Past Concerts

(All works performed in The Great Hall unless otherwise stated)


9th December: `A Christmas Gathering’ including A Ceremony of Carols by Britten


15th May: 150 Psalm by Helen Glatz, Blest Pair of Sirens by Parry,Serenade of Music by Vaughan Williams,Rio Grande by Constant Lambert

3rd December: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff


24th March: A Programme of Music and Verse-West Country Folk Songs arr. by Nicolas Marshall,Songs of Dark Times by Anthony Powers,The Dog with the Luminous Nose by Adrian Clifford,Four Poems of Mervyn Peake arr. by Gordon Jones,Poems by Margaret Callaway and Guida Swan

8th December: Der Gondelfahrer and The Lord is my Shepherd,Hymn of Praise by Mendelssohn


9th March: Chichester Psalms by Bernstein, Requiem by Faure (Buckfast Abbey)

14th December: Petite Messe Solenelle by Rossini


15th March: Porgy and Bess by Gershwin, Five Negro Spirituals by Tippett,Jazz improvisation on a theme by Jerome Kern

6th December: Elijah (Part 1) by Mendelssohn


14th March: An Easter Carol -Poetry and Music from India,Begin the Dawn by Philip White(commissioned by the Choir)

28th November: Three Motets by Mendelssohn, Alleluia by Randall Thompson,Three Motets by Bruckner,Sonata No 1 by Teleman,Hodie by Sweelinck,Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams


12th March:Blest pair of Sirens and Song of the Fleet by Parry, The Fairy Lough and The Soft Day by Stanford,Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and To Daisies by Quilter,Take O Take those lips away and Love is a Bable by Parry

18th May: Symphony No 9 The Choral by Beethoven (Royal Festival Hall)

3rd December: Three Hungarian Folk songs by Matyas Seiber, O Waly Waly and The Trees Grow so High arr. Britten,Five English Folk Songs by Vaughan Williams,Tomorrow Shall Be my Dancing Day by Gustav Holst,Navudad Neustra by Aruel Ramirez


19th March: Requiem by John Rutter, Hear My Prayer by Mendelssohn,Five Spirituals by Tippett (Staverton Church)

2nd December: In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi, Five Carols arr. Sargent,The First Nowell by Vaughan Williams


25th March: Requiem Mass by Mozart

There was no Christmas concert this year due to building alterations at Dartington


16thMarch: Messiah by Handel (Buckfast Abbey)

7th December: O Come, O Come Emmanuel,Alleluia by Randall Thompson,Let the People Praise Thee by William Mathias,The King Shall Rejoice by Handel,The Autumn Months by Andrew Carter,Four Carols arr. Andrew Carter


29th March: Christus Factus Est by Bruckner, How Lovely are Thy Dwellings by Brahams,Piano Sonata in D by Beethoven,Requiem Mass in C minor by Cherubini

12th December: Gloria by Vivaldi, Benedicte by Andrew Carter


27th March: Requiem by Johannes Brahms (Buckfast Abbey)

4th December: Magnificat by John Rutter, Lauda Sion by Mendelssohn


19th March: The Seasons (Spring and Summer) by Haydn

11th June: Flower Festival - Works by Vaughan Williams, Parry,Mendelssohn, Bach & Purcell (St Marys Dartington)

17th December: Missa Brevis by Kodaly, Te Deum by Dvorak (St Mary’s, Totnes)


25th March: Stabat Mater by Verdi, Messa di Gloria by Puccini

17th June: H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan

2nd December: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff


8th June: Church music by Purcell, Schubert, Parry & Bruckner (St MarysDartington)

7th December: Gloria in Excelsis – extracts from Messiah by Handel,B Minor Mass by J.S.Bach


23rd March: The Creation by Haydn

6th December: Sleepers, Wake! Kyrie & Gloria from B Minor by Bach


7th March: St Nicholas by Benjamin Britten

16th May: Requiem by Verdi

5th December: Christmas Music by Sweelinck, Bach, Rackmaninoff and Rutter


27th February: Requiem by Duruflé, Music by Couperin & Fauré (Buckfast Abbey)

20th March: Requiem by Duruflé, Music by Couperin & Fauré (St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth)

15th May: Missa Solemnis by Beethoven

19th June: Flower Festival - Works by Britten & Carl Nielsen (St Marys Dartington)

11th December: Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams


19th February: St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach

20th May: African Sanctus by David Fanshaw (The Pavilion, Totnes)

17th June: Foundation Day, Dartington 75th Anniversary - Dartington Round by Edith O`Hanrahan, Beauty is Ours by John Railton,Summer is Icumen In att. to John of Fornsete (The Tilt Yard, Dartington)

9th December: Mass in G Schubert ,Christmas Cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti,5 Polish Carols arr. Arnold Bax


24th March: Petite Messe Solenelle by Rossini

19th May: The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar

8th December A ceremony of Carols by Britten, Three Festive Carols by Arnold Foster & other Carols


23rd March: Requiem by Fauré, Te Deum by Verdi,Nunc Dimittis by John Railton

(St Lukes, Torquay)

13th April: Requiem by Fauré, Te Deum by Verdi, Nunc Dimittis by John Railton (Buckfast Abbey)

15th June: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

7th December: Christmas Magnificat by J. S. Bach, Nelson Mass by Haydn


22nd March: Requiem by John Rutter, Three Vespers by Rachmaninov

17th May: Ode on St Cecilia’s Day by Handel, Excerpts fromGrande Messe des Mortes by Berlioz

13th December: St Nicholas by Benjamin Britten, Three Hardy Creatures,A New Work for the Choir by Ian Pillow,Dies Natalis by Finzi


8th May: Messa de Gloria by Puccini, Choral Fantasia by Beethoven

11th December: Gloria by John Rutter, `At the round earth imagined corners’

(first performance) For Larry Hayek, Carols


7th May: The Music Makers by Sir Edward Elgar, Gloria by Poulenc

10th December: Magnificat by John Rutter, Laudate Dominum by Mozart


20th May: Messe Solennelle by Berlioz, Te Deum by Kodaly

16th December: Hodie by Vaughan Williams, Lady in Shadow by Hannah Scott (first performance),Gloria from Mass in C Minor by J.S. Bach,Carols


22nd May: Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach

20th October: Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach (St John’s, Totnes)

15th December: Ceremony of Carols by Vaughan Williams, Rejoice in the Lamb by Vaughan Williams,Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein


10th May: Monteverdi’s Vespers

11th May: Monteverdi’s Vespers ( Buckfast Abbey)

13th December: Motet No 6 by J.S. Bach, Magnificat by John Railton,Bogoroditse from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers,Selection of Carols and other Christmas music


17th May: Missa Solemnis (Mass in D) by Beethoven, Premier of Ian Pillow’s tribute to John Railton’s 80thBirthday - “Eden Rock”

New Musical Director: Jonathan Watts

13th December: O Magnum Mysterium – Motets by Sweetlink, Gabrieli, Victoria, Bruckner, Schutz, Mendelssohn


16th May: Elijah by Mendelssohn

21st May:Elijah by Mendelssohn (European Music Day)

30th September: Choral Symphony and The Choral Fantasia by Beethoven (Two Moors Festival) (Exeter Cathedral)

12th December: Messe du Minuit by Charpentier, Dixit Dominum by Handel


10th April: Te Deum and Nelson Mass by Haydn

26th June: Music from the American Choral Tradition-Morton Lauridsen, Randall Thompson, Aaron Copeland

11th December: Messiah Part 1 by Handel, Christmas Oratorio, Pts 1 & 6 by Bach


April: Requiem by Brahms with piano duet

June: French music including Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré

December: Magnificat by Bach and Magnificat by Kuhnau


March: Requiem by Verdi

June: Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms and double choir, Part songs by Schumann and Motets by Schein

December: Gloria by Vivaldi and Cantata 191 by Bach


April: Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini

June: English Part Songs

December: Vespers by Monteverdi


New Musical Director: Simon Capet

March: B Minor Mass by Bach

June: A Cotswold Romance by Vaughan Williams

December: Messiah, Pt 1 and Chorus 11 by Handel and Credo Mass by Mozart

Family carols (at 3pm and 7.30pm)


March: St John Passion by Bach

June: Noyses, Sounds and Sweet Aires (a celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary)

11th December: The Seasons by Haydn

12th December: A carol concert (St Mary’s, Dartington)


May: Requiem by Brahms,Voices of Remembrance by Laura Rossiwith Vanessa Redgrave as Narrator

August: Peter Grimes – choir members as chorus in Dartington Summer School’s performances Week 4

December: Elijah by Mendelssohn


May: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

December: Czech Christmas Mass by Ryba, Dixit Dominus by Handel


April: Requiems - Duruflé and Karl Jenkins

December: The Dream of Gerontius by Elgar

2020 – 2021

No concerts


April:Dettingen Te Deum by Handel, Bach Cantata No 20

November: The Spectre’s Bride by Dvorak, in collaboration with Puppetcraft


April: A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams, Songs of the Fleet by Stanford,

with Roderick Williams

New Musical Director: Simon Dunbavand

November: Brahms Requiem, Brahms Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied)

Workshops and special events

October 2018 Stand by Me with Nucleo Project Children’s Orchestra

See Previous Workshops page for our recent choral workshops.

Our thanks go to Chris Batten for compiling this comprehensive list