Past concerts


As in the 2019/20 season the choir made a recording in isolation, this time together with members of our French twinned choir, of the first movement of the Vivaldi Gloria RV 589: to view it, click on the video to the right. We then performed the whole work as a small concert (limited to 30 singers and 80 audience) in our usual venue on June 27th 2021.


No concerts were possible in 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions but members of the choir separately made recordings for two pieces which were then transformed into the musical offerings here.
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart

Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock
15th December 2019

Verdi Three opera choruses
Gloria all’Egitto from Aida;
The Brindisi from La Traviata;
Va pensiero from Nabucco.

Verdi Requiem

Soprano: Emma Dogliani
Mezzo-soprano: Victoria Simmonds
Tenor: John Upperton
Baritone: Simon Thorpe

Orchestra: The Lambeth Orchestra
Conductor: John Andrews

We were delighted that – after our successful collaboration in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem – we were again joined by Chœurs Résonances from Suresnes, Paris for this magnificent work. The Requiem (but not the opera choruses) was presented again in Paris on 25th and on 26th of January 2020.
See also the flyers alongside.

April 14 2019

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

We performed the orchestral version of this popular work, which Rossini wrote 30 years after composing his last opera.

Soprano: Emma Dogliani
Alto: Kristin Finnigan
Tenor: John-Colyn Gyeanty
Baritone/bass: Grant Doyle

Haydn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: John Andrews

See also the flyer alongside.


Sunday, 9th December, 2018 7.00 PM
Handel Alexander’s Feast

Soprano: Alison Langer
Tenor: Jorge Navarro Colorado
Bass/baritone: James Cleverton

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: John Andrews

Handel’s oratorio uses a libretto based on Dryden’s Alexander’s Feast, or the Power of Music. For this performance it was presented as a festive masquerade, directed by Didi Hopkins, with puppets made by Caroline Jones (see the picture below of the puppets).

See also the flyer alongside.

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 7.00 PM

This was a special concert to mark the centenary of the end of the first World War. We were joined by our twinned choir from Suresnes and accompanied by our friends the Lambeth orchestra.

The soloists were Emma Dogliani (soprano) and Jan Capinski (baritone) and John Andrews conducted.

See the flyer alongside.

The Dona Nobis Pacem was also given twice in Paris, with Chœurs Résonances and the Leicester Symphony Orchestra. On 26 May 2018 it was given at 7 PM at the American Cathedral in Paris, 23, Avenue George V, in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, midway between the Seine and the Champs-Élysées, and on 27 May at 4 PM in the Eglise du Coeur Immacule de Marie, Suresnes (1 Rue Honore d’Estienne d’Orves, 92150 Suresnes). In Paris the choral work was complemented by a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony.


Sunday December 10, 2017, 7.00 PM

Gounod Messe Solennelle (St Cecilia Mass)
Bruckner Te Deum

Soprano: Emma Dogliani
Alto: Thalie Knights
Tenor: John Upperton
Bass: John Savournin

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: John Andrews

The concert included five Christmas carols arranged by David Willcocks, for choir and audience.

See the flyer alongside.

Sunday April 9 2017, 7.00 PM

Johann Sebastian Bach St John Passion

St John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus and the
Haydn Chamber Orchestra

For conductor and soloists see the flyer alongside.

The concert included Five Christmas Carols arranged by David Willcocks, for choir and audience.

Conductor: John Andrews. Soloists: Emma Dogliani, soprano; Susan Moore, alto; Peter Mitchell, tenor; Wyn Pencarreg, bass-baritone; Evangelist: John Gyeantey, tenor


Sunday 11 December 16 – 7pm

Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Conductor: John Andrews

John Upperton, tenor
Jim Cleverton, baritone
Lambeth Orchestra

Concert included Five Christmas Carols arranged by David Willcocks, for choir and audience.


Sunday 17 April 2016 – 7pm


Rossini: Stabat Mater
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major (the Paris Symphony)

Conductor: John Andrews

Mary Plazas soprano
Olivia Hay mezzo-soprano
Tomas Raskin tenor
Grant Doyle baritone
Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Flyer for 17 April 2016


Sunday 13 December 2015 – 7pm

Francis Poulenc Gloria FP 177
Antonín Dvo?ák Te Deum Op. 103

John Andrews conductor
Emma Dogliani soprano
Joseph Padfield baritone

Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op. 46

Christopher Fifield conductor

Lambeth Orchestra

Flyer for 13 December

Sunday 29 March 2015

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Magnificat
Michael Haydn Requiem in C minor

Emma Dogliani soprano
Katy Bingham-Best mezzo
Peter Mitchell tenor
James Oldfield bass
John Andrews conductor
Haydn Chamber Orchestra


Sunday 7 December 2014
Beethoven Mass in C
Haydn Te Deum
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate

Emma Dogliani soprano
Katie Bray mezzo
Tom Raskin tenor
Robert Gildon bass
John Andrews conductor

Sunday 13 July 2014
Singing Shakespeare

WeiHsi Hu conductor
Philip Voldman piano
Eva Feiler & Tom Lincoln actors
Gordon Gregory & Anna Langley lutes

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story medley
Emma Lou Diemer: Three Shakespeare madrigals
Harry Freedman: Songs from Shakespeare
Thomas Morley: It was a lover and his lass
Cole Porter: Another Op’nin Another Show
Richard Rodgers: In love with love medley
George Shearing: Songs & Sonnets from Shakespeare

Sunday 6 April 2014
Antonín Dvo?ák Stabat Mater
Felix Mendelssohn Drei Psalmen

John Andrews conductor
Emma Dogliani soprano
Olivia Ray mezzo
John Upperton tenor
Simon Thorpe bass
Lambeth Orchestra
The Minerva Consort


Sunday 8 December 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1, 4, 5, 6)

John Andrews conductor
WeiHsi Hu: Evangelist tenor
Emma Dogliani soprano
David Sheppard countertenor
Grant Doyle baritone
Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Sunday 23 July 2013
Haydn Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (with the Chorale du Conservatoire de Suresnes)
Véronique Gautheron conductor

Sunday 14 July 2013

Alexander L’Estrange Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa!WeiHsi Hu conductor
Call Me Al quintet
Minerva Consort
St John of Jerusalem Primary School Children’s Choir

Friday 24 May 2013 – in Suresnes with the Chorale du Conservatoire de Suresnes
Haydn Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
Mozart Ave verum corpus
Véronique Gautheron conductor

Sunday 24 March 2013
Josef Haydn Die Schöpfung

John Andrews conductor
Emma Dogliani soprano
Peter Mitchell tenor
James Oldfield baritone
Haydn Chamber Orchestra


Sunday 9 December 2012
Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Anton Bruckner Locus iste
J.S. Bach Jesu meine Freude BWV 227
Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

John Andrews conductor
Emma Dogliani soprano
Robert Gildon baritone
Philip Voldman piano
Lambeth Orchestra
Minerva Consort

Sunday 8 July 2012
A Night at the Opera – A selection of favourite opera choruses, solos and duets

WeiHsi Hu conductor
Emma Dogliani soprano
John Upperton tenor
Philip Voldman piano

Sunday 1 April 2012
Handel Messiah – 15th anniversary concert

John Andrews conductor
Emma Dogliani soprano
Katy Bingham-Best mezzo
Edward Lee tenor
Christopher Adams bass
Haydn Chamber Orchestra



Sunday 11 December 2011
Mozart: Mass in C Minor K427

17 April 2011
Charpentier Te Deum (also in Suresnes)
Bach Magnificat
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1


21 November 2010
Mozart Requiem
Mozart Solemn Vespers

25 April 2010
Haydn Nelson Mass
Mozart Coronation Mass
Greig Norwegian Movement


6 December 2009
Faure Requiem

April 2009
European Sacred Music


Stainer Crucifixion


Mozart Coronation Mass K317
Mozart Te Deum in C K141


J S Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1, 2, 3)
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K339
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs


Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Haydn The Creation


J S Bach Magnificat
J S Bach St John Passion (also in Stepney)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols


Handel Anthem on the Peace
Handel Coronation Anthems


Britten St Nicolas Cantata


J S Bach St Matthew Passion
Handel Messiah
Horowitz Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo


Britten Rejoice in the Lamb


Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Fauré Requiem


Handel Messiah


Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Haydn Chamber Orchestra