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Christmas Repertoire

The following is a list of the music that the choir has sung during the Christmas period; the main occasion for this is the Festival of Carols which typically takes place in St Thomas Roman Catholic Church.

A link to earlier programmes are here: 1968, 1969? (Note: in 1968, the pattern that was established later was not yet in place). There was no Festival of Carols in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Composer

Work

Performances

Previous

Latest

No. of times

French carol

Minuit Chrétiens

? (1970 earliest)

Latest year

?

John Rutter

Nativity Carol


2019


Barbara Bell Arr. John Rutter

La Berceuse


2019


French carol

Arr. Howard Helvey

Bring a torch Jeanette, Isabella

2011

2019

2

Sussex Carol

Arr. Elaine Hagenburg


2019


Little Drop of Heaven

Pepper Choplin


2019


Sarah Quartel

Huron Carol

2018

2019

2

French carol

Arr. Elizabeth Wild

ll est né, le divin enfant

2012

2018

2

Arr. Daryl Runswick

Go, tell it on the mountain

1999

2018

2

Cornish Trad.

Arr. Rutter

Sans Day Carol

1998

2018

2

Mack Wilberg

Noe! Noe!


2018


Alan Bullard

Scots Nativity


2018


Mac Huff

O come, O come Emmanuel


2017


French Trad.

Arr. Andrew Carter

A Maiden most Gentle

2008

2017

2

John Rutter

Shepherd's Pipe Carol

2006

2017

2

Jonathan Willcocks

Nowell, Nowell


2017


Michael Head

The Little Road to Bethlehem

2004

2017

2

Philip Stopford

In the Bleak Midwinter


2017


Gregorian chant

Hodie Christus Natus Est


2016


Benjamin Britten

A Hymn to the Virgin

1998

2016

2

Chilcott

Midwinter

1998

2016

2

John Rutter

Jesus Child

1999

2016

2

John Rutter

What Sweeter Music

2004

2016

2

Jay Althouse

When will we see the little one?


2016


Philip Ledger

Good Christian Men Rejoice


2016


Thomas Hewitt Jones

Waltz Carol


2015


Handel

Excerpts from The Messiah

2004?

2015

?

Malcolm Archer

O Magnum Mysterium


2015


John Rutter

Carol of the Magi

2011

2015

2

Alan Bullard

Glory to the Christ Child


2015


Gregorian chant

A Solis Ortus

2014

2015

2

John Rutter

Christ is the Morning Star


2014


American Carol

Arr. John Farnon

Away in a Manger


2014


English Traditional

Arr. Vaughan Williams

Wassail


2014


William Matthias

Sir Christemas


2013



The Shepherd's Sing


2013


Arr. Mack Willberg

Ding Dong, merrily on high

2010

2013

2

Howard Helvey

O Come Divine Messiah


2013



Esta Noche


2013


Arr. Jackman

Silent Night


2013


Malcolm Archer

Make we joy now in this fest


2012


Berlioz

Shepherd's Farewell (from L'Enfance du Christ)

2000

2012

2

Trad. Spiritual

Arr. de Cormier

The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy


2012


Kenneth Leighton

Lully, Lulla thou little, tiny child


2012


John Rutter

Mary's Lullaby


2012



This is the truth from above

1999

2011

2

Philip Ledger

Adam lay y-bounden


2011


German Trad.

Arr. Pearsall

In Dulci Jubilo


2011


French Trad.

Arr. John Coates

Quittez Pasteurs


2011



O Little One Sweet

2001

2010

2


Child in a Manger


2010



When Christ was born


2010



See amid the Winter's snow


2010



Hymn to the Virgin


2010


Arr. Charles Wood

King Jesus hath a Garden


2009


J. Willcocks

In Excelsis


2009


Leontovych

Carol of the Bells


2009



Infant Holy


2009


John Rutter

Christmas Night

2005

2009

2

16th Cent. Spanish Trad.

Riu, riu Chiu


2008


Arr. D. Willcocks

Sussex Carol


2008


Bach

Christmas Oratorio Part 1

1986

2008

2

Giovanni Gabrielli

O Magnum Mysterium


2008


Arr. John Rutter

Quem Pastores Laudavere


2008


Arr. William Byrd

O Magnum Mysterium


2007


Basque Trad

Arr. Willcocks

Sing Lullaby


2007


Arr. Ken Burton

Wasn't that a Mighty Day


2007


Arr. Walford Davies

O Little Town of Bethlehem


2006


Arr. Sargent

Mary had a Baby


2006


John Rutter

Rejoice and be merry


2006


Bob Chilcott

Sussex Carol


2006


Arr. Sargent

Earth's Joy


2006



Past Three o' clock


2006


Arr. Willcocks

O come, O come Emmanuel


2005


Arr. Karl Jenkins

In Dulci Jubilo

2001

2005

2

Arr. Harold Darke

In the Bleak Midwinter

2000

2005

2

Arr. Karl Jenkins

Silent Night

1999

2005

2

Arr. Willcocks

Deck the Halls


2005



Oh, can you not hear what the angels sing?


2004


K. Burton

And his name shall be called


2004


Trad.

Arr. Vaughan William

Gloucestershire Wassail


2004



2003 music unknown


2003



2002 music unknown


2002



I saw a Maiden


2001


Tavener

The Lamb


2001


John Rutter

Angels Carol


2001



Arr. Wood

A Virgin Most Pure


2000


John Rutter

Personent Hodie


2000


Arr. Jenkins

Sleep, Child of Winter


2000


Arr. Willcocks

Birthday Carol


2000



Rise up, Shepherd and follow


2000


Arr. Shaw

Lute book Lullaby


1999


S. Nicholas

The Star of Jacob


1999


Cornelius

The Three Kings


1999


Arr. Rutter

In Dulci Jubilo


1998



Arr. Shaw

Coventry Carol


1998



Gaudete


1998