This page contains info about our upcoming rehearsal and concert schedule, future programme and all the information you need for concerts. Jo’s rehearsal notes appear each week at the top of the page.

Conductor Notes

Monday 20th November

Well done, we covered Away in a Manger, O Little One Sweet, The Three Kings, Shepherds Pipe Carol and In the Bleak.
Next week we will run the Vivaldi in its entirety and Angel Gabriel.
MP3 files for ‘Music on Christmas Morn’ here.

Members info

  • Rehearsals for 2017/18
  • Concerts and Events - 2017/18
  • Concert Dress

Rehearsals for 2017/18

Rehearsals every Monday until 4th December (rehearsal until 9pm on 4th December)

Rehearsals for 2018
First rehearsal, 8th January, then every Monday until 26 March
All day recording session at St Mary-at-Hill Saturday 24th March
2nd, 9th April, Easter break, no rehearsals
Rehearsals 16th, 23rd, 30th April
7th May, Bank Holiday, no rehearsal
Rehearsals 14th, 21st May
28th May, Bank Holiday, no rehearsal
Rehearsals 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June
2nd July, no rehearsal (on tour in Germany)
Rehearsals 9th, 16th July
Summer break until 10th September
Then every Monday until last rehearsal on 3rd December

Concerts and Events - 2017/18

Saturday 9th December 2017, 7.30 pm

Pre-concert rehearsal – 3pm

Dress: All black

Christmas Concert at St Marylebone Parish Church NW1 5LT
Vivaldi Gloria and Carols

Here is the running order for the concert:

Vivaldi – Gloria

–Short pause–

Audience:  O Come all ye Faithful

J S Bach – O Little One Sweet

Arr Michael Higgins – The Angel Gabriel

Recording of this arrangement here.

Peter Cornelius – The Three Kings

Audience:  The First Nowell

Josh Kaye – Music on Christmas Morn

MP3 files available for this piece here.

Harold Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter

Audience: Arr. R Vaughan Williams (p234) – O Little Town of Bethlehem

W.J Kirkpatrick, arr Willcocks – Away in a Manger

John Rutter – Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Audience:  Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Arr. Rutter – The Twelve Days of Christmas

Monday 11th December from 6 pm

Carol singing in Devonshire Square, near Liverpool Street. Collection in aid of ‘The Food Chain’ a charity supporting those with HIV in London. Choir party afterwards at the Brokers’ Bar in Leadenhall Market.

Friday 15th December

Singing carols at Kings Cross Christmas Market 5pm – 8pm

Meet at West Handyside Canopy, Kings Cross Market

Dates for 2018

Saturday 24th March – full day recording CD at St Mary-at-Hill

Monday 26th March – Recording CD 6.30 – 9 pm

Saturday 16th June – Concert at St Sepulchre to launch new CD

Friday 29th June – Monday 2 July – tour to Leipzig

Monday 9th July – Workshop – Spem in Alium and wine!

Thursday 8th November – Chamber Choir Concert

Saturday 8th December – Christmas concert at St Marylebone Parish Church. To include: Finzi – In Terra Pax and Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Constanza Repertoire January – June 2018

Stanford – Beati Quorum Via

Tallis – If ye Love Me

Britten – Jubilate Deo

McMillan – O Radiant Dawn

Wood – O Thou the Central Orb

Bruckner – Christus Factus Es

Rachmaninoff – movements from Vespers

Tavener – Hymn to the Mother of God

Schubert – Gott ist mein hirt (ladies)

Schubert – Zum Sanctus (men)

Mendelssohn – Richte Mich Gott

Barber – Agnus Dei

(Franck – Panis Angelicus)

Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus

Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine

Lotti – Crucifixus

Elgar – Lux Aeterna

Victoria – Ave Maria

Bach – Lobet den Herrn

Will Todd – The Lord is my Shepherd

Handel – Zadok the Priest


Concert Dress

Gentlemen: All black, black trousers, black shirt, no jackets

Ladies: All black, long or short skirt or dress, or top and smart trousers. With jewellery.

For concert halls:

Gentlemen: dinner jackets

Ladies: Long black skirt or dress