Saturday 3rd December, 2011
St. Paul's Church, Canterbury

Music for Advent (with the early-music instrumental group, the Cantemus Players)

  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Conditor alme siderum
  • Orlande de Lassus - Omnes de Saba venient
  • Orlande de Lassus - Resonet in laudibus
  • Orlande de Lassus - Magnificat sexti toni
  • Francisco Guerrero - Canite tuba
  • Guillaume Costeley - Allon, gay bergeres
  • José de Torres y Martinez Bravo - La gloria se admire
  • Francisco Escalada - Lauda Sion
  • John-Baptiste Loeillet of London - Sonata in G op1, no2
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Messe de minuit


Saturday 25th June, 2011
St. Paul's Church, Canterbury

"Beginnings and endings"

This concert featured pairs of pieces: each "beginning" piece in the first half matched by an "ending" piece in the second half.


Psalm 1
Man blest no doubt from Nine psalm tunes for Archbishop Parker’s psalter [Concert mp3]

Thomas Tallis


Genesis 28: vv. 12, 17
Vidit Jacob scalam [Concert mp3]

Thomas Crecquillon



Morgengruβ [Concert mp3]

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel




Ecco mormorar l’onde

Claudio Monteverdi





Le Roy Kyrie

John Taverner






Setting out
The sailor and young Nancy [Concert mp3]

Ernest John Moeran










I love my love [Concert mp3]

Gustav Holst





Agnus Dei
from Missa da pacem

Josquin Desprez (attrib.)




Come, sable night

John Ward



The long day closes [Concert mp3]

Arthur Sullivan


Revelations 21: vv. 1 - 4
And I saw a new heaven [Concert mp3]

Edgar Bainton

Psalm 150
Laudibus in sanctis [Concert mp3]

William Byrd


Saturday 2nd April, 2011
St. Paul's Church, Canterbury


"Light and Shade"


This concert featured music which contemplated the shade or darkness of death, or celebrated light and life.

  • Johannes Brahms – Zwei motetten Op.74 (Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen?; O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf)
  • Francis Poulenc - Two motets from Four motets for the season of Lent (Timor et tremor; Vinea mea electa)
  • Eric Whitacre - Lux aurumque
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227)
  • Thomas Luis de Victoria - Magnificat sexti toni (for twelve voices)