Performed at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich with with soloists Fflur Wyn (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor), Gareth Treseder (tenor) and Tim Dickinson (bass) with period instrument orchestra Sinfonia Britannica, led by Alison Bury.
Performed in in Christopher Wren’s chapel at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich with with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) Catherine Backhouse (mezzo soprano) Andrew Tortise (tenor) Jonathan Brown (bass) and period instrument orchestra Sinfonia Britannica led by Rodolfo Richter.
DCS performed Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Duruflé’s Requiem with soloists Ruby Hughes (soprano), Frances Bourne (mezzo soprano), Ronan Busfield (tenor) and Edward Grint (bass). The Dulwich Festival Orchestra was led by Lennox Mackenzie, with Stephen Disley on organ.
Dulwich Festival Orchestra also performed Elgar’s Sospiri.
St Nicolas and other works by Benjamin Britten, and works by Gustav Holst, in conjunction with The Holst Chamber Choir (James Allen’s Girls School) under their conductor, Pat Williams, and featuring soloist Andrew Staples (tenor).
Orff's Carmina Burana and Dove's The Passing Of The Year
Orff’s Carmina Burana and Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, in conjunction with the Choristers of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, and with soloists Charlotte Mobbs (soprano), Stephen Wallace (countertenor) and Adam Green (baritone).
A feast of popular favourites from 500 years of great choral music, performed with the magnificent organ of St Barnabas Church, Dulwich Village. The programme included Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Hallelujah Chorus, Elgar’s Give unto the Lord, Parry’s I Was Glad and works by Purcell, Stainer and Vaughan Williams.
Shakespeare & Cervantes
A celebration of Shakespeare and Cervantes. Directed by Aidan Oliver, the choir were joined by baritone Gareth Brynmor John and pianist Leanne Singh-Levett.
From English country garden to balmy Venice evening, Dulwich Choral Society’s June 2015 Concert presented a summery collection of romance, heartbreak and joy!
Rodney Clarke (baritone) performed two solo cycles and was joined by the choir to sing Grainger’s Shallow Brown. Piano accompaniment was by David Elwin and Richard Pearce and the concert was conducted by DCS Musical Director Aidan Oliver.
The 2014 summer concert took inspiration from the famous ‘White Nights’ Festival in St Petersburg, where for two months at the height of summer the sun never fully sets and the city is filled with a spectacular extravaganza of the arts.
The programme included Russian Orthodox sacred music, Opera choruses by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky & Borodin and Russian folksong arrangements.
Jonathan Dove's The Passing Of The Year and John Rutter's A Sprig Of Thyme
Jonathan Dove’s thrilling masterpiece formed the centerpiece of this midsummer journey through the seasons. Interwoven with John Rutter’s exquisite folksong arrangements and the affecting words of Thomas Hardy, this beguiling sequence was narrated by special guest Julian Ovenden.
An evening of classic hits from Oklahoma, South Pacific, West Side Story and Guys and Dolls, and revelled in the musical genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein. We were joined by soloists Pamela Hay (soprano) and Alastair Brookshaw (tenor).
David Elwin accompanied us on the piano and the performance was conducted by DCS Musical Director, Aidan Oliver.
Performed at St Stephen’s Church, South Dulwich, with Spanish-style refreshments served in the interval.
Habanera and March of the Toreadors from Bizet’s Carmen
Masterpieces by Victoria, Guerrero and Padilla
Elgar – Spanish Serenade
Javier Busto – Ave Maria
Ravel – Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Shostakovich – Spanish Songs
with Gerard Collett, baritone, and David Elwin, piano.
Performed in German, with a period-instrument orchestra and an outstanding line-up of soloists, in Cadogan Hall. This performance was the culmination of the choir’s major Bach cycle under the direction of Aidan Oliver, and follows recent sell-out performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich.
Jonathan Dove's Arion And The Dolphin and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
DCS gave the First Performance of Jonathan Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin along with Carl Orff’s ever popular Carmina Burana. The soloists were Fflur Wyn (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Grant Doyle (baritone) with James Allen’s Girls’ School Choir and David Elwin & Iain Farrington on piano.
DCS performed an evening of music by British composers:
Elgar – Imperial March
Stanford – Songs of the Fleet
Walton – Two pieces from Henry V
Parry – The Pied Piper of Hamelin and I was glad
The choir was joined by soloists Grant Doyle (baritone) and Timothy Robinson (tenor). The Dulwich Festival Orchestra was led by Charles Mutter and the performance conducted by DCS Musical Director, Aidan Oliver.
Bach's masterpiece performed in Christopher Wren’s sensational chapel at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich with with soloists Julia Doyle (soprano) Cecilia Osmond (soprano) Tim Mead (countertenor) Andrew Tortise (tenor) George Humphreys (bass) and leading period instrument orchestra Sinfonia Britannica, led by Adrian Butterfield.