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The Singers were originally formed to specialise in a cappella Renaissance music but has gradually diversified its interests, developing concerts around particular themes often integrating music with appropriate prose and poetry readings. The repertoire is constantly expanding and the following is a list of many of the works which the choir has performed – see the examples of concert programmes for more detailed repertoire.

Works premiered

LIsa McMaster Two Introits on Icelandic Texts St Giles at Six, 14 July 2019
Edmund Hunt Vita Hominum Christmas with The Singers, December 2018 [broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 8 January 2019]
Steve Locks While Shepherds watched Christmas with The Singers, December 2017
David Haslam Kyrie Christmas Candlelit Concerts, December 2010
David Haslam Gloria Christmas Candlelit Concerts, December 2009
Stuart Murray Responses Southwark Cathedral, London, 29 August 2009
Sarah Robinson Stille Nacht Christmas Candlelit Concerts, December 2008
Stuart Murray Crux Fidelis St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 27 May 2007

Repertoire

ComposerWork
Allain, RichardBalulalow
AllegriMiserere
ArcadeltMargot labourez les vignes
Arnesen, Kim AndréThe Lamb
arr. CashmoreMy love is like a red, red rose
arr. H T BurleighMy Lord, what a mornin’
arr. Moses HoganDe blin’ man stood on de road an’ cried
arr. Moses HoganElijah Rock
arr. Moses HoganEzekiel Saw de Wheel
arr. Moses HoganWe shall walk through the valley in peace
arr. Norman LuboffWere you there
arr. WhittakerBony at morn
AttwoodTurn thy face from my sins
BachJesu Meine Freude
BachJesu, joy of man’s desiring
BachMagnificat
BachWachet auf
BarberAgnus Dei
Biebl, FranzAve Maria
BrittenCeremony of Carols
BrittenChoral Dances from Gloriana
BrittenFlower Songs
Brown, ChristopherDormi Jesu
Bruch, MaxMorning song of praise
BrucknerAve Maria
BrucknerChristus factus est
BrucknerLocus iste
BrucknerOs justi
BuxtehudeDas neugebor’ne Kind
BuxtehudeMagnificat
ByrdAudivi vocem de caelo
ByrdBeata viscera
ByrdHaec Dies
ByrdO Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth
CharpentierMesse de minuit
Chilcott, BobThe Shepherd’s Carol
Clausen, RenéTonight eternity alone
CrecquillonVous perdez temps de me dire mal d’elle
CrotchLo! star-led chiefs
de Monte, PhilippeSuper Flumina Babylonis (a 8)
Dove, JonathanInto thy hands
Dove, JonathanThe Three Kings
DurufléTantum ergo
DurufléTota pulchra es
DurufléTu es Petrus
DurufléUbi Caritas
DvorákSongs for mixed chorus, Op. 29
Elder, DanielTwinkle, twinkle little star
Elgar, EdwardAve verum
Esenwalds, EricAmazing Grace
Esenwalds, EricOnly in sleep
Esenwalds, EricStars
FauréCantique de Jean Racine
GóreckiEuntes ibant et flebant
GóreckiKo?ysz?e si? ko?ysz (from three Polish lullabies)
Gardner, JohnWhen Christ was born of Mary free
Gershwin, arr. Steve ZegreeLove walked in
GesualdoAve, dulcissima Maria
GesualdoDolcissima mia vita
GesualdoIn Monte Oliveti
GesualdoMiserere
GesualdoRecessit pastor noster
Gjeilo, OlaSerenity: O magnum mysterium
GoldschmidtA tender shoot
Gombert, NicolasMissa Beati Omnes
GriegAve maris stella
Guerrero, FranciscoDuo Seraphim clamabant
Guerrero, FranciscoMaria Magdalene
Guerrero, PedroO beata Maria
Guest, DouglasFor the fallen
GuilmentAve verum corpus
Gutierrez de Padilla, JuanMissa Ego flos campi
HakenbergerExsultate Justi
Hallgrímsson, HafliðiJoseph and the Angel
Halsey, LouisBalulalow
HandelMessiah
Handl, JacobOmnes de Saba
Harris, MatthewShakespeare Songs
Harrison, JuliusOpen Thy Gates
Hatfield, StephenAfrican Celebration
HaydnHarmonie Messe
Hensel, FannySchweigend sinkt die Nacht
Herzogenberg, Heinrich vonMeine Seele erhebt den Herrn
Hillier, PaulAdam lay ybounden
HolstNunc Dimittis
HolstPsalm 86
HolstTurn back, O man
Howells, HerbertHere is the little door
Howells, HerbertSing Lullaby
Howells, HerbertTake him earth for cherishing
Hunt, EdmundSanctus
Hunt, EdmundVita Hominum
Jackson, GabrielSalus aeterna
Jackson, GabrielThe Truro Service
JanequinCe moys de May
Joel, Billy, arr. ChilcottAnd so it goes
Karlsen, Kjell MørkO magnum mysterium
Kemner, GeraldNow Shout!
Kosma, arr. Ryan O’ConnellAutumn Leaves
LassusJubilate Deo, omnis terra
LassusMargot labourez les vignes
LassusPenetential Psalms
LassusSicut mater consolatur
Lauridsen, MortenAve Maria
Lauridsen, MortenO magnum mysterium
Lobo, AlonsoVersa est in luctum
Lovell, PercyDecember Rose
Lovell, PercyLullaby
MacfarrenRemember me, O Lord
Macmillan, JamesA Child’s Prayer
Macmillan, JamesThe Gallant Weaver
Malcolm, GeorgeMissa ad Praesepe (Mass at the Crib)
McMaster, LisaTwo Introits on Icelandic Texts
MendelssohnAve Maria (a 8)
MendelssohnHear my Prayer
MendelssohnKyrie (a 8)
MendelssohnRichte mich, Gott
MozartAve Verum
MozartLaudate Dominum
MozartMasonic Cantata
Murray, StuartCrux fideles
Musgrave, TheaFour Madrigals
Nystedt, KnutImmortal Bach
O’Regan, TariqAve Maria
O’Regan, TariqLocus iste
Pärt, ArvoBogoroditse Djevo
Padilla, Juan Gutiérrez deMissa Ego flos campi
PalestrinaMissa Brevis
PalestrinaMissa Dies Sanctificatus
PalestrinaMotets from Canticum Canticorum
PalestrinaStabat Mater
Parry, HubertWelcome, Yule!
ParsonsAve Maria
Patterson, PaulSalvum fac populum tuum Domine
PearsallAdieu! my native shore
PearsallCaput apri defero
PearsallIn dulci jubilo
PearsallLay a garland
PhilipsAve verum corpus
PhilipsGaudeamus omnes
PhilipsO beatum et sacrosanctum diem
PhilipsSurgens Jesu
PhilipsTibi laus, tibi gloria
Poston, ElizabethJesus Christ the Apple Tree
Poulenc, FrancisVidentes Stellem
Praetorius, HieronymousIn dulci jubilo (a 8)
Praetorius, HieronymousMagnificat (a 8)
Praetorius, MichaelWachet auf
Praulinš, UgisMissa Rigensis
RachmaninovBogoroditse Djevo
RheinbergerAbendfriede
RheinbergerAbendlied
RobertonAll in the April evening
RutterCome down, O love divine
Rutter, trad. arr.Cradle Song
SchubertMass in G
SermisyAu joli bois
Sjöberg, Johan–MagnusAve maris stella
Smith, AndrewPulchra es tu Maria
StainerGod so loved the world
StainerHow beautiful upon the mountains
StanfordBeati quorum via
StanfordMagnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A
StanfordMagnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C
StanfordMagnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G
StanfordQuick! we have but a second
StanfordTe Deum and Benedictus in B flat
SullivanThe long day closes
SweelinckHodie Christus natus est
TallisLamentations
TallisMissa Puer natus est
Tavener, JohnAngels
Tavener, JohnAs one who has slept
Tavener, JohnFuneral Ikos
Tavener, JohnMagnificat & Nunc Dimittis Collegium Regale
Tavener, JohnSong for Athene
Tavener, JohnThe Lamb
TippettMagnificat & Nunc Dimittis – St Johns Service
TippettSpirituals from A Child of our Time
TschaikovskyDostoino est
TschaikovskySviati Bozhe
Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Christmas Carols
Vaughan WilliamsLord, Thou hast been our refuge
Vaughan WilliamsThree Shakespeare Songs
Vaughan Williams, arr.The Springtime of the year
VictoriaAlma redemptoris Mater a 8
VictoriaAscendens Christus in altum
VictoriaAve Maria (a 4)
VictoriaAve Maria (a 8)
VictoriaCum beata Ignatius
VictoriaIste sanctus
VictoriaMagnificat primi toni (a 8)
VictoriaMissa O magnum mysterium
VictoriaRequiem (a 6)
VictoriaSancta Maria, succure miseris
Villette, PierreAdoro te
Villette, PierreHymne à la Vierge
Villette, PierreO magnum mysterium
Walker, RobertAs the apple tree
WeelkesIn pride of May
Weir, JudithTwo Human Hymns
Wesley, S SBlessed be the God and Father
Wesley, S SPraise the Lord O my soul
Wesley, S SThou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Whitacre, EricLux Aurumque
Whitacre, EricThe Marriage
Whitacre, EricWhen David heard
Whyte, RobertO praise God in his holiness (a 8)
Wilby, PhilipThree North Country Songs
Wood, CharlesMissa Portae Honoris
Wood, CharlesView me Lord