Previous concerts

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street SE1 1JA

‘HOPE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD’

Haydn: Te Deum
Handel: Overture in D
Lobo: Versa est in Luctum
Victoria: Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
Purcell: Pavanne in G Minor, O Lord God of Hosts
& Fantasia No 4 in four parts
Hanson: Te Deum & Jubilate Deo

 

Saturday 17th December at 7.30pm

in St Mary Newington, 57 Kennington Park Road, SE11 4JQ

‘PRINCES AND PEASANTS’

Traditional: Gaudete
Clemens non Papa: Missa Ecce Quam Bonum
Araujo: Los Coflades
Mouton: Nesciens Mater
Trad/Anon: Nowel Syng We
Byrd: Sing Joyfully
Parsons: Ave Maria
Zespedes: Convivando esta la noche

Saturday 25 June 2016 at 7.30pm

in Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift, Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AD

‘ESCAPE FROM THE CITY’

Gibbons: Cries of London
Bach: The Cat will always chase the Mouse
(from the ‘Coffee’ Cantata, BWV 211)
Cosyn: Fantazia (organ solo)
Weelkes: Thule, the Period of Cosmography
Mozart: Thank you, my Friends
Bennet: All Creatures Now
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
(from Cantata 208)
Bach: Pastorale, BWV 590 (organ solo)
Weelkes: As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending
arr. Hanson: Four British Folk Songs

Saturday 5 March at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street

‘A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS’
Conductor: Robert Hanson

Bach: Suite in B minor
Macmillan: Miserere
Mozart: Kyrie in D minor
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Purcell: Welcome Overture
Bach: Mass in A

Saturday 5 December at 6.00pm

in Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth St, SE1 0RB

and

Wednesday 9 December at 6.30pm

in St John’s Bethnal Green, E2 9PA

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Conductor: Robert Hanson

Audience carol
Britten – Hymn to the Virgin
Pearsall – In Dulci Jubilo
Finzi – In Terra Pax
Audience carol
Merrick – O Magnum Mysterium
Cornelius – The Three Kings
Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium
Audience carol
We wish you a Merry Christmas

Saturday 24 October 2015 at 1.15pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street,
Conductor Robert Hanson

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Parry – Songs of Farewell
Britten – Hymn to St Cecilia

Saturday 4th July 2015 at 7.30pm

in St John’s on Bethnal Green
Conductor Robert Hanson
with Chamber Orchestra, leader Shirley Turner

‘JOYS CELESTIAL’

Schubert – An die Musik
Purcell – Te Deum
Mendelssohn – Songs without Words
Hanson – Te Deum

INTERVAL

Mendelssohn – Das Unveraenderliche
Purcell – Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode to St Cecilia 1683)
Purcell – Fantasia Three Parts on a Ground
Harris – Bring us O Lord
Purcell – Jubilate

Saturday 28th March 2015 at 7.30pm

in Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift in Dulwich
Conductor Robert Hanson with Marilyn Harper, organ

‘COME MUSIC, SICK MAN’S JEWEL’

Purcell – Music for a while
Weelkes – O Care thou wilt dispatch me
Tallis – Lamentations Part I
Bach – O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross (organ solo)
Tallis – Lamentations Part II

INTERVAL

Bach – O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118
Tallis – Miserere
Elgar – There is Sweet Music
Bach – Kyrie Gott, heiliger Geist BWV 671 (organ solo)
Britten – Hymn to St Cecilia

Thursday 4th December 2014 at 8.00pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Conductor Robert Hanson with Joan Taylor, piano

‘TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON’

Byrd – Ye Sacred Muses
Josquin – Nimphes des Bois
Brumel – Missa pro Defunctis: Introit
Weelkes – Death hath deprived me
Clara Schumann – Romanze op. 21 no. 1 (piano solo)
Hanson – In Commendation of Music

INTERVAL

Byrd – Hodie Christus Natus Est
Monteverdi – Christe Redemptor
Trad. Welsh arr Hanson – Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Robert Schumann – Romanza op. 38 no. 2 (piano solo)
Trad. English arr Willcocks – Sussex Carol
Monteverdi – Confitebor Tibi

Saturday 12th July 2014 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Conductor Robert Hanson with Marilyn Harper, organ

MAGNIFICAT
A concert exploring English sacred music, and its engagement with mysticism and pragmatism
Parsons – Latin Magnificat (newly completed by Robert Hanson)
Tallis – Iam Lucis Orto Sydere (Organ)
Parsons – Magnificat (English setting)
Tallis – Ex More Docti Mistico (Organ)
Purcell – Hear my prayer
Parsons – Nunc Dimittis (English setting)
Gibbons – Prelude (Organ)
Gibbons – O Clap Your Hands

INTERVAL

Weelkes – Gloria in Excelsis
Purcell – Jehova, Quam Multi Sunt Hostes
Hanson – Magnificat (St David’s Service)
Vaughan Williams – Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’ (Organ)
Tallis – O Nata Lux
Merrick – O Light, Born of Light
Hanson – Nunc Dimittis (St David’s Service)

Sat 5 April 2014 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr’s, Borough High Street

CLOUDBURST
Lotti – Crucifixus a 6
Pärt – De Profundis (men’s voices)
Lotti – Vere Languores Nostros (women’s voices)
Bach – Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BVW 542 (Marilyn Harper – organ)
Eric Whitacre – Cloudburst
Trad arr Hanson – The Lark in the Clear Air
Débussy – Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Reflets dans l’eau, Jardins sous la Pluie (Joan Taylor – piano)
Fauré arr Hanson – Three Songs

Wed 26 March 2014 at 7.30pm

in St Clement Dane’s Church,  The Strand
Concert shared with Vox Bulgarica
Part of the Brandenburg Festival 2014

AD MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM
Britten -  Movements from AMDG
Lotti  – Crucifixus à 6
Lotti -  Vere Languores Nostros
Trad. arr. Hanson -  The Lark in the Clear Air
Débussy – Trois Chansons

Saturday 14 December 2013 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street.
with Joseph Laurent – flute, Rosalind Hanson-Laurent – viola
and Elen Hydref – harp

WOLCUM YOLE
Brahms – Two songs with violin obbligato, op 91
arr Robert Hanson for chorus, viola and harp
Britten – Ad Maiorem Dei Gloria
Debussy – Syrinx for solo flute
Debussy – Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Debussy – Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Britten – Ceremony of Carols

Saturday 6 July 2013 at 7.30pm

in St Alban the Martyr, Holborn EC1
Linden Baroque – leader Judy Tarling

HANDEL – ISRAEL in EGYPT

Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 7.30pm

in the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy
Organist – Philip Shannon
(This concert was part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival)

FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
SHEPPARD – Libera Nos 1
TALLIS – Lamentations
STANFORD – Three motets
MACMILLAN – Miserere
HANSON – De Profundis
MONTEVERDI – Magnificat à 6 from 1610

Saturday 8 December 2012 at 7.45pm

in St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road, SE1
with the Borough Players, leader Shirley Turner
Solo flute: Joseph Laurent

IN DULCI JUBILO
BACH – Cantata No. 50: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft
M PRAETORIUS – Singt, ihr lieben Christen all
BACH – Suite No. 2 in B minor, for flute and strings
M PRAETORIUS – In dulci Jubilo
MONTEVERDI – Magnificat a 6
INTERVAL
WEELKES – To shorten Winter’s sadness
PURCELL – Cupid and Cold Genius
BACH – Cantata 191: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Saturday 7 July 2012 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
with instrumental ensemble
HANDEL – From Heav’nly Harmony:
- overture, recitative and chorus
WEELKES – O Care, Thou Wilt Despatch Me
ELGAR- There is Sweet Music
PARRY – Songs of Farewell
MOZART – Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Saturday 31 March 2012 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
TRAD.arr HANSON: Four British Folksongs
GIBBONS – O Clap your Hands
VARIOUS – Instrumental music
JOSQUIN – Agnus Dei
TALLIS – Spem in Alium
GIBBONS – Hosanna to the Son of David
VARIOUS – Instrumental music
WEELKES – When David heard
TALLIS – Miserere
HANSON – And there shall be no night there

Thursday 22 March 2012 at 9.30pm

in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
(Part of the Brandenburg Festival)
TALLIS – Spem in Alium (40 part motet)
TRAD.arr HANSON: Four British Folksongs
LOBO – Versa est in Luctum
HANSON – And there shall be no night there (40 part motet)

Saturday 10 December 2011 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
SCHEIN – Ehr sei Gott in der Höh allein
TALLIS – Missa Puer natus est nobis
TALLIS – Suscipe Quaeso
LOBO – Versa est in Luctum
H PRAETORIUS – Christmas Magnificat
ORGAN SOLOS – Andrew Tait

Saturday 16 July 2011 at 7.30pm

in Temple Church, Fleet Street, London
The Parley of Instruments – Leader: Judy Tarling
Tenor Soloists: Ben Regan & Julian Smith
Chamber Organ: Peter Holman

MONTEVERDI – Vespers of 1610

Saturday 2 April 2011 at 7.30pm

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
Instrumental Ensemble – Leader: Shirley Turner

CLEMENS NON PAPA – Agnus Dei (from Missa Ecce Quam Bonum)
VICTORIA – Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Part I
PURCELL – Chacony in G Minor
VICTORIA – Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Part II
WEELKES – Hosanna to the Son of David
VICTORIA – Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Part III
WOLF arr HANSON – Three Mörike Lieder
INTERVAL
GIBBONS – Hosanna to the Son of David
HANDEL – Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F Major
SAMUEL BARBER – Agnus Dei
HANDEL – Nisi Dominus (Vesper Psalm no. 3 for soloists,
choir and orchestra)

Click here to listen to the Barber ‘Agnus Dei’ from this concert

Friday 18 March 2011 at 7.30pm

in the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy
Organist – Andrew Tait
(This concert was part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival)

WEELKES – Hosanna to the Son of David
VICTORIA – Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Part I
CLEMENS NON PAPA – Agnus Dei (from Missa Ecce Quam Bonum)
Organ Music – Frescobaldi: Toccata
VICTORIA – Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Part II
BYRD – Agnus Dei (from the Mass for Five Voices)
Organ Music – Bach: O Mensch bewein dein Sünde Gross
VICTORIA – Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Part III
WEELKES – Alleluia
 INTERVAL
GIBBONS – Hosanna to the Son of David
SAMUEL BARBER – Agnus Dei
Organ Music – Brahms: Herzlich Thut Mich Erfreuen
LIGETI – Night, Morning
BACH – Motet: Fürchte dich nicht

Saturday 4 December 2010

in St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
BYRD – Mass in 5 parts
BACH – Motet: ‘Fürchte dich nicht’
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Three Shakespeare Songs
BACH – Chorale preludes for Advent
WEELKES – Alleluia
PEARSALL – In dulci Jubilo
LIGETI – Night, Morning

Saturday 3 July 2010

in St Alban’s the Martyr, Brooke Street, EC1N 7RD
‘Britten – and those who inspired him’
BRITTEN – Te Deum & Jubilate Deo
VERDI – Ave Maria
PARSONS – Ave Maria
PURCELL – O God, Thou hast cast us out (arr Hanson)
My Beloved spake
My Heart is Inditing (arr Hanson)
MAHLER – Three Rückert Lieder (arr Hanson)

Click here to listen to the Verdi ‘Ave Maria’ from this concert.

Saturday 27 March 2010

in the church of St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
‘New Growths in Ancient Soil

BRUCKNER – Aequalis 1 & 2
Tota Pulchra es, Maria
Libera Me, Domine
STRAVINSKY – Mass
MONTEVERDI – Sonata sopra ‘Sancta Maria ora pro nobis’
Laudate Domino
Ave Maris Stella
SCHÜTZ – Cantate Domino
G.GABRIELI – In Ecclesiis

Thursday 10 December 2009 (Inaugural Concert)

in the church of St George the Martyr, Borough High Street
WEELKES – Hosanna to the Son of David
CLEMENS NON PAPA – Missa Ecce quam Bonum
J. S. BACH – Chorale Prelude: Herr Christ, der ein´ge Gottes-Sohn BWV 601
Chorale Prelude: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
Motet: Lobet den Herrn
Chorale Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
ROBERT HANSON Ave Maria
TRAD. arr. Hanson – Four British Folksongs:
Danny Boy
Loch Lomond
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of White Rock)
Blow the Man Down