Previous Concerts

Here you'll find a record of the works performed by the Society.  Once completed it will list all performances since 1947.

 

2021

 

4th December 2021 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Messiah – George Frederic  Handel

Cantata No. 122 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Helen Lacey (Soprano)

Angharad Rowlands (Mezzo Soprano)

Sam Utley (Tenor)

Dan D'Souza (Bass)

 

2020
Concerts were planned for April and December 2020, but both were cancelled owing to restrictions on gatherings imposed by HM government in response to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

 

2019

 

7th December 2019 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Christmas Oratorio – Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen (Mezzo Soprano)

Guy Withers (Tenor)

27th April 2019 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Overture from Marriage of Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Messa di Gloria – Giacomo Puccini

Voyagers' Chorus – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Habanera from 'Carmen' – Georges Bizet

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from 'Nabucco' – Giuseppe Verdi

Pilgrims' Chorus from 'Tannhäuser' – Richard Wagner

Anvil Chorus from 'Il Trovatore' – Giuseppe Verdi

Dido's Lament from 'Dido & Aeneas' – Henry Purcell

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Peter Harris (Tenor)

Meilir Jones ( Bass)

Catriona Holsgrove (Soprano)

2018
 

8th December 2018 – St Andrew's Church. Burgess Hill

The Armed Man – Karl Jenkins
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Cydnei Barnes  (Soprano)
Jonathan Summers (Baritone)

21st April 2018 – St Andrew's Church. Burgess Hill
Elijah – Felix Mendelssohn
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Clare Tunney (Soprano)
Frances Gregory (Mezzo Soprano)
Joel Williams (Tenor)
Kieran Rayner (Baritone)
Alex Edwards (Treble)

2017

9th December 2017 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis) – Joseph Haydn

Wachet Auf – Johann Sebastian Bach

Double oboe concerto – Tomaso Albinoni [orchestra]

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Nardus Williams (Soprano)
Frances Gregory (Mezzo Soprano)
Joel Williams (Tenor)
Robert Garland (Baritone)

 

1st April 2017  – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Messiah – George Frideric Handel

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Louise Fuller (Soprano)
Kamilla Dunstan (Mezzo Soprano)
Stephen Mills (Tenor)
Kieran Rayner (Baritone)

 

2016

 

10th December 2016 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Gloria – John Rutter

Coronation Mass K317 – W A Mozart

Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite– Tchaikovsky [orchestra]

The Cow and the Bear – Simon Austin
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Josephine Goddard (Soprano)

Lauren Joyanne Morris (Alto)

Benjamin Durrant (Tenor)

Daniel D'Souza (Baritone)

23rd April 2016 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

The Creation – Joseph Haydn

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Louise Fuller (Soprano)
Peter Aisher (Tenor)
Kieran Rayner (Baritone)

2015

 

12th December 2015 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Gloria – Karl Jenkins

Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Carol Symphony – Victor Hely-Hutchinson [orchestra]

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Nicholas Morton (Baritone)

Hannah Summers (Reader)

 

25th April 2015 – The King's Church, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill

Ein Deutsches Requiem – Johannes Brahms

Symphony no. 6 (Pastoral) – Ludwig van Beethoven [orchestra]

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Nicholas Forrest (Baritone)
Gemma Summerfield (Soprano)

2014

  

13th December 2014 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Requiem – Gabriel Fauré

Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré

Christmas Oratorio – Camille Saint-Saëns

The Lamb – John Tavener

Recorder Concertino – Simon Austin

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Douglas Brion (Recorder)

Sinéad O'Kelly (Soprano)

He Wu (Soprano)

Amy Lyddon (Mezzo-soprano)

Thomas Erlank (Tenor)

Timothy Nelson (Baritone)

  

26th April 2014 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Requiem – Giuseppe Verdi

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Martin Palmer (Leader)

Ruth Kerr (Soprano)

Thomasin Trezise (Mezzo-soprano)

Nicholas Ransley (Tenor)

Timothy Dawkins (Bass)

2013

 

14th December 2013 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Mass in D major – Antonín Dvořák

Te Deum in C – Benjamin Britten

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Natasha Day (Soprano)
Rose Setten (Mezzo soprano)
Peter Kirk (Tenor)
Matthew Buswell (Bass)

20th April 2013 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Requiem – Alan Smith

Dido and Aeneas – Henry Purcell

Serenade for Strings in E minor, op. 20 – Edward Elgar [orchestra]

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Hilary Andrews (Mezzo soprano)
Andrés Hernández-Salazar (Tenor)
Rachel Shouksmith (Soprano)
Hannah Summers (Mezzo soprano)
Fiona Baines (Soprano)
Antonia Hyatt (Soprano)
Rachel Taylor (Soprano)
Laura Whitbread (Soprano)
Luke Churchill (Tenor)
Kat Carson (Soprano)

 

 

2012

 

15th December 2012 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Cantata BWV214 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Dettingen Te Deum – George Frideric Handel
Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Katherine Crompton (Soprano)
Emilie Renard (Mezzo-Soprano)
Simon Gilkes (Tenor)
Morgan Pearse (Bass-Baritone)

12th May 2012 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
(with Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra)
Symphony no. 9 (Choral) – Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan Overture – Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto – Ludwig van Beethoven

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Katie Lowe (Soprano)
Rosie Aldridge (Mezzo-Soprano)
Andrew Dickinson (Tenor)
James Platt (Bass)
Andrew Biggs (Violin)

21st April 2012 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Ave Verum Corpus – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony no. 40 'Great' in G minor (KV.550) – W A Mozart
Zadok the Priest – George Frideric Handel
The King Shall Rejoice – George Frideric Handel
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K.339) – W A Mozart

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)
Katherine Nicholas (Soprano)
Hilary Andrews (Mezzo-Soprano)
Richard Newman (Tenor)
Mike Bunting (Bass)

 

2011

 

10th December 2011 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Magnificat – John Rutter

Marienlieder – Johannes Brahms

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Richard Sutcliffe (Leader)

Jaime Jo Hallam (Soprano)

2nd April 2011 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Requiem – Antonio Salieri
Requiem – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Katie Lowe (Soprano)
Kitty Whately (Mezzo-Soprano)
Andrew Dickinson (Tenor)
James Platt (Bass)

 

 

2010

 

18th December 2010 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
[Concert postponed – actually held on 22nd January 2011]
St Cecilia Mass – Alessandro Scarlatti
Stabat Mater – Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Katherine Nicholas (Soprano)
Katharine Carson (Soprano)
Hilary Andrews (Mezzo-Soprano)
Richard Newman (Tenor)
Michael Bunting (Bass)

24th April 2010 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Messa di Gloria – Giacomo Puccini
Overture from 'Don Giovanni' – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Habanera from 'Carmen' – Georges Bizet
Pilgrims' Chorus from 'Tannhäuser' – Richard Wagner
Waltz Scene from 'Eugene Onegin' – Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Dido's Lament from 'Dido & Aeneas' – Henry Purcell
Brindisi from 'La Traviata' – Giuseppe Verdi

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Rhian Lois (Soprano)
Tyler Clarke (Tenor)
Edward Grint (Bass-Baritone)

2009

 

12th December 2009 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
The Infant King – Alan Smith
Little Organ Mass (no. 7 St Joannis de Deo) – Joseph Haydn

Hear My Prayer – Felix Mendelssohn

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Natasha Day (Soprano)

 25th April 2009 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Stabat Mater – Antonín Dvořák
Stabat Mater – Karl Jenkins

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Amy Radford (Soprano)
Kate Symonds-Joy (Alto)
Peter Davoren (Tenor)
George Humphreys (Bass-Baritone)

 

 

2008
 

6th December 2008 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Messiah – George Frideric Handel
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Stephen Evans (Continuo)

Elizabeth Powell (Soprano)
Natalia Brzezinska (Mezzo-Soprano)
Julian Forbes (Tenor)
Callum Thorpe (Bass-Baritone)

 

26th April 2008 – St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

St Paul – Felix Mendelssohn
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)

Mary Bevan (Soprano)
Charlotte Stephenson (Mezzo-Soprano)
Robin Bailey (Tenor)
George Humphreys (Bass-Baritone)

 

 

2007

 

8th December 2007 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Songs from the Bavarian Highlands - Edward Elgar
Gloria - Antonio Vivaldi

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Katherine Nicholas (Soprano)
Sara Gourlay (Mezzo-Soprano)

21st April 2007 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
The Armed Man - Karl Jenkins
Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War) - Joseph Haydn
Military Symphony - Joseph Haydn
Hymn to the Fallen - John Williams

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Eloise Irving (Soprano)

 

2006

 

9th December 2006 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Christmas Oratorio [extracts] - Johann Sebastian Bach
Christ's Nativity - Alan Smith

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Nick Milner-Gulland (Continuo)
Alan Smith (Organ)
Eloise Irving (Soprano)

22nd April 2006 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Requiem - Gabriel Fauré
Requiem - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Alan Smith (Organ)
Catrin Aur Davies (Soprano)
Jurgita Adamonyte (Mezzo-Soprano)
Christopher Diffey (Tenor)
Piotr Lempa (Bass)

 

2005

 

3rd December 2005 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Mass in C - Ludwig van Beethoven
Maria Theresa Mass - Joseph Haydn

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Julia Sporsen (Soprano)
Kristen Darragh (Mezzo-Soprano)
Christopher Diffey (Tenor)
Piotr Lempa (Bass)

23rd April 2005 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
St John Passion - Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Nick Milner-Gulland (Continuo)
Rosana Marreco (Soprano)
Julia Riley (Mezzo-Soprano)
Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor - Arias)
Gareth Malone (Tenor - Evangelist)
Richard Latham (Baritone - Pilate)
George Von Bergen (Bass - Arias)
Ronald Nairne (Bass - Jesus)

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2004

 

18th December 2004 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Mass in G - Franz Schubert
Hodie - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)

24th April 2004 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Helena Dix (Soprano)
Ivana Dimitrijevic (Mezzo-Soprano)
Charne Rockford (Tenor)
Robert Winslade Anderson (Bass-Baritone)

 

 

2003

 

13th December 2003 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Coronation Anthems - George Frideric Handel
Missa Longa in C (KV.262) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Paul SImpson (Organ)
Elaine Hayward (Soprano)
Rebecca Dowden (Mezzo-Soprano)
Julian Jensen (Tenor)
Mark Passola (Bass)

 

12th April 2003 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Elijah - Felix Mendelssohn

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Asa Danielson (Soprano)
Sofia Flodin (Mezzo-Soprano)
Neil Williams (Tenor)
Jonathan Summers (Baritone)
Oliver Soden (Treble)

 

2002

 

14th December 2002 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Magnificat - Johann Sebastian Bach
Magnificat - John Rutter

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Paul Simpson (Organ)
Katherine Bond (Soprano)
Rebecca Cooper (Mezzo-Soprano)
Simon Wall (Tenor)
Phillip Kay (Baritone)
Alexandria Baldock (Soprano)

20th April 2002 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Stabat Mater - Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances - Antonín Dvořák

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Asa Danielson (Soprano)
Rebecca Cooper (Mezzo-Soprano)
Gardas Cortes (Tenor)
James Gower (Bass)

 

 

2001

15th December 2001 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Marienlieder - Johannes Brahms

Quattro Pezzi Sacri - Giuseppe Verdi

Carol Symphony - Victor Hely-Hutchinson

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Paul Simpson (Organ)
Katherine Nicholas (Soprano)

 

28th April 2001 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
The Creation - Joseph Haydn

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Emma Silversides (Soprano)
Julian Stocker (Tenor)
John Burnays (Baritone)

 

 

2000

9th December 2000 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Christmas Oratorio - Johann Sebastian Bach
Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Alan Smith (Organ)
Hannah Gurr (Mezzo-Soprano)
John Baker (Tenor)

8th April 2000 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill
Ein Deutsches Requiem - Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - Johannes Brahms

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)
Andrew Biggs (Leader)
Alan Smith (Organ)
Marie Arnet     (Soprano)
Jonathan Summers   (Bass)
Andrew Biggs (Violin)

 

 

1999

18th December 1999 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Nelson Mass (no. 3 - Missa in Angustiis) - Joseph Haydn

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Andrew Biggs (Leader)

Alan Smith (Organ)

Emma Silversides (Soprano)

Maria Jones (Mezzo-Soprano)

Glenn Tweedie (Tenor)

Peter Grant (Bass)

 

17th April 1999 - St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill

Messiah - George Frideric Handel

Michael Stefan Wood (Conductor)

Andrew Biggs (Leader)

Charles Macdonald (Organ)

Emma Silversides (Soprano)

Maria Jones (Mezzo-Soprano)

Glenn Tweedie (Tenor)

Daniel Jordan (Bass)