St Marys' Church Choir, Hitchin.
Reunion 2017

Choir recordings
 

Choir recordings made between 1950s and 2011.

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1950s Collection of 78rpm records

  • Almighty and everlasting God (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Deus Misereartur Psalm 67 (chant: T. Tertius-Noble)
  • In the bleak mid-winter (soloists: Terence Worbey, Derek Luff)
  • Legend - Walter G. Alcock (solo organ: Maurice Stretch)
  • Once in royal David's city (soloist: Peter Lee)
  • Past three O'clock
  • Teach us, O Lord (Chadwyck-Healey)
  • The holly and the ivy (soloists: Peter Lee, David Ebers, Gordon Wharton)

1969 Blessed be the God - Wesley
Recorded at a wedding 20th September

1976 Communion Music

  • Setting: Appleford
  • Psalm: 139 vs. 1-10
  • Hymn: Now my tongue the mystery telling
  • Anthem: Deliver us O Lord our God - Batten
  • Organ Voluntary

1977 Bingen, St Martin's Basilica concert - 3rd Sept

  • Come Holy Ghost - Plainchant
  • Sacerdotes Domini- Byrd
  • O Sing Joyfully - Batten
  • Bist Du Bei Mir - J S Bach (Solo Treble, Ben Morgan)
  • 'Great' prelude in 'C' (BWV 547) - J S Bach (Colin Hick)
  • Blessed Be The God And Father - Wesley (Solo Treble, Philip Agg)
  • Beati Quorum Via - Stanford
  • Litany to the Holy Spirit - Hurford
  • Christ whose glory fills the skies - Knight
  • O how amiable are thy dwellings - Vaughan Williams

1977 Choir Concert - 12th November

  • (Side One) Come Holy Ghost - Plainchant
  • Rejoice in the Lord - anon
  • Sacerdotes Domini - Byrd
  • St Mary's Consort
  • Bist du bei mir - J S Bach (solo treble, Ben Morgan)
  • Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace - Wesley
  • Blessed be the God and Father - Wesley (solo treble, Paul Linford)
  • (Side two) Justorum Animae - Stanford
  • Beati quorum via - Stanford
  • Toccata - Gigout (Colin Howard)
  • Litany to the Holy Spirit - Hurford
  • Christ whose glory fills the skies - Knight
  • O Lorde, the maker of all things - Joubert
  • My soul, there is a country - Parry
  • Greater love hath no man - Ireland (solo treble, Matthew Forgham - Solo bass, Edwin Pettit)
  • (Final Hymn:) Ye Holy Angels Bright - Darwell's 148th (Descant, Colin Howard)

1978 Choir Concert - 1st July

  • I was glad - Parry
  • Magnificat in 'G' - Stanford (solo treble, Philip Agg)
  • When to the temple Mary went - Eccard
  • Sicut Cervus - Palestrina
  • The Lord my pasture shall prepare
  • Wash Me throughly - Wesley
  • Christus factus Est - Bruckner
  • Blessed be the God and Father - Wesley (solo treble, Chris Ambler)
  • Fugue in 'C' major BWV545 - Bach (Jeffrey Gray)
  • God is gone up - Finzi
  • Jesu, the very thought - Vittoria
  • Holy is the true light - Harris
  • Save us O Lord - Bairstow

1978 Nine Lessons and Carols

1978 Nine Carols (edited version)

1979 Faure Requiem - 1st April

  • Baritone, Gordon Wharton. Treble, Ben Morgan.

1982 Choir Concert - 3rd July

  • (Side One) Hail gladdening light - Wood
  • Holy is the true light - Harris
  • Te lucis, ante terminum - Balfour-Gardner
  • Festal Voluntary - Peeters (Philip Agg)
  • Ave verum corpus - Mozart
  • Ave verum corpus - Byrd
  • Turn back, O man - Holst
  • Adagio from "Suite Modale" - Peeters (Andrew Hickson)
  • Capriccio - Froberger (Jeffrey Gray)
  • Come, Holy Ghost - Plainsong
  • Psalm 121 - chant George Martin
  • Jubilate ("Collegium Regale") - Howells
  • O Lorde, the maker of all things - Joubert
  • (Side two) Evening hymn - Purcell (Tenor, Jeffrey Gray)
  • Sicut Cervus - Palestrina
  • Lead me Lord - Wesley
  • Give us the wings of faith - Bullock
  • Theme and variations - Andreissen (Paul Sabey)
  • Lord, let me know mine end - Greene
  • Nunc Dimitus in B flat - Stanford
  • The old hundreth psalm tune - Vaughan-Williams

1989 Choir and Organ - compilation of choir and organ recital recordings

1990 Carols For All - St Mary's Choir & Vera Mallett Singers

Carols From St Marys - compilation of concert and choir recordings

1991 Choir Concert - The Priceless Heritage Of Church Music

  • (Side One): Rejoice in the Lord - Anon
  • O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace - Tye
  • Lord for thy tender mercies' sake - School of Tye
  • If ye love me - Tallis
  • Hymn: Glory to thee, my God this night
  • Ave verum corpus - Byrd
  • Almighty and everlasting God - Gibbons
  • When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion - Batten
  • Hymn: Christ is made a sure foundation
  • Rejoice in the Lord alway - Purcell (alto, Louise MacAdam. Tenor, Richard MacAdam. Bass, Chris Ambler)
  • Thou visitest the earth - Greene (Solo tenor, Roger Bailey)
  • Turn thy face from my sins - Attwood
  • If we believe that Jesus died and rose again - Goss
  • Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace - S S Wesley
  • Side two): Hymn: The Church's one foundation
  • From the rising of the sun - Ousley
  • God so loved the world - Stainer
  • O for a closer walk with God - Stanford
  • Hail gladdening light - Wood
  • Let all mortal flesh keep silence - Bairstow
  • Hymn: All my hope on God is founded
  • Like as the hart desireth the water brook - Howells
  • Listen sweet dove - Ives
  • My soul, there is a country - Parry

1992 Choral Evensong, Norwich Cathedral -14th March

1992 Choir Concert - 4th July

1993 Nuits St George - St Symphorien Church, Concert - 1st June

1993 Nuits St George - St Denis Church, Choral Evensong - June 3rd

1994 Joint Concert, Les Arnottes (Nuits St George) & St Mary's Choir

  • (Side One): Let us always sing and keep in tune
  • La Mer
  • Pavane
  • Caroubel
  • Canon de la pays
  • Ce mois de mai
  • Rose
  • Premier pas en terre etrangere
  • Hitchin is a famous town
  • Sur la route de Dijon
  • La Bourguinonne
  • Le Cortege
  • La Ronde "Mon ami"
  • Minuetto
  • Branle
  • Hoboeckentanz
  • Pastime with good company
  • Les sabots d'Helene de brassens
  • Pavanne
  • God is living, God is here
  • (Side two): Justorum Animae
  • Beati quorum via
  • Blessed be the God and Father
  • Zadok the priest
  • Hallelujah
  • Ave verum corpus
  • Chorale du veilleur
  • Harmonia mundi

1994 Three Choirs Festival - 22nd October

2002 04 Stainer, The Crucification, St Mary's Hitchin. Richard McAdam & Edwin Pettitt

2002 06 Service to commemerate the Golden Jubliee St Mary's Hitchin

2002 09 St Mary's Hitchin Michael Roden installation

2002 David Atkinson with Audrey Jenkins, St Mary's Organ

2004 10 17 St Mary's 50th RSCM service

2006 12 03 Advent Carol Service St Mary's Hitchin

2006 12 24 Nine Lessons & Carols St Mary's Hitchin

2007 02 24 Evensong at Norwich St Mary's Choir

2007 02 24 Evensong Norwich Cathedral, St Mary's Choir. Tom Gimson & Wesley Hazelwood soloists.

2007 12 02 Advent Carol Service, St Mary's Hitchin

2007 12 09 Evensong at St Mary's Hitchin

2007 12 24 Nine Lessons and Carols St Mary's Hitchin

2008 01 06 Epiphany Carol Service, St Mary's Hitchin

2008 11 30 Advent Carol Service, St Mary's Hitchin

2009 St Mary's Hitchin Advent Carol Service 2009

2009 Stainer - The Crucifixion - St Mary's Hitchin 29th March 2009

2011 Evensong St Marys 13 03 2011 soloist: Ed Gimson - Hear My Prayer