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Star of Gold

The Chamber Choir's most recent concert: Star of Gold was performed on Friday 4th December 2015. The concert was received well by those who attended and some sections of the reviews are published below along with the repertoire performed.

First half:
 
Lugebat David Absalon - Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495-c. 1560) (ed. Daniel Purtell)
 
Kyrie: Mass in Eb Major Op.109 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
 
Gloria: Mass in Eb Major Op.109 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
 
The little road to Bethlehem - Michael Head (1900-1976)
 
Sanctus: Mass in Eb Major Op.109 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
 
Benedicamus Domino - Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
 
Agnus Dei: Mass in Eb Major Op.109 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
 
Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863) (arr. Daniel Purtell)
 
Nunc Dimittis - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
 
Second half:
 
Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
 
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
 
1. O Magnum Mysterium
2. Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite
3. Videntes Stellam
4. Hodie Christus Natus Est
 
A Spotless Rose - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
 
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel - 15th Century French Melody (arr. Philip Lawson)
 
Lully, Lulla, Lullay - Philip W J Stopford (b.1977)
 
Here is the Little Door. - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
 
Ave Maria - Robert Parsons (c.1530 - 1572)
 
Encore: Once in Royal David's City - Philip W J Stopford (b.1977)

"exquisitely together"

"an overall impression of sheer confidence that captivated a satisfied audience"

"Clarity and diction were absolute"