Past Concerts

Saturday 24 June 2017, 7:30pm

Christ Church, Jubilee Square, Woking, Surrey GU21 6YG
GOUNOD Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile
POULENC Gloria

Woking Choral Society
Ben Palmer conductor
Nina Bennet soprano
Tom Raskin tenor
Andrew Ashwin bass
Richard Moore organ

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Saturday 1 April 2017, 7:30pm
Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7UP
HAYDN The Creation

Woking Choral Society
OSP (Orchestra of St Paul’s)
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 10 December 2016, 7:30pm

H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
HANDEL Messiah

Woking Choral Society
OSP (Orchestra of St Paul’s)
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 25 June 2016, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
COPLAND Old American Songs (first and second sets)
BERNSTEIN Make Our Garden Grow
ERIC WHITACRE Sleep
BARBER Sure On This Shining Night
MORTEN LAURIDSEN Sure On This Shining Night

Woking Choral Society
Daniel King Smith piano
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 19 March 2016, 7:30pm

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
BEN PALMER Flying in the Fire, WCS commission, world premiere
JOHN WILLIAMS Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
TIPPETT A Child of Our Time

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Vox Cordis
Francesca Barrit violin
Ruby Hughes soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Njabulo Madlala baritone
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 5 December 2015, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
J. S. BACH Christmas Oratorio (Parts I, III, V & VI) sung in German

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Philippa Murray soprano
Eleanor Minney alto
John Upperton tenor
Johnny Herford bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 27 June 2015, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
RUTTER The Sprig of Thyme
CECILIA McDOWALL A Fancy of Folk Songs
RAVEL Introduction and Allegro
DEBUSSY Syrinx
SAINT-SAENS The Swan
BEN PALMER To the Greenwood Gone WCS Commission, world premiere

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 28 March 2015, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
MICHAEL HAYDN Requiem
MOZART Requiem

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 6 December 2014, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
BEETHOVEN Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 in C Minor
BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 28 June 2014, 7:30pm
Christ Church Woking, Jubilee Square, Woking, Surrey GU21 6YG
PARRY Blest Pair of Sirens
PARRY I was Glad
DVORAK Mass in D

Woking Choral Society
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 29 March 2014, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
J.S. BACH St. Matthew Passion

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer conductor
Nathan Vale Evangelist
Ian Caddy Jesus
Philippa Murray soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
Andrew Ashwin bass

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Saturday 7 December 2013, 7:30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
HAYDN The Seasons (sung in English)

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Susannah Vango soprano
John Upperton tenor
Johnny Herford bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
STRAVINSKY Mass
MOZART Serenade in C Minor
BRUCKNER Mass in E Minor

Woking Choral Society
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer conductor

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Monday 18 March 2013, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre, London
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique
BERLIOZ Messe Solennelle

Woking Choral Society
Vox Cordis | The Syred Consort
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Philippa Murraysoprano
John Upperton tenor
Ian Caddy bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 8 December 2012, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
HANDEL Messiah

Woking Choral Society
London Mozart Players
Keri Fuge soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
John Upperton tenor
David Neal bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 30 June 2012, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
ELGAR Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands
ORFF Carmina Burana

Woking Choral Society
The Boys’ Choir of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
Sarah Gabriel soprano
Hugo Tucker tenor
David Neal baritone
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 31 March 2012, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
DURUFLE Requiem
HAYDN Missa in Angustiis ‘Nelson Mass’

Woking Choral Society
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
Susannah Vango soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
Julian Forbes tenor
David Neal bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 3 December 2011, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
MENDELSSOHN Elijah

Woking Choral Society
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
Sarah Gabriel soprano
Belinda Williams alto
John Upperton tenor
Ian Caddy bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 25 June 2011, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
SALIERICoronation Te Deum
HAYDN Symphony No. 82 in C ‘The Bear’
MOZART Ave Verum Corpus
HUMMEL Mass in B flat

Woking Choral Society
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 2 April 2011, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
ROSSINI Petite Messe Solennelle

Woking Choral Society
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
Philippa Murray soprano
Belinda Williams alto
Julian Forbes tenor
Jonathan Sells bass
Ben Palmer conductor

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Saturday 11 December 2010, 7.30pm
H. G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
HANDEL Israel in Egypt

Woking Choral Society
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
Susannah Vango soprano
Susanna Fairburn soprano
Kathy Nicholson alto
David Webb tenor
David Neal bass
James Birchall bass
Ben Palmer conductor