in the open air” choral excerpts from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and invigorating arrangements of folk and popular songs A breath of fresh air Saturday 27th June Priory School Chapel, Mountfield Road, Lewes joined by the Lewes Youth Choir Saturday 4th July Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton with guests the Varndean… Read More »A breath of fresh air

Beethoven’s Mass in C and Benjamin Britten – A Ceremony of Carols

The concert given on Saturday 5 December 2009 in St John’s Church, Knoyle Road, Preston village, Brighton Frédérique Klooster (soprano) Kerri-Lynne Dietz (mezzo-soprano) Rupert Charlesworth (tenor) Thomas Lowe (bass) Helen Arnold (harp) with The Musicians of All Saints orchestra Beethoven’s Mass in C Benjamin Britten – A Ceremony of Carols with Helen Arnold (harp) Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah and more Christmas music

Handel Israel in Egypt

Brighton Orpheus Choir conducted by Stella Hull with The Musicians of All Saints given on Saturday 20 March 2010 in All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove Handel Israel in Egypt soloists: Shona Hull (soprano) Lucy Harrison (soprano) Daniel Chard (alto) James Way (tenor) Mike Bunting (bass) Patrick Edmond (bass) John Burdett (organ continuo)

Brush up your Shakespeare !

Brighton Orpheus Choir Summer concerts June-July 2010 Brush up your Shakespeare ! Ralph Vaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest West Side Story Kiss Me, Kate Motets etc. Saturday 26 June at 7.30 pm Varndean School, Balfour Road, Brighton and Saturday 3 July at 7.30 pm The Village Hall, Henfield

Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah

Brighton Orpheus Choir with the Musicians of All Saints orchestra conducted by Stella Hull soloists: Mike Bunting Veronica Brooks Gemma Carruthers William Balkwill Lucy Harrison Sarah Harrison Corinne Hull Joy Weston given on Saturday 27 November 2010 in All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove

Haydn’s oratorio The Creation

a performance given on Saturday 26 March 2011 in All Saints’ Church, The Drive, Hove Brighton Orpheus Choir conducted by Stella Hull Musicians of All Saints orchestra Muriel Hart (continuo) Helen-Jane Howells (soprano) Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (tenor) Nicholas Warden (bass) Review There has always been a special relationship between English audiences and oratorio, there was a particular relationship between Haydn and England and there is a profound relationship between Haydn and… Read More »Haydn’s oratorio The Creation