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This history goes back to 1883 when the Choral Society first performed.

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Conductor : Andrew Leach

2016 December

St Nicolas, Britten
Mass in G, Schubert
St Mary's, Woodbridge

Poster

2016 April

Joint concert with Phoenix Singers
Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland
Agnus Dei, Samuel Barber
Songs of the Fleet, Charles Villiers Stanford
Finlandia, Jean Sibelius
Alexander Nevsky, Sergi Prokofiev
Snape Maltings

Poster

2015 December

Christmas Oratorio, Bach
Laudate Dominum, Andrew Leach
Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Vaughan Williams
Carols
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster

2015 March

Requiem, Mozart
Ninth (Choral) Symphony, Beethoven
Snape Maltings

Poster

2014 November

Messiah, Handel
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster

2014 April

Easter Oratorio, Bach
Vespers KV339, Mozart
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Flyer

2013 November

Petite Messe Solonnelle, Rossini
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)
Flyers (pdf)

2013 March

Spring Symphony, Britten
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Britten
The Passion of Mary, Blake
Snape Maltings

Pictures, Poster, Flyer

2012 December

St Nicholas Mass, Haydn
Ceremony of Carols, Britten
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)

2012 March

Messiah - Parts 2 and 3, Handel
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)
Programme

2011 November

Requiem, Faure
Cantique de Jean Racine, Faure
Kyrie, Charpentier
Psalm 150, Frank
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)

2011 April

Mass in C, Beethoven
Magnificat, C P E Bach
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)

2011 February

A German Requiem, Brahms
Te Deum, Dvorak
Egmont Overture, Beethoven
Snape Maltings

Poster
Poster (pdf)

2010 December

A Christmas Concert
Messiah (Part 1), Handel
Christmas Carols
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)

2010 March

Cantata for Palm Sunday, Bach
Seven Last Words, Haydn
The Woman with the Alabaster Box, Part
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Programme

2009 November

Mass in E Minor, Bruckner
Gloria, Rutter
Funeral Music for Queen Mary, Purcell
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Poster (pdf)

2009 May

Dream of Gerontius, Elgar
Snape Maltings

Flyer
Poster (pdf)
Programme

2008 November

Judas Maccabaeus, Handel
St Mary's Church, Woodbridge

Poster
Programme

2008 March

St Matthew Passion, Bach
St Mary's Church

Poster
Programme

2007 November

Carmina Burana, Orff
Seckford Theatre

Poster
Programme

2007 May

Requiem, Verdi
Snape Maltings

Poster

2006 November

Messiah, Handel
St. Mary's Church

Poster

2006 March

Requiem, Mozart
Come Ye Sons of Art, Purcell
Angel Theatre

Poster

2005 November

Requiem, Durufle
St Cecile Mass, Gounod
St. Mary's Church

Poster

2005 March

Spring - Laudate Dominum, Corrette
Springtime in Funen, Nielsen
Spring - The Seasons, Haydn
Angel Theatre

Poster

2004 December

Tobias and the Angel
Alderton Church

Review

2004 November

Paukenmesse, Haydn
The Armed Man, Jenkins

 

2004 March

A Sprig of Thyme, Rutter
St Nicolas, Britten

 

2003 November

African Sanctus, Fanshawe

 

2003 April

St Nicholas Mass, Moussorgsky
Alexander Nevsky, Prokofiev

 

2002 November

Mass in B Minor, Bach

 

2002 March

The Creation, Haydn

 

2001 December

Mass in C, Mozart
Gloria, Poulenc
Beatus Vir, Monteverdi
A Song of the Lord thy Keeper, Peter Ashton

Programme

2001 March

Carmina Burana, Orff
The Rio Grande, Lambert
Liebeslieder Waltzer Op 52, Brahms

 

2000 November

Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Williams
Ceremony of Carols, Britten
Laudate Dominum, Andrew Leach

 

2000 April

Messiah, Handel

 

1999 December

Elijah, Mendelsshon

 

1999 March

Nelson Mass, Haydn
Gloria, Rutter

 

1998 November

Gloria, Vivaldi
5 Negro Spirituals [A Child of our Time], Tippett
Requiem, Faure

 

1998 March

Chichester Psalms, Bernstein
Motets, Bruckner
The Lamb & Funeral Ikos, Tavener

 

1997 December

German Requiem, Brahms

 

1997 April

Coronation Anthems, Handel, Blow, Croft, Boyce, Purcell, Greene

 

1996 November

Christmas Oratorio, Bach

Programme

1996 March

Messe Solennelle, Rossini

 

1995 December

Wachet Auf, Bach
O sing unto the Lord/Hail Bright Cecilia, Purcell

 

1995 April

Carmen, Bizet

 

1994 November

Samson, Handel

 

1994 April

The Seasons, Haydn

 

1993 December

Song of Miriam, Schubert
Te Deum, Bizet
Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, Coleridge Taylor

 

1993 March

Amore langueo, Ferguson
Dies Natalis, Finzi
Great is the Lord/Give Unto the Lord, Elgar
Song of the Lord Thy Keeper, Aston

 

1992 November

Messiah, Handel

 

1992 April

St John Passion, Bach

 

1991 November

C Minor Mass/Vespers, Mozart

 

1991 April

Carmina Burana, Orff
Bavarian Highlands, Elgar

 

1990 December

Messa di Gloria, Puccini
Stabat Mater, Rossini

 

1990 April

Intimations of Immortality, Finzi
Mass in G, Schubert
Blest Pair of Sirens, Parry

 

1989 April

Requiem, Brahms

 

1989 December

Judas Maccabaeus, Handel

 

1988 March

Easter Oratorio, Bach
Chandos Anthem No 9, Handel
My heart is inditing, Handel
Zadok the Priest, Handel

 

1988 December

Maria Theresa Mass, Haydn
Requiem, Mozart

 

1987 April

Hymn of Praise, Mendlesson
Missa Brevis, Kodaly

 

1985 March

St John Passion, J S Bach

 

1984 November

Pilgrims Journey, Vaughan Williams
The Coming of Christ, Holst
Great is the Lord, Elgar
A song of the Lord thy Keeper, Peter Aston

 

1983 March

100th Anniversary of WCS
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1980 March

St Matthew Passion, Bach

Programme

1979 March

The Seasons, Haydn

 

1979 December

Requiem, Faure
In Terra Pax, Finzi
Benedicite, Vaughan Williams
The Little New Born Jesus Christ, Buxtehude
Surrexit Hodie, Bryan Kelly
Greater Love Hath No Man, John Ireland

 

1970 March

St. Matthew Passion, Bach
St. Mary's Church

Programme

1962 December

Hymns of Praise
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1962 April

Carmen and Highways
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1960 April

The Bartered Bride
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1954 April

Songs of the Fleet, Stanford
Over the Hills and Far Away, Thomas Wood
Spring Garland, Thinman

 

Conductor : Philip Haines

1954 December

German Requiem, Brahms

 

1953 April

Carmen, Bizet
Songs from the West Country, R Redman Martin Shaw
Hymn for the Queen of England, Haydn Wood

 

1953 December

Christmas music
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1952 April

Mirth & Melancholy, Handel
From Bavarian Highlands, Elgar
Songs in a Farmhouse, Trad. arr. F Austin

 

1951 April

The Peasant Cantata, Bach
Over the Hills and Far Away, Thomas Wood
Selection from Faust

 

1950 April

Les Cloches de Cornville, Planquette
The Sailor and his Lass, Roger Quilter

Programme

1949 April

Tom Jones, Edward German

 

1949 December

Carols and Christmas Music

 

1948 April

Creation, Haydn
Blest Pair of Sirens, Parry
Six Songs of England, Thiman

Programme

1948 December

Messiah, Handel
Christmas Carols
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1947 April

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, Coleridge Taylor

 

1946 April

Merrie England, Edward German

 

1946 December

Messiah, Handel
From Woodbridge Orchestral Society website

 

1883 February

The earliest evidence of the existence of a Woodbridge Orchestral band was in 1883, when they performed with the Woodbridge Choral Society on Tuesday February 6th, 1883. The Choral Society was formed in 1882, and this was their first concert. A photostat copy of the programme is in existence. The first half comprised ten short items, a number of them solo items, whereas the second half was devoted to van Bree’s Cantata, “St.Cecilia’s Day”. In the orchestra there were 2 Violin I’s, 5 Violin II’s, 3 Violas, 2 Cellos, Double-Bass, 3 flutes, 2 Clarinets, 1 Bassoon. 2 Horns, 2 Cornets, Drums, Piano and Organ. The leader of the band was a Mr. Cullingford (1st Violin).
From the Woodbridge Orchestral Society website.