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These pages list our past concerts starting with the most recent.

‘Music is Back’

The music for this concert on 19th November 2021, was chosen to be uplifting, to celebrate the return to singing after lockdown.

Cantate Domino – Giuseppe Pitoni (1657 - 1743)

O sing Joyfully – Adrian Batten (1591 - 1637)

Exsultate Deo – Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757)

Exultate Justi – Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (1560 - 1627)

My spirit sang all day – Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956)

‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) arr. David Blackwell

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic – John Bratton (1867 - 1947), arr. Andrew Carter

Quick! We have but a second – C.V. Stanford (1852 -1924)

Two choruses from The Creation – Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

Achieved is the glorious work

The Heavens are telling

Choruses from Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

I - Gloria in excelsis

IV - Gratias agimus tibi and
V - Propter magnam gloriam

VII - Domine fili unigenite

XI - Quoniam tu solus sanctus and
XII - Cum Sancto Spiritu

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The following review was printed in the Woldingham magazine.

“It was a delight to go to a concert again at St Paul’s Church on 13th November, and the first we have attended since the pandemic. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing the North Downs Consort performing an eclectic programme ranging from Haydn’s Creation to Gerschwin’s ’Swonderful.

The choir sounds most professional under the guidance of its inspirational conductor, Iain Cooper. We were also treated to three organ pieces beautifully played by James Norrey on the excellent church organ. Regrettably the usual friendly refreshments during the interval were omitted for Covid restrictions.


The Conductor and most singers come a long way to perform, and we feel these concerts could be better publicised to attract a wider audience from the village.

Jenny and Colin Mander.

2019 Concerts

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

The music chosen for this concert on 7th December 2019 was based on the Christian festivals that occur during the 12 days of Christmas.

Welcome, Yule! - C. Hubert H. Parry (1848 – 1918)

Hodie Christus natus est - Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

What sweeter music - John Rutter (b. 1945)

A maiden most gentle - French trad., arr. Andrew Carter (b.1939)

A great and mighty wonder - German, harm. Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621)

O little one sweet - German, harm. J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Sans Day Carol - Cornish trad. arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)

Ding dong! Merrily on high - French arr. Charles Wood (1866 – 1926)

Stephanus vidit - Stefano Felis (1538 – 1603) –

In principio - Orlandus Lassus (1532 – 94)

Vox in Rama - Johannes Clemens non Papa (c.1510 – 57)

Dies Sanctificatus - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 94)

Videntes stellam - Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)

When Jesus our Lord (from Christus) - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 47)

Dank sagen wir alle (from the Christmas Story) - Heinrich Schütz (1585 – 1672)

Twelve days of Christmas - arr. Rutter

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‘Over Hill, Over Dale’

A supper concert on 29th June 2019, mostly ‘a capella’, but with some piano accompaniment

Three partsongs to words by Robert Bridges - Gerald Finzi (1901 – 56)

My spirit sang all day

I praise the tender flower

Haste on, my joys!


Over hill, over dale - R. Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

Greensleeves - English trad., arr. R. Vaughan Williams

My love’s an Arbutus - Irish melody arr. C.V. Stanford (1852 -1924)

Melodies fell into my soul - Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)

As torrents in Summer - Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)

The Hills - John Ireland (1879 – 1962)


From Five English Folksongs - arr. R. Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)

The dark-eyes sailor

The spring time of the year

The lover’s ghost

Just as the tide was flowing


Three Madrigals

It was a lover and his lass - Thomas Morley (1557 – 1603)

Sweet Suffolk owl - Thomas Vautor (1579 – 1620)

Flora gave me fairest flowers - John Wilbye (1574 – 1638)


Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen  (1905 – 86) arr. Iain Cooper (IRC)

A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin (1902 – 74) arr. IRC

The trolley song - Hugh Martin (1914 – 2011) and Ralph Blane (1914 – 95)

Five foot two, eyes of blue - Ray Henderson (1896 – 1970), arr. Janet McLeod

The Cachuca (from The Gondoliers) - Arthur Sullivan (1842 – 1900)

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‘Music for a Coronation’

A concert on Sunday 24th March 2019, with organ accompaniment.

I was glad - Henry Purcell (1659 – 95)

Ave verum corpus - William Byrd (1543 – 1623)

Nolo mortem peccatoris - Thomas Morley (1557 – 1603)

Te Deum in F, Op.34 - Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)

O hearken thou - Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)

Ave verum corpus - Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)8

Benedictus in F, Op.34 - Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)

Let thy had be strengthened -John Blow (1649 – 1708)

Salvator mundi - John Blow (1649 – 1708)

Lord, let me know mine end - Maurice Greene (1695 – 1755)

I was glad - William Boyce (1710 – 79)

O where shall wisdom be found - William Boyce (1710 – 79)

Let thy hand be strengthened - G.F.Handel (1685 – 1759)

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