Programme notes

Repertory and programme notes for our previous concerts can be accessed via the links in the list below.
All concerts were given by Cantandum unless otherwise stated.


20 March 2024
Westminster School Chapel Renaissance Treasures
8 March 2024 Guards’ Chapel your sweetest notes employ
7 December 2023
St Matthew’s Westminster Byrd’s the Word
30 November 2023 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row From darkness to light
9 June 2023 Ashburnham garden and music shall untune the sky
Celebratory Odes by Handel and Purcell
11 May 2023
St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Carole magnus eras – Music for a Monarch
9 March 2023 Guards’ Chapel Haydn and Stanford
1 December 2022 St Matthew’s Westminster from the realms of glory
24 November 2022
St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Advent calendar
17 June 2022 Ashburnham garden the flower of the field
28 April 2022
St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Song of Songs
18 March 2022 Guards’ Chapel Haydn The Creation
2 December 2021 St Matthew’s Westminster O give us grace to sing
14 November 2021
St Stephen’s, Rochester Row De profundis
Music and readings for Remembrance
23 June 2021
St Stephen’s, Rochester Row For all the Saints
11 March 2020 Guards’ Chapel Rex tremendae
1 March 2020
St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Via Crucis
A meditation on the Stations of the Cross
21 December 2019 St Mary’s, Bampton Messiah
6 December 2019 St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey O sing unto the Lord
14 November 2019
St Matthew’s Westminster Salve Regina – music from Trinity to All Souls
14 June 2019 Westminster School Chapel Vespers for Pentecost
20 March 2019
St Stephen’s Rochester Row Lamentations
15 March 2019 Guards’ Chapel Brahms Requiem
6 December 2018
St Margaret’s Church
Westminster Abbey
I was glad
11 October 2018
St Matthew’s Westminster The Lady Oriana – music from the Golden Age of English polyphony
15 June 2018 Ashburnham garden My spirit sang all day
22 March 2018 St John’s Smith Square There is sprung up a light
23 February 2018
St Stephen’s Rochester Row Salvator mundi – music for Passiontide
29 November 2017
St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey Reformation 500
3 November 2017
Guards’ Chapel To rejoice in thy strength
16 June 2017 Westminster School Chapel Music from 18th century Vienna
4 May 2017 and
14 May 2017

St Matthew’s Westminster
St Anne’s, Kew Green
O quam gloriosum
10 March 2017 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Ave Maria – Marian music from the Renaissance to the 20th century
21 February 2017 St John’s Smith Square A spotless rose – Music for the Virgin Mary
15 November 2016 St John’s Smith Square For who can wield like Shakespeare’s skilful hand? – a concert for Shakespeare400
7 October 2016
The Chapter House
Westminster Abbey
O quam gloriosum

6 June 2016 St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey Summer at St Margaret’s
18 March 2016 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Salvator mundi – music for Passiontide
6 March 2016 St John’s, Smith Square Salvator mundi – music for Good Friday
11 December 2015 Westminster School Chapel On Christmas Night…
12 June 2015 Ashburnham garden Summer concert
13 March 2015 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Music for Lent
27 November 2014 St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey Music by Handel and Fauré
2 November 2014 SJE Arts Oxford Maurice Greene’s Jephtha
13 June 2014 Ashburnham garden Summer music in the garden
20 March 2014 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Appeal for a Peal
21 December 2013 St Mary’s, Bampton Messiah by Candlelight
21 November 2013 Westminster School A concert for St Cecilia’s day
14 June 2013 Ashburnham garden Music from Vienna
1 March 2013 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row The ways of Zion do mourn
22 November 2012 and
21 December 2012
Westminster School
St Mary’s, Bampton
Music for the Queen of Heaven
7 March 2012 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Requiem aeterna
25 November 2011 Westminster School English music through the ages
17 June 2011 Ashburnham garden Sacred and profane – music from Italy
2 March 2011 St Stephen’s, Rochester Row In Paradisum
25 November 2010 Westminster School Baroque music from Germany
 21 December 2010 St Mary’s Church, Bampton Baroque music from Germany
11 June 2010 Ashburnham garden Shakespeare Ode
3 March 2010 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Music for Easter
27 November 2009 Westminster School Five anniversaries
5 June 2009 Ashburnham garden Summer music
11 March 2009 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria
5 December 2008 Westminster School See, see the Word is Incarnate
13 June 2008 Ashburnham Garden The Choice of Hercules
5 March 2008 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Music for Lent
29 November 2007 Westminster School De profundis: Music from Salzburg
8 June 2007 Ashburnham Garden Jephthe
15 May 2007 St John’s Smith Square Acis and Galatea
14 March 2007 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Lamentations
17 November 2006 Westminster School Palestrina and Vaughan Williams masses
8 June 2006 Ashburnham Garden  Dido and Aeneas
16 March 2006 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Into the temple of the King
22 November 2005 Westminster School Wachet auf! – music for advent
9 June 2005 Ashburnham Garden Eternal source of light divine
2 March 2005 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Music for the season of Lent
18 November 2004 Westminster School Music for voices and harp
10 June 2004 Ashburnham Garden Welcome to all the Pleasures
17 March 2004 St Stephen’s Rochester Row Lenten Reflections
2 December 2003 Westminster School Music for Advent
23 June 2003 The Chapel, Church House Music for a summer’s evening