Repertoire

Breadth of repertoire and consistently high standards are important features of Brighton Festival Chorus. Below is a summary of our repertoire.  Details of the most recent performance are shown in brackets after the work.

Adams, John

  • Harmonium
    (May 2017 - Diego Masson / Britten Sinfonia - Dome, Brighton)

Bach, Carl Philipp Emmanuel

  • Magnificat in D major
    (November 2013 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Dome, Brighton)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  • Christmas Oratorio
  • Magnificat
  • Mass in B minor
  • St. John Passion
    (April 2015 - James Morgan - Dome, Brighton)

Barber, Samuel

  • Agnus Dei

Bantock, Granville

  • Vanity of Vanities
    (July 2013 - James Morgan - St Bartholomews Church, Brighton)

Bartok, Bela

  • Cantata Profana

Bax, Arnold

  • Enchanted Summer
  • Fatherland
  • Walsinghame

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  • Christ on the Mount of Olives
  • Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor
  • Fidelio (concert version)
    (May 2011 - Adam Fischer / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Brighton Dome)
  • Mass in D - Missa Solemnis
  • Symphony No. 9 - Choral (Recording Available)
    (January 2014 - Luciano Acocella / Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen/Haute-Normandie - Zénith de Rouen, France)

Berlioz, Hector

  • La Damnation de Faust
    (June 2006 - Jacques Mercier / L' Orchestre National de Lorraine - Metz, France)
  • Le Chant de Chemins de Fer
    (December 2003 - Jean-Claude Casadesus / L' Orchestre National de Lille - Grand Station, Lille)
  • Grande Messe des Morts
    (November 2015 - Brian Wright / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Royal Albert Hall)
  • L'Enfance du Christ
  • Lelio
  • Romeo et Juliette
  • Te Deum

Bernstein, Leonard

  • Chichester Psalms
    (May 2014 - John Wilson /  Philharmonia Orchestra - Dome Brighton)
  • Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish)

Bestor, Kurt

  • The Saints on the Seas

Bliss, Arthur

  • Morning Heroes
    (May 2005 - David Charles Abell / BBC Symphony Orchestra - Brighton Dome)

Brahms, Johannes

  • Alto Rhapsody
  • Ein Deutsches Requiem
    (November 2016 - James Morgan / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • Liebeslieder
  • Nanie
  • Schicksalslied
    (November 2016 - James Morgan / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)

Brian, Havergal

  • Symphony No. 1 (The Gothic)
    (July 2011 - Martyn Brabbins / BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Royal Albert Hall)

Britten, Benjamin

  • Hymn to the Virgin
  • Rejoice in the Lamb
  • War Requiem
    (June 2007 - Jacques Mercier / Orchestre National de Lorraine - Metz, France)

Bruckner, Anton

  • Geistliche Chöre (Motets)
  • Mass No. 3 in F minor

Debussy, Claude

  • Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien (Recording Available)
    (June 2007 - Jacques Mercier / Orchestre National de Lorraine - Metz, France)

Delius, Frederick

  • Mass of Life
  • Songs of Farewell

Dove, Jonathan

  • There Was a Child
    (May 2011 - Simon Halsey / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Brighton Dome)

Duruflé, Maurice

  • Requiem
    (July 2014 - James Morgan / Orpheus Sinfonia - All Saints Church, Hove)

Dvorak, Antonin

  • Mass in D
  • Te Deum

Elgar, Edward

  • Dream of Gerontius
    (May 2016 - Edward Gardner / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • Give Unto the Lord
    (July 2016 - James Morgan / Arcadian Ensemble - All Saints Church, Hove)
  • Music Makers

Fauré, Gabriel

  • Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Requiem in D minor
    (July 2010 - James Morgan / London Gala Orchestra - St. Bartholomews, Brighton)

Finzi, Gerald

  • Lo, The Full Final Sacrifice

Gabrieli, Giovanni

  • O Magnum Mysterium
    (March 2013 - James Morgan / Onyx Brass - St Bartholomews Church, Brighton)
  • Jubilate Deo
    (March 2013 - James Morgan / Onyx Brass - St Bartholomews Church, Brighton)
  • Gloria
    (March 2013 - James Morgan / Onyx Brass - St Bartholomews Church, Brighton)

Gluck, Cristoph

  • Orfeo et Euridice

Handel, Georg Freidrich

  • Messiah
    (December 2010 - James Morgan / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • Zadok the Priest

Handl, Jacob

  • Pater Noster
    (August 2003 - Arundel Festival - with Onyx Brass)

Hawkins, Malcolm

  • Martha and Lazarus
  • Rosamundi

Haydn, Franz Joseph

  • The Creation (Recording Available)
    (July 2005 - Neville Marriner / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - The Barbican)
  • Missa Sancti Nicolai
  • Nelson Mass
  • The Seasons

Holst, Gustav

  • Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
  • The Planets
    (March 2015 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Two Eastern Pictures

Honegger, Arthur

  • Cantate de Noel
    (December 2006 - James Morgan / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Joan of Arc at the Stake
  • King David

Howells, Herbert

  • Magnificat

Janacek, Leos

  • Glagolitic Mass
    (May 2015 - Sir Mark Elder / Halle Orchestra)

Kodaly, Zoltan

  • Budavari Te Deum
  • Háry János
  • Hymn of Zrynyi
  • Laudes Organi
  • Missa Brevis
    (May 2006 - James Morgan / Brighton Dome)
  • Pange Lingua
  • Psalmus Hungaricus (Recording Available)

Lambert, Constant

  • The Rio Grande
  • Summer's Last Will and Testament

Lauridsen, Morten

  • Lux Aeterna
    (April 2011 - James Morgan / Chamber Domaine - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)
  • O Magnum Mysterium
    (December 2013 - James Morgan / London Gala Orchestra - Dome Brighton)

Liszt, Franz

  • A Faust Symphony

Lloyd, George

  • A Symphonic Mass

Lotti, Antonio

  • Crucifixus
    (August 2003 - James Morgan / Onyx Brass - Arundel Cathedral)

Mahler, Gustav

  • Symphony No. 2 - Resurrection (Recording Available)
    May 2008 - Sir Andrew Davis / Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Symphony No. 8
    (September 2006 - Daniele Gatti / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Martin, Frank

Mawby, Colin

  • Ave Verum Corpus
    (December 2014 - James Morgan / London Gala Orchestra - Dome Brighton)

McEwan, John

Mendelssohn, Felix

  • Symphony No. 2 in B flat - Lobegesang (Recording Available)
    (February 2004 - Richard Hickox / City of London Symphonia - Birmingham Symphony Hall & Brighton Dome)

Monteverdi, Claudio

  • Adoramus Te Christe
    (August 2003 - Arundel Festival - with Onyx Brass)
  • Cantate Domino
    (August 2003 - Arundel Festival - with Onyx Brass)

Morgan, James / Pochin, Juliette

  • Invictus - Cantata for Liberty
    (June 2015 - James Morgan /  City of London Sinfonia - Brighton Dome)
  • Kubla Khan

Mozart, Wolgang Amadeus

  • Ave Verum Corpus
  • Kyrie in D minor
  • Mass in C Minor
    (May 2013 - Thierry Fischer / Britten Sinfonia - Brighton Dome)
  • Requiem Mass in D Minor - K 626
    (February 2005 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Mussorgsky, Modeste

  • Boris Godunov (Shostakovich Orchestration)

O'Regan, Tarik

  • The Ecstasies Above
    (March 2012 - James Morgan / Brodsky Quartet - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)

Orff, Carl

  • Carmina Burana (Recording Available)
    (June 2011 - Owain Arwel Hughes / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Royal Albert Hall, London)

Parry, Charles Hubert H.

  • Blest Pair of Sirens
    (November 2014 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Dome, Brighton)
  • I Was Glad
    (November 2014 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Dome, Brighton)
  • My Soul, There is a Country
    (March 2012 - James Morgan / Brodsky Quartet - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)
  • There is an Old Belief
    (March 2012 - James Morgan / Brodsky Quartet - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)

Patterson, Paul

  • Mass of the Sea
  • Requiem
  • Te Deum

Penderecki, Krysztof

  • Te Deum

Poulenc, Francis

  • Gloria
    (January 2007 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • O Magnum Mysterium

Prokofiev, Sergei

  • Alexander Nevsky
    (March 2003 - Vladimir Ashkenazy / Philharmonia - Royal Festival Hall, London)
  • Ivan the Terrible

Rachmaninov, Sergei

  • The Bells
  • Vespers (All Night Vigil)
    (May 2010 - James Morgan - St. Bartholomews Church, Brighton)

Ravel, Maurice

  • Daphnis and Chloe
    (May 2009 - Jacques Mercier / Orchestre National de Lorraine - Brighton Dome)

Riley, Terry

  • Sun Rings
    (March 2003 - James Morgan / Kronos Quartet - Barbican)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicholai

  • Mozart and Salieri

Rossini, Gioachino

  • Petite Messe Solennelle
  • Stabat Mater

Rutter, John

  • Mass of the Children
    (March 2014 - James Morgan / Arcadian Ensemble - All Saints Church, Hove)
  • Requiem
    (March 2014 - James Morgan / Arcadian Ensemble - All Saints Church, Hove)

Schöenberg, Arnold

  • Gurrelieder
  • A Survivor from Warsaw
    (June 2003 - Jacques Mericier - Metz)

Schubert, Franz

  • Rosamunde

Schutz, Heinrich

  • Jauchzet dem Herren
    (August 2003 - Arundel Festival - with Onyx Brass)

Shostakovich, Dmitri

  • Song of the Forests
  • Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)
    (May 2012 - Vladimir Ashkenazy /  Philharmonia Orchestra - Dome Brighton)
  • Symphony No. 2 (To October)

Sibelius, Jean

  • Kullervo Symphony

Stanford, Charles Villiers

  • The Blue Bird
  • Eternal Father
  • Magnificat in B flat
  • Three Motets

Stravinsky, Igor

  • Symphony of Psalms
    (May 2014 - John Wilson /  Philharmonia Orchestra - Dome Brighton)

Tavener, John

  • Sollemnitas in Conceptione Immaculate, Beatae Maria Virginis (2007)
    (May 2008 - James Morgan / Brighton Dome)
  • Two Hymns to the Mother of God
    (April 2011 - James Morgan / Chamber Domaine - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)
  • The Veil of the Temple (Concert Version)
    (May 2006 - James Morgan / Brighton Dome)

Tippett, Michael

  • A Child of Our Time (Recording Available)
  • King Priam
    (May 2012 - Sian Edwards / Britten Sinfonia - Dome, Brighton)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  • Dona Nobis Pacem
    (July 2016 - James Morgan / Arcadian Ensemble - All Saints Church, Hove)
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols
  • Five Mystical Songs
    (January 2011 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • Riders to the Sea
  • Sancta Civitas
  • A Sea Symphony
    (March 2016 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • Serenade to Music
  • Toward The Unknown Region
  • (May 2008 - Richard Hickox / City of London Sinfonia - Brighton Dome)

Verdi, Guiseppe

  • Four Sacred Pieces
  • Requiem Mass (Recording Available)
    (July 2014 - Arie van Beek / Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne - Backstage Centre, Purfleet, Essex)

Walton, William

  • Belshazzar's Feast (Recording Available)
    (January 2011 - Barry Wordsworth / Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Brighton Dome)
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Henry V

Whitacre, Eric

  • Sleep
    (April 2011 - James Morgan / Chamber Domaine - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)
  • Lux Aurumque
    (April 2011 - James Morgan / Chamber Domaine - Saint Bartholomew's Church, Brighton)

Woolrich, John

  • Figures in a Landscape
  • The Rolling Years

Yardumian, Richard

  • Mass: "Come, Creator Spirit"