Music in our Church

This page brings together news about our programme of lunchtime music recitals and evening concerts.

City Chamber Choir Concert  – June 25th 2019, 7.30 pm.

The Programme takes some of the elements of the a July 2019 Carpenters Hall programme, which is entitled

‘Joinery’: musical fusions, extensions and elaborations’.

The evening’s programme explores the various ways in which composers appropriate the creations of their fellow composers to add their own voice to something which has fired their imagination, or taken a simple idea, repeating it in ever more elaborate ways, be it a simple tune or even a bass line, or completed a noble fragment, or transformed an ancient piece through the prism of modern harmonies. So, from Percy Grainger’s “rambles”, to Purcell’s masterful variations, or Gardner’s joyfully anarchic “rearrangement”, settings by Chilcott and Copland of a simple Shaker tune, our programme is full of examples of exquisite and ingenious craftsmanship, as well as including some well-known firm favourites from the choral repertoire.


Bruckner                                   Locus iste
Schütz                                        Psalm 100
Schubert                                   Psalm 23 – with piano accompaniment
Gabrieli                                     Jubilate Deo
Grainger                                   Blithe Bells – piano solo
Dowland                                   Now, O now I needs must part – vocal solo with
Grainger/Dowland                Now, O now I needs must part – piano solo
Praetorius                                Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Sandstrom                               Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Tallis                                          O nata lux
MacMillan                                O radiant dawn


Purcell                                       Hear my prayer
Chilcott/Purcell                       My prayer
Purcell arr. Eriksson             Music for a while
Schubert/Gardner                  Marche Militaire – piano duet
Mundy                                        O Lord, the Maker of all thing
Parsons                                      Ave Maria
Gibbons                                     O clap your hands

Lunchtime Concert Programme for 2019 – 12.30 at Potters Bar United Reformed Church

(start times may vary)

lunchtime concerts


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