Helensburgh Dorian Choir

Main Works and Songs Performed over the Years

2008

Spring - Mixed programme including:

A Gaelic Blessing Rutter
Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas Purcell
Let All The World In Every Corner Sing - Vaughan-Williams
Kelvin Grove arr. Ritchie


2007

Christmas - Programme of festive music and carols, readings, children’s choir, accompanied by brass ensemble and piano, including:

O Magnum Mysterium - Victoria
Welcome Yule! Sir Hubert Parry
Herrick's Carol trd. German
Baby It's Cold Outside - Loesser


Autumn - A light programme performed in the 'Music for a Friday Night' concert in aid of The Beatson Institute, Glasgow. Items included:

Speed Your Journey Verdi
Rule Brittania arr. Young
The Blue Grotto Fletcher
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day - Sullivan


Spring - Mixed programme including:

Magnificat Pergolesi
Chandos Anthem No.9 - Handel
Ave Verum Faure
Four Songs for Sailors - Dyson
Edelweiss Rodgers


2006

Christmas - Programme of festive music and carols, readings, children’s choir, accompanied by brass ensemble and piano, including:

Adam Lay yBounden John Ireland
When to the Temple Mary Went - Johannes Eccard
Hosanna to the Son of David Orlando Gibbons


Spring - Mixed programme including:

Lerchengesang, and Abschied vom Walde - F Mendelssohn
The Farmer's Boy male voices – trad.
Hallelujah Chorus G F Handel
Waltz Of My Heart Ivor Novello


2005

Christmas - Programme of festive music and popular carols, readings, children’s choir, accompanied by brass ensemble and piano, including:

Hodie Christus Natus Est J.P. Sweelinck
Christmas Song, A Great and Mighty Wonder, Psallite - M. Praetorius


Spring - A mixed programme, part commemorating the 200th anniversary of Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar, with guest soloist and Lomond School traditional musicians, including:

All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded - John Bennet
The Heavens Are Telling F.J. Haydn
See the Conquering Hero Comes G.F. Handel
Swansea Town Gustav Holst
Rule Britannia Thos. Arne


2004

Christmas - Programme of festive music and popular carols, readings, children’s choir, including:

Magnificat G B Pergolesi
Green Grow’th the Holly - attrib. Henry VIII
Sans Day Carol arr. J Rutter


Spring - A broad spectrum of traditional airs and folk songs from around the world, including:

Three Hungarian Folk Songs - Matayas Seiber
Spanish Love Dance arr. Wagner & Ahrold
Linden Lea Vaughan Williams
Phil the Fluter’s Ball Percy French


2003

Christmas - Programme of festive music, popular carols and brass solos, including:

And There Were Shepherds - Bach
Cantique de Jean Racine Faure
All This Night Finzi
Mary’s Boy Child Hairston


Spring - Mixed programme with choir soloists, including:

Rolling Down To Rio Edward German
Loch Lomond arr. Johnson
A Sea Symphony – 3rd movement – The Waves – Vaughn-Williams
Where The Gentle Avon Flows Binge
Quodibet (from the Jolly Beggars) Davie


2002

Christmas - Programme of festive music and popular carols, with soloists, including:

Glory Be To God (The Messiah) - Handel
Gloria Vivaldi
The Three Kings Cornelius
O Holy Night Adam


Spring - Mixed programme with choir soloists


2001

Christmas - Programme of festive music and popular carols, including:

A celebration of Scotland's 'unlettered ploughman poet' -
'A Burns Sequence' -
John Gardner
Silent Night (in German) Gruber
De Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy arr. Sargent


Spring - Songs from the shows with soloists from the choir, including:

West Side Story medley Bernstein
Les Miserables medley Schonberg
Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day - Sullivan


2000

Christmas - Programme of festive music and popular carols, with instrumental solos, including:

In Dulci Jubilo arr. Pearsall
Angelus ad Virginem arr. Carter
For Unto Us (The Messiah) Handel
Gloria in Excelsis (Gloria) Vivaldi
The Gloucestershire Wassail - arr. Vaughn-Williams


Spring - A programme of Scottish songs, with soloists from the Choir, and the junior section of the Helensburgh & Lomond Fiddlers, including:

Bonnie Dundee Scott – arr. Roberton
Johnnie Cope attrib. Skirving – arr. Davie
Afton Water (Burns) Finlay
Scots Wha Hae (Burns) - Bantock
Auld Lang Syne (Burns) - arr. Lees


1999

Christmas - Programme of popular carols, with soloist, instrumental solos and Helensburgh Girls Brigade choir, including:

Jubilate Woodgate
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol - arr. Rutter
Cowboy Carol arr. Sargent
Good King Kong arr. Schickele
White Christmas Berlin


Spring - The Choir's 50th Anniversary Concert covering a kaleidoscope of music through the decades since the Choir was formed in 1949.

All In An April Evenin' arr. James McTaggart (founder of choir)
April Love Sammy Fain
Rhythm Of Life Cy Coleman, arr. Richard Barnes
Sound Of Silence Paul Simon
Love Changes Everything Andrew Lloyd-Webber, arr. Ed Lojeski
Here's Tae Us! Wha'a Like Us? - arr. Ronald Walker (former conductor)


1998

Christmas - Programme of popular carols, with Helensburgh Girls Brigade choir, including:

With A voice Of Singing Shaw
Carol Of Christmas Peterson
Celebrate His Reign medley - arr. Taylor
A Stable Prayer Steele & Fettke


Spring - A programme of American songs accompanied by band and piano, including:

The Star Spangled Banner Smith
Steal Away arr. Tippett
America Bernstein
Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
There’s Nothin’ Like A Dame - Rodgers & Hammerstein


1997

Christmas - A programme of festive music and popular carols, with soloists and Helensburgh Girls Brigade choir, including:

Joy To The World (Handel) - arr. Mason
Messiah (excerpts) Handel
Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light - Bach
O Holy Night Adam – arr. Kirkland/Fetke


Spring - A programme of movie songs, with soloists, including:

Zadock The Priest Handel
My Fair Lady medley - Lerner & Loewe
Disney medley Menken/Ashman/Rice
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina - Lloyd-Webber/Rice


1996

Christmas - Programme of festive music and popular carols, with soloists, including:

Venite Adoremus (Vespers) Rachmaninov
Requiem (excerpts) Faure
Lacrimosa (Requiem) Mozart
And The Glory Of The Lord (Messiah) - Handel


Spring - A mixed programme with soloists, including:

O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) Orff
Speed Your Journey (Nabucco) - Verdi
Worthy Is The Lamb (Messiah) - Handel
Phantom of the Opera medley Lloyd-Webber


1995

Christmas - A programme of seasonal music and popular carols, with soloists and instrumentalists, including:

Messiah (excerpts, incl. Hallelujah Chorus) - Handel
Locus Iste Bruckner
By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill Belmont
He Came Down trad. Cameroons


Spring (May) - A mixed programme with soloists, including:

The Silver Swan Gibbons
Lullaby Humperdink
Gipsy Songs Brahms
Love Walked In Gershwin


February - A second performance of the programme of choral classics, with choir soloists, accompanied by organ and piano:

Te Deum Laudamus Standford
Ave Verum Mozart
Bogoroditse Devo Rachmaninov
How lovely Are Thy Dwellings - Brahms
Requiem Faure


1994

Christmas - A programme of choral classics, with choir soloists, accompanied by organ and piano:

Te Deum Laudamus Standford
Ave Verum Mozart
Bogoroditse Devo Rachmaninov
How lovely Are Thy Dwellings - Brahms
Requiem Faure


Spring - A mixed programme with choir soloists and instrumental accompaniment, including:

Tales From The Vienna Woods - Strauss
Norwegian Girls Kodaly
De Los Alamos Vengo, Madre - Rodrigo
Wer Hat Dies Liedlein Erdacht - Mahler
Les Miserables Schonberg


1993

Christmas - Programme of popular carols, with soloists and instrumentalists, including:

Sans Day Carol arr. Rutter
In The Bleak Midwinter - Darke
Masters In This Hall arr. Willcocks
Follow That Star arr. Gritton


Spring - A mixed programme with choir soloists and instrumental accompaniment, including:

My Fair Lady medley Loewe
Three Hungarian Folk Songs - Seiber
Sing A Song Of Sixpence Diack
Fiddler On The Roof medley - Bock


1992

Christmas - A programme of festive music and carols, many with a French flavour, with soloists, organ and piano, including:

Masse de Minuit Charpentier
Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreable - arr. Willcocks
I Saw A Maiden arr. Pettman
Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant arr.Todd


Spring (May) - A programme of songs from the swing era, accompanied by band and piano, including:

Thanks For The Memory Rainger
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye Porter
The Way You Looked Tonight - Kern
Take The ‘A’ Train Strayhorn
In The Mood Razaf


February - A programme of Mozart, accompanied by orchestra, including:

Mass In D Minor, K 626 (Requiem)
Litaniae De Venerabili Altaris Sacremento, K 243
Dixit et Magnificat, K 243


1991

Christmas - A programme of Mozart, accompanied by orchestra, including:

Mass In D Minor, K 626 (Requiem)
Litaniae De Venerabili Altaris Sacremento, K 243
Dixit et Magnificat, K 243


Spring - A mixed programme of choral music, accompanied by band and piano, including:

All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded - Benet
She’s Like The Swallow trad.
Alaxander’s Ragtime Band Berlin
Love Changes Everything Lloyd-Webber


1990

Christmas - Programme of popular carols and songs, many with an up-beat, featuring children’s choirs from John Logie Baird and St Joseph’s Primary Schools, accompanied by band and piano, including:

Go Tell It On The Mountain - Charpentier
Christmas Bells Rutter
Virgin Mary trad. West Indian
Gloria In Excelsis Deo Gallina
Winter Wonderland Berlin


Spring (May) - A programme of songs from stage & screen, accompanied by band and piano, including:

With A Song In My Heart Rodgers & Hart
I Could Have Danced All Night - Lerner & Loewe
We’ll Gather Lilacs Novello
True Love Porter
Oklahoma medley Rogers & Hammerstein


February - Bennet’s Oratorio ‘The Woman Of Samaria’, with soloists from the choir, accompanied by organ.


1989

Christmas - A programme of Christmas music from the great composers, with popular carols and choir soloists, including:

Rejoice In The Lord Redford
Song Of The Cherubim Bortnyanski
Virgin’s Slumber Song Reger
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
And The Glory Handel


Spring (May) - A programme of songs of the Sixties, with soloists from the choir, accompanied by band and piano, including:

Top Of The World Carpenter
The Windmills Of Your Mind Legrand
Lennon & McCartney medley
Jesus Christ Superstar medley - Lloyd-Webber
Beach Boys medley Wilson


March - Stainer’s The Crucifixion, with soloists from the choir, accompanied by organ.


January - Guests of the ‘Sunday At Seven’ series of concerts, a mixed programme including:

My Soul There Is A Country Parry
My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land - Elgar
God So Loved The World Stainer
Ave Verum Corpus Motzart
Te Deum In Bb Stanford


1988

Christmas - Two performances of a programme of Edwardian music and popular carols, with choir soloists, accompanied by a string trio and organ, including:

Cradle Song Schubert
The Lost Chord Sullivan
The Three Kings - Cornelius
Jingle Bells Bach
And The Glory Pierpont


Spring - A programme of American music, with soloists from the choir, accompanied by band and pianists, including:

The Streets of Laredo trad.
The Boatman’s Dance Copland
Porgy & Bess medley Gershwin
All The Things You Are - Kern
Saturday Night Fever The Gibbs


1987

Christmas - A programme of festive works and popular carols and songs, including:

Mass in C K317 (Coronation) - Mozart
O Magnum Mysterium Victoria
Rejoice in the Lord Alway Purcell


1986

Christmas - Programme of popular carols and songs, accompanied by brass ensemble, including:

Hodie Christus Nastus Est Sweelinck
There is No Rose Joubert
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D minor - Walmisley
Boar’s Head Carol trad.


Spring (May) - A mixed programme, accompanied by string orchestra, with choir soloists, including:

Melodies Steal into My Heart - Dvorak
Gypsy Songs Brahms
Choruses from ‘Cats’ Lloyd-Webber


April - Concert in St Giles, Edinburgh, with choir soloists, accompanied by string orchestra and organ, including:

St Nicholas Mass - Haydn
Motets Mendelssohn



1985

Christmas - A programme of festive works, popular carols and songs, accompanied by string ensemble, including:

St Nicholas Mass Haydn
Adam Lay yBounden - John Ireland


Spring - Mixed programme, accompanied by string orchestra, including:

Cantata No 50 Bach
Zadok the Priest Handel
Ave Verum Mozart
Hungarian folk tunes, spirituals, motets


1984

Christmas - Programme of festive works, carols and songs, accompanied by string ensemble, with choir soloists, including:

Gloria Vivaldi
Magnum Mysterium - Poulenc


Spring - Mixed programme, accompanied by string ensemble, including:

The Silver Swan Gibbons
My love Dwelt in a Northern Land - Elgar
Ballard of Broom Green Britten
Trial by Jury Gilbert & Sullivan


1983

Christmas - Programme of popular carols and songs, accompanied by string ensemble and organ, including:

O Magnum Mysterium - Victoria
Magnificat Pergolesi
For Unto Us Handel


Spring - Mixed programme


1982

Christmas - A programme of festive works, popular carols and songs.

O Magnum Mysterium - Victoria
Magnificat Pergolesi
For Unto Us Handel


August - A Gala Concert of Ralph Vaughn-Williams' music in aid of the RNLI held at the City Halls, Glasgow, accompanied by Orchestra and soloists:

English Folk Songs Suite
Flos Campi
A Sea Symphony



1981

Christmas - A programme of festive works, popular carols and songs.

August - An After Dinner Concert of poular choral pieces and Scottish folk songs for a deputation of civic dignitaries from Thouars, France, in Helensburgh to discuss a potential twinning arrangement. Following the concert the Choir was invited to Thouars.

Spring (May) - A classical programme with orchestra, including:

Choral Fantasia - Beethoven
Te Deum Dvorak



1976

Christmas - A programme of festive works, popular carols and songs with organ accompaniment, including:

Personet Hodie arr. Gustav Holst
O Sacred Head J S Bach
The Blessed Son of God - R Vaughn-Williams
Myn Liking R R Terry



1974

Christmas - A programme of festive works, popular carols and songs with organ accompaniment, including:

With a Voice of Singing - M Shaw
Nativity Carol J Rutter
God Be in My Head H W Davies



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