Earlier Concerts

2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1945 – 1992

2005 concerts

13 December: St Stephen’s, Rochester Row

  • Christmas carols

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24 November:St Paul’s, Knightsbridge

  • Martin Mass for Double Choir
  • Duruflé Requiem

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27 September: Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square

  • Dvorak Stabat Mater

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14 April: St Paul’s, Knightsbridge

  • Rachmaninov Vespers

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2004 concerts

14 December: St Stephen’s, Rochester Row

  • Christmas carols

28 November: St John’s, Smith Square

  • Handel Samson

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15 July: Royal College of Music, South Kensington

  • Orff Carmina Burana

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26 March: St Margaret’s, Westminster

  • Copland In the Beginning
  • Bernstein Chichester Psalms
  • Tippett Child of Our Time – Five Spirituals

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2003 concerts

16 December: St Stephen’s, Rochester Row

  • Christmas Cheer – a concert of Christmas music

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21 November: St John’s, Smith Square

  • Bach Christmas Oratorio

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11 July: Royal College of Music, South Kensington

Diamond Jubilee Gala Concert

  • Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
  • Holst Hymn of Jesus
  • Elgar The Music Makers

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May: Riga, Latvia

Whitehall Choir Jubilee Tour


29 March: St Paul’s, Knightsbridge

  • Dvorak Mass in D
  • Kodaly Missa Brevis

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2002 concerts

16 November :St John’s, Smith Square

  • Monteverdi Beatus Vir
  • Carissimi Jepthe (oratorio)
  • Purcell My Beloved Spake; Chacony; Hear My Prayer; My Heart is Inditing (coronation anthem)

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27 March: St John’s, Smith Square

  • Handel Alexander’s Feast

7 January: Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

  • Beethoven Mass in C
  • Haydn Harmoniemesse

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2001 concerts

16 June: St James’s, Piccadilly

O Schöne Nacht

  • Brahms and Schubert motets and piano 4-hands music
  • Brahms Quartette op. 92; Drei Quartetteop. 64 and Liebeslieder Waltzes op. 52
  • Schubert Gott in Natur; Deutsche in G with 2 Trios and 2 Landler in E, D618 and Vier Landler D814

Paul Spicer – conductor; Richard Pearce, Ian Farrington – piano

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24 March: St John’s, Smith Square

  • Bach Mass in B Minor

Paul Spicer – conductor; Joanne Lunn – soprano; Clint van der Linde – counter-tenor; Matthew Beale – tenor; Jonathan Gunthorpe – bass; London Baroque Sinfonia


10 March: St Paul’s, Covent Garden

  • Handel Messiah

Paul Spicer – conductor; Richard Pearce – organ


8 January: Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

  • Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony
  • Finzi Intimations of Immortality

Paul Spicer – conductor; Julie Kennard – soprano; Henry Herford – tenor; Richard Edgar Wilson – bass; Brandenburg Sinfonia

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2000 concerts

7 July: St John’s, Smith Square

Melody, Mystery and Majesty – A Choral Feast

  • Britten Choral dances from Gloriana
  • Mendelssohn Sacred Part Songs
  • Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
  • Elgar Part-songs
  • Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

Richard Pearce – conductor; Ian Farrington – piano and organ; Stuart McIntyre – baritone


31 March: St John’s, Smith Square

  • Handel Israel in Egypt

Richard Pearce – conductor; Helen Williams – soprano; Rosalind Waters – soprano; Ruth Peel – contralto; John Graham-Ball – tenor; Michael Pearce – bass-baritone; David Crown – baritone; London Baroque Sinfonia (leader – Caroline Balding)


5 January: Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

  • Verdi Requiem

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Rita Cullis – soprano; Catherine Wyn-Rogers – mezzo-soprano; Paul Charles Clark – tenor; Graeme Broadbent – bass; Brandenburg Sinfonia

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1999 concerts

29 November 1999:Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington

  • Beethoven Ninth Symphony (Choral)

Brandenburg Sinfonia (with other London choirs as charity performance)


25 June 1999: St George’s, Hanover Square

  • Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli
  • and other a cappella 16th/17th century choral works

Christopher Herrick – conductor


24 March 1999: Temple Church, Fleet Street

  • Hindemith Apparebit Repentina Dies
  • Bruckner Mass in E Minor

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Brandenburg Sinfonia


5 January 1999: Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

  • Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio)

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Rebecca Outram – soprano; Mark Chambers – counter-tenor; James Gilchrist – tenor; Robert Macdonald – bass; London Baroque Sinfonia (leader – Lucy Russell)


1998 concerts

9 December 1998: St Stephen’s, Rochester Row

Ecce Ancilla Domini

Music for Advent by
Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989);
John Ireland (1879–1962);
Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599);
Hans Leo Hassler (c 1564–1612);
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896);
Franz Liszt (1811–1886);
Edvard Grieg (1843–1907);
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963);
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897);
Michael Praetorius (1571–1621);
David Willcocks (b 1919);
Charles Wood (1866–1926);
Charles Macpherson;
JS Bach (1685–1750);
Geoffery Shaw (1879–1943);
Edgar Pettman (1865–1943);
Malcolm Sergeant (1895–1967)

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Richard Pearce – organ


24 June 1998: St John’s, Smith Square

  • Scarlatti Stabat Mater
  • Parry Three Songs of Farewell
  • Copeland In the Beginning
  • Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

Richard Pearce – conductor


3 April 1998: St James’s, Piccadilly

  • Howells Hymnus Paradisi
  • Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Julie Kennard – soprano; James Gilchrist – tenor; Brandenburg Sinfonia


Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • Bach Magnificat
  • Handel Dixit Dominus
  • Handel Zadok the Priest

1997 concerts

St James’s Piccadilly

  • Fauré Requiem
  • Vivaldi Gloria

St George’s, Hanover Square

  • Janáček Mass in E flat
  • Janáček Otče Náš
  • Finzi Lo, the full, final sacrifice
  • Bernstein Chichester Psalms

St James’s Piccadilly

  • Monteverdi Vespers

Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • Mozart Requiem
  • Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

1996 concerts

St Stephen’s, Rochester Row

  • Martin Mass for double choir
  • Tallis Salvator mundi domine
  • Handel Hallelujah Chorus
  • Parry I was Glad
  • Parry 3 Songs of Farewell

Note: This concert was performed jointly with the Twickenham Choral Society, as “Choir of London”.
The two choirs performed the same programme on tour at Saint-Rémy de Dieppe, France.


St John’s, Smith Square

  • Barber Agnus Dei
  • Kodaly Missa Brevis
  • Parry 3 Songs of Farewell
  • Parry I was Glad

Friday, 22 March: St James’s, Piccadilly

  • Bach St John Passion

Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
  • Walton Belshazzar’s Feast
  • Honegger A Christmas Cantata

1995 concerts

St John’s, Smith Square

  • Bach Magnificat
  • Mozart Requiem

St-Martin-in-the-Fields

  • Bach Singet dem Herrn
  • Schutz Singet dem Herrn
  • Mendelssohn Warum toben die Heiden
  • Lassus Missa Bell’ Amfitrit altera
  • Vulpius Gloria Laus et Honor

Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • Bach Mass in B Minor

1994 concerts

St James’s, Piccadilly

  • Verdi Te Deum
  • Verdi Stabat Mater
  • Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

16 June 1994: St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

  • Martin Messe fur zwei vierstimmige Chore
  • Duruflé Requiem
  • Works by Messiaen, Poulenc, Saint-Saens and others

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Richard Pearce – organ


23 April 1994: St Stephen’s, Rochester Row

  • Mozart Requiem

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Richard Pearce – organ; soloists for this scratch performance drawn from the choir


19 February 1994: Guildford Cathedral, Guildford

  • Elgar Dream of Gerontius

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Eileen Hulse – mezzo-soprano; Adrian Thompson – tenor; John Noble – bass; Whitehall Choir with Twickenham Choral Society; Rosebery Orchestra


17 January 1994: Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre

  • Poulenc Gloria
  • Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Juliet Booth – soprano; Michael Pearce – baritone; Rosebery Orchestra


1993 concerts

14 October 1993: St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

  • Haydn The Creation

Christopher Herrick – conductor; Susan Gritton– soprano; Ian Partridge – tenor; Graham Titus – bass; Rosebery Orchestra


17 July 1993: St Andrew’s, Holborn

A Golden Jubilee Gala Concert in celebration of 50 years of Whitehall Choir and 500 years of English music

  • Parry I Was Glad
  • Stanford Three Motets
  • Bridge Divertimenti
  • Bourgeois A Barchester Choral Suite
  • Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
  • Wesley Choral Song and Fugue
  • Matthias O Clap Your Hands
  • Handel Hallelujah Chorus
  • Parry Jerusalem

The Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath, Charles Farncombe, Derek Bourgeois, Christopher Herrick – conductors; Juliet Booth – soprano; Emily Bauer-Jones – contralto; Garth Bardsley – tenor; Michael Pearce – bass; Richard Pearce, Christopher Herrick – organ; members of the Rosebery Orchestra and the London Baroque Sinfonia

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1945 – 1992 concerts

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