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May 2017 Mendelssohn As the Hart Pants, Vaughan Williams In Windsor Forest, Mozart Requiem

November 2016 Carl Maria von Weber Jubelmesse, Schubert Magnificat, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols

June 2016 Haydn Heiligmesse, Stanford Songs of the Fleet, Kelly Missa Brevis

Lent 2016 The Seven Last Words from the Cross A passiontide reflection for Choir and Organ

November 2015 Advent concert - Christmas music from Handel's Messiah, Handel's Solomon and MacDowall Christus Natus Est


April 2015 Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Brahms' Liebesliederwaltzer accompanied by piano and harmonium

November 2014 Concert for St. Cecilia’s Day - Haydn's Missa Cellensis and Handel's Ode on St Cecilia's Day, with excerpts from Mendelssohn's Elijah.

May-June 2014 As a thank you to our host churches in Beaminster, St Mary's and St John's, we sang Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C ‘Spaurmesse’ in the context of a liturgical mass/eucharist.

April 2014 Mendelssohn's Elijah. We joined forces with the Dorset Guild of Singers for a tremendous performance of Elijah in the Lighthouse, Poole.

November 2013 Heavenly Harmonies - Music for Organ, Strings, Harp & Voicefeaturing Mozart's Loreto Mass, Bax Of a rose I sing a song, Gounod's St Cecilia Mass and Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus

May 2013 Great Songs of Celebration - a birthday concert for our good friend Alan Williams, with brass accompaniment.

March 2013 The Seven Last Words from the Cross A passiontide reflection for Choir and Organ

November 2012, Autumn Concert - Vivald's Gloria and Haydn's Nelson Mass.

May 2012, Gloriana - A concert performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and choral peices byh Britten and Holst chosen especially for Jubilee year. Read a review here.

November 2011, A Feast of Brass - Pieces by Blake, Bruckner,Parry
Monteverdi and Mozart accompanied by a brass ensemble led by David Bertie.

June 2011, Midsummer Music - A selection of choruses from opera and oratorio presented at Milton Abbey

May 2011, Serenade to Music - Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music for choir and four soloists set the scene for a lyrical evening of romance and passion. With Elgar's Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands and Beethoven’s dramatic Mass in C major Op. 86 composed in 1807. Read a review here.

November 27th 2010, Magnificat - Bach's Magnificat and Haydn's St Nicholas with Vierne's Tantum Ergo and Parry's I was Glad - read a review here.

July 11th 2010, Milton Abbey - Summer Serenade. A concert featuring Haydn's Little Organ Mass and popular choruses from oratorio and opera.

March 29th 2010 - Bach St John Passion. Tim Dickinson and Martin Hindmarsh (Christus and Evangelist), with Soprano Amy Carson and Mezzo Lucie Spickova.  Professional orchestra, drawn from musicians across the West Country, led by Louise Bevan.The celebration of the Easter Festival came early to Beaminster when the Beaminster Singers gave a performance of Bach’s St John Passion at St Mary’s Church on the Saturday before Palm Sunday. There is a great tradition of performing this substantial and complex work at this time of year.

November 28th 2009 - Haydn's Creation. Abbi Temple, Martin Hindmarsh and Tim Dickinson joined us for a sell-out performance of The Creation. The intensity and conviction that radiated from both soloists and choir was central to the evening's success.

May 23rd 2009 - Choruses from Opera and Oratorio. An evening of drama, romance and celestial visions featuring extracts from Carmen, Il Trovatore, La Traviata and Nabucco as well as some of the most moving and exciting choruses from Faure's Requiem, Mozart's Vespers and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

February 21st 2009 in St Mary's Bridport - Ode to Joy, a joint concert with Bridport's New Elizabethan Singers in a birthday celebration for their principal sponsor, Alan Williams. The programme included Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus RV594, Beethoven's Ode to Joy and Haydn's Surprise Symphony and featured young musicians from the Richard Ely Trust.

December 13th 2008 - In dulci jubilo. An advent concert featuring Somervell's Christmas Cantata, Mozart's Mass in C KV258 and the Christmas music from Handel's Messiah.

May 24th 2008 - Our 20th Anniversary Concert. Mozart Requiem, Charpentier Te Deum, Handel Zadok the Priest and Emrys Jones Morte Criste. Read a review here.

December 15th 2007 - Christmas Carols and motets with children from St Mary's Primary School. Check out the youtube video clip!

November 24th 2007 - an autumn concert with Bach Wachet auf!, Mozart Te Deum, Haydn Der Sturm, Duruflé Quatre Motets and Schubert Mass in C Major with soloists Alison Hill, Estelle Wood, Richard Rowntree and John Clarke. Read a review here.

June 22nd 2007 - Our Beaminster Festival debut with Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor, Daniel Purcell Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and other English music.

March 25th 2007 - A Palm Sunday afternoon concert featuring Stainer Crucifixion. Click here for a review

November 25th 2006 - our most ambitious concert to date! Haydn Little Organ Mass and Brahms German Requiem with soprano Elizabeth Weisberg, Baritone John Clarke and symphony orchestra led by Ronald Easey. Read a review here.

May 20th 2006 - an evening of European Choral Music by some of Europe's most distinguished composers, accompanied by Antony Saunders and Murray Davis on piano and organ. The programme included Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Elgar Bavarian Dances, Britten Five Flower Songs, Handel Zadok the Priest. Click here for a review.

December 2005 - Carols for Christmas with the children of St Mary's Primary School, Beaminster.

November 2005 - Haydn Jugendmesse and Te Deum, Purcell Hail, Bright Cecilia!, extracts from Handel Chandos Anthem No. 9 and Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer with sopranos Stephanie Bodsworth and Nicola Wydenbach, organ/piano by Antony Saunders and a professional orchestra led by Ronald Easey. Click here for full details, including a review and photos.
Click on the icon to hear a short extract from the Mendelssohn chorale Hear my Prayer (O for the wings of a dove) which was recorded live at the concert.

May 2005 - Vivaldi Beatus Vir with double choir and orchestra, excerpts from Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise, Mozart Vespers. Click here for full details, including a short MP3.

Christmas 2004 -
Selections from Bach Christmas Oratorio and Handel Messiah; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, motets and carols. Click here for full details, including a short MP3.

2004 -
Fauré Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria; God so Loved the World and Fling Wide the Gates from Stainer Crucifixion; Stanford Te Deum. Read a review here.

 

"The opening anthem revealed the strength of this choir, sustaining the long, measured phrases with admirable breath control and accurate tuning, building up to the thrilling coda with firm, full-voiced power."

"The beautifully sung, emotional and spellbinding ‘O mighty love’ really conveyed the spiritual feeling for the evening"

Haydn's Creation - "an evening of joyous and masterly music-making"

Opera choruses - such a varied and successful concert (“Classic FM at its best”)

Handel's Zadok the Priest - "The singers’ enthusiasm gave this exciting piece a dramatic conviction that was entirely fresh. "

Schubert’s Mass in C - "the audience surrendered to the sheer beauty of the music."  

Stainer Crucifixion - "The drama and the deeper meaning of this major event in the Church year was vividly communicated"